I'm a gambling man.
If the team traded, moved, DFA'd Shawn Green, Eric Byrnes, Counsell/Hudson, Batista and Gonzo. In addition they got another starter that can put up an ERA of 3-4.
They put this line up as the every day starters.
1b Conor Jackson
SS Stephen Drew
3b Chad Tracy
LF Scott Hairston
CF Chris Young
Rf Carlos Quentin
C Johnny Estrada/Chris Snyder
The rookies will play exceptional defense, and will hit with some ferocity... Webb will be his usual self. Enrique Gonzales, Micah Owings, Edgar Gonzales, Juan Cruz, Dustin Nippert, and pitcher X... out of these players, a solid rotation will form, and one of those will emerge as a solid number 2 starters.
I'm saying if the diamondbacks did this today. If they did this year. If they sold of all veterans, it wouldn't be them giving up on the season... they would be building for a run THIS YEAR. They'll win the division, and they'll actually be a legitimate threat for the WS title....
And I think Josh Byrnes plan is pretty much the one I've just laid out. If he doesn't sell the Vets now, he's an idiot. There's a reason why the Sidewinders are the best team in the PCL. All the Scouts and stats can't be wrong about these guys. The writing is on the wall.