Diamondbacks Rumors: Hill, Hellickson, Reed on Move?


The 2015 Major League Baseball season is already half way over. Crazy to think how fast the season comes and goes. The biggest part of the middle of the season, outside of the All-Star Game, is the trade deadline which is on July 31. Will the Diamondbacks, who currently sit at 42-45 and just five games back in the Wild Card be “buyers” or “sellers”?

According to Jon Heyman, writer for CBSSports.com, the Diamondbacks will most likely be sellers at the trade deadline.

"They are guarding against quick fixes, which is probably the smart way to go… Among the available are Aaron Hill, Jeremy Hellickson and Addison Reed, and they’ve gotten some interest in all three"

Heyman has also listed the Diamondbacks as the 23rd overall team to be buyers at the deadline. Heyman notes that the Diamondbacks would likely be looking to bolster their starting rotation. I mean, Opening Day starter Josh Collmenter has performed so poorly that he now resides in the bullpen. Ouch.

A pair of guys that Heyman notes that the Diamondbacks could go after that could be on the move in the next couple weeks were Tyson Ross and Andrew Cashner.

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  • Multiple San Diego Padres were hinted at being moved in Heyman’s article, but I truly think that if San Diego comes out hot from the All-Star Break that they won’t be breaking up the roster so fast.

    When it comes down to Hill, Hellickson, and Reed however, Hellickson seems to have the most value at this point as he currently leads the Diamondbacks in wins (6) and second on the staff in strikeouts (80).

    Reed has been moved down to Triple-A after his struggles in a Diamondbacks uniform have continued for a second consecutive year. He was 2-2 with three saves (two blown saves) over 24.1 innings with a 5.92 ERA in 25 appearances with the Diamondbacks. With Triple-A Reno he has a 1-1 record with four saves and a 2.45 ERA in eight appearances.

    Hill currently holds a .211/.279/.317 slash line with four HRs and 22 RBIs in 67 games. The 10-year veteran from LSU is having his worst season in his career, but still holds value with the ability to play second base, third base, and short stop. There will definitely be some contenders looking for a utility infielder to add to their bench down the stretch run and Hill could very well have his name called in these sweepstakes.