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Randy Holt

Randy Holt is the site expert for Venom Strikes. Being stranded in the desert, he's found a second team in the Diamondbacks, with his points of interest regarding the Snakes being characterized as "Jake Lamb and other things." A lifelong Cub fan, also contributes to Baseball Prospectus' Cubs-centric site, BP Wrigleyville. Away from the writing arena, Randy is a high school English teacher and baseball coach in Arizona, with a Masters Degree in Aeronautical Science in Space Studies that he still isn't really sure what to do with.

CHICAGO, IL - JULY 24: Jake Lamb #22 of the Arizona Diamondbacks is unable to field a ground ball hit by Ian Happ #8 of the Chicago Cubs (not pictured) for the Cubs' first hit of the game during the fourth inning at Wrigley Field on July 24, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)

Arizona Diamondbacks: Where Does Jake Lamb Go From Here?

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PHOENIX, AZ - MARCH 29: Alex Avila #5 of the Arizona Diamondbacks hits a RBI on a ground ball out against the Colorado Rockies during the first inning of the opening day MLB game at Chase Field on March 29, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Arizona Diamondbacks: On the Black Hole Behind Home Plate

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SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 27: Zack Greinke #21 of the Arizona Diamondbacks pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres PETCO Park on July 27, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

Zack Greinke: Diamondbacks Ace Returning to Form for Stretch Run

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ARLINGTON, TX - JULY 22: Jake Diekman #41 of the Texas Rangers delivers against the Cleveland Indians during the eighth inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on July 22, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. The Rangers won 5-0. (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)

Arizona Diamondbacks: Relief Acquisitions Essential For Stretch Run

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PHOENIX, AZ - JULY 20: Second baseman Ketel Marte #4 of the Arizona Diamondbacks fields a ground ball against the Colorado Rockies during the second inning of an MLB game at Chase Field on July 20, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)

Arizona Diamondbacks: Defense Doing Stellar Job of Supporting Pitching

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ST. PETERSBURG, FL JULY 22: Chris Archer #22 of the Tampa Bay Rays delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Miami Marlins at Tropicana Field on July 22, 2017 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Joseph Garnett Jr./Getty Images)

Diamondbacks Rumors: Eduardo Escobar, Chris Archer Stand Out as Trade Targets

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DENVER, CO - JULY 12: Torey Lovullo #17 of the Arizona Diamondbacks visits Robbie Ray #38 on the mound after Ray hit a batter in the sixth inning of a game against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on July 12, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

MLB Trade Deadline: What do the Arizona Diamondbacks Need to Pursue?

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CHICAGO, IL - JULY 24: Steven Souza Jr. #28 of the Arizona Diamondbacks hits an RBI double to score Paul Goldschmidt #44 against the Chicago Cubs during the fifth inning at Wrigley Field on July 24, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)

Arizona Diamondbacks: Steven Souza Jr’s Offense on the Comeup

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PHOENIX, AZ - APRIL 22: A.J. Pollock #11 of the Arizona Diamondbacks makes a sliding catch on a ball hit by Jose Pirela #2 of the San Diego Padres during the fourth inning of an MLB game at Chase Field on April 22, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)

Arizona Diamondbacks: Examining the Outfield at the All-Star Break

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PHOENIX, AZ - MAY 12: Jake Lamb #22 of the Arizona Diamondbacks takes ground balls prior to a game against the Washington Nationals at Chase Field on May 12, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

Arizona Diamondbacks: Examining the Infield at the All-Star Break

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PHOENIX, AZ - JUNE 29: Infielder Ketel Marte #4 of the Arizona Diamondbacks fields a ground ball out against the San Francisco Giants during the MLB game at Chase Field on June 29, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Arizona Diamondbacks: Is Ketel Marte a Building Block for the Future?

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PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 22: Patrick Corbin #46 of the Arizona Diamondbacks delivers a pitch in the third inning during the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park on June 22, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)

2018 MLB All-Star Game: Arizona Diamondbacks Sport Two Deserving Players

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PHOENIX, AZ - MAY 03: Steven Souza Jr. #20 of the Arizona Diamondbacks bats against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the MLB game at Chase Field on May 3, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Dodgers defeated the Diamondbacks 5-2. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Arizona Diamondbacks: Time for Steven Souza Jr. to Begin Producing

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DENVER, CO - JUNE 8: Jon Jay #9 of the Arizona Diamondbacks walks into the batters box before a first inning plate appearance against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on June 8, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

Arizona Diamondbacks: Loss of Jarrod Dyson Makes Jon Jay Essential

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PHOENIX, AZ - JUNE 30: Shelby Miller #26 of the Arizona Diamondbacks delivers a first inning pitch against the San Francisco Giants at Chase Field on June 30, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

Arizona Diamondbacks: No Reason To Worry About Shelby Miller Yet

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BALTIMORE, MD - JULY 01: Manny Machado #13 of the Baltimore Orioles catches a ball hit by Ian Kinsler #3 (not pictured) of the Los Angeles Angels to end the game in the ninth inning at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on July 1, 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

MLB Trade Rumors: Do Diamondbacks Have The Best Shot At Manny Machado?

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