December 5, 2007
In the days leading up to this year’s Winter Meetings in Nashville, all we heard about was how this off season would be the perfect storm for an unprecedented number of trades to occur. With a relatively light free agent class of players available teams would be forced to the trade table to make any deals they needed to make their ballclub better. Local post offices would be overrun with players standing in line to get change of address forms. Rumors were flying more wildly than a Mitch Williams fastball. The Arizona Diamondbacks figured prominently in many of these rumors in their quest to find another starting pitcher. The problem was that baseball’s General Managers all appear to be proponents of gun control laws as none of them have been willing to pull the trigger on any deal.