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Snake Bytes 10/29: Turn the Page

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Let’s rid ourselves of our WS hangover and open a new beer. Or turn a new leaf, whatever.

Diamondbacks News:

Diamondbacks play waiting game on coaching staff

Diamondbacks bench coach Luis Urueta already has interviewed with two teams — the Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers — for their managerial openings.

Urueta also spoke with the Red Sox about the same position in January before they opted to replace Alex Cora with Ron Roenicke before this season.

The Tigers’ job is open after Ron Gardenhire resigned late in the season.

MLB power rankings: Low expectations, odds for Dbacks in 2021 season

BetOnline put Arizona at 66/1 to win the World Series in 2021.

Just six teams had lower odds than the Diamondbacks.

Diamondbacks decline options on pitcher trio

Leake, Guerra, and Rondon.

In other news, the D-backs on Tuesday outrighted pitchers Silvino Bracho and Bo Takahashi to Triple-A Reno, which removed both from Arizona’s 40-man roster.

The moves leave the D-backs with two open spaces, and they are likely to clear more room on the 40-man in the coming weeks. That’s because the deadline for adding players in order to protect them from the Rule 5 Draft is Nov. 20.

“It’s more of a timing element,” Hazen said. “We were doing it to clear a roster spot. We know we’re going to need at least a handful of spots, so we’re sort of getting in front of it now.”

The club last week claimed left-hander Taylor Guilbeau off waivers from the Seattle Mariners.

Guilbeau has a 2.70 ERA in 25 appearances in his big league career. He dealt with a shoulder strain this season that presumably caused his velocity to tumble; after averaging 94.4 mph with his fastball in 2019, he dropped to 91.4 mph this year.

Lovullo sees both sides of Blake Snell debacle

As an ‘armchair’ manager, I bet he does...

Baseball News:

MLB already sounding dire financial alarms for 2021 and will want players to negotiate again

JT Realmuto not ‘keen’ on NY as MLB free agency begins

According to Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia, a person described as close to Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto said the two-time All-Star “would like to remain in Philadelphia and is not particularly keen on playing in New York.”

Snek Byte:

Cow caught chewing on a large python in outback northern Australia

Tomas’ final hurrah, perhaps.....