MLB Trade Rumors: Updating the Latest News Swirling Around the NL West
The Arizona Diamondbacks are stuck in the middle of the pack—not yet cellar dwellers but still behind Los Angeles and San Francisco.
With teams buying and selling before the trade deadline, the next few days could have a lot of action in the NL West.
Here is the latest trade news surrounding the division.
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The last couple weeks have been busy for the D-Backs.
But don't entirely rule out a deadline deal for the D-Backs.
Acquiring another pitcher might be of interest to Arizona, especially if management thinks this team could make a serious postseason run.
Nevertheless, the D-Backs have not made much noise in the standings. They are locked into third place in the NL West and will need to get hot if they hope to pass up the Dodgers and the Giants.
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Rockies' management is hoping that this season is more of an aberration than it is a trend for the team. With so many injuries, this squad never quite found it's groove.
San Diego Padres
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Stuck in last place in the NL West, the Padres are going nowhere fast.
With no chance of making the postseason, San Diego could be looking to sell at the trade deadline.
San Francisco Giants
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Neck and neck with the Dodgers in the standings, the Giants are looking to add a piece to hold off their division rival.
The Giants made a nice move by acquiring Marco Scutaro from the Rockies, who should be a nice boost heading into August.
Still, San Francisco will need something more if it hopes to make a deep run in the postseason.
What the Giants decide to do at the deadline will be crucial in dictating how the NL West shakes out.
Los Angeles Dodgers
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While it is too early to determine if the Dodgers made out well on the trade, LA still needs another solid pitcher and more offensive firepower if it is serious about making a run at a championship.
Offensively, LA would love to acquire a hitter of the caliber of the Phillies' Shane Victorino. Philadelphia might demand too much for their solid CF, making the Dodgers look elsewhere in an effort to fill their lineup with more good hitters.
Bringing in one more weapon could be just what it takes for the Dodgers to jump the Giants for good and bring home the NL West crown.