Arizona Diamondbacks Chicago White Sox Featured Front Page Los Angeles Angels MLB Opinion/Editorial

MLB Winter Meetings: Mark Trumbo traded to Arizona Diamondbacks

Mark Trumbo could have a major impact on the Arizona Diamondbacks ability to produce runs. (September 15, 2013 - Source: Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images North America)
Mark Trumbo could have a major impact on the Arizona Diamondbacks ability to produce runs. (September 15, 2013 – Source: Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images North America)

 

 

David Price and Robinson Cano have been grabbing most of the headlines this week. However, a blockbuster trade gave the Diamondbacks some poison to add to their bite. Mark Trumbo, one of the game’s best emerging power hitters, will be playing for the Arizona Diamondbacks for the 2014 season. The four year veteran hit 34 home runs and drove in 100 runs.

Trumbo was part of a three team trade among the Angels, Diamondbacks, and White Sox.

Here is the breakdown:

Arizona Diamondbacks get:  First baseman Mark Trumbo

Los Angeles Angels get: Pitcher Hector Santiago from Chicago

Pitcher Tyler Skaggs from Arizona

Chicago White Sox get: Outfielder Adam Eaton

 

Arizona was in the playoff chase last year. They eventually lost ground to the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Dodgers gained momentum and eventually clinched the National League West Division.

If this is one of many moves planned by Arizona, there could be an interesting battle between the Diamondbacks and Dodgers. It will take more than this but the Diamondbacks could be molded into a serious playoff contender.

 


Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Leave a Reply