GM Mike Hazen talks about new D-back, J.D. Martinez
Here's GM Mike Hazen discussing the Arizona Diamondbacks' acquisition of outfielder J.D. Martinez from the Tigers this afternoon.Posted by AZ Snakepit on Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Here are a few quick highlights:
- It came together over the last week or so.
- Felt Martinez was a good fit for us, given where we currently stand.
- The team’s issues with LHP weren’t the only or major reason.
- The longer time-frames for the recovery of Nick Ahmed and Yasmany Tomas did help push the team in the direction of making a trade.
- Not looking at any extension beyond this season, we’re 100% focused on this year.
- Felt like we had decent depth at the areas on the farm from which we were trading.
- The recent losing streak did not make any difference. They’ve been working on this plan for a long time.
- The team have more irons in the fire, but there’s nothing imminent at this point.
- The D-backs expect him to play the majority of the time, but haven’t had the opportunity to figure out line-up positions, etc. yet.
- Ken Kendrick was very supportive through the whole process and allowed Arizona to go out and be aggressive.
[If you can’t see the video, here’s the link.]