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SnakeBytes 12/28: It's quiet in the baseball world

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We head into January with big names still on the market.

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Quotes

"He's like a caged animal, because he's texted me every night, 'Can I come to work tomorrow? No, not yet. We don't have the contract signed."

- Derrick Hall on J.J Putz

Daily D'backs

Year in Review: Top Diamondbacks stories of 2014 - azcentral.com

Upton-Prado blockbuster will be judged on prospects - Fox Sports Arizona

It just got a lot more complicated to declare a "winner" in the Justin Upton/Martin Prado mega-trade between the Diamondbacks and Atlanta before the 2013 season. Maybe there will not be one.

Putz pumped to begin next chapter with D-backs - dbacks.com

In a lot of ways, Christmas came early this year for J.J. Putz, who was finally able to officially join the D-backs' front office as special assistant to president/CEO Derrick Hall.

Baseball Hall of Fame voting hits logjam with 'Steroids Era' players - azcentral.com

Voting for baseball's Hall of Fame has moved into a new era — a logjam of historical proportions. With candidates from the so-called Steroids Era failing to move along the pipeline, there are easily 15 or more candidates on this year's ballot who deserve serious consideration. The rub: voters from the Baseball Writers' Association of America are only allowed to choose 10.

Around Baseball

Starlin Castro questioned in D.R. - ESPN.com