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Snakebytes 8/14: Day Off Doldrums

Not much to report since the team had the day off yesterday, but here's what I could dig up.

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Da News Yo

Arizona Diamondbacks president: Team will spend money in the offseason - Derrick Hall explains that the Diamondbacks will look at trade offers, but they ultimately plan on spending their extra money in the offseason.


Arizona Diamondbacks Q&A with Robbie Ray - Each week, azcentral sports talks with a Diamondbacks player or coach for Diamondbacks Extra. Today: Left-hander Robbie Ray

Arizona Diamondbacks minor-league report - OF Todd Glaesmann, acquired before the 2014 season in the trade that sent Heath Bell to the Tampa Bay Rays, has hit well with the Aces after starting the season in Low-A and then Double-A. In 68 games, Glaesmann has a .265 average and .814 OPS. He's hitting just .180 in his past 20 games, though.

Snakepit Version

Arizona Diamondbacks Morning Links: Chris Owings is Heating Up - Despite this, this team as they have showed all season didn't quit and were in the game till the final out before losing to the Phillies 7-6. What was most frusturating is that the Giants lost as well, so with a win the Dbacks had a chance to gain ground.

Analytics say Arizona Diamondbacks making most of defensive shifts - The creator of one defensive statistic widely used among baseball analytic gurus has provided evidence that the Arizona Diamondbacks know what they're doing when it comes to defensive shifts.

An ode to Diamondbacks' Paul 'Goldy' Goldschmidt - (Editors note, how come it's not "Goldie"?) - My son and daughter play baseball and softball, and my wife and I are fortunate enough to coach them, at least their Little League teams. My 9-year-old son is also in the club baseball deal so I've had to hand him off to real coaches for that.

Atlanta Braves vs Arizona Diamondbacks Game Preview and Odds - In the first of a three-game series between the Atlanta Braves (51-63) and the Arizona Diamondbacks (56-57) at Turner Field, Julio Teheran (7-6, 4.57 ERA) and Robbie Ray (3-7, 3.13 ERA) get the ball. The game starts at 7:35 p.m. ET on Friday, Aug. 14 and will air on FSAZ and FSSO.

Pit Preview

Da Udder News Yo

They’re Not Flashy, But These Guys Just Might Help You Win (Peralta is on the list)

Forecasting Pitcher Platoon Splits

Ducks on the Pond - The Many and Varied Deliveries of Johnny Cueto