- Jim Bowden, ESPN Insider
The Arizona Diamondbacks came into the winter hoping to acquire an ace, and they were rumored to be involved in trade talks for David Price and Jeff Samardzija, and they also pursued Masahiro Tanaka. Unfortunately, they were never able to get the No. 1 starter they coveted, but they did make sure to acquire a starting pitching, signing Bronson Arroyo to a two-year, $19 million deal that features an $11 million club option and a $4.5 million buyout if the option is declined.
Although not a front-of-the-rotation starter, Arroyo is incredibly consistent, and he gives the D-backs a lot of flexibility in their rotation.