Former NY Mets outfielder Tommy Pham will fade along with the Diamondbacks
The trade deadline the Arizona Diamondbacks had was a weird one. They sold longtime free agent Mets fan favorite Andrew Chafin to the Milwaukee Brewers but also added outfielder Tommy Pham to the roster. They kind of bought and sold in a season where they probably should’ve done a light buy or look to acquire some more controllable pieces. Whatever. That’s their problem.
After holding the NL West lead for much of the year, the Diamondbacks have faded in the last month or so. Losing a couple of games to the Mets definitely played a factor.
Pham has now been involved in two straight curious deadline moves in back-to-back years. If you recall, the Cincinnati Reds traded him to the Boston Red Sox in 2022. They were big sellers. At least the Diamondbacks are trying to compete, somewhat.
The Diamondbacks have as much of a chance as the Marlins at making the playoffs which isn’t so great if you believe in teams like the San Francisco Giants, Philadelphia Phillies, and the Cincinnati Reds or Milwaukee Brewers depending on who you think takes the NL Central.
Arizona didn’t do a whole lot to get better at the deadline. Pham, about to enter free agency again this winter, can at least continue to raise his free agent stock.