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Snake Bytes 3/16: Getting Down to Business

The warm-ups are out of the way, and with just over two weeks to go before MLB's Opening Night, team's are starting to make some of the harder decisions.

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Diamondbacks Go Green

The Arizona Diamondbacks are among the teams that are selling green lids for St. Patrick's Day

Grienke OK with Batting 8th

Much has been made this spring of the Diamondbacks possibly switching up the order and batting the pitcher 8th. This is just fine by the team's new ace.

Clippard Embracing Mentor Role

The talented new right-handed reliever welcomes and embraces the challenge of helping the Diamondbacks' young relievers become even better.

Owings Eyeing Healthy Comeback

2014 ended suddenly and abruptly for Chris Owings. Then 2015 came around and the exciting Diamondback middle infielder learned how difficult it can be to come back from too much time off, coupled with concerns about future injury. Now, with a fill season of working out the kinks behind him, the talented 24-year-old looks to find the groove that he was in to open 2014.

Hale: O'Brien ‘Blossoming; at Plate

Whether he makes the 25-man team or not, Peter O'Brien is putting on a show here in March.

With Goldschmidt, It's all About Patience

The debate can rage on for ages about whether or not lineup protection is real or not. For Goldschmidt, he's going to remain patient and do what he can with what he is given, regardless of who bats around him.

Around MLB

Verlander Returning to Form?

2015 was a disappointing year for Justin Verlander. Injury derailed the early part of his season, and it went largely unnoticed how much he began to improve down the stretch. Now, with an offseason devoid of extra innings for him to pitch, and even further removed from injury, Justin Verlander is looking sharp again.

Oakland's Burns Learning from Best

Last season, rookie outfielder Billy Burns led the Oakland A's with 26 stolen bases in 125 games. This year, he gets the benefit of the all-time steals leader whispering in his ear.

Adam LaRoche Retires

With one more season and $13 million left on his contract, the White Sox 1B/DH stunned his teammates and the organization by calling a clubhouse meeting in order to tell them he was retiring.