Searching for D-backs news of any kind this morning has been futile. I see Jim’s recent offensive article pop up on the google but nothing more than that really.
The Arizona Diamondbacks are just months away from watching Patrick Corbin, A.J. Pollock, Eduardo Escobar and other important pieces enter the free-agent market. Meanwhile, they’re also just a little over a year from watching Paul Goldschmidt do the same. No thanks to Zack Greinke’s massive contract and Yasmany Tomas’ dead money, the D-backs probably can’t hope to re-sign their biggest free agents and extend Goldschmidt this winter. They’ll have to pick their battles.
And Noah Syndergaard says:
Official Statement: Dodger Stadium is the only acceptable ballpark to do the WAVE. The ban shall remain in effect for all other stadiums.— Noah Syndergaard (@Noahsyndergaard) September 5, 2018
I used to like this guy. But now, not so much. Not only is the wave unacceptable but Dodger stadium is the pit of the unclean. Blasphemers and heretics of all kinds thrive off of the wave. It is impure. The wave is what’s wrong with baseball. Shame on you, Noah.
The next time we’ll see him on the mound is spring training, 2020.
If the Diamondbacks survive their brutal finishing schedule and get into the playoffs, Goldschmidt will almost certainly be at the center of it. He’s the leading position player now by the Awards Index, largely because of his clutch hitting. He’s finished in the top three of MVP voting three times, so that could play into it as well. However, if Goldy and Arizona fade, it’s a free-for-all.
Off Topic Snake Story:
“If you encounter a rattlesnake,” Phillips said, “don’t pick a fight with it, and it won’t pick a fight with you.”