Found December 06, 2012 on Fox Sports Arizona:
NASHVILLE, Tenn. Have gun, will holster. Nothing in the nickname "Gunslinger" forces you to be quick on the trigger. Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers left Opryland about how he arrived with assets to move but no overriding reasons to do so. Not that Towers did not try. He was in meetings until 6:30 a.m. Thursday, but nothing materialized. Towers said there are "more than a couple" of trades he could make now if the other side signed off. I would say we are marinating now, Towers said. We may sit and kind of wait. Some of these other free-agent signings may change the landscape of how people feel about our players and our trades. Thats kind of where we are at. The D-backs were in an enviable position as they left the winter meetings Thursday after adding free-agent reserves Eric Chavez, Eric Hinske and Wil Nieves as bench components. Justin Upton has become more valuable because of all the money spent on free-agent outfielders over the past ...
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