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Sean Testerman

Scoping a Potential Offseason Trade Market for Goldy

What teams might be interested in Goldy for 2019?

There has been a lot of speculation about what the Arizona Diamondbacks should do about Paul Goldschmidt for 2019 as Goldy becomes a free agent in 2020. At this time, the team has not ruled out a rebuild with Bob Nightengale reporting that the team will “listen” to offers on Goldy:

The Arizona #Dbacks could be the most popular team this winter among GMs with the Dbacks expect to strip down the team and rebuild, with virtually everyone...

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Ranking the Diamondbacks' 10 best trade candidates as MLB Hot Stove approaches

The D-Backs could listen to offers for Paul Goldschmidt, but he's not their only interesting candidate

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The SnakePit Staff

Predictions and reality: How did the SnakePit stack up?

Time to see where we went wrong - or right! - peering into our crystal baseballs...

At the end of March, we called up the writers to come up with an exact figure for the number of D-backs wins this season. They responded. The average estimate came in at 89.8 wins. The 2018 D-backs came up just a bit short of that. :( This year, no-one nailed the actual 82-win result, but one of the current writers did peg the 81-83 range, in which the final tally occupied the middle spot. There were a total...

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edbigghead

Monday Memes: Hate, Hate, Hate, Hate!

Hate on the ALCS or NLCS team/player you want to see lose it all!

Welcome to the latest edition of Monday memes. What I propose you do is post some hateful, mean-spirited and trash talking memes about the 2018 ALCS or NLCS TEAM OF PLAYER YOU HATE the most! You hate Boston? Post some hate memes about the Redsox etc etc. You hate that juicer Ryan Braun? Crap on Ryan Braun in this thread, right now. Get the hate out, let the hate flow, hate hate hate!

To get things started, FTD!

My neck,...

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Could Yankees be trade fit for Paul Goldschmidt?

One of the best first basemen in baseball is expected to hit the trade market this winter, as the Arizona Diamondbacks are reportedly willing to trade slugger Paul Goldschmidt. While many top teams are already set the position, the New York Yankees are a team that could potentially make room for him. As it stands, the Yankees will have two players — Luke Voit and Greg Bird — competing for their starting first base job heading into 2019. However, ESPN’s Buster Olney speculates that they...

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Jim McLennan

Diamondbacks Free-agent Discussion, #4: Jake Diekman

Based on his ERA for us, Diekman won’t be missed. But let’s dig deeper.

If Jake Diekman has pitched his last game for Arizona, his performance will put him in pretty elite company. Just not in a good way. For his 7.53 ERA ranks third all time among Diamondbacks’ pitchers with more than twenty appearances for the club, behind Eddie Oropesa (7.59 in 2002-03) and Javier Lopez, who somehow managed to make 29 appearances for Arizona in 2005, despite a 9.42 ERA. A trade-deadline acquisition...

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Charlie Gebow

LCS Open Thread: Shippin’ Up To Boston

Whoaaaaaaa

ALCS GAME 1
ASTROS AT RED SOX
GERRIT COLE (15-5 2.88 ERA) VS DAVID PRICE (16-7 3.58 ERA)
4:00 PM, TBS
ASTROS LEAD 1-0

Are we headed towards Astros-Dodgers II: Oh God This Shit Again? It would be premature to say so even if yesterday’s results came closer to making that a reality. On the other hand: Yes, yes it will be, we will eventually fall into this singularity and nobody will be saved. This is all your fault, society. Somehow.

You may wonder about the photo choice I use for...

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Keegan Thompson

Snake Bytes 10/14: Late Blasts

NLCS takes a breather with game two of the ALCS scheduled for this afternoon.

Diamondbacks [Not] News

[Cubbies Crib] Chicago Cubs: If Arizona Diamondbacks are selling, I want Archie Bradley - he Arizona Diamondbacks are contemplating a full rebuild. If that comes to fruition, the Chicago Cubs could shore up the bullpen via trade. After a monumental second-half collapse, the Arizona Diamondbacks are taking a good, long hard look in the mirror. And, according to multiple reports, the team is...

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Yankees expected to go after Patrick Corbin in free agency

It’s “expected” that the Yankees will go after left-hander Patrick Corbin in free agency, sources tell Jon Heyman of Fancred. It’s notable but not surprising that the Yankees may pursue Corbin, as they’re in need of quality starters and he’ll be among the best on the open market. Further, the Bombers attempted to acquire Corbin last winter, and the New York state native explained to Bob Nightengale of USA Today in April that the rumors “excited” his Yankees-loving family....

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Jim McLennan

Diamondbacks Free-agent Discussion, #3: Daniel Descalso

Does the Diamondbacks’ engine need a new clutch? Hohoho...

By one metric, Daniel Descalso was runner-up to Paul Goldschmidt for Team MVP this year. That metric is Win Probability: for, despite having only 349 at-bats this year, Descalso accumulated +255% of win probability. Goldschmidt (+398%), David Peralta (+206%) and A.J. Pollock (+86%) were the only other position players to reach even +5%, which gives you some indication of how crucial Descalso was. By Fangraph’s clutch metric,...

