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Snake Bytes: 12/10 FTD

Or Ohtani Edition?

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Syndication: Arizona Republic Rob Schumacher/The Republic / USA TODAY NETWORK

Team News

Diamondbacks add Eduardo Rodriguez, but ‘we’re not done yet (Nick Piecoro)’

“It was the longest player meeting I think I’ve ever been in,” Diamondbacks General Manager Mike Hazen said. “It was great. He was very honest. We were very honest. We talked about how we saw him and what we wanted and how we would fit. He sort of talked about the things he was looking for. We felt like there were matches there.”

https://www.azcentral.com/story/sports/mlb/diamondbacks/2023/12/08/diamondbacks-add-eduardo-rodriguez-but-were-not-done-yet/71857051007/

Diamondbacks 2023 Player Reviews: Seby Zavala

https://www.si.com/mlb/diamondbacks/analysis/diamondbacks-2023-player-reviews-seby-zavala

Diamondbacks 2023 Player Reviews: Luis Frías

https://www.si.com/mlb/diamondbacks/analysis/diamondbacks-2023-player-reviews-luis-fr%C3%ADas


Other Baseball

Nothing to Report At first, it looked like Ohtani had made up his mind. Now, it seems the rumors of his immanent signing may have been a bit premature.

What a difference a day makes...

$700M stunner: Ohtani to Dodgers on biggest deal in sports history

“To all Dodgers fans, I pledge to always do what’s best for the team and always continue to give it my all to be the best version of myself,” Ohtani wrote in an Instagram post on Saturday. “Until the last day of my playing career, I want to continue to strive forward not only for the Dodgers but for the baseball world.”

https://www.mlb.com/news/shohei-ohtani-contract-with-dodgers

Ohtani signing captivates sports world on social media

htt://www.mlb.com/news/mlb-players-react-on-social-media-to-shohei-ohtani-s-contract


Dodgers sign Shohei Ohtani to largest contract in North American sports history

https://arizonasports.com/story/3539545/shohei-ohtani-signs-dodgers-historic-free-agent-deal/


There is also a good writeup on TBLA, but Im not linking it here. Editorial license, deal with it lol.


Chicago White Sox Acquire Backup Catcher In Deal with Atlanta Braves

https://www.si.com/fannation/mlb/fastball/news/chicago-white-sox-acquire-veteran-backup-catcher-max-stassi-in-trade-with-atlanta-braves

Guardians’ Chris Antonetti Describes New Situation With Top Draft Pick

https://www.si.com/mlb/guardians/news/cleveland-guardians-chris-antonetti-describes-new-situation-with-top-draft-pick

Gordon, Darling highlight ‘23 College Baseball HOF

https://www.mlb.com/royals/news/2023-college-baseball-hall-of-fame-class?t=mlb-pipeline-coverage

Anything Goes

This day in history:
Wyoming, then still a territory, granted women the right to vote in 1869. They did not achieve statehood until 1890, and part of their conditions was that women kept the right to vote as it was not legal on a federal level for some time.
First Nobel Prizes awarded in 1901.
https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/day/december-10

This date in baseball:
https://www.baseball-reference.com/bullpen/December_10

“Bluetooth” was named after a king.

Bluetooth technology was named after King Harald Bluetooth Gormsson. The traditional explanation for his moniker is that Harald had a bad tooth that looked “blue.” In the 10th century, Bluetooth united Denmark and Norway – much like how wireless Bluetooth now joins different devices.

Only one letter in the English alphabet cannot be found on the periodic table.

Can you guess which? The letter J is the only letter in the English alphabet that isn’t used for any of the elements in the periodic table.