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The Diamondbacks did get rid of Bell, which is a good thing, considering he was going to make $9 million in 2014 as a likely setup man.
However, they gave up one of their top prospects in David Holmberg as well, and all they got was Justin Choate.
Nothing against Choate, but he was playing in Independent Pecos League just last season before being signed by the Rays in June. While with Short-Season A Hudson Valley, Choate went 1-3 with six saves and a 2.88 ERA in 40.2 innings.
Those are good stats, but it's still at one of the lower levels of the minor leagues.
Holmberg had already proven himself through Double-A and is a legitimate starter in the middle of the rotation. The jury is still out on Choate.
It is fair to say the Diamondbacks already have a lot of young arms in the majors and minors, but they still could have gotten more for Holmberg. The player to be named later could make a difference, but for now, the Diamondbacks are losers in the deal.