The postmortem pieces on the Diamondbacks are already trickling in, which almost makes up for having to think about the NL Champion Colorado Rockies. Ick. Oscar-winning screenwriter, Ben Affleck. Grammy-winning song, "My Humps." Nobel Peace Prize winner, Henry Kissinger. National League Champions, the Colorado Rockies.
Back to the article, which mentions that the Diamondbacks might look for a starting. MLB Trade Rumors suggests Noah Lowry, but pulls him off the hypothetical table because a) the Diamondbacks know about things like K/BB ratios and b) the Giants would be reluctant to trade within in the division.
I agree with the first point; the Diamondbacks have a GM who isn't too worried about veteran savvy, raw ERA, or W/L totals. The second point, though, makes me wonder how big of an obstacle the whole intra-division thing is. The last trades with each team:
- Arizona - Feliz Rodriguez for Trow Browhan and Chris Van Rossum
- Colorado - Ellis Burks for Daryl Hamilton, Jason Brester, and Jim Stoops
- Los Angeles - Travis Denker for Mark Sweeney
- San Diego - Matt Herges for Clay Hensley
So now the comment starters: Do you care about intra-division trades? Should Sabean?