Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 12/7/12
The Arizona Diamondbacks did not acquire a starting pitcher or a shortstop at the winter meetings, their stated goals, but it was not for a lack of trying. General manager Kevin Towers was in meetings with possible trade partners until 6:30 a.m. on the final day of the meetings, but nothing materialized. "I would say we are marinating right now," Towers said. Towers said he left Nashville with "more than a couple" of trade proposals waiting for the OK from the other side, and Justin Upton appeared to be at the center of several. Upton was rumored to be involved in three- and four-team packages with the Texas Rangers, Tampa Bay Rays and Cleveland Indians the others involved. The D-backs targeted Texas shortstops Jurickson Profar and Elvis Andrus and Cleveland shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera, and those teams also have pitching prospects that could be moved. "An Upton deal is not going to be a prospect deal. We're not a better ballclub. It would have to be some key major league pi...
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