Over the next few weeks, I’m going to look at a few of the team that I think have had the best and worst off-season. Be it moves they made, didn’t make, or how they changed their future, a few teams have set them selves up for a good run while other not so much.
First up, the Arizona Diamondbacks
Free Agent Losses: Henry Blanco (C), Matt Lindstrom (RHP), Takashi Saito (RHP)
Trade Losses: Matt Albers (RHP), Trever Bauer (RHP), Chris Johnson (3B), Bryan Shaw (RHP), Justin Upton (OF), Ryan Wheeler (3B), Chris Young (OF)
Free Agent Signings: Eric Chavez (3B), Eric Hinske (OF), Brandon McCarthy (RHP), J.J. Putz (RHP, Option picked up and extended), Cody Ross (OF), Mark Teahen (3B),
Trade Acquisitions: Heath Bell (RHP), Randall Delgado (RHP), Didi Gregrorius (SS), Cliff Pennington (SS, extended), Martin Pardo (3B, extended), Matt Reynolds (LHP), Tony Sipp (LHP)
They really didn’t take that big of a hit with the free agents they lost – a back up catcher and 2 righties. Easy ...