The one thing the D-backs are looking for is at least one starting pitcher. Arizona doesn't expect to be a player in the free-agent market and instead will aggressively try and use a trade to fill at least one spot in the rotation.
2007 finish: 90-72, first place, NL West; Lost in NLCS to Rockies
Deals so far: None
Players eligible for arbitration: RHP Juan Cruz, RHP Edgar Gonzalez, 2B Orlando Hudson, RHP Brandon Lyon, INF Augie Ojeda, C Chris Snyder, RHP Jose Valverde.
Free agents: 1B Tony Clark, INF Jeff Cirillo, RHP Livan Hernandez, RHP Bob Wickman.
Needs: Starting pitching. The D-backs have Brandon Webb, Doug Davis and Randy Johnson (if he's healthy) written into the rotation for 2008. Micah Owings is certainly a favorite to grab a spot based on his performance at times in 2007, which leaves Arizona with one or two spots to fill depending on Johnson's health.
Steve Gilbert is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.