Diamondbacks Notes: Reed, Tanaka, Chavez

Diamondbacks GM Kevin Towers did a conference call with reporters Monday evening to discuss the Addison Reed trade. Here are some notes:

  • The Diamondbacks continue to pursue starting pitching, and they'll likely try to find it on the free agent market and not through a trade, FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal tweets. Matt Garza and Ervin Santana appear to be possibilities.
  • Masahiro Tanaka's status will not have a significant impact on the Diamondbacks' pursuit of a starter, Jack Magruder of FOX Sports Arizona notes (on Twitter). "If for some reason he becomes posted, we'll circle back," Towers says.
  • Towers hopes that he can negotiate a new contract for free agent infielder Eric Chavez at some point before the holidays, tweets MLB.com's Steve Gilbert. Arizona is reportedly one of at least seven teams that have interest in Chavez.
  • The origins of the Reed deal might have come from negotiations for the Mark Trumbo trade last week, which also featured both the Diamondbacks and White Sox. Towers says the White Sox mentioned Reed's name at that time, tweets Gilbert.

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8 Comments on "Diamondbacks Notes: Reed, Tanaka, Chavez"

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1 year 8 months ago

I love this trade, gives us a solid, cheap closing option!

1 year 8 months ago

It actually makes a lot of sense for both teams. The Sox are too far away from contending to need a young closer. Reed was far more valuable to the Sox as a trade piece that brought in a talented, young 3B. I think this may actually be one of the rare occasions that a trade really did work out for both sides.

1 year 8 months ago

if the dbacks could go back in time 2 years and not make one player move, theyd have everything they need

1 year 8 months ago

The Cahill trade?

1 year 8 months ago

Or they mean if they could go back and not make any moves, the roster would be at its best, in their opinion.

Jeff Miller
1 year 8 months ago

C Montero, 1B Goldschmidt, 2B Owings, SS Drew, 3B Davidson, RF Upton, CF Pollack/Eaton, LF Parra. That’s not a bad line-up. At least that’s what I assume the OP meant.

Shawn Bronald
1 year 8 months ago

The Diamondbacks still have most of those players. I think Trumbo, Prado and Gregorius/Owings (at short, with Hill at 2nd) is actually better than that lineup. Remember, you need good veteran leadership and Prado and Hill bring that along with some ridiculous power (and a great clubhouse guy) in Trumbo. I’ll take my chances with this year’s team. Of course, I wouldn’t mind going back a few more years and still having Carlos Gonzalez and Max Scherzer (among others).

Brandon Duenas
1 year 8 months ago

I like the moves KT has made this year… Reed and Trumbo will make them better. Who cares about the prospects that haven’t worked out in AZ… this makes the team better NOW! And it doesn’t cripple them in the long run because both guys they landed are young.

Next step, sign Tanaka and call it an offseason. PLZ HAPPEN