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Snake Bytes 7/2: Inching Closer to Baseball

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Diamondbacks News:

Dbacks not expecting to have fans in the stands when season begins

I am confident that we all understood this reality already. But it seems a couple of teams in the league are discussing the potential to have fans in the stands for opening day. Those teams being the Astros and Rangers, meanwhile the Giants have told their season ticket holders there will be NO fans. Instead Giants fans will have the opportunity to purchase a life-size cutout for a small fee and have their own likeness in a seat at the ballpark during games. Seems like a cool idea to me and I would be down if the Dbacks offered this to fans at Chase Field.

Mike Hazen: Prospect Daulton Varsho could play in 2020

“[Varsho] is certainly one of our top prospects, but there would have been every guess that somebody could make that he was going to impact our major league roster this year, and I don’t see why that won’t be the case in a shortened window,” Hazen said.

With Mike Leake opting out, Dbacks feel ‘very good’ about pitching depth

Manager Torey Lovullo talks Merrill Kelly and Alex Young as options to replace Leake

Who would you prefer?

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Who should get a solid shot at Leake’s rotation spot?

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  • 52%
    Merrill Kelly
    (51 votes)
  • 33%
    Alex Young
    (33 votes)
  • 14%
    Jon Duplantier
    (14 votes)
  • 0%
    Other, answer in comments
    (0 votes)
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Turambar and Edbigghead give their takes on the D-backs 60 man squad, Yasmany Tomas, and Mike Leake

Baseball News:

Derek Jeter: Baseball will suffer from embarrassing MLB talks

“It was pretty sad to see the back and forth being played out publicly in a time like now,” Jeter said. “You have so many people filing for unemployment throughout the country. Over 30 million people, 40 million people with no jobs. They really don’t want to hear owners and players going back and forth about how much money they deserve and how much money they need.”

Mexican Baseball League cancels baseball season

The summer season had been scheduled to start Aug. 7, but the 16 team owners decided that they could not guarantee the safety of fans and players.

Why MLB should fear Cubs pitching coach Tommy Hottovy’s bout with Covid-19

“No one is immune,” said Hottovy, who “masked up” and wore gloves the few times he left his house and isn’t sure where he contracted the virus. “You hear a lot of the stories out there that, ‘Hey, they’re professional athletes, they’re in great shape; if they get it they’ll be fine, they won’t die.’ The rhetoric is always ‘They’re going to be fine; they’re not going to die.’” He said he lost 18 pounds while he was sick, still deals with shortness of breath and estimates he’s at about 80 percent of normal strength.

Off topic Snake Byte:

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