Team is two games out of first place, for now they're not thinking about trading guys at deadline.
If they're in race, they're not waving white flag. Not after repeatedly stating goal to remain competitive this season and to make the postseason. It would be a slap in the face of players who've done just what team hoped they'd do -- push for a playoff spot, when almost no one thought they had any chance to do so.
No. Nieves got released, tells you something about what they thought of him at this point.
Trade was about getting Touki. But Arroyo could give them some help if they're still in postseason contention in mid-August or so when he's ready, assuming he has no setbacks. Could be a nice fallback if a starter gets hurt, or even a bullpen guy.
left field, with Kelly at 1st, I'd expect.
For now, yes. But he's so young, there was never any rush to get him to bigs this season. Could move to LF if they decide to keep Maybin next season. But then, Mallex Smith is coming fast, so they've got decisions to make this winter.
He's done it for nearly half a season now. If you're watching the games on a regular basis, what about his performance leads you to believe that it's not "real"?
No, released couple months ago
Yes. My understanding was, they should be ready go go soon as suspensions end.
Stockpiling arms by design, can use some of them to get a bat or two when time is right. For now, scoring runs hasn't really been a problem.
No. They're not the Marlins, in nearly perpetual rebuild and strip-it-down mode.
Yes, but I don't think Brewers are interesting in moving him. At least not for now. That can change with one phone call this winter. You never know.
Because it wasn't explained publicly. Suffice to say, the plan involved improving his catching, his focus, his attention to detail. All aspects of catching.
No concern. Couldn't sign until high school graduation. So. Calif. schools go late.
Has 4.70 ERA and 1.565 WHIP in 7 Triple-A appearances. Still working to get himself ready.
I was told a little over a week ago that Toscano, they hoped, would be playing minor league games within 2-6 weeks. Big window, I realize, but that's just the way it is. Complicated paperwork, legalities, etc. Might be a lost season for him, really.
This front office not beholden to Bethancourt as the future catcher. Came in with the idea that, he's got to prove it. Whatever happened in past, his prospect rankings and all that, meant nothing. Performance would be key. And they've stuck to that. He's got work to do.
No, he started as an OF with #Braves, blew out his elbow and moved to 2B because they had a need. After he left here, he slowly morphed into a utility type.
No idea. No way to know when they've given no indication what payroll will be.
Thank you. Much appreciated.
I've still not seen any explanation that makes sense. Just a bad trade by Dbacks, in view of seemingly everyone who's rated/analyzed it.
Top 5 according to those who've tried to re-rank them since the trade.