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Game 3 of World Series to no longer feature dual of former Diamondbacks

Game 3 of the World Series between the Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals was set up to be a perfect storm for Arizona fans. Former Diamondback pitchers Zack Greinke (Houston) and Patrick Corbin (Washington) are both the No. 3 starters on their current teams and were expected to square off on the biggest stage in the sport. But around the fifth inning of Game 1, Corbin began to throw in the Nationals’ bullpen. Perhaps it was his day to throw to keep his arm fresh, but he was put...

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Jim McLennan

Post-season Gameday Thread, #19: Stras-mas in the World Series

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After a shocking upset last night, the Nationals seek to extend their lead further in Houston.

5:07 pm - Nationals @ Astros (1-0)

Today's Lineups Trea Turner - SS George Springer - CF Adam Eaton - RF Jose Altuve - 2B Anthony Rendon - 3B Michael Brantley - LF Juan Soto - LF Alex Bregman - 3B Howie Kendrick - DH Yuli Gurriel - 1B Asdrubal Cabrera - 2B Yordan Alvarez - DH Ryan Zimmerman - 1B Carlos Correa - SS Kurt Suzuki - C Robinson Chirinos - C Victor...

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Jim McLennan

2020 Diamondbacks decisions: Wilmer Flores

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Should the team exercise the option on Flores’s services for 2020?

As the 2019 season draws to a close, with the World Series under way, the team will have to start making some decisions. Should they look to re-sign some of their impending free agents? What arbitration eligible players deserve to be tendered contracts? But the first order of business is to decide what happens to the players for whom there are team options on their 2020 services. Whenever...

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James Attwood

Snake Bytes 10/23: Nats Win Game 1 Stunner

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Down 2-0 to Gerrit Cole and the Astros, the Washington Nationals hung five earned runs on the ace to steal Game 1 in Houston.

Washington 5, Houston 4

The Astros jumped out to a two-run first-inning lead. With Gerrit Cole on the mound for Houston, things did not look bright for the Nationals. However, Max Scherzer stopped the bleeding there, pitching four scoreless innings. Meanwhile the Astros chipped away with solo tallies in the second and fourth before...

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Jim McLennan

Post-season Gameday Thread, #18: A Dodger-free World Series begins

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We can sit back and enjoy this one.

5:08 pm - Nationals @ Houston (0-0)

Today's Lineups Trea Turner - SS George Springer - CF Adam Eaton - RF Jose Altuve - 2B Anthony Rendon - 3B Michael Brantley - LF Juan Soto - LF Alex Bregman - 3B Howie Kendrick - DH Yuli Gurriel - 1B Asdrubal Cabrera - 2B Carlos Correa - SS Ryan Zimmerman - 1B Yordan Alvarez - DH Kurt Suzuki - C Martin Maldonado - C Victor Robles - CF Josh Reddick - RF

Plus, of course, the...

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Jack Sommers

World Series Game 1 Matchups: We’ve got the Power !

Gerrit Cole and Max Scherzer Square Off in Game 1 of 2019 World Series | USA Today Sports

How do the Astros and Nationals matchup against Power Pitchers ?

In Game 1 of the 2019 World Series we will see Max Scherzer face off against Gerrit Cole. These two guys are the very epitome of “Power Pitchers”, and as baseball fans we could be in for a treat.

Baseball-reference.com has an interesting split in their split pages showing the breakdown of hitters performance against “Power...

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Diamondbacks' season reflected in former players still in postseason

The Diamondbacks surprisingly hung around the wild-card race until mid-September this season, despite shedding the faces of their franchise over the course of the six months previous. The postseason has been a who’s who of important D-backs of the last half decade, as Patrick Corbin has taken out the rest of the D-backs former talent core, starting with A.J. Pollock and the Dodgers and Paul Goldschmidt and the Cardinals.  He’ll take his best shot at Zack Greinke and the Astros in game 3...

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Jim McLennan

2018 D-backs vs. 2019 D-backs: Pitchers we kept

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We saw how Arizona’s position players improved this year. Did the same apply to the pitching staff?

tl;dr to the above question. No. While the D-backs got strong improvements from a number of their position players, most notably Ketel Marte, the same cannot be said for the pitching staff. Perhaps this is why the team chose to part ways with Mike Butcher a couple of weeks ago? Even though Arizona was still slightly above the NL median in terms of...

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Diamondbacks' season reflected in postseason

The Diamondbacks surprisingly hung around the wild-card race until mid-September this season, despite shedding the faces of their franchise over the course of the six months previous. The postseason has been a who’s who of important D-backs of the last half decade, as Patrick Corbin has taken out the rest of the D-backs former talent core, starting with A.J. Pollock and the Dodgers and Paul Goldschmidt and the Cardinals.  He’ll take his best shot at Zack Greinke and the Astros in game 3...

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Jack Sommers

Diamondbacks Player Comparables: The Infield

Kevin Sousa-USA TODAY Sports

How do some of the Diamondbacks Players compare to players who proceeded them?

Comparing players to those who have come before them is an age old baseball tradition and evaluation method to project how players might ultimately turn out at the Major League level. Traditional scouting has always likened an individual player to players that have proceeded them. A lot of times that was based on body type, or the mechanics of how they ran, threw, or swung the bat....

