The Diamondbacks are in serious need of some bullpen help. They are 25th in the league in bullpen-ERA, 3rd for high opponent batting average, and 7th in the league in runs surrendered.
"I think we do have a lot of talent and a lot of numbers and flexibility," GM Josh Byrnes said. "I think the question will be: Do we maybe want to try to add a veteran who fits into our budget to stabilize things? We'll probably consider it."
Who could the Diamondbacks add? They have a closer in Chad Qualls, but could probably use a more effective set up man. Players like LaTroy Hawkins, Chad Cordero, and Danys Baez would be cheap additions to your team.
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The Diamondbacks younger players are still putting everything together, but the Diamondbacks should consider trading Brandon Webb. Putting him out on the market to see what they could get in return might be a smart long-term move, even if they do not intend to move him.