D-backs GM Dave Stewart spoke openly about pursuit of Aroldis Chapman
The Arizona Diamondbacks sit eight games back of the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers. That's not stopping them from inquiring on one of the top trade targets this deadline.
After a report stating that the D-backs were interested in acquiring Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman, GM Dave Stewart didn't back away when asked by reporters:
Stewart admitted that he doesn't know where the talks will lead, but the openness is certainly different from what is traditionally seen at this time of year.
On the season, Chapman sports a 1.73 ERA with an astounding 74 strikeouts in 41 2/3 innings pitched.
"...path and see where it takes us." #Dbacks Stewart said he did not know whether it was likely or unlikely that something would get done.— Steve Gilbert (@SteveGilbertMLB) July 28, 2015
#Dbacks Dave Stewart said the biggest key is he does not want to do anything that hurts the team in the future.— Steve Gilbert (@SteveGilbertMLB) July 28, 2015