D-backs come out winners at deadline
The early returns are in on the non-waiver trade deadline winners and losers and while their moves didn’t attract a lot of attention nationally in terms of big-named players, they certainly were winners.
Look, the D-backs could have made a big splash, could have gone out and gotten a bigger name for the rotation or the bullpen, but they simply were not going to trade their top tier prospects.
So at the end of the day, the team gave up very little — maybe infielder Zach Walters ends up being a contributor at the big league level — and made themselves better in two spots.
Jason Marquis will help shore up the backend of the rotation while Brad Ziegler gives them another option in the seventh inning, something the bullpen desperately needed.
Is it enough to catch the Giants? Time will tell, but they are certainly better Monday than they were on Sunday.