Report: Diamondbacks open to trading most of their top players by Wednesday's deadline

The MLB trade deadline is fast approaching
Posted at 10:45 AM, Jul 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-30 11:50:25-04

They're just about a .500 team (53-54), but the Arizona Diamondbacks are still within reach of a Wild Card playoff spot in the National League with two months left in the season.

The D-backs, however, are focused more on the future rather than the present, according to a recent report.

MLB Network's Jon Morosi reported the D-backs are "intently" focused on trading away some of their top players in exchange for top prospects in an effort to build toward success beyond 2019. Morosi said a number of players are "definitely available" as Wednesday's MLB trade deadline approaches, including starting pitchers Zack Greinke and Robbie Ray; relief pitchers Archie Bradley, Andrew Chafin and Greg Holland; and outfielders David Peralta and Jarrod Dyson.

Morosi said the New York Yankees, Houston Astros, Minnesota Twins, Milwaukee Brewers and Philadelphia Phillies are interested in Ray, and the Astros and Phillies are the "best fits" for Greinke.

As of Tuesday morning, the D-backs are just 4 games behind the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals for both NL Wild Card spots. The D-backs, however, just lost three of four to the Miami Marlins, and move on to face the New York Yankees on the road. They are also 15.5 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West division.