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Winter Meetings Day Four Open Thread

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Diamondbacks sign Fernando Rodney
Diamondbacks sign Fernando Rodney
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Added a jewel to the treasure chest.

So far, Michael McD likes the off-season moves, including last night’s signing of closer Fernando Rodney.

That signing made my morning interesting! I like the signing! I am optimistic that Fernando Rodney will achieve his upside capability. He is motivated and has something to prove because Miami declined his 2017 option.

And Torey Lovullo has big plans for Jake Lamb.

What’s next?

Will the Diamondbacks add another “back end” pitcher? Mike Hazen said that is what the team is looking for. Except for the top tier, there is enough room in the budget.

Will the Diamondbacks add another catcher? Mike Hazen talked about a three catcher platoon. The team’s offense is good enough that it makes sense to go for a catcher who excels in pitch framing and game calling.