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SnakeBytes 9/4: Out of the Cellar

The Diamondbacks win last night, combined with the Padres losing, puts the Diamondbacks in fourth place in the NL West

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Lamb or Beef? Why Not Both?
Lamb or Beef? Why Not Both?
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Last Night's Game

Owings, Lamb Lead Diamondbacks Past Rockies
It was a much better game than Friday's.

Altitude Adjustment: D-backs 'Pen Steps Up

Diamondbacks News

Top Comeback Players of the Year: Ian Desmond and Jean Segura

A.J. Pollock Flashing Old Form in Return

Hale: Outfield Positioning Team Philosophy
Also, Kyle Jensen promoted. And if that's team philosophy, I hope it's a philosophy that changes when the outfielders are accustomed to their new positions. Like they should be after almost a full season playing there. Oh well, whatever.

On a related note, was there an announcement of what is going to happen to the front-office? Did I just miss it, and were all mentions of it scrubbed from Google? Did Kendrick and Hall think that the deadline for picking up the option could pass by without anyone noticing? (I'd believe that the front-office, led by someone who claims not to know the terms of his own contract, could fail to notice, so I see where they're coming from here.)

Jensen Gets Long-Awaited Call From D-backs

Around Baseball

Braves Interested in Signing Tim Tebow
Does this mean the Diamondbacks will trade for him? More seriously, I suspect this means higher ticket prices and more obnoxious crowds if I go to a local minor league game in the coming years. Given what Tony La Russa had to say about Tebow I wouldn't expect it, although if Dave Stewart had said the same thing, it would mean a big contract was forthcoming.

Looking Ahead

Rubber game today, with Archie Bradley and Jon Gray the starters, at 1:10 Arizona time. Also, a long-expected guest recap afterwards, so be sure to stay tuned.

Regarding the quest for the first pick, it seems entirely hopeless now, as the Twins are 6.5 games ahead (behind?) the D-backs in that regard. So we may as well enjoy the wins we get over the final weeks, as they aren't costing us anything major on that front.