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April 7, 2014

What You Need to Know

Weekend Wrap-Up

by Daniel Rathman


The Weekend Takeaway
Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers was chided for his acquisition of Mark Trumbo in a three-team deal last December. Our own R.J. Anderson and most others who summed up the trade with the Angels and White Sox saw the addition of Trumbo at the expense of Adam Eaton and Tyler Skaggs as another example of Towers getting “$0.75 on the dollar.”

Eaton showed off his defensive acumen in center field with this play on Thursday and is batting atop the White Sox order. Skaggs held the Astros to an unearned run over eight innings on Friday. But one week in, Towers’ end of the barter is looking pretty darn good.

Trumbo cemented his spot in every 2014 blooper reel with this outfield adventure in the opener in Australia, but he homered in game two, went 3-for-5 in the Diamondbacks’ first stateside contest, and—after a two-game rut—is flexing his muscles on a daily basis. The left fielder went yard on Thursday in Arizona’s series finale against the Giants and then took full advantage of Coors Field over the weekend, clubbing one ball over the fence in each of the three games.

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