Since there was no Diamondbacks action last night, today's edition of the SnakeBytes is mostly feel good stories and rumors and a preview of tonight's game.
All of that after the jump.
Around the League
- [googlenews.com] The Associated Press: Selig: MLB's science adviser examining HGH test
MLB is looking into a blood test for HGH, versus the pee test that's been in place
- [dallasnews.com] MLB shows Tom Hicks is Rangers' owner in name only
- [sportsillustrated.cnn.com] Growing number of African-American players populating rosters
They talk about up and coming center fielders, but no Chris Young. Sad day.
- [MLB.com] Rangers signal for Smoak; Davis demoted | MLB.com: News
My pickup of Smoak in the lower division is now looking like a good idea.
- [examiner.com] Major loop hole exposed in MLB’s drug policy with latest suspension
Well, that sucks. Also, does anyone really believe that Volquez was "trying to start a family?"
- [nj.com] Mets statistical analyst has seen growth and evolution of sabermetrics in MLB’
- [freedomblogging.com] Thursday links: Bryce Harper is ‘a bad, bad guy’ - Angels blog : The Orange County Register
- [nytimes.com] Keeping Score: 20 Innings, and Almost as Many Pitchers
- [mlb.com] Twenties aplenty so far this season | MLB.com: News
- [usatoday.com] MLB's barber blends charisma, clips, charm, with benefits - USATODAY.com
- [gustavus.edu] Outdoor baseball stealing hearts of Twins fans | The Gustavian Weekly
- [theonion.com] Eric Gagne Retires 2 Years After Arm | The Onion - America's Finest News Source
from the Onion. :-)
Diamondbacks News and Rumors
- [mlbtraderumors.com] Red Sox Interested In Chris Snyder?: MLB Rumors - MLBTradeRumors.com
- [fanster.com] Top Ten Ways to Improve Diamondbacks' bullpen | Fanster.com - All Sports. All Phoenix.
These all sound like viable options.
- [miamiherald.com] Philadelphia Phillies (10-5) at Arizona Diamondbacks (6-9), 9:40 p.m.