After signing Zack Greinke and acquiring Shelby Miller, what’s next for the Arizona Diamondbacks?
The Arizona Diamondbacks have been stealing all the headlines in baseball ever since Friday, when the team signed Zack Greinke as a free agent.
On Monday night, the team took the headlines right back when they acquired Shelby Miller from the Atlanta Braves in a blockbuster deal that sent Ender Inciarte, Aaron Blair and Dansby Swanson to the Atlanta Braves.
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With the Diamondbacks now having a pitching core consisting of Greinke, Miller and Patrick Corbin, the team suddenly has their deepest rotations in years, one that can contend.
While shoring up the rotation is huge for the team, there is still work to be done for the D-backs. So what is exactly next for the team after loading up their rotation?
While the team has depth along the infield and depth in the outfield, the team still needs help with the bullpen.
Going into the off-season, Dave Stewart had said that he was content with Brad Ziegler as the team’s closer. However, Ziegler is much better when he can be used in an earlier role to get the game to the closer.
After trading a good deal of prospects for Miller, perhaps free agency is the route to grab a closer but that also depends on asking prices.
The New York Yankees have been rumored to be willing to move Andrew Miller, but with the deals being thrown around for pitchers, the asking price will be probably high to acquire him and with the team dishing out a bunch of prospects to the Braves they probably might be a little hesitant to continue to clear out the farm a little bit.
They will also have to figure out who is going to be the lead-off hitter for the team after sending Inciarte away. They have options on the roster and could even turn to some of their younger bats but they will have to find a way to replace the production at the top of the order.
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The Diamondbacks pitching is set, their offense is set and the roster for the most part should be good to go now. If they do anything now, it will probably be work into making the bullpen better for next season.