Even at the end of the season, there were only a couple of potential non-tender candidates for the Arizona Diamondbacks this year. And those were taken care of early, with the trade of Jeremy Hellickson and the re-signing of Matt Reynolds. But that leaves this section of the off-season entirely as an opportunity, as we can now negotiate with any of the 40 or so players who hit the market as a result of their team's decision to let them become free-agents. Here's the list of those:
- Angels: LHP Cesar Ramos
Astros: 1B/DH Chris Carter.
- Athletics: 1B Ike Davis
- Blue Jays: C Josh Thole
- Braves: IF Pedro Ciriaco, LHP Mike Minor
- Brewers: UTIL Elian Herrera
- Cardinals: RHP Steve Cishek, C Cody Stanley
- Cubs: RHP Ryan Cook, LHP Jack Leathersich
- Dodgers: RHP Lisalverto Bonilla, RHP Juan Nicasio
- Giants: RHP Yusmeiro Petit, C Hector Sanchez
- Marlins: RHP Henderson Alvarez, RHP Aaron Crow
- Nationals: RHP Craig Stammen
- Orioles: IF Paul Janish, RHP Steve Johnson and OF David Lough
- Padres: C Rocky Gale, LHP Frank Garces and 3B Will Middlebrooks
- Pirates: 1B Pedro Alvarez, OF Jaff Decker
- Rangers: OF James Jones, RHP Nick Tepesch
- Reds: OF Ryan LaMarre, RHP Ryan Mattheus and RHP Pedro Villarreal
- Rockies: LHP Yohan Flande, LHP Jason Gurka and OF Rosell Herrera
- Royals: IF Orlando Calixte, RHP Greg Holland
- Tigers: RHP Al Alburquerque, RHP Neftali Feliz
- White Sox: C Tyler Flowers, RHP Jacob Turner
A few recognizable and/or familiar names there, including some former Diamondbacks. in Yusmeiro Petit (maybe we should sign him, purely so he doesn't get to throw another near-perfecto against us!), Ryan Cook and Chris Carter. The last, in case you were wondering, spent 11 days with out organization, arriving from the White Sox for Carlos Quentin, before being shipped to the A's as part of the Dan Haren package. Imagine he'll find a home: can't be many occasions a first-year arbtiration player who averaged 30 homers a season since 2013 is allowed to walk - but he did hit below the Uecker Line last season, batting .199, and was below replacement level by bWAR.
Some potential candidates there if the team is looking for backup catcher and bullpen help. Flowers might be worth a look at the former spot, though with 112 games for the White Sox, he may be looking for more than a secondary role. Little surprised to see Albuquerque and his career 127 ERA+ released by the Tigers, and if you need another lesson in the volatility of relievers, say hello to Greg Holland, who saved over 30 games for the Royals, and now finds himself unemployed, as he recovers from Tommy John surgery, though Kansas City still hope to re-sign the reliever.