Just a half-game out of first in the NL West, the Arizona Diamondbacks are likely to be more buyer than seller at this year’s MLB trade deadline.
That concept concerns Sports 620 KTAR’s Mark Asher.
“As of right now, what I believe, I’m telling you right now I’m not adding a player that would cost me any of my top four prospects,” he said on the Gambo and Ash show Tuesday. “I don’t care where you are in the standings; I’m not adding a player that would cause you to trade [Jarrod] Parker or [Tyler] Skaggs or [Trevor] Bauer or any of these guys that are up and comers.”
While that may disappoint D-backs fans who want to see their team go for it all this season, truth be told it’s probably the right way to go for a team that was not expected to contend this year anyway.
It really comes down to how much the Diamondbacks believe in this year’s team. If Kevin Towers think the D-backs are a player or two away from playing into October then he’d probably be more inclined to make a deal, but if he thinks the D-backs’ window will be open in another year or two then the logical move would be to not make one.