As the MLB regular season came to an end in early October, Arizona Diamondbacks Managing General Partner Ken Kendrick made several comments in a radio interview (KTAR) that suggested the team’s top prospect, right-hander Trevor Bauer, might be on the trading block this offseason.
On Wednesday, amidst rumors that the team was listening to offers for Justin Upton, the Diamondbacks-Bauer situation took a new turn when ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick tweeted the following:
Hearing that Bauer has fallen out of favor with some people in #dbacks organization.— Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) November 7, 2012
Now, it’s no secret that the Diamondbacks' primary objective this winter is to add either a third baseman, shortstop or frontline starter—if not all of the above.
And although they could potential package both Bauer and Upton together in a blockbuster trade, I thought that I’d explore a few possible returns for a Bauer-only trade.