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Snakebytes 4/29: Sisyphus or Little Engine?

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Will this years battle with Mt. 500 resemble Sisyphus, or the Little Engine That Could?

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Dem DBacks Noos Art-tickles

ST. LOUIS AT ARIZONA (Recap) - Rubby De La Rosa's reputation as a slow worker on the mound could be going away after Thursday night's performance.  (Editor: I hadn't especially heard that he was a slow worker.)

Snakepit Recap

Cardinals look a little road-weary on getaway day - It's safe to say the St. Louis Cardinals weren't thrilled the first time they glanced at their schedule and noticed the last of four games in Arizona was scheduled for 8:40 p.m. CT. When they realized it would cause them to get in their beds in St. Louis sometime after the sun comes up Friday, on a day they have to face Stephen Strasburg, they were even less thrilled. (Editor: Can't say I would blame them for being upset)

COLORADO AT ARIZONA (Preview) - While the Colorado Rockies' top rookie is already having a historic first month, the Arizona Diamondbacks' rising star is just starting to make his mark.

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Chip Hale: Diamondbacks pitchers must throw with ‘conviction’ - For those keeping track, the recall of right-hander Jake Barrett from Triple-A Reno on Thursday was the 20th transaction involving the active roster. His return to the majors occurred just prior to the series finale against the St. Louis Cardinals, the D-backs' 24th game.

D-backs pleased to emerge .500 from rough stretch - The Arizona Diamondbacks understood they would be challenged early this season, when they met all three National League Central powers and NL West rivals San Francisco and the Los Angeles Dodgers in the first 24 games.

D-backs recall Jake Barrett, send Leone to Reno - The Diamondbacks have recalled relief pitcher Jake Barrett from Triple-A Reno and optioned Dominic Leone to the minors.

Arizona Diamondbacks Must Consider Trading Archie Bradley In 2016 - With the signing of Zack Greinke and the trades for Shelby Miler and Jean Segura, the Arizona Diamondbacks boldly proclaimed that their time is now. Now, they have an injured All-Star center fielder and no real replacement for him. In order to compete while Greinke is still around, the Diamondbacks need to trade top prospect Archie Bradley for a top-notch outfielder.

Tipsheet: La Russa's Diamondbacks losing arms race - These can't be comfortable times for Arizona Diamondbacks baseball czar Tony La Russa.

I ate two ridiculous ballpark hot dogs and lived to tell about it - First up, the Chase Field (Arizona Diamondbacks) Cheeseburger Dog ($11, available at several different stands in both concourses).

Dowes Uder Teems

2B Gordon gets 80-game penalty

The Fringe Five: Baseball’s Most Compelling Fringe Prospects

ASG Ballots Already Open (Frankly, I find this ridiculous.  Not even one month out and we're picking the best players of the season?)

Eight players who could go No. 1 in the 2016 (Baseball) Draft

Cubs president Theo Epstein: Comments linking Jake Arrieta, PEDs 'ridiculous'