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Diamondbacks Take It To The Bank, Not The Field

On Saturday night the Atlanta Braves traded injured utility infielder Phil Gosselin to the Arizona Diamondbacks for injured starting pitcher Bronson Arroyo and recent 16th overall draft pick Touki Toussaint. Reactions flooded in and none of it was very supportive of the D-Backs to be generous in the description. It doesn’t get better looking over time. Sometimes when a deal goes...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks and the great DL swap

I have always admired Dave Stewart as a pitcher. He was a tough competitor. And I’m glad to see him still active in baseball – now GM with the Arizona Diamondbacks. But I’d like somebody to explain to me the upside of his recent trade of right-handed starter Bronson Arroyo to the Atlanta Braves. My Outside Pitch colleague Gerard Farek has already weighed in on this deal. I’m...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves: Top Pitching Prospect and Bronson Arroyo Acquired for Phil Gosselin

The Atlanta Braves over the weekend acquired starting pitcher Bronson Arroyo and pitching prospect Touki Toussaint from the Arizona Diamondbacks for utility infielder Phil Gosselin. Phil Gosselin Phil Gosselin, 26, is currently on the 15-day DL with an injured thumb. Gosselin has hit very well in limited time this season, batting .325 in 40 at bats. This does not seem like a fluke...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Don't kill the D'Backs for the Touki Toussaint deal...yet

On late Saturday night, the Diamondbacks and Braves made a trade, but while players were sent in both directions, this was really more of just a sale. Sure, the Braves did give up a player — replacement-level utility guy Phil Gosselin, currently on the DL — in the swap, but they traded Gosselin for a […]
Via Fangraphs
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks trade Bronson Arroyo and his salary to Atlanta Braves

The Arizona Diamondbacks are trying their hand at the salary dump game.  In the Atlanta Braves, they’ve found a partner who knows all about it. The Diamondbacks traded injured starting pitcher Bronson Arroyo, and the $10 million or so of his remaining contract, to the Braves late Saturday.  But to get the Braves to take Arroyo, the Diamondbacks had to include their first pick...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks deal Touki Toussaint in puzzling trade

Is he injured? Did he offend someone in the organization? I’m grasping to find any rationale behind the trade that sent Arizona Diamondbacks 2014 first round draft pick Touki Toussaint to the Atlanta Braves. The trade seemingly came out of nowhere as it shocked even the Diamondbacks broadcast crew. The usually supportive duo of Steve Berthiaume and Bob Brenly went totally quiet...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks Trade Top Prospect to Braves in Clear Cost-Cutting Move

You won’t hear a lot of baseball insiders support this trade from an Arizona Diamondbacks perspective. According to multiple reports, the team has dealt 2014 first-round pick Touki Toussaint along with veteran pitcher Bronson Arroyo to the Atlanta Braves for 26-year-old utility infielder Philip Gosselin. Source: #DBacks getting IF Phil Gosselin for Arroyo, Toussaint. Clearing...
Via Sportsnaut
15 days ago  |  Discuss

D-Backs essentially sell top pitching prospect to Braves

Over the past six or so months, the Atlanta Braves have been serving as a dumping ground for other teams’ bad contracts. They’ve taken on Trevor Cahill, Cameron Maybin (which has actually worked out quite well for them), Carlos Quentin, and Juan Uribe (among others), all owed large amounts of money, in deals while also picking up better prospects. On Saturday night, that strategy...
Via The Outside Corner
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks: Solving the starting pitching problem

When you sport the worst record in the league, it is very hard to pinpoint just one aspect, much less one player as the cause of the ball club’s troubles. Such is the case for the Arizona Diamondbacks early on in the 2014 season. With a 5.17 team ERA, record of 8-20, and run differential of minus-59 – all of which are league worsts, there seems to be no end in sight for the Diamondbacks’...
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Bronson Arroyo: MLB Teams Should Learn From Dice-K Deal

Bronson Arroyo is having a hard time wrapping his head around this offseason. Arroyo, who remains a free agent despite stringing together 10 consecutive seasons of at least 32 starts, is frustrated with his lack of contract offers, according to ESPN’s Jayson Stark. Arroyo’s frustration intensified when the New York Yankees threw $155 million at Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka...
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

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