ESPN analyst says Diamondbacks lack "truly marketable" trade chips

In today's Diamondbacks rumors and news update, ESPN baseball analyst/writer Tim Kurkjian had some blunt words to say about the Diamondbacks' roster on Wednesday.

Speaking on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM's "Burns and Gambo Show" on Wednesday (via Jules Tompkins of, Kurkjian assessed the Diamondbacks' hopes of restocking before the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline.

"I just don't think they have many truly marketable players, you know, players that can really bring you back what you need," he said, straightforwardly.

"You're not going to trade your very best players, because that's why they're there -- so you can win more games down the line."

However, despite their 40-56 record after what was a trying first half for the entire franchise, Kurkjian assured Diamondbacks fans that things can get better and quickly.

"We also know that teams get really good and really bad in a real hurry in Major League Baseball today," he stated.

"To look at the Diamondbacks and say, 'Oh, they've had a terrible year; they haven't been to the playoff in years; let's just blow this thing up and trade everyone' -- that doesn't make any sense, either."


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