The D’backs have traded reliever Tony Pena to the White Sox for Carlos Quentin a AA/AAA first baseman named Brandon Allen.
This is presumably to fill the D’backs glaring need at the first base position. Right now they only have Tony Clark, Mark Reynolds, Josh Whitesell (up and down between AAA and majors), Chad Tracy, and bubonic plague victim Conor Jackson. What’s wrong Greg Colbrunn wasn’t available?
At least with Pena gone the D’backs’ 8th inning ERA will probably go from approximately 17.10 to 10.10. So they got that going for them. A little addition by subtraction. That is what it has come to in this town.