When the Arizona Diamondbacks representatives left for the Winter Meetings in Indianapolis they took with them a war chest of roughly $10 million and a laundry list of needs to fill on their roster. Given their financial position they were not expected to be major players during the meetings. Instead the expectation was that Arizona would talk to several clubs and perhaps meet with the representatives of the second and third tier free agents on the market. It was therefore somewhat a surprise to hear the Diamondbacks mentioned in so many rumors from day one of the meetings. General Manager Josh Byrnes has shown that he is not afraid to wheel and deal and this year seems to be no exception. Two years ago the groundwork was laid to bring Dan Haren to the desert. In exchange he gave up six ...
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