The passing of the deadline for Major League Baseball teams to offer arbitration to their former players clears the landscape slightly in the free agent market. Players who have been offered arbitration have until Monday to decide whether to accept, but at least now teams know which players will cost them draft choices if they decide to sign them. Rather than attempt to list all of the players who were denied arbitration, let’s instead take a look and see which players may now be on the Arizona Diamondbacks radar. Going into this off-season the Diamondbacks identified three areas they hoped to address: starting pitching, relief pitching, and a power hitter with some position flexibility. I am going to add a fourth need to the list—second base. I can appreciate that the Diamond ...
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