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Fang Food: Chicken Funnel Cake Sandwich Revisited

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Let’s take a stroll down Fang Food memory lane and recreate some of the abominations I’ve eaten at Chase over the past five years!

In these dark times, we need some distraction. My specialty on the site has always been distractions, normally from crappy baseball, but I think my particular brand of distraction will work well in this situation. Over the years, I have subjected myself to many different “food” items at Chase Field, and most of them have been...

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James Attwood

Snake Bytes 4/4: A Shut-In Find

Stealing a page from Jim’s book, there will be a slight diversion through movie review territory.

One Future Ace for Each NL West Team

I don’t think that Zac Gallen’s appearance as representing the Diamondbacks on this list will surprise much of anyone.

All-Time ROY Team

So, what does your lineup look like if you populate the roster with ROY winners from throughout baseball history?

Unsurprisingly, there is little in the way of new baseball news for Saturday consumption. I suspect that...

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James Attwood

Snake Pit Sim Season: 4/3

FINAL SCORE: AZ 2 - CHC 9

It was an ugly day for the Diamondbacks in Chicago, both figuratively and in experience. After seven games in the comfort of Chase Field, the Diamondbacks traveled to the Windy City to take on the Cubs. The weather was abysmal, a stark reminder as to why the season spilling over into December simply is not a good idea. It was a right balmy 36 degrees with rain at game time. Get out the suntan oil!

Given some real life obligations that popped up today, I am not going...

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The top MLB units for 2020

Which teams boast the most impressive collections of talent at the plate, in the field or on the mound? Here is a look at the units that could define the 2020 MLB season (once it starts).

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Power Rankings Countdown: Can new additions help No. 22 Arizona Diamondbacks make noise in 2020?

The Diamondbacks added Madison Bumgarner and Starling Marte, but is it enough to make noise in the NL West? Dalton Del Don previews the team for 2020 fantasy.

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Power Rankings Countdown: Can new additions help No. 22 Arizona Diamondbacks make noise in 2020?

The Diamondbacks added Madison Bumgarner and Starling Marte, but is it enough to make noise in the NL West? Dalton Del Don previews the team for 2020 fantasy.

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Snake Bytes 4/3: How’s the isolation going, folks?

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In an alternate universe, the Diamondbacks are opening a series in Chicago today after starting the season with a perfect record

There continues to be a lack of news around the baseball world. With all transactions halted, and The Powers That Be awaiting decisions that are well outside their areas of expertise, not much is happening with the teams. The entire world is in a holding pattern, and baseball isn’t any different. There’s always...

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Long-coveted prospect Corbin Martin looking to 2021 debut with D'backs

Right-hander Corbin Martin, one of four players the Astros sent to Arizona in the Zack Greinke blockbuster, had been on the Diamondbacks’ radar for awhile, writes Zach Buchanan of The Athletic (subscription required). They’d first targeted him in the 2017 draft and again in trade talks with the ’Stros centered around Paul Goldschmidt — but Houston wasn’t keen on including him in such a deal. At the time, Martin was 22 and fresh off 122 innings of 2.51 ERA ball between Class-A...

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Jim McLennan

No All-Star Game in 2020?

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That’s the opinion of most respondents in this week’s SB Nation survey

Will there be an All-Star Game in 2020? Yes: 26% No: 74%

I’m in the minority here. I think we may well see an All-Star Game - but it’ll be as the effective start of the season, at the end of spring training v2.0. Quite where, or how, that might be, we’ll have to wait and see. But July 4 somewhere might be a nice date for which to aim. And if half of the teams are...

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World Series of Arizona Diamondbacks: 2006 @ 1999

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Here come the big guns, and two versions of Luis Gonzalez!

Preview:

The 1999 Diamondbacks were the best regular season team in franchise history. Their 100 wins, 102 Pythagorean wins, and +236 run differential easily pace the franchise index.

Cy Young Award winner, Franchise Icon, and Hall of Famer Randy Johnson will get the start in this game. Winning the first of four consecutive CY Awards, the big lefty lead the league...

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James Attwood

Snake Pit Sim Season: 4/1

Madison Bumgarner faces his old team in a Wednesday matinee at Chase.

