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The Diamondbacks are likely done shopping

Dec 17, 2010, 9:31 PM EDT

Diamondbacks snake logo

After confirming the signings of Xavier Nady and Henry Blanco earlier today, Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers told Steve Gilbert of that he is essentially done with his offseason shopping list.

“I’d say there’s a good chance,” Towers said about making no more moves this winter. “We’ve kind of addressed all our needs. Our last two were backup catcher and we needed a right-handed bat. It’s not to say that we won’t add any more pieces before the start of the season, but if we had to start today we’re pretty comfortable with where we’re at.”

Towers has certainly put an imprint on his new team in a short amount of time. Though he received more attention for not trading Justin Upton, he swapped Mark Reynolds for David Hernandez and Kam Mickolio, acquired Juan Miranda from the Yankees and Zach Duke from the Pirates and signed J.J. Putz, Melvin Mora, Geoff Blum and Wily Mo Pena, as well as the aforementioned Nady and Blanco. That’s quite a bit of turnover.

The Diamondbacks don’t look like a playoff contender as currently constituted, but it’s hard to imagine them being worse than they were in 2010. I mean, how many games could they have won if their bullpen ERA was the league average (3.98) instead of an obscene 5.74? I’m guessing quite a few. If there’s anything we know about Towers, the bullpen will be better.

  1. Old Gator - Dec 18, 2010 at 10:47 AM

    I guess no one much cares what the Diamondbacks do this year, so I guess I’ll just mention how much their logo reminds me of Friendo, my pet rattlesnake. I’m well out of my tropical habitat this weekend. Leaving the swaying palms and ripening carambolas of macondo behind, I plan to spend three days in Cincinnati in the jaws of that unnatural meteorological condition we call weenter to relish three special holiday concerts by Over the Rhine. Having that image of Friendo, whom I miss so much, to contemplate has been a real comfort. Hang in there, little fella. I’ll be home to throw you your Saturday mouse on Monday. Forgive me?

    Oh, yeah. I miss my wife too.

  2. kevinrohling - Dec 20, 2010 at 4:00 PM

    Very glad to hear the Diamondbacks got Henry Blanco.

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