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The Pulse: More deals expected from Arizona Diamondbacks

As the MLB trade deadline approaches, the teams who are out of the postseason picture figure to become “sellers” while the teams who are looking to make a playoff push actively pursue talent as “buyers.”

The Arizona Diamondbacks, at 40-56 and 13.5 games back of the L.A. Dodgers in the NL West, figure to be in the first group.

So, with the All-Star break coming to an end, it would figure that the trade activity would pick up. Are the D-backs set to make some moves?

We asked you, our readers, that very question, and it appears you expect the D-backs to pull off a handful of deals.

That happening would come as a surprise to ESPN MLB insider Tim Kurkjian, who Wednesday told Burns and Gambo the D-backs lacked ‘truly marketable’ trade pieces.

However, that’s not to say Arizona doesn’t have anyone who could help another team, so really the D-backs have to decide whether the return would be worth what they would be giving up.