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Keegan Thompson

Arizona Diamondbacks All Time Top 50: #2, Paul Goldschmidt

The franchise cornerstone. The chosen one. The golden son.

Avg ranking (high/low/most common): 2.71 (1/6/2) Seasons: 2011-Present Stats with Arizona: 934 games, .299/.399/.532, 146 OPS+, 144 wRC+, 34.8 bWAR, 31.6 fWAR Best season: 2015- 159 games, .321/.435/.570, 168 OPS+, 163 wRC+, 8.8 bWAR, 7.3 fWAR

Paul Goldschmidt is the greatest position player to ever put on a Diamondbacks uniform.

The end.

For the sake of not being called into the Snake Pit office, let’s expand on that assertion...

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Michael McDermott

How the Chris Owings outfield experiment could work out for the Diamondbacks

With the Diamondbacks short on outfield depth, one of their better solutions could be to convert Owings to a full time outfielder role.

The Diamondbacks are a bit short on outfield depth currently and the front office is currently working on that. I still think adding a bat like J.D. Martinez is a long-shot proposition for the Diamondbacks, so the team will likely be looking elsewhere. The team could try adding Carlos Gonzalez or Jarrod Dyson in free agency, but in the event nothing...

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Michael McDermott

Rays designate OF Corey Dickerson for assignment, the Diamondbacks should inquire about getting him

The Rays made a stunning move last night, designating one of their more productive players for assignment after swinging a trade earlier that day.

The Tampa Bay Rays made a couple significant moves, dealing away pitcher Jake Odorizzi to the Minnesota Twins and trading for Los Angeles Angels 1B C.J. Cron. For the Cron move, the Rays opened up a 40-man roster by designating outfielder Corey Dickerson for assignment. Dickerson was scheduled to earn $5.95M after defeating the Rays in arbitration...

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Keegan Thompson

Arizona Diamondbacks Fan Fest Recap

This report brought to you by a cancelled appointment at my barbershop.

In full disclosure, I was not intending on being in attendance at today’s Fan Fest at Salt River Fields, but when my barber unfortunately cancelled today after coming down with the flu I figured that I should make good use of my time. Besides, one can only sit on the couch and continue to watch various forms of skiing in the Winter Olympics for so long before succumbing to boredom. My girlfriend and I decided an hour...

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Arizona Diamondbacks All-Time Top 50: #3, Luis Gonzalez

Luis Gonzalez is Hall-of-Fame worthy.

Avg ranking (high/low/most common): 3.44 (1/12/2) Seasons: 1990-2008 Stats: 2591 games, .283/.367/.479 = .845 OPS, 119 OPS+, 51.5 bWAR Best season: 2001 – 162 Games, .325/.429/.688 = 1.117 OPS, 174 OPS+, 7.9 WAR

Luis Gonzalez is awesome. His feats of prowess are many. Gonzo has displayed his awesomeness in opportunities that rarely occur in most lifetimes. I will talk about those later. First, let’s talk about a rare opportunity that...

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Wife, teammates inspire D-backs' Herrmann

Recently, Chris Herrmann walked into the D-backs' clubhouse carrying his 4-month-old son, Crew. It was the first time the catcher's teammates got a chance to see Herrmann's young son, and it was a moment the catcher will not forget.

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Diamondbacks Press Release

Arizona Diamondbacks 2018 Promotional Schedule announced

Featuring 20th anniversary giveaways, and some other stuff...

The Arizona Diamondbacks announced the 2018 promotional schedule, highlighted by Archie Bradley Audio Bobblehead, Sugar Skull T-shirt, Star Wars Paul Solo Bobblehead, Father’s Day Hawaiian Shirt and Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular. D-backs mini-plans go on sale tomorrow exclusively at Fan Fest and will be available online at dbacks.com/miniplan starting on Sunday, Feb. 18. Eight game mini-plans start at $136 and allows...

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Sean Testerman

Diamondbacks All-Time Top 50: #4, Brandon Webb

This Beer’s For You, Webby.

Avg ranking (high/low/most common): 4.41 (2/10/4) Seasons: 2003-2009 Stats: 199 games (198 GS), 1319.2 IP, 3.27 ERA, 142 ERA+, 33.3 bWAR, 29.7 fWAR Best Season (1): 2006 - 34 games, 235.0 IP, 3.01 ERA, 152 ERA+, 7.0 bWAR, Won Cy Young Award Best Season (2): 2007 - 34 games, 236.1 IP, 3.10 ERA, 158 ERA+, 6.4 bWAR, Second-place Cy Young Award

Okay, so I cheated. I picked two seasons for Brandon Webb. But how do I pick between those two seasons when they are so...

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Humidor effects could boost Ray to star status

Robbie Ray had a fantastic season in 2017, despite allowing the highest hard-hit rate of any starter. With a humidor coming to Arizona in 2018, how much could he be helped?

