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Snake Bytes 11/19: November Pain

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There is no rain, no baseball, but there is news....

Diamondbacks News:

Yoan Lopez announces that he and his daughter have covid-19

5 Dbacks greats not in the Hall of Fame

Steve Gilbert lays out the top 5 with this in mind; “The rules are the player had to have some real history with the D-backs, and he gets credit for his entire career, not just his time in Arizona. Also, he has to be retired — so, no Paul Goldschmidt or Zack Greinke.”

Diamondbacks AGM Jared Porter leads list of potential Cubs GM candidates

Among the external candidates, Diamondbacks assistant general manager Jared Porter seems like a good fit for what the Cubs will need to do. He and fellow Arizona AGM Amiel Sawdaye were finalists for the GM job in Anaheim and both received a mention in Sahadev Sharma’s piece for The Athletic about how Hoyer can move forward as the decision-maker, but Porter was in heavier rotation for pretty obvious reasons.

Daulton Varsho included in Dbacks top 5 prospect list

CBS Sports lays out the top 5 and blurb 6 through 10.

Nationals sign Yasmany Tomas to a minor league deal

Washington will be the first big league organization outside of Arizona for the 30-year-old Tomas, who came to the Major Leagues amid considerable fanfare after defecting from Cuba in 2014. Tomas generated widescale interest and huge expectations that led to a hefty six-year, $68.5MM deal — a contract that even included an opt-out clause after the fourth season.

Poll

Will Yasmany Tomas make The Nationals opening day roster?

This poll is closed

  • 10%
    Absolutely, he is a beast at the plate and can be an asset in the big leagues
    (7 votes)
  • 42%
    Hell naw, son. He has zero plate discipline and lacks reasonable defensive capabilities.
    (29 votes)
  • 47%
    He will be cut before opening day
    (33 votes)
69 votes total Vote Now

Baseball News:

Mets Robinson Cano suspended for 2021 season after 2nd PED violation

Snek Byte:

Venomous cottonmouth vomits 2 other snakes on operating table at NC animal clinic

That snake probably had too many IPAs with Turambar before he got sick like that.