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Which Arizona Diamondbacks are possibly traded for the Right Offer

Nick Ahmed : Nick is a slick-fielding Gold Glove winner Shortstop who does not hit much. He is a leader in the clubhouse and one of the last remaining players from before the Mike Hazen-Torey Lovullo era. He would be highly valued if he was hitting near where he was the last two years. He has a 68 OPS+ (100 is league average) this year compared to being in the 90’s the last two years. He is also signed to a contract that has two years left with each being over eight million. It’s hard to see any team trying to acquire him right now and the Dbacks have no SS depth behind him. Unless the right offer comes, he will stay.

David Peralta: Peralta is in the same boat as Ahmed but he is more highly valued around the league. He is also one of the last players before the current Hazen-Lovullo era. He is the leader of this team. He’s a hard-working , Gold Glove caliber, power hitting left fielder. He has playoff experience and would bring a solid approach to a playoff-chasing team in need of a left handed hitting outfielder. The issues are that the D-backs might not want to trade him, at least not right now. He is the soul of the team and signed to the end of 2022 on a fairly team-friendly deal at only 7.5 million a year. Never say never though if the right offer comes, he could be traded. Although, FanSided’s resident MLB expert, Robert Murray believes Peralta will be traded.

Josh Reddick: Reddick is a veteran outfielder who wouldn’t cost much to acquire at all. He brings veteran leadership and playoff experience. He’s continued his contact oriented hitting this year. The only issue to him being traded is a lack of interest when there are far superior outfielders to acquire, including on the Arizona Diamondbacks. He is a free agent at the end of season so he could be on the move for sure.

Christian Walker: Walker is in the midst of a years-long slump but very defensively sound. He is also controllable for a few more years despite being already past 30. The Dbacks would be selling low and will most likely wait for him to get back to his hitting ways.

Madison Bumgarner: He’s pitching better than he did in 2020. He isn’t back to his Giants level but he’s a veteran lefty who has gobs of playoff experience. The issue is his contract. Unless the D-backs pay a lot of his contract , which in that case they should keep him, he most likely won’t be traded. With 60 or so million dollars still owed to him, he will stay put unless they get a shocking offer.

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