Arizona Diamondbacks: Five players who should be traded

Zack Greinke dropped his initial game of the season Saturday in St. Louis, (Jennifer Steward - Getty Images)
Zack Greinke dropped his initial game of the season Saturday in St. Louis, (Jennifer Steward - Getty Images) /
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Now that Patrick Corbin and Paul Goldschmidt are gone, who should the Arizona Diamondbacks move next?

Within a 24 hour span, the Arizona Diamondbacks number two starter and their face of the franchise will be playing in different uniforms. Patrick Corbin signed a six year deal with the Washington Nationals and Paul Goldschmidt was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals for a package of prospects and a draft pick. Useful utility player Chris Owings, who was non-tendered also agreed to a deal with the Kansas City Royals.

The Arizona Diamondbacks now have seven of the top 70 picks in the 2019 MLB Draft. It’s fair to say that they are the NL’s version of the Seattle Mariners, except they made the playoffs two years ago, unlike the Mariners.

These two can’t be the only pieces out the door though. The Arizona Diamondbacks need to back up the truck and continue to offload pieces and #trusttheprocess. It’s hard to imagine a club losing Corbin, Goldschmidt and most likely, A.J. Pollock, really competing for a playoff spot, so instead of being stuck in the middle, it’s time to tank and then come back, no matter what their GM says.

This is a club that spent plenty of time in first place last year, only to see everything fall apart in September and drop out of the race. That means that there are plenty of pieces to move, to help them land more process and get set for the next contender in the desert.

The Los Angeles Dodgers continue to be at the top of the division, and with their combination of money and prospects, should be at or near the top for a while. The Colorado Rockies have Nolan Arrenado for one more run. The San Diego Padres are gearing up for a run with a loaded farm system that’s bubbling up prospects left and right while the San Francisco Giants are right in the middle of a decline.

It was the perfect time for the Arizona  Diamondbacks to go all out. Now, who should be next out of the desert? Let’s take a look.