Diamondbacks GM Josh Byrnes doesn’t have to worry about making moves with his job hanging in the balance. Arizona extended Byrnes and President Derrick Hall through 2015 today.
My Trade Profile of Byrnes was created in April of ’07. At that point I considered him an excellent trade-maker. Since then he’s traded away Scott Hairston, Carlos Quentin, Emiliano Fruto, Alberto Callaspo, Brett Anderson, Dana Eveland, Greg Smith, Chris Carter, Aaron Cunningham, Carlos Gonzalez, and Jose Valverde. Coming into the organization: Leo Rosales, a couple of Chris Carters (one used in the Haren deal), Billy Buckner, Dan Haren, Connor Robertson, Juan Gutierrez, Chris Burke, and Chad Qualls. It’s been a fine offseason – I loved the Buckner and Haren deals for Arizona.