Starting Pitchers to Consider in 2011-12 Offseason for Arizona Diamondbacks

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Starting Pitchers to Consider in 2011-12 Offseason for Arizona Diamondbacks
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As the Diamondbacks look toward the 2012 MLB season, they will no doubt be in the market for one, if not two, good arms to accompany the likes of Ian Kennedy, Daniel Hudson and Micah Owings.

This article is part two-of-two in my "Players to Consider for Arizona" series, complementing last week's Position Players to Consider piece.

Kennedy, who is due for arbitration this year, proved himself the ace of the Diamondbacks staff in 2011, and will likely finish second to Dodgers phenom, Clayton Kershaw, in the NL Cy Young race. Kennedy is a phenomenal pitcher the Diamondbacks cannot afford to let go, and they are therefore at the mercy of Kennedy's agent, the venerable Scott Boras.

Earning a paltry sum of $423,000 in 2011, no price is presumably too high for this young stud.

In addition to keeping Kennedy, here are a few key pitchers in MLB that the Diamondbacks should and should not consider.

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