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Report: Diamondbacks willing to listen to offers on Goldschmidt, Greinke

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This is potentially depressing news for Dbacks fans: Jon Heyman reports that the Diamondbacks are willing to “listen on anyone,” including Paul Goldschmidt and Zack Greinke.

The franchise is definitely at a turning point right now. Two of their biggest stars — A.J. Pollock and Patrick Corbin — are free agents, Goldschmidt going into his walk year and Greinke carries with him an extraordinarily large contract that, while palatable if the team is in playoff contention, makes no sense for a team looking to rebuild. Assuming the Dbacks are going to rebuild, anyway.

For what it’s worth, trading either of their G-men would be a tall order. Goldschmidt remains an MVP-caliber player and is only making $14.5 million in 2019, so he’d take quite a haul of prospects, even if it is his walk year. Greinke, in contrast, is set to make over $90 million over the next three years and would, without question, require the Dbacks to eat a healthy portion of his salary to unload him. If the Snakes are interested in getting prospects for him, sure, that’s an option, as a cheap Greinke would be pretty valuable to any number of teams. If the goal is cost savings, welp, good luck.

Report: Nathan Eovaldi drawing interest from at least nine teams

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Former Red Sox right-hander Nathan Eovaldi is up for grabs this offseason, and Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe says that as many as nine suitors are interested in bringing the righty aboard. While the Red Sox are eager to retain Eovaldi’s services after his lights-out performance during their recent postseason run, they’ll have to contend with the Brewers, Phillies, Braves, White Sox, Padres, Blue Jays, Giants, and Angels — all of whom are reportedly positioned to offer something for the starter this winter.

It wasn’t all smooth sailing for the 28-year-old in 2018, however. After losing his 2017 season to Tommy John surgery, he underwent an additional procedure to remove loose bodies from his right elbow in March and didn’t make his first appearance until the end of May. He was flipped for lefty reliever Jalen Beeks just prior to the trade deadline and finished his season with a combined 6-7 record in 21 starts, a 3.81 ERA, 1.6 BB/9, and 8.2 SO/9 through 111 innings.

Despite his numerous health issues over the last few years, Eovaldi raised his stock in October after becoming a major contributor during the Red Sox’ championship run. He contributed two quality starts in the ALDS and ALCS and returned in Games 1-3 of the World Series with three lights-out performances in relief — including a six-inning effort in the 18-inning marathon that was Game 3.

A frontrunner has yet to emerge for the righty this offseason, but Cafardo points out that the nine teams listed so far might just be the tip of the iceberg. Still, he won’t be the most sought-after starter on the market, as former Diamondbacks southpaw Patrick Corbin is expected to command an even bigger payday following his career-best 6.0-fWAR performance in 2018.