- Dave Cameron, FanGraphs
With a week to go before Opening Day, several contenders still have glaring weaknesses that can, and should, be addressed via trade. Today, let's look at a few deals that should get done before the season gets underway.
The D-backs spent the entire winter looking for an ace before settling for Bronson Arroyo as their primary pitching upgrade, but the loss of Patrick Corbin to season-ending surgery once again has GM Kevin Towers looking for an impact starting pitcher. No available pitcher would make a bigger impact on Arizona's rotation than Samardzija, and this is the kind of deal that could help both teams.
Dave Cameron offers up three trades that still should happen before Opening Day. He leads with the Diamondbacks trading for Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija.