"When you've got a bunch of guys who are all the same, it doesn't give the opposition any discomfort. It makes it a comfortable at-bat and it makes it a comfortable series. When you add power arms, depending on how you split them up ... it gives you different looks. It makes it a little more difficult [for the opposition] to prepare for a series when you have different looks."
- Dave Stewart
The much-talked-about trade to send Wade Miley to the Red Sox was finally completed Friday night, with the D-backs receiving right-handers Rubby De La Rosa and Allen Webster along with Minor League infielder Raymel Flores.
The Diamondbacks feel they didn't just add two more arms to their organization when they acquired right-handers Rubby De La Rosa and Allen Webster from the Boston Red Sox as part of the Wade Miley trade on Friday. They added two power arms, something General Manager Dave Stewart said the organization has lacked for years.
The Diamondbacks added right-handers Rubby De La Rosa and Allen Webster to their starting rotation when the Wade Miley trade was consummated Friday. But why stop now?
For the last nine years, the Arizona Diamondbacks have had to deal with Matt Kemp. The two-time All-Star has feasted on Arizona pitching during his career, blasting 28 home runs, racking up 80 RBI and batting .305 (134-for-439). But according to USA Today's Bob Nightengale, Kemp could have been a member of the D-backs.