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Jim McLennan

Arizona Diamondbacks re-sign Jorge De La Rosa

Well, that explains the empty locker between #27 and #30...

A late new arrival at Salt River Fields, with the return of left-handed relief pitcher Jorge De La Rosa to the Diamondbacks’ camp. He appears to have signed a minor-league deal, and will join the competitors for a spot out of the bullpen. De La Rosa was a very active part of the 2017 relief corps, with his 65 appearances trailing only Andrew Chafin’s 71. He put up a 4.21 ERA over 51.1 innings, with a K:BB ratio of 45:21. He was...

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D-backs to celebrate 20th anniversary in 2018

The Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks, @LosDbacks) will celebrate their 20th anniversary all season long with a series of events and online opportunities that will allow fans to look back at the franchise's first 20 years while focusing on the next generation of fans and players. An online vote to determine the D-backs All-Time Team launched today at dbacks.com/20

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Report: D-backs, Jorge De La Rosa agree to minor league deal

Left-hander Jorge De La Rosa appeared in the Diamondbacks clubhouse this morning, per multiple reporters at their spring facility in Arizona, indicating that the two sides had likely agreed to a reunion. Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic tweets that the D-backs have indeed worked out a minor league pact with De La Rosa to bring him back to the organization. He’s represented by TWC Sports.De La Rosa, 37 in April, spent his first full season as a reliever with the D-backs in 2017,...

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Jim McLennan

Snake Bytes, 2/16: Spring in the air

It. Has. BEGUN...

Team news

Let’s start with 13 more minutes of pitcher bullpens, shall we?

Zack Greinke, Yoshihisa Hirano + more toss their first bullpens of #DbacksSpring. https://t.co/T4gLIGJmgS

— Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) February 15, 2018

There. That was pleasing.

[AZ Central] Tomas not assured of starting job - “I think a corner outfield spot is available, and how we fill that and who starts and who plays is going to be up for grabs,” Lovullo said... That said, it’s...

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Greinke would gladly welcome Martinez back

D-backs general manager Mike Hazen offered no update on the team's quest to re-sign J.D. Martinez, but staff ace Zack Greinke likes the idea of the outfielder's return.

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Greinke wary of humidor's effect at Chase Field

Diamondbacks starter Zack Greinke wasn't ready to fully embrace the humidor and its potential effect on Arizona's home games, saying, "I've got to see" whether it'll make Chase Field less hitter-friendly.

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Jim McLennan

Diamondbacks All-Time Top 50: #5, Curt Schilling

No player proved quite as divisive as Curt Schilling in our poll.

Avg ranking (high/low/most common): 7.32 (2/50/5) Seasons: 2000-2003 Stats: 108 games, 781.2 IP, 3.14 ERA, 148 ERA+, 26.0 bWAR Best season: 2001 - 35 games, 256.2 IP, 2.98 ERA, 157 ERA+, 8.8 bWAR

“It’s all about preparation-execution-belief. I do more preparation on game day than anyone else. More than anything it’s the reason for my success. Whether it’s true or not, it’s what I believe... It’s all about...

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Greinke taking faster approach this spring

Diamondbacks right-hander Zack Greinke has been told by the team that he's allowed to set his own pace in Spring Training.

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Jim McLennan

Diamondbacks reveal 20th anniversary patch and celebrations

This year marks two decades since the franchise started in 1998.

Here’s the full version, with an explanation of the various elements:

The patch will be worn on team caps, jerseys, etc and the plan is also to have it on balls used at Chase Field this year. Generally, reaction so far on social media seems to have been positive, though I did see one comment - which makes sense - that the large 20 in the middle is redundant, due the “20th anniversary” below it, and the patch would have...

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Michael McDermott

Diamondbacks Prospects 26-30

Starting off the list of my Top 30 organizational prospects.

Spring Training has started, which means it’s time to reveal my Top 30 organizational prospect list. I’ll start with a reverse countdown in groups of 5, which means there will be 6 total posts. Most evaulators have a consensus on the top prospects in the organization, although I’m all for talking about some of the lesser known guys in the organization that might have an MLB future. The Diamondbacks farm is nowhere near the...

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Jim McLennan

2018 SnakePit Hall of Fame elect Jones, Rodriguez + Martinez

But Jim Thome and Trevor Hoffman missed out, and will get into Cooperstown before here.

SnakePit Hall of Fame Inductees 2015 - Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez 2016 - Ken Griffey Jr. 2017 - Jeff Bagwell, Craig Biggio, Vladimir Guerrero, Mike Piazza, Curt Schilling, John Smoltz 2018 - Chipper Jones, Ivan Rodriguez, Edgar Martinez The results

There were 41 ballots cast, one more than last year - in a spirit of inclusiveness, I did not apply the “SnakePit members only rule” to this...

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