08:11 AM ET 01.25 | Thanks to a seven-player trade, Arizona has made a statement of sorts. [The] Diamondbacks are getting what they wanted, a team full of gritty dirtballs. They've traded center fielder Chris Young, right-hander Trevor Bauer and right fielder Justin Upton, all for questionable returns. Now let's see if they can win a World Series with their curious emphasis on toughness over talent. Why even move Upton? ... The Diamondbacks want a certain type of player -- single-minded, outwardly intense, fierce. Cody Ross is that kind of player. Martin Prado is that kind of player. Upton, according to one of his former teammates, is not -- at least not in the perception of Diamondbacks GM Kevin Towers and manager Kirk Gibson.