I have made it clear that the Arizona Diamondbacks do not need to look outside the organization to acquire a closer. Brad Ziegler did a fine job in that role last year and if the organization wants to move him back to a setup role, there are other alternatives such as Daniel Hudson and Andrew Chafin that can handle ninth inning duties. However, if management insists on getting someone either via free agency or a trade, there are names that can be had at a reasonable price.
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When I use the word “reasonable”, I refer to a contract that say, Luke Gregerson received from the Houston Astros which was for two years and a total of $12 million dollars. Trading Braden Shipley for any closer, even Aroldis Chapman is unreasonable. Trading a number sixteen-ranked prospect for a second-level closer is reasonable. With that in mind, here are three names that I believe the D-backs can get at a reasonable cost. Of course, it depends on what you the reader deems “reasonable”.
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