The non-waiver trade deadline is less than two weeks away, and the Diamondbacks figure to be one of the game's biggest sellers given their position at the bottom of the NL West. Despite that, MLB.com's Steve Gilbert says no moves are imminent for the D-Backs, but that doesn't mean interim GM Jerry Dipoto isn't trying."It's been a canvassing, finding out where other teams are at," said Dipoto. "Obviously, we've exchanged a lot of rhetoric. I don't think anybody is really in a deal-making mode yet. We've been very open in discussing with teams what we'd be interested in doing."
Dipoto added that the he believes the Cliff Lee trade was the first domino, and expects there to be a flurry of moves over the next 13 days. Arizona has already traded away Conor Jackson and Billy Buckner, and they're sure to find plenty of interest in Kelly Johnson, Adam LaRoche, Edwin Jackson, and Mark Reynolds if they make them available.
Dan Haren's name is out there, but Dipoto is asking for a substantial return: two starters and a reliever. They have no motivation to trade him though, since he's signed through 2012 at a below market rate.