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Snake Bytes: What Kind of Day Has It Been?

Break a season long losing streak? Set a franchise offensive record? Make one of the bigger mid-season trades in franchise history? Why not all of them?

Arizona Diamondbacks v Cincinnati Reds Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images

Arizona 11, Cincinnati 2

The Diamondbacks offense set a franchise record with nine different players recording extra-base hits. Meanwhile, Robbie Ray was on the mound and, while not his sharpest, still provided six innings of two-run baseball. Not a bad way to bring an end to a season-long losing streak.

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Randall Delgado has Flexor Strain

One of the key members of the Diamondbacks’ bullpen will be shut down from any throwing for two weeks.

Pavin Smith, 5 Hits and a Near-Cycle

As also covered in our Minor League Recap, Pavin Smith had a big night last night.

The J.D. Martinez Trade

Diamondbacks Receive J.D. Martinez in 4-Player Deal

The Arizona Diamondbacks have an official announcement to make.

Diamondbacks Send Message with Martinez Trade

The trade speaks volumes about the team’s October expectations.

Lessons of the J.D. Martinez Trade

What does the trade tell us about the trade market, including supply, demand, and the value of a corner outfielder?

Analyzing the Prospects in the Martinez Trade

Long-and-short, the players traded away are not expected to put up a combined three wins in the next five seasons. Since Martinez should improve left field by three wins in just the rest of this season, it’s hard to not like the deal for Arizona.

Around MLB

Yankees, White Sox Trade Seven Players

Leave it to the Yankees to make sure the Diamondbacks’ big move ends up on page two less than 12 hours after being completed. The Yankees acquired David Robertson, Todd Frazier, and Tommy Kahnle from the White Sox for Tyler Clippard and three prospects.

Dodgers Selling Naming Rights to Playing Field

It seems not even the Dodgers are immune to the attraction of getting paid for naming rights. Notable in this case though, is that it is only the field’s name that is up for sale. Maybe a crowd-source the $12 million to name it Paul Goldschmidt Field at Dodger Stadium? I’m with the author though, Jackie Robinson Field sounds about right. I kind of doubt that happens though.

Dodgers’ Streak Hits 10 Wins...Again

Usually I wouldn’t include this much about the Dodgers on this site, but sometimes they just do something news-worthy. Last night, behind Clayton Kershaw, the Dodgers beat the White Sox 1-0. That puts them on a 30-4 run. That is a team best since 1899 (not a typo) and the best in baseball since 1977. Yeah, the Wild Card is looking good.