Originally written February 05, 2013 on 85% Sports:
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) The Losses They really didn’t take that big of a hit with the free agents they lost – a back up catcher and 2 righties. Easy ...

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