The Diamondbacks fulfill all the prerequisites for a team in true shopping mode as they very much want to acquire a No. 1 starter.
When Chicago Cubs general manager Jim Hendry begins aggressively shopping troubled outfielder Milton Bradley this winter, don't be surprised if one of his first phone calls is to San Diego.
Russell Branyan and Orlando Hudson are among the free agents from this past winter who've thrived for their clubs at very affordable prices.
Former manager Chuck Tanner is happy to give Goose Gossage and Bert Blyleven both his blessing and his personal endorsement for the Hall of Fame.
From Jeff Weaver to Orlando Cabrera, several World Series-bound teams have made upgrades in July that paid significant dividends in August, September and October.
As crazy as it may sound, Mariano Rivera failed to close out a playoff game. And the Red Sox stayed alive because of it.
The scarcity of starters might prompt several clubs to throw up their hands and go bullpen-shopping instead.
Here are 12 mid-level free agents who should receive high-level interest once the shopping gets under way.
Juan Pierre is bringing back the lost art of the stolen base by studying pitchers and his predecessors.