The Arizona Diamondbacks recorded their third straight year without a losing season with a 81-81 record for second place in the National League West and nine games out of the Wild Card picture.
A lack in offensive production saw the Diamondbacks make a splash in free agency with a three-team trade, which starter Tyler Skaggs and outfielder were sent to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and Chicago White Sox, respectively and outfielder Mark Trumbo was sent to Arizona from Anaheim. The Diamondbacks were also involved in another three-team trade with the Cincinnati Reds and Tampa Bay Rays to acquire prospects and get rid of Heath Bell as their closer. The final player acquisitions were signing free agent starting pitcher Bronson Arroy and another trade with the White Sox, which they sent third-base prospect Matt Davidson for closer Addison Reed.
Diamondbacks @ Cubs April 21-22-23-24
Cubs @ Diamondbacks July 18-19-20
Note: The April 23 game is when the Cubs will celebrate Wrigley Field’s 100th anniversary.