Diamondbacks Release Geoff Blum

The Diamondbacks released Geoff Blum, the infielder tweeted today (via MLB.com). Blum is in the second season of a two-year, $2.7MM contract signed after the 2010 campaign.

The Diamondbacks activated Blum from the 60-day disabled list earlier this month and he played in nine games as a pinch hitter and third baseman. The 39-year-old collected four hits and two walks in 31 plate appearances for Arizona this year. He has a .250/.310/.384 career batting line in 14 seasons at the MLB level.


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15 Comments on "Diamondbacks Release Geoff Blum"


Devon Henry
3 years 14 days ago

I guess this means the Dbacks are throwing in the towel…

3 years 14 days ago

Why would you say that? Blum wasn’t helping them and Wheeler deserves a callup. It think they want to see what the kid can do. Goldschmidt helped them last year in a similar situation.

GrizzlyBeer
3 years 14 days ago

he was joking, nothing to see here, Blum was pretty bad. Nice guy but no production.

3 years 14 days ago

I cannot believe Geoff Blum was still on a MLB roster.

coachL
3 years 14 days ago

Looks like the D-Backs are clearing roster space for some additions via trade. Welcome to Arizona Casey McGehee and Starling Marte!!! Welcome to AAA Reno Rudy Owens and Jordy Mercer. Welcome to AA Mobile Jaimison Taillon. Welcome Pittsburgh Justin Upton and Stephen Drew!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

No Neck
3 years 14 days ago

Casey McGehee? Oh dear lord…

coachL
3 years 14 days ago

JK, but McGehee has more homers than Justin Upton this year, and in not as many at bats. And he doesn’t play half his games at a launching pad. But he is one of 5 guys I named in that deal, not the headliner.

mmiller54
3 years 14 days ago

I actually would take that deal with two addendums. 1. Alex Hanson replaces Jordy Mercer. 2. Brad Lincoln (or Jeff Locke) replaes Rudy Owens. I think this would be fair as a Diamondbacks fan and feel that this would greatly help the Pirates. I also would like to have McGehee even though he’s not going to set the world on fire. The Dbacks could include Roberts if you wanted.

coachL
3 years 14 days ago

I would agree on the Lincoln for Owens swap, but gotta hang on to Hanson. How about instead of Mercer, you can have any other SS prospect in the system, so D’Arnaud, or Cunningham or whoever. Just not Hanson.

mmiller54
3 years 13 days ago

The issue I have with Mercer is he really isn’t any better than Chris Owings, a SS prospect in AA. The same goes for really anyone other than Hanson. The deal still may get done without Hanson.
Maybe:

Pirates get: Upton, Drew, Roberts
Dbacks get: McGhee, Marte, Tallion, Lincoln, Allie (or Locke if Allie is too valuable)

coachL
3 years 13 days ago

You don’t want Allie, he was just converted to 3b because he had no control on the mound. And he is hitting about .140 right now with 1 hr. Locke would work.

mmiller54
3 years 13 days ago

Oh wow… I was looking throw BP’s top prospect list and just figured he might work as the last piece. Truly, I have little knowledge of the Pirates system except Tallion, Hanson, Locke, Owens, Cole. I do think the Dbacks would take the package we suggested and the Pirates should take it to end the misery and get a formidable team into the playoffs. The cost, while high shouldn’t deter them as they get a good SS and star RF.

Ryan SoftballGod Siembal
3 years 13 days ago

would not work without a huge money amount sent to pitt as well, mcgehhe and roberts make 2mil so that works, but upton and drew make 6-7million, trades dont just work because of talent, money matters,

mmiller54
3 years 13 days ago

I get that, but not being in the know about the Pirates, I figured they might spend that money to compete. The Dbacks could pay Drew’s salary, but if the Pirates want the Dbacks to pay a good portion of Upton’s contract, then no deal. Part of the benefit of trading Upton is to clear salary for other future acquisitions.

jeffmaz
3 years 13 days ago

Recycling the garbage…
Former Padre Blum was picked up by former Padre AZ GM Towers and now will probably be picked up by former Padre Mets’ CEO Alderson