It was a gorgeous day out today, allowing for the game to be played with the roof and panels open. Virtual Lovullo went back to his ‘A’ lineup for the matinee. With tomorrow being an off-day, fatigue should not become an issue.

1st Inning

Neither team managed to do anything in the first, both being retired in order.

SF 0 - AZ 0

2nd Inning

Wilmer Flores led things off for the Giants with a single. That brought up...

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Arizona Diamondbacks April confidence poll

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Welp.

February results

I managed to vague over the expected March poll, but I think events since then kinda make whatever happened in February seem insignificant. It’s amazing to look at the world now, and realize that three weeks yesterday, spring training games were still being played. I’m now on day #15 of being “Jimmy on the block.” and fending off cats who try to take over video conference calls with enthusiastic purring. Baseball? I...

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World Series of Arizona Diamondbacks: The first round beckons

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No, I haven’t forgotten about this...

With James churning out the daily simulations of the 2020 season, I figured it was probably wise to avoid doubling those up on you. So, the remainder of the tournament will unfold through the off-days on what would have been the regular schedule. With the preliminary round have been completed last week, the first of those shows up on Thursday, after the end of the simulated series against the San Francisco...

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D-backs open to unique circumstances when MLB season returns

The Arizona Diamondbacks know that the ideal situation was — and still is — to play as many Major League Baseball games as possible, fans in the stands and everything. The outbreak of the coronavirus, however, has created uncertainty around just about every aspect of the sport. The Diamondbacks, in response to that uncertainty, will wait to see how things play out. But in the meantime, they’re flexible as to the accommodations they may have to make if and when the season gets underway...

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James Attwood

Snake Bytes 4/1: No Joke, Still No Season

Not too many people making jokes on this particular April Fools’ Day.

Diamondbacks Top-5 First Basemen

The only real question about this poll was who would land in slots 2-4. I was mildly surprised to see that Tony Clark didn’t make the cut but that CoJack did.

2020 Season Likely to Start in Empty Stands

I’m not sure how I feel about this one. With the updated restrictions in place, the Blue Jays will be unable to participate in a season before June 30th. That pushes the start of the...

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James Attwood

Snake Pit Sim Season: 3/31

The lnieups for this game were not quite as expected. Vitual Lovullo decided to give Carson Kelly the night off. That was probably past due anyway, so not a big surprise. What was a bit surprising was that Mike Yastrzemski was in tonight’s lineup despite reports that he was day-to-day with a severely bruised elbow. Clearly Yastrzemski felt fine after batting practice and managed to talk Virtual Kapler into letting him play.

Innings 1-3

Over the course of the first three innings, the...

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MLB player wonders if wearing masks could move up start of 2020 season

Nick Ahmed of the Arizona Diamondbacks wonders if wearing masks is a viable option to get the MLB season started.

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James Attwood

Snake Pit Sim Season: 3/30

The Diamondbacks play host to the rebuilding San Francisco Giants in a game of good news/bad news.

After a four-game series n which pitching dominated and Ketel Marte failed to record a single hit, there was some question as to how Virtual Lovullo would go about preparing for a new opponent as San Francisco came to town. I for one was wondering if Lovullo might tweak the lineup a bit, possibly slotting David Peralta or Eduardo Escobar into the three-hole, taking some of the pressure off of...

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Meme Monday 3/30: Turn(er) It Up!

A roast of Justin Turner - one of the most annoying opponents of the Diamondbacks

For me it’s his constant crying, or how it seems he usually is. Barking at the umpire from the dugout or on twitter pouting for his fellow players who’s names have been thrown around in trade rumors and the uncertainty that comes along with it - “it’s NOT FAIR!”, as he would say. Well BOO HOO - Are you that soft? Turner WANTS to be a leader, and to me a leader leads. He does not whine or cry or make...

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Jim McLennan

Snake Bytes, 3/30: “The world is perfect. Appreciate the details.”

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There’s never a BAD time to watch a Bill Murray film

[ESPN] MLB managers on how they're helping team, family deal with pandemic - Torey Lovullo, Diamondbacks: This is a new normal that none of us are comfortable with. I'm used to being with the players every single day and having my conversations and developing meaningful relationships, but for right now, everything's been put on pause. My communication with them has been by phone, just reaching out...

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