Diamondbacks Links: 18 Games of Justin Upton
By Joseph Jacquez
Good Morning Diamondbacks fans! Hope your Saturday is going well so far! Were five days away from Christmas, and I finally got my Christmas shopping done yesterday. I kept it simple this year, getting some gift cards for my family.
Plenty of MLB teams have already done their Christmas shopping, and this off-season has certainly been one to remember. It seems like almost every team has been a buyer trying to improve their team. That is what the second wild card will do. It’s hard to keep track off how many high profile players are changing teams.
The Diamondbacks have done a lot so far this off-season, but General Manager Dave Stewart has indicated that the Dbacks are far from done improving the team now and for the future. This team still needs a catcher, and many believe the Dbacks are still in on Max Scherzer, and James Shields.
If you want to read about all the options for the Diamondbacks behind the plate click here. I still think Dioner Navarro is the best option, but their are plenty of names being thrown out there.
With that, here are some stories from the Dbacks and around the MLB that you may have missed:
Examining the 2013 Justin Upton Trade, after he was traded for the second time-azcentral.com
Who are the Diamondbacks top trade assets?-insidethezona
Will the Diamondbacks add a left-handed bat?-insidethezona
Notes from Around the MLB:
David Ross is going to the Cubs on a two year deal.
The N.L. West is sizzling this offseason. The Padres are a significantly better team adding Justin Upton, Will Myers, Matt Kemp,Derrick Norris, and Will Middlebrooks just in the last 48 hours.
The question are they actually contenders?
Upton comes back to the N.L. West and that means we get to see him 18 times in 2015! I’m still mad at Kevin Towers for giving him up for basically nothing.
The Marlins kept making moves yesterday trading Nathan Eovaldi and Garett Jones to the Yankees for David Phelps and Martin Prado, and sending Casey McGehee to the Giants. San Francisco was in need of a third basemen to replace the Panda
The Pirates signed Corey Hart.
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Evidentially, the Diamondbacks have made it a priority to be active on the international market. The front office is in the Dominican watching prospects according to Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com
It’s Collmenter Claus!
David Hernandez is glad to be back!