Arizona motivated to make a trade

Acquiring an elite starting pitcher tops the Diamondbacks' offseason wish list

Originally Published: December 4, 2013
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

Some organizations prefer to conduct their business under the cover of darkness. The Arizona Diamondbacks are not among them. General manager Kevin Towers is perpetually forthright about his team's needs, and refreshingly candid about sharing them for public consumption.

Last winter, the Diamondbacks were awash in Hot Stove buzz after Towers let the world know he was soliciting trade offers for outfielder Justin Upton. The Upton saga was a perpetual topic of discussion until late January, ...

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