the Garza/Rizzo trade speculation doesn't/didn't make sense to me. the Padres just traded away Latos, why would they now want to trade for a pitcher making more money and not as good? trading Rizzo is fine, but if you're building for the future rather than now I would think you should be trading for prospects.
maybe Garza is someone the Padres would be hope to get compensation pick if/when he signs elsewhere as a free agent?
the Diamonbacks signed Jason Kubel.
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Diamondbacks have signed Jason Kubel to a two-year deal.
According to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman, the two-year contract is worth $15 million and also carries an option for 2014. Kubel drew only mild free agent interest this winter after batting .273/.332/.434 with 12 homers and 58 RBI over 401 plate appearances in 2011 for the Twins. He's expected to see regular playing time in left field for the Snakes next season, pushing Gerardo Parra to the role of fourth outfielder.
he could have some nice numbers playing in Arizona.