Rumors , dealings, nothing much."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Diamondbacks Farm TeamsGameday ThreadsDiamondbacks NewsDiamondbacks Game ReportsFang FoodSnake Bytes 12/13: Anything happen?New,21commentsRumors, dealings, nothing much. ByedbiggheadDec 13, 2018, 10:16am ESTShareTweetShareShareSnake Bytes 12/13: Anything happen?When are we going to bring back this shirt?Diamondbacks News:Bradley could have leg up on Dbacks closer job. “I think if you were going to come up here and arm wrestle me and force me to give you a decision,” Lovullo said Aaron Loup Jersey , “I’ll probably start with Archie Bradley as the extreme back-end of the equation.”Joe Maddon on Goldschmidt trade.“I don’t like the Diamondbacks right now at all, I really don’t,” Maddon said Tuesday, knowing the NL Central rival Cardinals had strengthened their batting order. “When he sashays into the clubhouse and everybody sees him walking in there, they all become better. That definitely makes them much more difficult to beat next year.”This is what is sounds like, when hipsters cry. Derrick Hall on the Goldy trade and the future of Chase Field. “We don’t want downtown to change much. I like the impact that we’ve had...”Hall also addressed fears that the D-backs could spend the next few year rebuilding.Around Baseball:The Scott Boras metaphor generator will explain exactly what’s going on in the Winter Meetings. What is he going to say next? Well, that’s up to you. SB Nation is proud to present the Scott Boras Metaphor Generator!Start saying your goodbyes to Tampa Bay baseball now.I just can’t get it out of my head that MLB has tired of underwriting and subsidizing a franchise with bad attendance when it already has one of those in Florida. And if you think anyone is going to try to nudge baseball man/god Derek Jeter and the Marlins from Miami, you’re daft. Jeter beats the Rays Matt Adams Jersey , again.The active secondary market at the Winter Meetings is progress for baseball. In recent years, Williams pointed out, “There haven’t been a lot of commitments to players making this kind of money. So this is a significant shift for us. We’ve been laying in the weeds for a couple of years and focused on rebuilding, and now it’s time to add to the team. We’re in that mode now. And we fully expect to make more deals. This is the first of more to come.”How do seagulls know it is the ninth inning of the ball game?Well? Off Topic Snake Story:8,300 year old stone snake skulls reveal stone-age ritual ceremonies. Even then, they were praying to snakes. Godley be praised! TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Jacoby Ellsbury expects to play again following a hip injury, but when that will be is not clear.“It’s hard to say Kevin Long Jersey ,” the 35-year-old New York Yankees center fielder said Monday. “We’re putting a plan together right now. But definitely headed in the right direction.”Ellsbury reported more than a month late to spring training due to a rehab program in Arizona for left hip surgery performed last August. He also had issues with plantar fasciitis in the right foot during the offseason.“The hip’s good,” Ellsbury said. “After surgery, just building up right now. Just in the beginning stages of baseball activities.”He is running, playing short-range catch and hitting off a tee.Ellsbury hurt his right oblique early in spring training last year and eventually spent the entire season on the disabled list.“You want to be out there, for sure,” Ellsbury said. “That’s why I put in the time, put in the work. You want to contribute, you want to be part of the team. Stay optimistic and just put the work in.”Ellsbury is guaranteed $21 ,142,857 annually through 2020 as part of a $153 million, seven-year contract that includes a $21 million team option for 2021 with a $5 million buyout.Ellsbury hit .264 with seven homers and 39 RBIs in 112 games in 2017.