Trade partners that make the most sense for the Arizona Diamondbacks

The Arizona Diamondbacks need to consider the trade market, but which teams make the most sense as potential trade partners?

Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Mike Hazen speaks to the media ahead of their NLCS matchup
Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Mike Hazen speaks to the media ahead of their NLCS matchup / Joe Rondone/The Republic / USA TODAY
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Milwaukee Brewers

The Milwaukee Brewers are going to listen to offers regarding any and all their veteran players. If the Brew Crew does decide to ultimately go through a complete rebuild, they will definitely have some starting pitchers to offer.

Freddy Peralta is coming off a strong season where he had a 3.86 ERA, 3.85 FIP, and 1.12 WHIP. He struck out over 30% of the opponents he faced (30.9%) with a career-best 7.9% walk rate. His 1.41 HR/9 wasn't great, but with a 16% HR/FB ratio, he could definitely see that improve next season.

Of course, you have to mention Corbin Burnes. The right-hander had a down season for his standards, with a 3.39 ERA, 3.84 FIP, and 1.07 WHIP, but that's still good production overall. His 25.5% strikeout rate was above average, but he also had a K% above 30% in 2021-2022. Burnes' 8.4% walk rate was also decent but pales in comparison to the 5.9% BB-rate he had in '21-'22. But he was still good at limiting hard contact with an 86.2 MPH exit velo.

Peralta is controlled through the next three seasons, while Burnes only has control through 2024. Colin Rea is another pitcher they'll likely listen to offers on, but he's more of a back-of-the-rotation-type arm. The only thing that doesn't make the Brewers a perfect fit is the amount of outfield talent they have. Jackson Chourio, Sal Frelick, and Garrett Mitchell could be part of their OF next season, along with Christian Yelich. Still, if the Brewers are selling on veterans, including their starters, the D-Backs need to check the price tag.