Nothing Imminent For The Diamondbacks

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,'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.

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7 Comments on "Nothing Imminent For The Diamondbacks"

5 years 1 month ago

“Obviously, we’ve exchanged a lot of rhetoric.”

Anyone else picturing Dave Dombrowski quoting Descartes?

5 years 1 month ago

“expects there to be a flurry of moves over the next 13 days.”

Isn’t there always a flurry of moves right before the trade deadline?

Tim Valencia
5 years 1 month ago

not always

5 years 1 month ago

now they’re going to trade their young, power hitting 3B?

5 years 1 month ago

2 starters and a reliever for Haren, huh? Done deal. Phils can send Blanton and Kendrick/Happ and Baez or Lidge! there ya go! lol.

5 years 1 month ago

The Indians would trade Huff / Gomez 2 very young starters under team control for a long time and Raffey Perez for Haren then they would be at least able to finish the year respectable. With Choo and Cabrera coming back by this weekend being 13 games out. They would have a 1 through 4 of Haren, Westbrook, Carmona, Masterson it’s not like the Tigers, White Sox and Twins are really acting like they want this thing, as Cleveland showed with a sweep of the Tigers all teams in this weak division can be beat.

5 years 1 month ago

its only a matter of time