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SnakeBytes 10/10: All Quiet on the Western Front

With the playoffs in full bloom, news on the D-backs front is all but scarce.

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why do celebrate on the field after wins? why not just go home
why do celebrate on the field after wins? why not just go home
Ralph Freso

Daily D-backs

D-backs' Drury homers to spark big inning in AFL |
Right-hander Roberto Osuna's outing Thursday in the Arizona Fall League began with an easy inning. Entering in the third in relief inning of fellow Blue Jays' prospect Sean Nolin, Osuna allowed a single and struck out two batters to maintain Mesa's early one-run lead against Salt River. When Osuna returned to the mound for the fourth, however, the game changed. Brandon Drury led off the inning with a home run, kick-starting the Rafters' offense. They would bat around -- knocking Osuna out of the game -- and score six runs on six hits.

MLB's surprising postseason harbinger of hope for D-Backs
Tony La Russa believes the Diamondbacks can be a winning team next season. The idea may not be far-fetched.

Diamondbacks appear long on trade options at short
A case could be made that shortstop is the position from which the team could not only afford to swing a deal but could actually benefit from it.

Around the MLB

Is Bruce Bochy One of the Best Managers in Baseball History? | Grantland
It’s quite possible that the Giants wouldn’t be where they are now without the guidance of Bruce Bochy — one of the best managers in baseball history.

A modest proposal: Play the MLB postseason on horses |
Non-baseball fans complain about the postseason being boring. Baseball fans complain about a perceived lack of parity. Here's a suggestion that would please everyone.

The Sunny Side of the Fence - 100 Years Ago

When The Greats Falter
He is, by any measure, a once-in-a-generation talent. And he’s now lost four consecutive postseason starts — finding himself headed home for the winter earlier than expected for the second season in a row.