Are the Diamondbacks Buyers or Sellers? What’s the Trade Deadline?
The article is here that was teased yesterday! The Arizona Diamondbacks are 30-68 this year. They are 31.5 games behind the first place Giants. Unfortunately, this year has gone worse than even the most pessimistic outlook before the season. The Diamondbacks have suffered injury after injury that eventually just took too large a toll on the team. This leaves them in the unfortunate position of being a seller at the trade deadline. A seller is just like in a flea market, they are selling anyone they can to get back something for their players rather than nothing when they reach the free agent market at the end of the season. The opposite term, a buyer, are those shopping at the flea market trying to get the best items for as cheap as possible.
The Trade Deadline for the MLB this year is on July 30th, at 4 pm EST. It signifies the end of the legal trading period between MLB teams for players on the 40-man roster who do not have to be on waivers in order to be traded. In case you need a refresher on the Arizona Diamondbacks rosters, click here. Forewarning, if you really love some of the players on the Arizona Diamondbacks right now, you might want to have a tissue box nearby on July 30th.