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The D-Train Is Pulling Into Phoenix

Dontrelle Willis used to be one of the best young pitchers in the game and he could be headed to the Diamondbacks to join another formerly great young ace - Brandon Webb. Remember him?

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AZ Snakepit is all over it:

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Willis is owed about $9 million for the balance of the season, but I doubt Arizona will be paying much of that. I'm sure the Tigers are listening to offers in an effort to get anything back for their investment. What that might be depends on the competition. Willis seems to have been slightly better this season, with "only" six walks/9 IP, but his ERA is still close to five -

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... and then Jim McLennan drops the hammer.

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the Diamondbacks are one of the few teams in the league for whom that level of performance would still count as a pitching upgrade.

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