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Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers started wheeling and dealing before the World Series was even completed.
1B/OF Lars Anderson - Trade (CLE)
1B Brandon Drury - Trade (ATL)
1B/OF Eric Hinske - Free Agent (ATL)
3B/1B Eric Chavez - Free Agent (NYY)
3B Martin Prado - Trade (ATL)
SS Nick Ahmed - Trade (ATL)
SS Didi Gregorius - Trade (CIN)
IF Gustavo Nuñez - Waivers (PIT)
IF Cliff Pennington - Trade (OAK)
OF Cody Ross - Free Agent (BOS)
RHP Heath Bell - Trade (MIA)
RHP Randall Delgado - Trade (ATL)
RHP Brandon McCarthy - Free Agent (OAK)
RHP Starling Peralta - Rule 5 (CHC)
RHP Zeke Spruill - Trade (ATL)
LHP Matt Reynolds - Trade (COL)
LHP Tony Sipp - Trade (CLE)
C Henry Blanco - Free Agent (TOR)
C Konrad Schmidt - Waivers (TEX)
1B/OF Lars Anderson - Waivers (CWS)
1B/3B Ryan Wheeler - Trade (COL)
3B Chris Johnson - Trade (ATL)
IF Yordy Cabrera - Trade (MIA)
IF Jake Elmore - Waivers (HOU)
IF Gustavo Nuñez - Rule 5 return (DET)
OF Ender Inciarte - Rule 5 (PHI)
OF Justin Upton - Trade (ATL)
OF Chris Young - Trade (OAK)
RHP Matt Albers - Trade (CLE)
RHP Trevor Bauer - Trade (CLE)
RHP Brad Bergesen - Free Agent (Japan)
RHP Sam Demel - Waivers (HOU)
RHP Matt Lindstrom - Free Agent (CWS)
RHP Takashi Saito - Free Agent (Japan)
RHP Bryan Shaw - Trade (CLE)
To say that the Arizona Diamondbacks' roster underwent major upheaval this offseason is akin to saying that the Miami Marlins had a slight fire sale.
Introductions will be in order when the full Diamondbacks roster reports later this week. General manager Kevin Towers reconstructed the left side of his infield (Prado, Gregorius, Pennington). His outfield will look vastly different with the departure of both Young and Upton and the arrival of Ross as well.
Brandon McCarthy will attempt to keep his shoulder healthy in the heat of the desert, hopefully adding some punch to the starting rotation. The bullpen received a makeover as well, with Bell, Reynolds and Sipp added to help support closer J.J. Putz.
No question that Towers earned his paycheck this winter.
Final Offseason Grade: A-
The changes made by Towers reflect the fact that Arizona was not happy with a team that underperformed in 2012. Prado has already agreed to a new four-year extension, an indication that he certainly likes what he sees for the future in the desert.
Former San Diego Padres owner Jeff Moorad once referred to Towers—his former GM— as a "gunslinger," during his time there.
He certainly lived up to that moniker this winter with Arizona.