D’Backs Looking For Rotation Depth

A National League executive tells Joel Sherman of the New York Post that the D'Backs are exploring trades for rotation depth. Brandon Webb is recovering from a shoulder injury, so the D'Backs have some concern about their starting five. Right now, that group consists of Dan Haren, Edwin Jackson and some combination of Ian Kennedy, Billy Buckner, Kevin Mulvey and Rodrigo Lopez

Sherman says the Yankees are "almost certain" to trade Chad Gaudin or Sergio Mitre before the season starts. Like their division rivals, the Blue Jays could trade starting pitching. The D'Backs had interest in Jays pitcher Dana Eveland earlier in the offseason. Sherman says the Blue Jays would be very happy to move Eveland or Brian Tallet.

The D'Backs added Kris Benson on a minor league deal this week, but the righty has only pitched in eight major league games since 2006.

9 Responses to D’Backs Looking For Rotation Depth Leave a Reply

  1. $1529282 5 years ago

    Take Glen Perkins. Please.

  2. CaptainCharisma 5 years ago

    I think Daisuke Matsuzaka would be a great fit in Arizona!

    • Zack23 5 years ago

      Except teams usually dont trade for guys who are coming off an ineffective/injury filled season, who still hasnt pitched in ST yet, whos owed 28m over the next 3 years. Plus he has a no trade clause.

  3. CosaOne 5 years ago

    Please take Mitre

  4. The Indians could be a trade partner. They have a ton of back end of the rotation guys. Maybe Jeremy Sowers would benefit from a switch to the National League and the large NL West ballparks. He’s still only 26, always flashed his potential in the minors and is out of options, but his health is iffy at least in the short term.

  5. leemellon 5 years ago

    lefty please.

  6. Zack23 5 years ago

    Willis has pitched 10 innings and has a 6:5 K:BB; yes I know he’s only allowed 1 run, so you know we should slow down with the “having a pretty good camp.”

  7. Tko11 5 years ago

    I fail to see how that = no chance…Harang and Arroyo arent great, Cueto is still learning, Chapman hasn’t pitched in the mlb yet other than spring training and volquez, isnt he out for the entire year? Might never come back as good as he was ie: Francisco Liriano.

  8. Tko11 5 years ago

    Lol my bad I read your response wrong the first time I thought you meant no chance as in the Reds having an elite rotation with those 5 guys, my bad =) I dont really know much about Maloney but if hes any good then I dont see why he cant make the rotation or atleast be put in when theres an injury. Chapman is doing well in Spring but who knows how he will do when the season begins. Right now its Harang Arroyo Cueto Bailey and Chapman, and didn’t they want to trade one of Harang and Arroyo?? That would open up a spot

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