Latest On Gerardo Parra

Diamondbacks GM Kevin Towers told reporters, including Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic, that he's had "no discussions" about trading outfielder Gerardo Parra this spring (Twitter link). The Diamondbacks view Parra "as very much a part of [the] club," Towers said.

The 24-year-old posted a .292/.357/.427 line in 493 plate appearances last year, winning a Gold Glove for his play in left field. This season, he figures to back up Jason Kubel, Chris Young and Justin Upton in the outfield and provide manager Kirk Gibson with a left-handed bat off of the bench. However, Danny Knobler of CBSSports heard that Parra is a possibility for the Nationals (Twitter link), who seek a long-term solution in center field.


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11 Comments on "Latest On Gerardo Parra"


Guest
3 years 5 months ago

dang

Brandon Marin
3 years 5 months ago

I don’t know why Towers is so hesitant to Deal Parra. It looks like several teams are interested in him, and thus we could probably obtain a descent package of players for him. We also have Eaton and Pollock sitting in the wings waiting to make a play at a 4th OF spot. Both players are capable of matching Parra’s offensive and defensive production.  Also, I guess that Parra is going to regress quite a lot this season, we might as well trade him when is value is high. 

3 years 5 months ago

 KT isn’t….. he says at every turn that Parra is here to stay.

dylanp5030
3 years 5 months ago

We’re looking for the other Chris Young in the link section….Which brings me to a good question. Why not trade Chris Young? Yes, he has power,  but he is the OF version of Mark Reynolds. Trade him to WSH and keep Parra for CF; he is three years younger, cheaper, a better fielder, and gets on base a lot more.

Why isn’t this atleast being discussed?

AJV19
3 years 5 months ago

Chris Young might be the best defensive outfielder in baseball.  Parra is great in left but he is a definite downgrade from Young in center.  A fair amount of Parra’s on-base can be attributed to him hitting eighth and being walked to get to the pitcher.

inleylandwetrust
3 years 5 months ago

You’re severely underrating Young. He hits for power, draws walks, steals bases, runs the bases well, and is a tremendous fielder. He has been worth 4.6 WAR each of the past 2 seasons.

bedzboy12
3 years 5 months ago

BY dealing him they would defiantly recieve some good minor league help ! 

Brandon Marin
3 years 5 months ago

If they were to trade Chris Young, It wouldn’t be for minor league help. The dbacks are in win now mode, All trades will revolve around us trying to make it back to the playoffs this year. This is also why I beleive the dbacks are not going to trade anybody. Their entire 25 man roster is pretty much set, we have not noticeable holes to fill. 

Brandon Marin
3 years 5 months ago

If they were to trade Chris Young, It wouldn’t be for minor league help. The dbacks are in win now mode, All trades will revolve around us trying to make it back to the playoffs this year. This is also why I beleive the dbacks are not going to trade anybody. Their entire 25 man roster is pretty much set, we have not noticeable holes to fill. 

bedzboy12
3 years 5 months ago

Yes young has a good WAR, but the guy strikes out 150+++ times a season ! 

3 years 5 months ago

Yes how about an article on Jarrad Page’s attempt to become a baseball player. That would make an interesting story.