The Diamondbacks have come to grips with the fact that they aren't very good, which means that it's selling time in Arizona:
"It's the middle of June and we're 10 games under .500, so I think there's a reality as far as the types of discussions we have had and will have with other clubs," Byrnes said . . .
. . . To this point, Byrnes has given no indication that he is planning a major overhaul. So, for now, if the team makes a move, look for it to be with one of the veterans who are in the final year of their contracts. Pitchers Doug Davis and Jon Garland fit that profile, as does second baseman Felipe Lopez. The club would certainly like to deal Chad Tracy if he is able to get back to being healthy and show the form he had the first couple of weeks of the season.
Davis is useful and is having a good season. Garland is useful, but not having a particularly good season. Still, both are the types of pitchers whose value historically peaks around the trade deadline for reasons that have more to do with the desperation of contenders than their inherent worth. I'm not smelling that same kind of desperation this year -- at least not yet -- but it's not inconceivable that the Dbacks could get something valuable for those guys.
Chad Tracy? He of the .203/.262/.373 line and the tender oblique? I have this feeling he's not going anywhere.