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Jack Sommers

Starling Marte Clears Protocol, Speaks with Media

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The D-backs new centerfielder opens up about his family tragedy

Starling Marte sat patiently waiting for the Zoom call to begin. One could already sense from his expression that he was ready for this moment to address the media.

In simple straight forward terms he described what he and his family have gone through. Despite the language and translation barriers, he was able to convey the emotions of the event and aftermath.

His wife fractured her...

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Jim McLennan

SB Nation Reacts: We Hate The Dodgers edition

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D-backs fans have spoken, and my unsurprised face is already in mid-season form.

Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send out questions to the most plugged in Diamondbacks fans, and fans across the country. Sign up here to join Reacts.

While the 2020 season will be extremely shortened, the new schedule does put an increased importance on winning divisional games. That often means needing to beat a...

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Jim McLennan

Snake Bytes, 7/11: T minus 13 to D-backs baseball

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James was up FAR too early for a Saturday morning, so I’m standing in for him today, as we hit the penultimate baseball-free weekend

Team news

[AZ Central] Kole Calhoun, Starling Marte clear protocols, return to Diamondbacks’ camp - Calhoun posted back-to-back negative test results and cleared the protocols put in place by Major League Baseball, but after alternating between positive and negative results on multiple occasions over the past...

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James Attwood

Snake Pit Sim Season: 7/10 - Extra-Inning Madness

Luke Weaver stumbled out of the gate, but Arizona’s offense and bullpen were there to pick him up.

Arizona took advantage of the travel day to make another pair of transactions on Thursday, one that relieves one logjam while addressing what is still a potential problem area elsewhere. Kole Calhoun traveled with the Diamondbacks to Chicago, but then his ride from O’Hare headed north to Wrigley, while the Diamondbacks headed to Guaranteed Rate Field to face the White Sox. Calhoun, along...

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Jim McLennan

Place Your Bets on the 2020 Diamondbacks

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Today, on a VERY SPECIAL episode of Place Your Bets...

Time once again to enter the SnakePit Casino - wearing a mask and practicing social distancing, of course - and bravely chance your arms on the outcome of this abbreviated 2020 season for the D-backs. Last season, 31 bettors ended up coming out on top overall, by a total of almost ten thousand SnakePit dollars, a rare victory in this series for the punters. Will this year’s spring go as well?...

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Diamondbacks agree to terms with No. 33 overall pick Slade Cecconi

Cecconi draws praise for a plus fastball at 94-97 mph and a plus slider. Virtually all pre-draft rankings pegged Cecconi as a top 50 talent.

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Michael McDermott

Diamondbacks sign Competitive Balance A pick Slade Cecconi for $2.389M

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The Diamondbacks have signed all five members of their 2020 draft class, using every cent of their allotted bonus pool to get the job done.

The Diamondbacks have agreed to terms with Competitive Balance A pick Slade Cecconi. Cecconi was selected by Arizona with the 33rd overall pick of the 2020 MLB Draft out of the University of Miami and will receive a $2.389M signing bonus, which was the remainder of the team’s signing...

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Jim McLennan Jack Sommers

World Series of Arizona Diamondbacks: 2012 @ 1999

Gonzo vs. Goldy, in the first Final Four match-up

Preview

The 2012 Diamondbacks have won three straight games in this tournament. After defeating 1998 behind Wade Miley, 5-3, they put on their hitting shoes and upset Zack Greinke and the 2017 D-backs in a 12-8 slugfest. Not satisfied with that outburst, they did it again in the next game, defeating 2001 and Randy Johnson 9-7. The regular season 99 OPS+ registered by Kirk Gibson’s boys was the 2nd best in franchise history. Report Link...

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Jack Sommers

The Diamondbacks Release 2021 Schedule

Looking ahead to better times

The team just issued the following press release:

D-BACKS ANNOUNCE 2021 SCHEDULE

Opening Day to take place April 1 at San Diego and home opener to be held at Chase Field on April 9 vs. Reds

PHOENIX – Major League Baseball announced the 2021 regular season schedule which will see the D-backs (@Dbacks @LosDbacks) open in San Diego for the second consecutive season, following this year’s July 24 opener. Arizona will play host to the Cincinnati Reds on April 9...

