December 2015 - Arizona Diamondbacks Wiretap

Diamondbacks, Reds Discussed Brandon Phillips Trade

Dec 30, 2015 8:18 AM

The Arizona Diamondbacks may be done making big moves this offseason, but Dave Stewart is open to making the right additions.

The club explored the possibility of acquiring Brandon Phillips from the Cincinnati Reds. Talks included Aaron Hill, but the Diamondbacks reportedly didn't feel comfortable taking on as much of Phillips' 2017 salary as the Reds desired.

Stewart added that the price of bullpen help on the trade market is higher than he feels comfortable paying, particularly given that the club gave up two top prospects in the Shelby Miller trade.

Nick Piecoro/Arizona Republic

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Cincinnati Reds, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Braves Targeted Dansby Swanson Before Simmons Trade

Dec 21, 2015 7:21 AM

The Atlanta Braves like Dansby Swanson so much that they targeted him in a trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks prior to dealing Andrelton Simmons to the Los Angeles Angels.

"We've been in talks with Arizona since the end of the 2015 season," John Coppolella said. "We hoped to get Swanson, but we didn't know if, or how, the deal would materialize. We saw him as a fit for us, whether we made the Simmons trade or not. We just want really good players and he's a really good player."

According to rumors, Arizona was close to trades with the Cleveland Indians and Miami Marlins that would have ruined Atlanta's chances of landing Swanson.

"I don't know if Swanson would have been involved had the Diamondbacks made a deal with one of those teams," Coppolella said. "But if they had gotten a starting pitcher from one of them, they probably wouldn't have made the trade with us. We wouldn't have ended up with Swanson."

David Laurilla/FanGraphs

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Arizona Diamondbacks, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Greinke Hints He Was Minutes From Re-Signing With Dodgers

Dec 14, 2015 8:14 AM

Zack Greinke was minutes away from agreeing to sign with another team when he learned that the Arizona Diamondbacks were interested.

Greinke wouldn't identify the club, but the question asked was about the Los Angeles Dodgers and he answered with a smile.

The right-hander liked what he heard from the Diamondbacks and a deal was completed the following day.

Associated Press

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Arizona Diamondbacks, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Braves Trade Shelby Miller To Diamondbacks

Dec 8, 2015 8:42 PM

The Arizona Diamondbacks will acquire Shelby Miller from the Atlanta Braves, according to a report.

The swap is pending medical reviews of the involved players.

Miller is under team control for at least three more seasons.

Atlanta will reportedly receive Ender Inciarte, right-hander Aaron Blair and 2015 No. 1 pick Dansby Swanson in the deal.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Arizona Diamondbacks, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Cubs, Diamondbacks No Longer Targeting Shelby Miller

Dec 8, 2015 4:13 PM

The Atlanta Braves have been discussing Shelby Miller in trades, but the Chicago Cubs and Arizona Diamondbacks are no longer in the mix for the young pitcher.

Arizona has "moved their attention away" from Miller, reports Mark Bowman of

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that Chicago is "not currently in [the] mix" for Miller.

Meanwhile, the Baltimore Orioles have inquired about Miller and the Los Angeles Dodgers have entered in conversations as well.

Mark Polishuk/MLB Trade Rumors

Tags: Chicago Cubs, Arizona Diamondbacks, Atlanta Braves, Baltimore Orioles, Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Diamondbacks Completed Greinke Deal In Less Than 12 Hours

Dec 7, 2015 5:22 AM

The Arizona Diamondbacks, who will officially announce Zack Greinke and his $206 million contract on Monday, didn't even enter the running to sign the right-hander until Friday morning.

The front office then completed the deal in less than 12 hours.

Dave Stewart had only mentioned Greinke in passing when owner Ken Kendrick called and president Derrick Hall said: "Let's go for it."

Kendrick paid $238 million for the Diamondbacks in 2004, just $24 million more than the value of Greinke's six-year deal.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Los Angeles Dodgers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Zack Greinke To Sign Six-Year, $206M Deal With Diamondbacks

Dec 4, 2015 8:37 PM

The Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to terms on a six-year deal with Zack Greinke, according to multiple sources.

Greinke opted out of the final three years and $71 million of his contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers after the season to enter free agency.

In 12 big league seasons, Greinke is 142-93 with a 3.35 ERA.

The deal is worth a total of $206 million, giving Greinke an annual average of $34.3 million.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Diamondbacks Still Covet Johnny Cueto

Dec 1, 2015 6:21 AM

The Arizona Diamondbacks still have interest in signing Johnny Cueto after their initial offer was rebuffed, according to a report.

Arizona "realizes" that Cueto will command more than $20 million annually over six years after Jordan Zimmermann received $22 million over five seasons.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor