- The Rays optioned Joel Guzman to AAA Durham on Monday. Guzman, who showed up to Spring Training slimmed down, impressed the coaches with his defensive ability at third base, but struggled with the bat. He was 4-29 with 2 doubles and a home run. Guzman has a long ways to go to prove he can hit at the Major League level. If he can be successful at Durham, the Rays could have a logjam at third base in 2008 with Guzman, Akinori Iwamura and Evan Longoria.
- Josh Hamilton hasn’t cooled off yet. He is hitting .487 with 19 hits in 14 games.
- Joe Maddon says it is time for the regulars to step up. The regular season is two weeks away and it is starting to gt close to that time when slumps will carry over.
- Papa Joe Maddon will also experiment with a new lineup today.
- Josh Paul just really likes wearing masks. Was he burned by acid or something?
- Stuart Sternberg and Co. have made a concerted effort to be more involved in the community.