Much to the Chagrin of other fans, these Diamondbacks are not getting traded
As much as other teams may want these guys, they just are simply not going anywhere. The Arizona Diamondbacks have never gone through a complete tear-down under the Hazen-Lovullo era. They pride themselves on fielding a competitive team while continuing to build up the minor league system. When Mike Hazen took over, the Arizona Diamondbacks had an atrocious minor league system, one of the worst in the MLB. Now, they have one of the top ten while having made the playoffs once, and finishing over .500 in three of the five seasons. Hazen has ridden the tightrope and there’s no reason to think he won’t continue to do so. Hazen spoke recently on how he believes that the Diamondbacks have a core group that can compete. These players are under contract for at least three years and are young. Thus, the following players will not be getting traded at the Trade Deadline:
Zac Gallen: The Milkman is the ace of the rotation. He is staying put.
Ketel Marte : Sorry Mariners and Yankees fans, he is the Diamondbacks star player. Their MVP contender. He is also under contract for team friendly options for multiple years.
Pavin Smith: The first draft pick made by Mike Hazen with the Diamondbacks has developed into a dark horse Rookie of the Year pick.
Carson Kelly: The catcher of the future for the Diamondbacks who was was having a career year before his fractured wrist.
Other players that will not be traded: Josh Rojas, Daulton Varsho, Luke Weaver, Stuart Fairchild, JB Bukauskas, and Andy Young.
July 30th is coming soon and it will be quite a momentous day for the Arizona Diamondbacks. This trade deadline will alter the course of the D-backs future. Make sure you come back to this site on the evening of July 30th as we will be recapping all the trades from the trade deadline. Teaser for tomorrow’s article, Minor league teams.
As always, May the Force be with You…