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Snakebytes 9/4: Ivy League

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The Snakes visit the den of Cubs.

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Today's Game

ARIZONA AT CHICAGO (Preview) - After years of rebuilding, the Chicago Cubs signaled their readiness to pursue a playoff berth by signing Jon Lester to a lucrative deal in December.

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Arizona Diamondbacks' Castillo almost quit at 16 - Welington Castillo is in the midst of a breakout season with the Diamondbacks. In just 62 games with Arizona, the catcher has smacked 15 home runs and posted a WAR (number of wins over replacement-level player) of 1.9.

Arizona Diamondbacks relevant in 2015, expecting even more in 2016 - Though they have not been mathematically eliminated, chances are the Arizona Diamondbacks will not be participating in the playoffs.

Arizona Diamondbacks - TeamReport - The matchup was far from ideal, but manager Chip Hale had little choice when he turned to left-hander Keith Hessler in the seventh inning.

Diamondbacks prospect focus in September - The Arizona Diamondbacks are doing a lot better than most people thought they would although they're still 10.5 games out of first place. Their sub .500 record at 65-68 gives them that third place spot in the NL West and not a legitimate chance for the wild card either as they are 11 games out of first and second. Once the minor league season is over they have the ability to call up 15 more players if they like but in reality might only bring up 3-4 guys.

D-Backs Accepting Submissions For $100,000 School Challenge - The Arizona Diamondbacks announced in August that they are now accepting applications for the $100,000 School Challenge, presented by University of Phoenix, to benefit schools across the state of Arizona

No. 1 draft pick beats up Boise Hawks. -After the grind of his junior season at Vanderbilt, it was time for Dansby Swanson to take a break.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia explains why he decided to cut his hair - D-backs catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia had become known for the curly locks that flowed out of his helmet, but earlier in the season he headed to the barbershop and chopped it all off.