Arizona Diamondbacks: Three players most likely to be traded this offseason

PHOENIX, AZ - OCTOBER 10: General Manager Mike Hazen and Manager Torey Lovullo #17 of the Arizona Diamondbacks address the media at Chase Field on October 10, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Diamondbacks were eliminated from the National League Division Series by the Los Angeles Dodgers. (Photo by Sarah Sachs/Arizona Diamondbacks/Getty Images)
PHOENIX, AZ - OCTOBER 10: General Manager Mike Hazen and Manager Torey Lovullo #17 of the Arizona Diamondbacks address the media at Chase Field on October 10, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Diamondbacks were eliminated from the National League Division Series by the Los Angeles Dodgers. (Photo by Sarah Sachs/Arizona Diamondbacks/Getty Images) /
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Jake Lamb

It pains me to write this as I have always been a big Jake Lamb fan.  The problem is he has never been able to stay healthy.  He is an unrestricted free agent after next season and it is time to cash in and see what the D-backs can get for him.

He has only appeared in 134 games combined between the past seasons, but when healthy has been a great player.  The emergence of Ketel Marte, Wilmer Flores, and Eduardo Escobar as players who can play any of the infield positions make him expendable.

Lamb was a 6th round draft pick by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2012 draft and has spent his entire career with the organization.  Trading someone who has been with the team a long time is always difficult but needs to happen in this instance.

He has a career slash line of .242/.331/.439 with 81 career home runs and 302 RBI’s.  At only 28, he still has plenty left in the tank.  He also had an All-Star appearance in 2017 and has the potential to be great.

If he does indeed get traded this off-season I will always remain a fan of his and will follow his career rooting for him to get back to the success of his 2017 season.