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Scenario: Mark Trumbo traded to Arizona Diamondbacks
UPDATE: Tuesday, December 10 at 5:11 p.m.
Trumbo was traded to the Diamondbacks in a deal with the Angels and Chicago White Sox. The deal sent Tyler Skaggs and Hector Santiago to Los Angeles, while Eaton went to Chicago.
Analysis: While Shin-Soo Choo may be on Arizona's radar in free agency, it sounds like Los Angeles Angels first baseman Mark Trumbo is the team's top target on the trade market. Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports detailed the possible trade between the two teams, with the Angels wanting some starting pitching help in return.
Earlier in the day, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports singled out the Diamondbacks as a leading suitor for Trumbo, while noting that the Angels would have to think hard about trading away their slugger, who batted .234/.294/.453 with 34 homers and 100 RBIs in 2013.
While Arizona's Tyler Skaggs may be too elite of a young pitcher to include in any potential Trumbo deal, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange Country Register made a case for Trevor Cahill as a valuable trade chip.
Paul Goldschmidt is locked in as the Diamondbacks first baseman, but Trumbo has limited outfield experience and could play there while providing some much needed pop to the lineup.