D’backs Shopping Aaron Hill, Barely Listening On Martin Prado

While the Diamondbacks are interested in moving second baseman Aaron Hill, they have indicated a lack of motivation in dealing jack-of-all-trades Martin Pradoreports CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman. According to Heyman, the club is “barely listening” to inquiries on the latter.

Both players are owed approximately the same amount in future guarantees: $28MM for Hill and $26MM for Prado, both through 2016. And both have scuffled at the plate, with Hill slashing .251/.285/.381 and Prado checking in with a .274/.319/.369 line. But the club appears to view Prado, who is two years younger and a more flexible option in the field, as a part of the team’s core moving forward.


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32 Comments on "D’backs Shopping Aaron Hill, Barely Listening On Martin Prado"


OaklandFan22
1 year 1 month ago

Milone for Hill straight up makes too much sense.

Seamaholic
1 year 1 month ago

Hill may be flat done. He’s been really bad this year. There are better options out there and Milone is worth something.

OaklandFan22
1 year 1 month ago

Hill has heated up considerably and would be an upgrade over the Sogard/Callaspo/Punto trio. I think he could contribute down the stretch.

Seamaholic
1 year 1 month ago

At that price though? I think he might be the highest paid player on the A’s!

OaklandFan22
1 year 1 month ago

Unfortunately Jim Johnson was this year lol, what a joke.

liberalconservative
1 year 1 month ago

Milone-NO Just a terrible contract unless the d-backs slide in a bunch of money.

kungfucampby
1 year 1 month ago

He’s hitting rather well since the break.

mmiller54
1 year 1 month ago

As a Dbacks fan, I would be thrilled to get Millone back. I’d even be ok paying over half of Hill’s salary.

Rook
1 year 1 month ago

I’m pretty sure Milone is a fly ball pitcher. Fastball around 87-88. That might play alright in that big ball park in Oakland but it could back fire big time in AZ.
Never mind the fact that I don’t want KT trading with the A’s at all.

mmiller54
1 year 1 month ago

As a Dbacks fan, I would be thrilled to get Millone back. I’d even be ok paying over half of Hill’s salary.

Brandon Marin
1 year 1 month ago

What about a deal with the nationals for Detwiller.

brett
1 year 1 month ago

I would consider it for Prado. Hill wont get anything

mmiller54
1 year 1 month ago

Kevin Towers at his finest. He’s so attached to Prado for no good reason.

Rook
1 year 1 month ago

Prado plays third is why I think they prefer to keep him over Hill.

ratboy
1 year 1 month ago

It doesn’t really explain why they’ve bent over backwards for Prado though.

kungfucampby
1 year 1 month ago

I’m not sure he’s in charge anymore, and Prado seems like the kind of ballplayer LaRussa values in a clubhouse. I could be entirely wrong though.

Kang Ho Polanco
1 year 1 month ago

No good reason? Just look at how much Prado’s grit has helped the clubhouse and the standings! You can’t measure that kind of impact.

Rook
1 year 1 month ago

Norris or Sanchez from Toronto on a Hill trade is what I would like to see.

1 year 1 month ago

That wouldn’t happen even if Arizona ate most of Hill’s contract.

KJ4realz
1 year 1 month ago

Ate all and threw in extra cash

GetToTheChoppa
1 year 1 month ago

Yeah Norris or Sanchez for Hill, Goldschmidt, Corbin, Tony La Russa, free access go the pool during the off season, property in Arizona, and unlimited supply of lemon flavored Arizona Iced Tea.

1 year 1 month ago

Should be trying to trade both of them. At least Prado probably has some value right now, Hill barely has any.

Prozack
1 year 1 month ago

Hill to the angels for mike trout…

GetToTheChoppa
1 year 1 month ago

Toss in Goldschmidt, Corbin, and they’ll even take on Cahill no extra charge. Oh and you pay for Hills contract.

Gator4444
1 year 1 month ago

Prado has more trade value than Hill. Why doesn’t KT understand this?

davbee
1 year 1 month ago

KT will hold onto Prado until he’s two years older and has Hill’s current value. It’s what he does–overvalues mediocrity, and is too quick to let go of potential.

1 year 1 month ago

Especially when he said he wants to get good players back instead of dumping salary. With Prado we might actually get a decent return!

Both of them seem to be trending downward, don’t wait until his value goes down to what Hill has become.

brett
1 year 1 month ago

This is insane. The only player that should be “untouchable” is Goldschmit everyone else should be up for grabs

davbee
1 year 1 month ago

Goldschmidt, Archie Bradley and Braden Shipley should all be untouchable.

GetToTheChoppa
1 year 1 month ago

Corbin.

ratboy
1 year 1 month ago

Goldschmidt should definitely be made available. This team isn’t going to compete for a few years now that Towers has nerfed the MLB roster while simultaneously managing to deplete the farm system, and the price of Goldschmidt in FA is going to be astronomical (or if it isn’t for whatever reason, then a trade would benefit them). The only reason I wouldn’t want them to field offers on him is because they can’t seem to figure out how to get anything decent in return.

East Coast Bias
1 year 1 month ago

What does barely listening look like? Do they have their fingers in their ears while yelling “I can’t hear you?”