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08:14 AM ET 10.12 | At the end of the day, more than three becomes a crowd in the outfield. The Diamondbacks have too many outfielders for too few positions, and though their off-season barely has begun, they've already begun to explore the trade market, reaching out to clubs they identified as being in need of outfield help. They are almost certain to have already talked to other clubs about center fielder Chris Young, but there is another name they're open to discussing, one that might come as a surprise: left fielder Jason Kubel. The question the Diamondbacks seem to be weighing is whether they're a better team with Kubel in left or with Gerardo Parra, who was the starting left fielder for most of 2011.

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October 12, 2012  09:40 AM ET

The D Backs have an overabundance of outfielders and the Rays have an overabundance of pitching.

October 12, 2012  09:40 AM ET

Have to believe the Red Sox are on their call list.

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October 12, 2012  10:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

The D Backs have an overabundance of outfielders and the Rays have an overabundance of pitching.

You have to think that the Rays phone will be ringing all winter long. Just about every team needs starting pitching.

October 12, 2012  10:24 AM ET

I think the DBacks need to trade for prospects instead of establish players because they are light years away from catching up with LA and SF.

October 12, 2012  10:29 AM ET
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I think the DBacks need to trade for prospects instead of establish players because they are light years away from catching up with LA and SF.

LA? The Dodgers are a mess with a bloated underperforming payroll

October 12, 2012  10:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I think the DBacks need to trade for prospects instead of establish players because they are light years away from catching up with LA and SF.

Light years away from LA and SF? They won the division just last year!

October 12, 2012  11:57 AM ET

Tigers will be happy to take one of them.

October 12, 2012  12:03 PM ET

if the d'backs have so much OF'S why they did sign jason kubel anyways?? i don't think you should sign too many position players for the same spot, rather the franchise should sign players WHO could have the versatility and flexinility in playing multiple positions(example)

October 12, 2012  12:04 PM ET
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in playing multiple positions(example)

ben zobrist from the tampa rays!!!

October 12, 2012  12:08 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Have to believe the Red Sox are on their call list.

the red sox would be in the hunt for starter pitchers, and rays and the braves have enough pitching availability/ lets not forget the rangers WHO have deep reliable starters as well, a word has been spread the rangers are willing to trade top pitching for a good OF from boston,,ELLBURY??

October 12, 2012  12:09 PM ET
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and flexinility in playing multiple positions(example)

MARTIN PRADO this guy is another depenable player who can play multiple positions,,

October 12, 2012  12:14 PM ET
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Light years away from LA and SF? They won the division just last year!

And they were in the wild card hunt this year, just couldn't quite close the gap. Bringing balance to the team and clearning room for some of the young players is a good idea.

Kubel is 30, hit 30 HR's last year, and is a bad defensive outfielder. Parra is 25 and a very good defensive outfielder, has a slightly better OBP, but doesn't have the power. It probably makes sense to trade Kubel--an AL team needing a DH might pay something for him

Young, who is 29, an excellent defender with speed and power (but without a decent OBP) might bring a better return from the right team.

October 12, 2012  12:54 PM ET
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the red sox would be in the hunt for starter pitchers, and rays and the braves have enough pitching availability/ lets not forget the rangers WHO have deep reliable starters as well, a word has been spread the rangers are willing to trade top pitching for a good OF from boston,,ELLBURY??

Ells for a front line pitcher would be a good trade, since resigning Ells next year at this time will be expensive.

October 12, 2012  12:58 PM ET
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Ells for a front line pitcher would be a good trade, since resigning Ells next year at this time will be expensive.

The only way the Red Sox get a starter back for Ellsbury is if that player is in the same contractual situation.

 
October 12, 2012  01:19 PM ET

Kubel should be in the AL and DH'ing.

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