NL West Star Influx: Impact on Diamondbacks

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San Diego Padres acquire Dylan Cease, 2022 Cy Young runner-up, from the Chicago White Sox via trade.

Cease Acquisition

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Torey Lovullo, Diamondbacks' manager, comments on the influx of stars into the NL West, jokingly expressing frustration.

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Lovullo's Commentary

Notable additions to the NL West include Tyler Glasnow, Shohei Ohtani, Yoshinobu Yamamoto, Matt Chapman, Jorge Soler, and now Dylan Cease.

NL West Stars

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Despite jesting about the competition, Lovullo acknowledges the strength of the division with star acquisitions.

Diamondbacks' Success

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The Diamondbacks have had a successful offseason, adding Eduardo Rodriguez, Eugenio Suarez, and Joc Pederson to their roster.

Offseason Additions

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MLB's new blended schedule reduces divisional matchups, benefiting teams like the Diamondbacks who face rivals fewer times.

Blended Schedule

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With the blend, Diamondbacks will play each divisional rival only 13 times, down from 20+ matchups in previous seasons.

Reduced Divisional Matchups

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