"I've said it publicly that I will be absolutely brokenhearted if we don't have a winning record next year, which is 82-80."
- Tony La Russa
The Diamondbacks took their first step toward reassembling their starting rotation on Friday night, acquiring right-hander Jeremy Hellickson from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for a pair of prospects
Tony La Russa does not believe the D-backs are in the midst of a long rebuilding plan, and the chief baseball officer expects that his team will finish above the break-even point in 2015.
Diamondbacks general manager Dave Stewart made a couple of things clear at Major League Baseball's general managers meetings Tuesday at the Arizona Biltmore: Free-agent Chad Billingsley will be considered for a spot in the starting rotation.