5 Quality Free Agents the Arizona Diamondbacks Can Fit into Their Budget

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5 Quality Free Agents the Arizona Diamondbacks Can Fit into Their Budget
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As the 2012 offseason rolls toward the annual Baseball Winter Meetings—taking place December 3-6 in Nashville, Tennessee—Arizona Diamondbacks GM Kevin Towers will consider which free agents the club might acquire to improve its 2013 odds.

After experiencing a $75,417,833 opening day payroll in 2012—which remains largely unchanged since the team shelled out $73,516,666 in 2009—the Diamondbacks have not indicated a drastic departure from this consistent model.

With $57,117,000 already guaranteed for 2013, the Diamondbacks will have nearly $20 million to work with, of which a fair amount may go to arbitration with the likes of Ian Kennedy, Gerardo Parra and/or others, which, according to predictions, could leave just $8 million on the table with which to pursue free agents—after all, the D-Backs already have upgraded to Heath Bell.

So with such a relatively small budget to work with, here are five quality free agents the D-Backs may consider this offseason.

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