The Arizona Diamondbacks' Sale is On

Seth Cox@sethcoxtshqCorrespondent IJune 15, 2009

PHOENIX - MAY 30:  Starting pitcher Doug Davis #49 of the Arizona Diamondbacks pitches against the Atlanta Braves during the major league baseball game at Chase Field on May 30, 2009 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Well, the Diamondbacks are only seven or so out of the wild card, and I know that some believe that the team still has a chance.

I however am not so optimistic.  While there has been definite improvements on the offensive side of the ball, the pitching has now become very erratic, to say the least.

So as a fan base what do we expect is reasonable options for some of our most tradeable pieces?

Doug Davis' stock may never be higher than it is right now.  On top of sporting a good ERA and working into the sixth or seventh in most games, he is relatively cheap.  He is also a lefty, which is an invaluable asset on some clubs.

Oh, and did I mention he is now one of the most tradeable pitchers on the market due to Jake Peavy's injury and refusal to play for many teams.

Davis could get a major league ready player and two above average prospects right now.  What teams?

The Mets could be interested, and may be willing to part with Mike Pelfrey, minor leaguers Greg Veloz (a young second basemen) and Scott Shaw (a young arm who had some work last year with the big club). 

Now I have not researched how either of these guys are doing this year, I am just familiar with both names and they would fill positions.

The White Sox need another veteran pitcher and have a nice stock of young talent. Chris Getz is already a big leaguer and plays a nice second base, Dexter Carter is a young pitcher, and Santos Rodriguez is a raw left handed pitcher.

Getting a couple of nice pitchers to go with an MLB ready second baseman would be nice b/c

We need to trade Felipe Lopez NOW! Not because he has under produced or anything, but because he has played so well and will most likely get a big contract next year.  He can get us a couple of pieces, probably two nice minor leaguers.  Who would be interested?

Atlanta has not been happy with Kelly Johnson work thus far and could be in the market for a cheap replacement.  What could they offer, well J.J Hoover is a nice minor leaguer that throws hard and is getting his command down in the minors.

Eric Campbell is another intriguing prospect, who is a third baseman.  Has all the tools, just struggles with the mental aspects.

I know there are others, but these are off the top of my head.  So fellow Diamondbacks fans, suggestions?

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