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SnakeBytes, 11/18: AFL Championship Edition

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Let's start with the last chance to see professional baseball in America this year. Take advantage of this folks, it'll be more than three months till the next game. You too can cheer on the Salt River Wheelers! And with another D-backs prospect taking the mound for them as well.

[] Salt River pitcher Charles Brewer aims to stifle Surprise in Arizona Fall League title game - "They might have the most impressive offense in the league in terms of numbers," Brewer said. "One through nine, there's not an easy out in the lineup. It's important for me to change speeds from the get-go in that game. I think I should be fine and put up a quality start for my team." The game is on MLB Network and streaming at, starting at 1pm (AZ time) today. Feel free to treat this as the Gameday Thread.


Managers, etc.

  • [] Hall home following surgery to remove prostate - "When I made the decision to have surgery, I heard from a lot of anonymous sources nationally, questioning why I had opted for surgery so soon," Hall said. "The volume of cancer was so much higher than originally diagnosed that I definitely made the right decision."
  • [] Gibson named NL Manager of the Year - "I'm honored to be named Manager of the Year, and I accept it humbly," Gibson said. "It's certainly an accomplishment, but as I sit here today after I was informed, I just think of all the people who made it possible for me. Though I accept the award today, it's just a great tribute to a great organizational effort."
  • [FoxSportsArizona] Towers won't get award but deserves credit - "Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers finished third in major league executive of the year balloting conducted by The Sporting News and released at the GM meetings in Milwaukee earlier this week, but it says here Towers should have won."
  • [AZCentral] Meetings wrapup: Kendrick's words of caution - "The reality of the game and the economics of it really dictate how you should move forward. I think we plan to really husband our good prospects. We have a number of them, thankfully."
  • [AZCentral] Towers, Byrnes have no animosity despite situation - "I happened to be in first class and he wasn't," Towers recalled. "He said, 'Let's make the first trade between our clubs. I'll take your seat and you take mine.' I said, 'No, I've got a no-trade provision on this one.' "