Found November 06, 2013 on The Outside Corner:
Following an 81-81 2012, the Arizona Diamondbacks retooled for 2013. They dumped outfielders Chris Young and Justin Upton, got rid of talented prospect Trevor Bauer, added scrappy veterans like Cody Ross, and increased payroll by $10 million. All of that resulted in...81 wins. Oh. All joking aside, Arizona is in good shape this winter thanks to a pretty solid core of players, but there are still some areas where they can improve. Needs The most significant free agent for the Diamondbacks is third baseman Eric Chavez, who wasn't even a starter for the club. Fellow bench player Willie Bloomquist is also a free agent, but Arizona brings back their entire starting infield and outfield, along with all of their rotation and the key parts of their bullpen. Furthermore, the Diamondbacks don't have much payroll room to play with - they already have nearly $80 million in salary committed to the 2014 roster, not including arbitration raises for Gerardo Parra and Brad Ziegler, amo...

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