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DBacks Looking for SS, Veteran SP, 3B

Awhile back we were kicking around trade ideas for Justin Upton from the Diamondbacks. GM Kevin Towers' postseason press conference confirms much of our speculation: Towers identified shortstop (no surprise), a veteran starter (mild surprise), third baseman (mild surprise) and bullpen help (no surprise) as his off-season wish list. I’m not sure if that’s in […]

Chicago Cubs @ Arizona Diamondbacks

Gameday Cubs wOBA wRC RS Diamondbacks wOBA wRC RS Kosuke Fukudome .343 .56 -.06 Chris Young .339 .55 .00 Starlin Castro .332 .51 -.03 Kelly Johnson .360 .61 -.01 Jeff Baker .312 .42 -.01 Justin Upton .381 .67 .03 Aramis Ramirez .350 .54 -.03 Stephen Drew .341 .51 -.01 Carlos Pena .378 .62 -.01 Miguel […]

Diamondbacks @ Cubs

The projections below are from the 2011 ZiPS spreadsheet. I’m using last year’s bullpen numbers. Diamondbacks wOBA wRC Cubs wOBA wRC Willie Bloomquist .296 .409 Kosuke Fukudome .343 .602 Dan Johnson .349 .612 Starlin Castro .332 .545 Justin Upton .381 .731 Marlon Byrd .338 .564 Miguel Montero .339 .553 Aramis Ramirez .350 .594 Chris Young […]

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