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Diamondbacks showing interest in Mark Trumbo

Dec 7, 2013, 9:15 PM EDT

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After Carlos Beltran signed a three-year, $45 million deal with the Yankees, we learned he had actually been offered more money by the Diamondbacks but declined in order to return to New York. Still looking to fill their corner outfield void, they are showing interest in Angels slugger Mark Trumbo, tweets Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY.

Nightengale suggests that the D-Backs could part with their surplus of starting pitching in order to land a deal for Trumbo or someone else, as they could use Tyler Skaggs, Trevor Cahill, Brandon McCarthy, and Wade Miley as trade bait. Power is surprisingly scarce among remaining free agent outfielders, especially once you get past Shin-Soo Choo or Nelson Cruz, so a trade makes a lot of sense for the D-Backs.

  1. Kevin S. - Dec 7, 2013 at 9:17 PM

    I’m confused, Arizona already has a first baseman.

    • flamethrower101 - Dec 7, 2013 at 9:25 PM

      They’re either looking at Trumbo as a corner outfielder or smoking way too much pot.

      • detectivejimmymcnulty - Dec 7, 2013 at 9:28 PM

        Don’t blame it on pot. Pot makes you mellow and slow to make decisions. More like drunk, being drunk makes you do things you’d otherwise never consider, and extremely ballsy.

      • Kevin S. - Dec 8, 2013 at 8:15 AM

        I’m aware of this. However, Trumbo isn’t a competent outfielder.

    • theheemel - Dec 9, 2013 at 6:29 PM

      If artie moreno is making the decsions, then the DBACKS will get the best deal. Moreno gave them Patrick Corbin, and gave the Brewers Jean Segura, and Mike Napoli for Vernon Wells!!

    • theheemel - Dec 9, 2013 at 6:29 PM

      If artie moreno is making the decisions, then the DBACKS will get the best deal. Moreno gave them Patrick Corbin, and gave the Brewers Jean Segura, and Mike Napoli for Vernon Wells!!

  2. stevedubs11 - Dec 7, 2013 at 10:11 PM

    except being drunk is usually followed by regret and a massive dose of Tylenol. you’re doing it right, Arizona.
    – booze

  3. thebadguyswon - Dec 7, 2013 at 10:19 PM

    Trumbo in left. Yowza.

    • asimonetti88 - Dec 8, 2013 at 1:12 AM

      Better than he was at 3rd though, not that that is saying much.

  4. aarondommin - Dec 7, 2013 at 10:36 PM

    Similar to throwing $360 million at Albert pujols and Josh Hamilton?

  5. mkesling63 - Dec 7, 2013 at 10:55 PM

    Reblogged this on The GMLA and commented:
    I just can not wait to get inot the commerce branch here. Income is a private matter and I can’t think of any labor worth that much only profits realized. This can only promote harassment in their workplace. The concept of piece rate and residuals can be used in any business. It can be added to any base salary. To lock in a dollar amount this high is a serious destroy crash issue. Another turf with GMLA only evidence I can’t wait to see on my turf. How many injuries are sustained from these outrageuos salries here/

    • km9000 - Dec 8, 2013 at 12:34 AM

      I hope that blog doesn’t crash with all the traffic it’ll surely end up getting now…

      • mkesling63 - Dec 8, 2013 at 5:50 AM

        What does that mean?

      • mkesling63 - Dec 8, 2013 at 6:41 AM

        I suggest you worry on whether you are worthy of my office. That really should be peoples only concern right now. The office being worthy of you is not an option when GGO commits no mistakes in criminal law. No human error was hired there either.

  6. hildezero - Dec 7, 2013 at 11:28 PM

    Wow! The D-backs doing great moves…

  7. hittfamily - Dec 8, 2013 at 2:58 AM

    The Rays need a first baseman. Maybe they are acquiring Trumbo to accompany Archie Bradley to St Pete?

  8. gbrim - Dec 8, 2013 at 9:20 AM

    If Towers makes this move it proves he is clueless. DBacks need new ownership with more dollars, competence, and the ability to recruit a strong front office.

  9. discountdoublecheck - Dec 8, 2013 at 9:46 AM

    Lol @ Brandon McCarthy as trade bait here.

    • Kevin S. - Dec 8, 2013 at 11:13 AM

      McCarthy has had some issues staying on the field, and not just from the head injury, but he’s an above-average starter when he pitches and at one year, $9 million you won’t get nearly that much in FA. Hell, Scott Kazmir just pitched for basically the first time in three years and got a $22 million deal. McCarthy’s worth more than that.

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