Arizona Diamondbacks Daily Dose: Tuffy Gosewisch and Evan Marshall Come Off 60 Day D.L.
Good Evening Arizona Diamondbacks fans and Venom Strikes readers and welcome to today’s Daily Dose—-a list of informative links concerning the D-backs and the rest of Major League Baseball that you might have missed all in a one spot for your reading pleasure!
It is hard to acknowledge baseball is over and the 2nd full day of the 2015-2016 offseason is in the books. Look at the bright side: it is only 108 days until Arizona Diamondbacks pitchers and catchers report to Salt River Fields in Scottsdale, Arizona to begin Spring Training workouts.
For the beginning of November, today felt a lot like the middle of December because a lot of things were happening both with the D-backs and around baseball. That tells you one thing: this is going to be one heck of an offseason.
I will try to sort out everything that happened in one nice, condensed post. Without further delay, here is today’s Daily Dose!
Diamondbacks Links + Notes:
Arizona Diamondbacks Pick Up Options for 2016 on Ziegler and Collmenter–Venom Strikes
2015: A Diamondbacks Retrospective-AZ Snake Pit
Case for 2016 Starter by Committee-Inside the Zona
Around the MLB:
2016 World Series Odds Released-Bovada
Chicago Cubs: 11/1
Kansas City Royals: 12/1
Los Angeles Dodgers: 12/1
New York Mets: 12/1
St. Louis Cardinals: 12/1
Toronto Blue Jays: 12/1
Washington Nationals: 12/1
Houston Astros: 14/1
Pittsburgh Pirates: 14/1
Texas Rangers: 14/1
New York Yankees: 18/1
Boston Red Sox: 20/1
Cleveland Indians: 20/1
Detroit Tigers: 20/1
Los Angeles Angels: 20/1
San Francisco Giants: 20/1
Seattle Mariners: 25/1
Tampa Bay Rays: 33/1
Baltimore Orioles: 40/1
Minnesota Twins: 40/1
Arizona Diamondbacks: 50/1
Chicago White Sox: 50/1
Cincinnati Reds: 50/1
Miami Marlins: 50/1
Milwaukee Brewers: 50/1
Oakland Athletics: 50/1
San Diego Padres: 50/1
Atlanta Braves: 100/1
Colorado Rockies: 100/1
Philadelphia Phillies: 200/1
Thanks to an improved 2015 season, the Diamondbacks were given a much better chance to win the World Series in 2016, but I would like to point out that the D-backs are tied with 7 other teams for the second lowest odds.
Of course a lot is going to change based on what happens this offseason. That is why these are really early odds.
The Way to Early 2016 MLB Power Rankings-ESPN.com
ESPN has the D-backs in at #14 calling them a playoff sleeper. I have to agree. All this team needs is a starting pitcher, a backup catcher, and some bullpen depth. This team is ready to contend, folks.
Next: Important Offseason Dates to Know
Mets, Terry Collins Reach Two-Year Extension-Rising Apple
Nationals Name Dusty Baker their Manager-District on Deck
Blue Jays Pick Up Options on Bautista, Encarnacion, Others-Jays Journal
Phillies Decline 2016 Option on Cliff Lee-Call to the Pen
Brewers Pick Up 2016 Option on Adam Lind-Call to the Pen
Tigers Decline 2016 Option on Joe Nathan-Motor City Bengals
Royals Want to Resign Gordon, Zobrist-Kings of Kauffman