December 8, 2000
If at the end of last season you would have asked me what was the one position that the Arizona Diamondbacks should not have to fill during this off season, I would have told you first base. It seemed at times last season that the Diamondbacks were trying to corner the market on first basemen. At one point the team had Travis Lee, Greg Colbrunn, Erubiel Durazo, and Alex Cabrera on the Major League roster. So for the Diamondbacks to go out and sign Mark Grace from the Chicago Cubs to play first base was quite a surprise. I really have to question the sanity of this deal on several levels.