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Snake Bytes 11/2: The Offseason Doldrums Begin

Both the World Series and the AFL have ended. The post-series excitement is on the downward slide and late-February seems so far away.

All Five Arizona GG Finalists Should Win
Going by the numbers, all five Arizona Diamondbacks nominated for Gold Glove awards should win the award. While that seems an unlikely outcome, the team should be able to count on at least two.

A Defining Moment Slips Away from Zack Greinke

It’s not that turning to Will HArris in Game 7 of the World Series was necessarily a bad idea. However, A.J. Hinch’s quick hook in the seventh inning may have cost Zack Greinke a career-defining moment that could have also changed the eventual outcome of the series.

San Diego Hires Bobby Dickerson as Bench Coach

The San Diego Padres have filled their Bench Coach vacancy, hiring Bobby Dickerson away from the Philadelphia Phillies.

Mets Name Carlos Beltran Manager

The former New York Mets star outfielder is returning to Queens to manage the team. This will be Beltran’s first stint as a manager.

This Winter’s Top-20 Free Agents

While there are at least two elite players in this class of free agents, it is somewhat telling that three of the top seven players are those who would have to first opt-out of their current deals.