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Snake Bytes 7/9: So Thirsty (for Baseball)

Beer Down

Nothing is more refreshing than a cold beer on a hot day

Diamondbacks News:

Dbacks get Junior Guerra back from Covid absence, lose another player to positive test

Guerra said he tested positive 10 days ago and was asymptomatic the entire time. He said that gave him comfort, but he admitted he initially was concerned about passing it on to family members.

“I kept doing what I do, practicing and throwing bullpens and running because I didn’t feel any symptoms,” Guerra...

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Junior Guerra returns to Diamondbacks camp after COVID-19 diagnosis

The Diamondbacks announced that right-hander Junior Guerra is back in camp after previously testing positive for COVID-19.

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James Attwood

Snake Pit Sim Season: 7/8 - Well, That Sucked

Wednesday saw Arizona’s turn to give up 13 runs.

Arizona starters seem to have trouble staying healthy in Colorado. A day after Jon Duplantier was forced to make an early exit due to a tight hamstring, Zac Gallen joined him, leaving early due to stiffness/tightness in the back. Although, in Gallen’s case, exiting early due to minor discomfort might have been a blessing. Through 3 2?3 innings, the young up-and-coming star pitcher for the Diamondbacks gave up six runs, all of them...

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James Attwood

Snake Bytes: 7/8 - Testing, Testing, Testing - Or Not

MLB’s “plan” for aggressive and frequent testing has hit multiple snags.

Seth Beer if Fourth Diamondbacks to Test Positive

While Beer was unlikely to make the team’s 30-man roster, he was on the short list for depth. Beer joins starting right fielder, Kole Calhoun, reliever Junior Guerra, and injured reliever, Silvino Bracho on Arizona’s COVID-IL.

Giants Suspend Workouts at Oracle Park

Yesterday afternoon, the San Francisco Giants became the latest team to shut down workouts due to...

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Diamondbacks’ Seth Beer tests positive for COVID-19

Diamondbacks first baseman/outfielder Seth Beer became the latest player on the team to test positive for COVID-19.

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James Attwood

Snake Pit Sim Season: 7/7 - Ugly But Satisfying

If I were to mention to someone that Jon Duplantier only managed to go 3 2?3 innings in his start and that the Diamondbacks supported him by committing not one or two, but actually three errors, and that the bullpen also allowed an additional nine hits and four runs in their 5 1?3 innings of work, all of this in the lofty confines of Colorado, most would be inclined to figure the Arizona Diamondbacks were blown out by the Rockies. This was anything but a typical game. The Diamondbacks, a...

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Brute Chats with the Brutes

Let’s talk baseball!

These are strange times, and like the Fireside Chats of FDR we decided to start our own chats. So please enjoy these strange times with strange people chatting about baseball.

As the season ramps up, and as it gets underway, we of the Brute Squad will speak of our Dbacks and this truly bizarre season. Every week we’ll try and touch on all the important Dback and MLB topics, and will periodically seek out guest speakers from the Snakepit and other fan bases as...

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Keegan Thompson

Snake Bytes 7/7: Seven and Seven

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We have a schedule. We do not have a player on the 40 man roster currently wearing uniform number seven.

Diamondbacks News

[D’backs.com] D-backs open 2020 season in San Diego - The D-backs open the 60-game 2020 season on July 24 against the Padres as part of a six-game road swing that will take them through San Diego for four games and the Rangers’ new ballpark in Arlington for two. Arizona will face each of its National League West foes a total of 10...

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Diamondbacks pitcher Robbie Ray discusses pending free agency

As a pending free agent who’s about to embark on a pandemic-shortened season, Diamondbacks left-hander Robbie Ray is facing an especially uncertain future.

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D-backs return to play at Chase Field during COVID-19 pandemic

PHOENIX – This is not a drill. For the first time in 281 days, the Arizona Diamondbacks played baseball at Chase Field on Monday evening as they prepare for the start of the 60-game MLB season on July 24 against the San Diego Padres.

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Michael McDermott

D-backs coronavirus update: David Peralta and Kevin Ginkel cleared to return, Calhoun tests positive for virus

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Today sheds some light on previous absences in camp over the weekend

On the third day of summer camp, we have more information on the players who were previously absent. Outfielder David Peralta and Kevin Ginkel were cleared to play after missing the first two days. The lone remaining absence that was not previously accounted for was outfielder Kole Calhoun. In today’s Zoom call with the media, manager Torey Lovullo confirmed that Calhoun tested positive...

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