Many time it is connections and history with players and front office personnel that drive trades and player acquisitions.
The Diamondbacks have been busy this offseason, overhauling a significant portion of the roster, but many questions still remain for the team entering the 2015 season.
Grant Bisbee looks at the 15 NL teams, evaluating the biggest deficiency on each and the likelihood of the need being addressed in the next three months.
Derek Jeter and Bud Selig are both gone. What's next for MLB now?
The Cincinnati Reds have apparently settled on a left fielder, trading pitching prospect Ben Lively to the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for Marlon Byrd and $4 million.
One of the biggest position players left on this season's free agent market, infielder Asdrubal Cabrera signed a one-year deal to play with the Tampa Bay Rays. This creates a glut of middle infielders in Tampa, leading to a great deal of speculation that Ben Zobrist could be on the move.