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Snake Bytes 11/10: Hanging Them Up Edition

Multiple long-time veterans announced they are hanging up their cleats.

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Diamondbacks News

Rose and Crown Finds New Home

While not specifically Diamondbacks news per se, the English pub has significant ties to a great many of the team’s fans, as does the place that it is moving into.

A.J. Pollock May Find Home in Atlanta

With Nick Markakis leaving due to free agency and the Braves having plenty of salary room, a reunion of Pollock and Inciarte in the outfield is not much of a stretch of the imagination.

Did the Yankees Tip Their Hand on Corbin?

When answering questions posed about free agent J.A. Happ, Brian Cashman let slip the Yankees have been talking with Corbin’s agent, John Courtright.

Around MLB

Joe Mauer Announces Retirement

After playing the entirety of his 15-year career with the Minnesota Twins, Joe MAuer announced he is retiring. Over the course of his career, the catcher and first baseman compiled a triple-slash of .306/.388/.439. He also compile 551. WAR, good for third all-time in Twins franchise history. The first full-time catcher to win a batting title, Mauer accomplished the feat three times. He’ll now begin the long wait to see if current analytics favor his entry into the Hall of Fame, something one can make a strong case for.

Chase Utley Retires

After being cut by the Dodgers, Chase Utley announced he was bringing his 16-year career to an end. Starting his career in Philadelphia, Utley paired with Jimmy Rollins to complete a slick-fielding middle infield for the Phillies of the 2000s. From 20005-2009, Utley compiled 39.7 WAR, including a 9.0 WAR season in 2008. The four-time silver slugger and six-time all-star led baseball in times hit by pitch three seasons during his peak years. For his career, Utley managed a .275/.358/.465 batting line with 259 home runs, 1103 runs scored, 1025 RBIs and 154 stolen bases.