The Arizona Diamondbacks are looking to be big sellers going into this year’s trade deadline. Tied with the Tampa Bay Rays with the worst record in Major League Baseball at 35-49, they are currently sitting at the bottom of the National League West. While only one game behind the fourth place San Diego Padres, the Diamondbacks are currently 12 games behind the first place San Francisco Giants.
The first half of the season has been so rough on the Diamondbacks that they started the season losing 22 of their first 31 games. They lost their 2013 All-Star, starting pitcher Patrick Corbin, to Tommy John surgery just prior to the start of the season. It was a huge blow to the team. The 24-year old left-hander, who went 14-8 in 32 starts for the Diamondbacks in 2013 and posted a 3.41 ERA, was expected to do great things this season before being sidelined with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament.
With very little chance of turning things around this season it looks like it is time for the Diamondbacks to begin moving some veteran players and contracts around to lower their franchise-record high payroll and begin to rebuild.