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Charlie Gebow

LCS Open Thread: Saturday Doubleheader

NLCS GAME 2
DODGERS AT BREWERS
HYUN-JIN RYU (7-3 1.97 ERA) VS WADE MILEY (5-2 2.57 ERA)
1:00 PM, FOX
BREWERS LEAD 1-0

Last night’s game was more intense than it should have been, but the Brewers eventually prevailed. I can’t help but wonder that their bullpen usage is going to explode in a bad way sometime in these playoffs. So long as it’s in the World Series, I’m cool with it.

In Dodgerland, one of their many crumodgeonly beat writers, Dylan O. Hernandez who may have been the guy who...

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James Attwood

Snake Bytes 10/13: That’s Going to Leave a Mark

Game 1 of the NLCS did not go the way Los Angeles scripted it.

Los Angeles 5, Milwaukee 6

The Dodgers sent Clayton Kershaw to the mound to start the NLCS in Milwaukee. Then Manny Machado led off the second inning with a solo home run to start the scoring. Things appeared to be going the way the Dodgers had scripted the game. Bu then the wheels fell off for Los Angeles. The Brewers scored two in the third inning, including a home run by relief pitcher, Bob Woodruff off of Kershaw. They kept...

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Jack Sommers

First Live Looks at Jon Duplantier

Diamondbacks #1 prospect makes his Arizona Fall League Debut

The Arizona Fall League continues to be a treasure and a joy for baseball purists. If you live in Arizona and have never been to an AZFL game, you are missing a golden opportunity to see dozens of ballplayers who will be making their MLB Debut in the next year or two in a pure, intimate baseball environment. Tickets are just $9, parking is usually free, concessions are just the basics, (Hot Dogs, Pretzels, Nachos and a soda...

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Charlie Gebow

NLCS Game 1 Open Thread

The Dodgers have the Brewers on tap. Get it? On tap? It’s a pun. Let me draw you a diagram...

NLCS GAME 1
DODGERS AT BREWERS
CLAYTON KERSHAW (9-5 2.73 ERA) VS GIO GONZALEZ (10-11,4.21 ERA)
5:00 PM, FOX SPORTS ONE

I think the rooting interests of this site’s readership are pretty clear in this series, unless you’re really mad about 2011 still. Which, I get, but taking drugs to gain a competitive edge isn’t the worst crime of Ryan Braun’s career. These shirt designs are:

It’s...

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edbigghead

Poll: Should the D-backs hire Chili Davis as hitting coach?

D-backs need a hitting coach, Chili needs a job.

Well it happened (Oct 1st). The D-backs fired hitting coach Dave Magadan after 3 seasons. The D-backs 2018 2nd half offensive collapse and 1st half inconsistencies, especially with Lord Goldy, practically sealed Magadan’s fate. We all called for his head and his head was presented to us in a ceremony so exclusive no one showed up. Take a look at this article from Sept 20th in which Magadan essentially blamed the batters for their...

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Diamondbacks Press Release

Arizona Diamondbacks to switch to synthetic grass at Chase Field

The Arizona Diamondbacks will install state-of-the-art synthetic grass at Chase Field in partnership with Shaw Sports Turf.

“Our Baseball Operations staff has completed extensive research, including site visits and player testing and we are all in agreement that this is the best decision for our franchise,” said D-backs President & CEO Derrick Hall. “Research has shown the performance and health benefits associated with playing on this surface that did not previously exist, which...

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Derrick Hall: Diamondbacks will ditch grass for synthetic turf field

Diamondbacks CEO and president Derrick Hall looked for answers over the past decade, hoping to find a solution to one of the MLB team’s biggest challenges: growing grass in a desert climate and a roofed Chase Field. Finally, with technology allowing, the D-backs will ditch their grass field and install a synthetic turf field, joining the Toronto Blue Jays and Tampa Bay Rays as the third MLB team to make the move. “I’m a purist, I’m a traditionalist. This is something that I would say...

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Jim McLennan

Snake Bytes, 10/12: Enter the NLDS

The National League Division Series starts tonight, as the Brewers take on the Dodgers.

Team news

[The Athletic] Ranking the Diamondbacks’ trade chips - 1. LHP Robbie Ray. The 27-year-old Ray has many things going for him that make him the most valuable trade piece the Diamondbacks have. He’s young, he has two years of control remaining, he throws 95 mph from the left side and he’s a starting pitcher who has performed at an elite level. Ray’s 2018 season was a step back, but he...

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Jim McLennan

Diamondbacks Free-agent Discussion, #2: Randall Delgado

Another veteran arm will be hitting the market this winter. Though he’s not THAT old.

It’s easy to forget, considering how long he has been around the D-backs, but Randall Delgado is still only aged 28. He’s a child of the nineties and about four months older than, say, Andrew Chafin. But Randall made his MLB debut back in 2011. At that time, he was a starter for the Atlanta Braves, coming to the D-backs in January 2013, as part of the Justin Upton trade. He has completed six seasons...

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Report: Yankees expected to target All-Star Patrick Corbin in free agency

The New York Yankees are coming off their first 100-win season since all the way back in 2009, the last time this organization hoisted the World Series trophy. Unfortunately, said season came to an abrupt conclusion against the division-rival Boston Red Sox in the ALDS. Among the many losers in that series, New York’s starting pitchers failed on the game’s grandest of stages. This has led to speculation that the big-market team will target a top-end pitcher in free agency. According to...

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