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Snakebytes 7/31: Seems Like Today Is Important For Some Reason

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I guess there's something going on today, but that's none of my business.

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Diamondback News

Houston Astros vs. Arizona Diamondbacks - 7/31/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction - The Houston Astros and the Arizona Diamondbacks face off on Friday at Minute Maid Park for game one of their interleague MLB series.

Snakepit Preview

Diamondbacks at Astros: 5 Players to Watch - The Arizona Diamondbacks, fresh off a sweep of the Mariners in Seattle, now head to the other end of the American League West spectrum, the Houston Astros. After starting out losing five of six after the All-Star Break, the D'backs have won six of their last seven to improve their record to 49-51.

Arizona Diamondbacks Q&A with David Hernandez - Each week, azcentral sports visits with a member of the Diamondbacks. This week: Pitcher David Hernandez.

Arizona Diamondbacks' Prospect Watch: Top 30 List by MLB - In the midst of the trading deadline fury, we have to remember that there is actual baseball being played. With the Arizona Diamondbacks off today, now is as good a time as any to look at the list of Top 30 prospects according to mlb.com.

D-backs’ Hall: Preference is to keep Brad Ziegler, though not as closer - Earlier this season, that meant taking the mound in the later innings to help induce a double-play or get the team out of jam; now it means locking down wins as the team's closer.

D-Backs minor-league report: Catchers Trahan, Pacheco struggling at plate - Despite hitting .303 with an .866 OPS in 301 plate appearances, 2B/LF Garrett Weber was demoted to Double-A Mobile.

Snakepit MiLB Roundup

Trade Deadline News

MLB Trade Rumors: Aroldis Chapman To Arizona Diamondbacks In Trade With Cincinnati Reds - MLB trade rumors reveal an Aroldis Chapman trade offer has been made by the Arizona Diamondbacks. Fresh MLB trade rumors have the Diamondbacks making an official offer to the Cincinnati Reds, with the proposers waiting for an answer back. A report from CBS Sports confirms that the proposal is in place and that the Diamondbacks are very high on acquiring Chapman.

Diamondbacks Interested In Rays Starter Nate Karns - According to Chris Cotillo of SB Nation, the Arizona Diamondbacks along with a handful of other clubs are interested in Rays starter Nate Karns.

Dodgers bolster pitching in huge deal with Braves, Marlins

Brewers close to trading Gerardo Parra to Orioles for pitcher Zach Davies

5 Best/Worst MLB Trade Deadline Deals