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SnakeBytes 10/19: World Series fever

The Royals and Giants will compete in this years World Series. Are you ready? Here's all the news from the D'backs and World Series.

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"Mark has worked hard down in the minor leagues with our younger guys and really proved what a good hitting coach he was. He wants this. He's as excited as anybody is and he's ready to get this thing turned around.

- Chip Hale on Mark Grace

Daily D'backs

Chip Hale confident in new assistant hitting coach Mark Grace - Arizona Sports 620

Grace has plenty of hitting experience to draw from after playing 16 seasons, hitting .303 with 173 home runs and 1,146 RBIs. His role on the coaching staff will be a versatile one, as Hale will rely on Grace for more than just offense.

Mark Grace made big mistakes, but decision to promote him is OK - azcentral.com

The news that Mark Grace joined the Diamondbacks' major-league coaching staff triggered those questions because of a recent past that involves two arrests in 15 months for DUI, a crime that challenges our capacity for compassion.

D-backs coaching staff a nice blend - Fox Sports Arizona

The Diamondbacks sought not only expertise but balance on their coaching staff, and they believe they have found it. New manager Chip Hale called it a yin-yang thing when describing the relationship between returning hitting coach Turner Ward and new assistant Mark Grace, and general manager Dave Stewart said different voices are a valuable asset to the whole.

Lamb in position to claim D-backs' third-base job - dbacks.com

Based upon his brief 37-game history with the parent Arizona Diamondbacks, 24-year-old Jake Lamb played well enough to gain consideration to open the 2015 season as the team's starting third baseman.


Around MLB

Ishikawa's three-run walk-off home run wins the pennant - mlb.com video

Just in case you missed it.

Giants vs. Royals: Looking ahead to the 2014 World Series - cbssports.com

The Royals will be trying to hoist the trophy for the first time since 1985, while the Giants will be trying to do the same for the third time in the past five seasons.

Rangers hire Pirates' Jeff Banister as new manager - yahoosports.com