Nothing imminent on trade front for D-backs

Nothing imminent on trade front for D-backs

SAN DIEGO -- It's a good thing Jerry Dipoto has unlimited minutes on his cell phone plan, because the D-backs' interim GM has spent plenty of time with it attached to his ear this month in advance of the July 31 Trade Deadline.

"It's been a canvassing, finding out where other teams are at," he said. "Obviously, we've exchanged a lot of rhetoric. I don't think anybody is really in a deal-making mode yet. We've been very open in discussing with teams what we'd be interested in doing."

Other than the deal that sent Cliff Lee from Seattle to Texas, there have not been any other major moves.

"I guarantee you it will change," Dipoto said. "You'll see action as it gets down to [the Deadline]. Cliff Lee was the first domino. Now where the market goes from here I'm not sure. There are a lot of really good players that are available that are right now and availability is a relative term. They are available, if, and there's always an if."

Dipoto took over after GM Josh Byrnes was dismissed on July 1.

"I was aware of where he left off with most teams, and since the switch, we've been in contact with each of the clubs and they understand what our position is and they understand us," Dipoto said.

While they will listen to offers on virtually any player on their roster, the D-backs do not appear to believe they need to make wholesale changes, preferring to tinker around the edges. Even ace Dan Haren is available, though the D-backs would need to get an awful lot in return so a deal involving him seems unlikely.

"We'll keep on carving through it," Dipoto said. "But we have nothing imminent right now."