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Snake Bytes 11/26: Thankful for Baseball

It's Thanksgiving and not only has the baseball season come to a close, but so too has the AFL. The Hot Stove has begun to warm, but the potatoes still won't be boiled enough to be ready for dinner tonight as it has been slow to heat up. Here are some tidbits to wet your Thanksgiving Day appetite.

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Allen Webster traded to Pittsburgh for cash

The embattled right-hander that joined Rubby De La Rosa in the Wade Miley trade has seen his time in Arizona come to an end. After being excised from the 40-man roster earlier last week, the 26-year-old right-hander is headed to the Pittsburgh in exchange for cash considerations. It will be interesting to see if Pittsburgh's history of fixing and revitalizing pitchers will help Webster realize the sort of potential that was once considered top-of-the-rotation material.

Diamondbacks' surplus talent creates winter options

Dave Stewart likes his young core of players. He also wants to find a clear upgrade to the team's pitching. Might depth in the first be used to address deficiencies the second?

Diamondbacks continue strong community outreach

Derrick Hall is proud to point out that the team has recently surpassed the $42 million mark in charitable efforts during the franchise's existence.

Hot Stove

Kenta Maeda again asks to be posted

For the third season in a row, Kenta Maeda has requested the NPB's Hiroshima Carp to post him so that he could play ball in America. This year, he may finally get his wish.

Related: Gauging the contract for Kenta Maeda

Will Dipoto trade away Mark Trumbo a second time?

Jerry Dipoto once acquired two major league starters for Mark Trumbo when he was the GM of the Los Angeles Angels. Might he be preparing to move the slugging first baseman again as the GM of the Seattle Mariners?

Trading Yasiel Puig

When Clayton Kershaw goes to management and declares that the easiest fix for the team is to get rid of Yasiel Puig, you know things are going bad in Tinsel Town. Here are five teams that might make sense as trade destinations for the Cuban outfielder.


The season's biggest upset

Anytime the Dodgers are on the wrong end of an upset, it brings out a feeling of schadenfreude in me .

Big issues await the next CBA

Shorter seasons? Better travel? Expanded rosters? The International Draft? MLB and the MLBPA will both have new heads sitting at the negotiating table when the CBA expires in just over a year. Thankfully, it does not look like the labour peace is at risk just yet.