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Keegan Thompson

Snake Bytes 10/20: Two Remain

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The Houston Astros advanced to the World Series last night and will face the Washington Nationals. It might be one of the best World Series starting rotation matchups of all time.

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[CBS Sports] Astros vs. Nationals World Series schedule, results: MLB playoffs live stream, TV channel, start times - The powerhouse Houston Astros will face the surprising Washington Nationals in the 2019 World Series. This year’s Fall Classic kicks off Tuesday...

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Jim McLennan

Post-season Gameday Thread, #18: Not dead yet

The Yankees staved off elimination last night. But can they do it twice more - and on the road?

5:08 pm - Yankees @ Astros (2-3)

Today's Lineups DJ LeMahieu - 1B George Springer - CF Aaron Judge - RF Jose Altuve - 2B Gleyber Torres - 2B Michael Brantley - LF Aaron Hicks - CF Alex Bregman - 3B Edwin Encarnacion - DH Yuli Gurriel - 1B Didi Gregorius - SS Carlos Correa - SS Gary Sanchez - C Yordan Alvarez - DH Gio Urshela - 3B Martin Maldonado - C Brett Gardner - LF Josh Reddick -...

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Jim McLennan

A far-too early Arizona Diamondbacks 2020 Opening Day roster: relief pitching

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Another year, another Opening Day closer for the D-backs...

The closer’s spot has been a revolving door for the Diamondbacks of late. Over the last eight seasons, we’ve seen seven different men lead the team in saves: in order, they were J.J. Putz, Heath Bell, Addison Reed, Brad Ziegler (in 2015-16, the only repeat closer), Fernando Rodney, Brad Boxberger and Archie Bradley. And the last-named only just pipped Greg Holland, by the odd save in...

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Watch: Luis Perdomo on HR in Fall League

D-backs prospect Geraldo Perdomo discusses his home run and comfort at the plate for the Salt River Rafters in the Arizona Fall League

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Jim McLennan

Post-season Gameday Thread, #17: Yankees Mayday

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We’re on the verge of an Astros-Nationals World Series. Will the Yankees’ fate be sealed in New York tonight?

4:08 pm - Astros @ Yankess (3-1) Today's Lineups George Springer - RF DJ LeMahieu - 1B Jose Altuve - 2B Aaron Judge - RF Michael Brantley - LF Gleyber Torres - 2B Alex Bregman - 3B Giancarlo Stanton - DH Yuli Gurriel - 1B Aaron Hicks - CF Carlos Correa - SS Gary Sanchez - C Yordan Alvarez - DH Didi Gregorius - SS Robinson Chirinos - C Gio...

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Jim McLennan

Rate the 2019 Diamondbacks

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45 players appeared for the team this year. Here’s your chance to tell us what you thought of them.

Once the World Series is out of the way, we’ll begin our regular review of the previous season, looking one by one at each of the players who appeared for the Diamondbacks. To establish the order in which we review them, there’s a poll below, where you can award a score of from one to ten to each player. I’ve also...

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Snake Bytes 10/18: Astros Look To Clinch

Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports

After taking the rain delayed Game 4 from the Yankees, the Astros find themselves one win away from another trip to the Fall Classic, and hand the ball off to their ageless ace

No Dbacks news today, which is not unexpected given the time of the year. However, I am going to leave this article here. Doesn’t specifically related to the Diamondbacks, but a lot of you are invested in this as well, and based off the findings of this study, maybe a little too...

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Jim McLennan

Post-season Gameday Thread, #16: Rain, rain go away...

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After a postponement due to the weather, the ALCS resumes in New York

5:08 pm - Astros @ Yankees (2-1)

Today's Lineups George Springer - CF DJ LeMahieu - 1B Jose Altuve - 2B Aaron Judge - RF Michael Brantley - LF Aaron Hicks - CF Alex Bregman - 3B Gleyber Torres - 2B Yuli Gurriel - 1B Edwin Encarnacion - DH Yordan Alvarez - DH Brett Gardner - LF Carlos Correa - SS Gary Sanchez - C Robinson Chirinos - C Gio Urshela - 3B Josh Reddick - RF Didi...

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Jim McLennan

Arizona Diamondbacks Fall League update

The playoffs aren’t the only professional baseball going on at this point.

The Arizona Fall League is currently taking place at a number of locations around the Phoenix area. It’s a little different this year, with the season having started considerably earlier. Indeed, it was under way more than a week before even the regular MLB season ended. The first game this year was September 18, three weeks earlier than the Opening Day in 2018, which was October 9th. As a result, the AFL is...

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edbigghead

Snake Bytes 10/17: Baseball is Back

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The truth is, it never left.

ALCS News:

Breaking down the ripple effects of the ALCS rain out.

This New York Post article lays out the different ways the Yankees and/or the Astros benefit or not from a postponed game 4. “On one hand, surely the Yankees should have spent another $200 million or whatever it would have cost to throw a retractable roof on their Stadium. On the other? Weather often becomes a fun part of postseason lore.”

Gincarlo Stanton...

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