PHOENIX -- Do not let the Brandon McCarthy signing fool you. The Diamondbacks are not done with their offseason shopping.
In fact, with McCarthy in the starting rotation, the D-backs are even better positioned to make a trade for a top of the rotation starter andor a shortstop, their primary winter targets all along.
It takes two, of course. But they will remain active, and with an even deeper stack of chips.
At this point, there seems even less of a chance than there was at the winter meetings that Justin Upton and every one of the D-backs' promising young starting pitchers will be here when spring training opens in two months.
The Nashville meetings were a starting point, a learning process. After face-to-face talks, the D-backs have a better feel of what it will take to get one of Texas shortstops or Cleveland shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera. Tampa Bay may be out of play after trading James Shields to Kansas City for a package that included top prospect Wil Myers.