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Can Arizona Compete in Revamped NL West?

The deadline has passed, and some new names appear in the NL West. Greg Maddux, Julio Lugo, Todd Walker, and Jeremy Affeldt all head west for the summer, but none wind up in a Diamondbacks uniform. How does a stagnant Arizona team stack up against its wheeling and dealing competition?

Versus the Rockies The Rockies traded Helton-blocked first baseman Ryan Shealy and reliever Scott Dohmann to Kansas City for pitchers Jeremy Affeldt and Denny Bautista. Dohmann and Bautista have been equally ineffective in their short major league careers, so they balance out in the equation.  On the surface, the rest of the deal makes sense for the Rockies, as they have Mr. Rockie Todd Helton... Recommended Stories

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