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Diamondbacks Chris Snyder to Toronto?

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The Arizona Republic is reporting that the Diamondbacks are discussing a trade that would send catcher Chris Snyder to the Blue Jays for first baseman Lyle Overbay

Snyder has two years and 11.25 million dollars left on his contract, but backup catcher Miguel Montero put up solid numbers this past season and has a organization friendly contract. 


G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2009 - Miguel Montero 128 425 61 125 30 0 16 59 38 78 1 2 .294 .355 .478

AZ Snakepit likes the concept of the trade, which would save the Diamondbacks a little over 2 million dollars while giving first base prospect Brandon Allen more time to develop in the minor leagues. 

Overbay hit .265 with 16 home runs this past season, but cut his strike outs down by 21 from 2008 to 2009. However, Overbay was atrocious versus lefties, hitting just .190 in 79 at-bats. 

Either way, the move gives the Diamondbacks a better idea of their future. Montero will be playing everyday, and if Brandon Allen proves he is ready for the major leagues, than the Diamondbacks can let Overbay walk and hopefully collect a draft pick or two, depending on the year he has.