The Arizona Diamondbacks hit a big roadblock in 2020. Here are three free agents they can sign to make 2021 a more enjoyable experience.
It wasn’t out of the realm of possibility that 2020 could have been a pretty solid season for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Unfortunately, their shortened season ended with a 25-35 record, 18 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers and at the bottom of the National League West standings.
The addition of centerfielder Starling Marte resulted in the Diamondbacks trading him away to Miami at the deadline, and Arizona’s biggest free agent signing in Madison Bumgarner was a disaster in 2020.
The core group of this team with players like Zac Gallen, Nick Ahmed, Ketel Marte, and others is solid and the starting rotation as a whole can be pretty decent if Bumgarner can return healthy next season. There is a lot to work with, but is this offseason the right time for the Diamondbacks to be aggressive?
The Dodgers will continue to be the cream of the crop in the NL West and the San Diego Padres have set themselves up for a potential run over the next few years, but the Diamondbacks can be competitive with a few upgrades, especially with an expanded format here to likely stay.
So, how do the Arizona Diamondbacks improve their roster for 2021 and put themselves in a position to be competitive next season? Here are three free agents the team should target this winter.