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Blogosphere reviews of the Jarrod Parker-Trevor Cahill were generally favorable for the Diamondbacks.
The consensus: Parker a higher-upside, higher-risk play by the Athletics, who seem to be in yet another rebuilding mode; Cahill a good get for a Diamondbacks team given the current window of opportunity in the NL West.
For those comparing the deal and situation to the Dan Haren deal with Oakland several years ago, when the D-backs gave up Carlos Gonzalez and Brett Anderson in an attempt to capitalize on that "window of opportunity," there are a couple of key differences.
1 -- There's no Carlos Gonzalez changing hands in this deal.
2 -- If there's one thing the D-backs have in surplus, it's up-and-coming young pitchers with high ceilings. The hope is that they didn't deal the wrong one in Parker.
Parker ranked only fourth on the Diamondbacks' Top 10 Prospects list by John Sickels of minorleagueball.com -- behind right-handers Trevor Bauer and Archie...
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The Diamondbacks continued to shuffle their pitching staff Monday, moving to acquire free-agent reliever Takashi Saito while turning loose Joe Saunders and Micah Owings.
Saito, a career closersetup man, looks to be the final piece for a bullpen that was one of the major reasons for the D-backs turnaround last season. The D-backs are expected to announce his acquisition Tuesday....
Bruce Cooper talks to Arizona Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson about the improvements to the roster and an update on shortstop Stephen Drew's health.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have signed right-hander Jonathan Albaladejo and added him to their 40-man roster.
Joe Saunders and Micah Owings will become free agents after the Arizona Diamondbacks did not offer salary arbritration to the two pitchers by Monday's 10 p.m. deadline.
All general managers have strengths and weaknesses, some of which are easier to observe than others. When it comes to the Diamondbacks’ Kevin Towers, the ability to construct a solid bullpen without breaking the bank is clearly the feather in his cap. Towers first worked that magic during his 15-year tenure with the Padres, before bringing it with him to Arizona in September...
According to Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com, the Arizona Diamondbacks have non-tendered LHP Joe Saunders. Saunders, affectionately known as "Saundo" by Angels and D-Back fans alike, was 12-13 last year for the NL West division champions. He sported a solid 3.69 ERA across a career-high 212 innings. Most notably, Saunders was a main component of the trade that sent...
Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports says the Diamondbacks will non-tender LHP Joe Saunders tonight, but will try to to re-sign him.
Last week, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic said the Diamondbacks offered Saunders a new two-year contract, and rather than non-tendering Saunders, GM Kevin Towers recently said they intend to either sign Saunders or trade him.
Michael Baron (Posted Dec...
Right-handed relief pitcher Takashi Saito has agreed to a deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports.
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