Found June 05, 2012 on The Outside Corner:
It is never too early to start talking about the trade deadline, especially when we can talk about would-be contenders that might unexpectedly end up being sellers rather than buyers at the deadline.  Over the next few weeks, we'll be taking a look at many of these such teams, and there is a surprisingly large amount, and what exactly they might be looking to sell if they don't turn around their season in a hurry. Even with the upstart LA Dodgers coming back to earth in the NL West, the Arizona Diamondbacks, last year's NL West upstart, just can't seem to close the gap.  Sitting in third place nine games back of the division lead is a bad position to be in, even with two-thirds of the season still left to play.  At some point, Arizona management is going to have to start wondering if their NL West title last season wasn't the result of well-timed overachieving and that maybe this current roster is actually playing to its true level now.  If things don't tu...
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