MLB.com Columnist and former Jim Duquette outlined 14 potential trade scenarios involving big names on MLB.com
The D-backs were mentioned as potential suitors for a handful of players:
1. Yu Darvish, Rangers
Like the Yankees last year, the Rangers are on the fence about whether to buy or sell, but no one would attract more interest than Darvish if Texas makes him available. A free agent at the end of the season, Darvish is still considered a top-of-the-rotation starter despite a slight dip in his numbers following 2015 Tommy John surgery. It’s less likely that GM Jon Daniels will trade Darvish, but the Rangers could easily attract top talent for Darvish’s services and try to re-sign him this offseason, as the Yankees did with Aroldis Chapman last July.
Teams interested: Astros, Dodgers, Indians, D-backs, Rockies
Likelihood to be traded: 2
2. Zach Britton, Darren O’Day or Brad Brach, Orioles
A return to the bullpen is still a work in progress for Britton, as he has been dealing with elbow tendinitis for most of the season. As the Orioles continue their slide since a 22-10 record to start the season, they will seriously consider trading their star closer, especially after seeing the return for lefty relievers Chapman and Andrew Miller at last year’s Deadline. Provided Britton is fully healthy, and with a year and a half of contract control, he can extract a bevy of prospects — possibly some that could help the O’s Major League team as early as this September. For teams seeking a cheaper option, Orioles setup men O’Day and Brach could also come up in trade discussions.
Teams interested: Nationals, Dodgers, Astros, D-backs, Brewers, Rockies
Likelihood to be traded: 3
5. J.D. Martinez, Tigers
If Detroit decides to make him available, Martinez will be the most impactful bat on the market, with an impressive .991 OPS at the break. Any team needing offense and a corner outfielder will call GM Al Avila. With a shortage of middle-of-the-order bats available, the Tigers should receive an impactful couple of prospects for the long term.
Teams interested: Dodgers, Cardinals, D-backs
Likelihood to be traded: 5
11. Addison Reed, Mets
Reed went through a little streak where he did not have his command, but he has since been pitching with a little more rest. His versatility in the eighth and ninth innings should make him more valuable to teams.
Teams interested: Nationals, Brewers, Dodgers, D-backs, Rockies, Angels
Likelihood to be traded: 4 (especially if Jeurys Familia returns from blood clot surgery in early August).
12. Jose Bautista, Blue Jays
Who needs a corner outfielder and right-handed power presence in a lineup with a hunger to play in the postseason again?
Teams interested: D-backs, Dodgers, Cardinals
Likelihood to be traded: 3