White Sox 6, Devil Rays 1.
just a quick “Hangover” today…we promise to drink more tonight…
DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA…
- Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports says it would be a mistake to trade Carl Crawford (we agree):
“I wouldn’t even consider trading him,” the GM (of a rival team) says. “Some might say, ‘Look at all you could get.’ But it doesn’t matter what you could get. You know what you have with that guy…Crawford to me, is like what Kirby Puckett was in Minnesota. When your best player plays harder than anyone on the team, you’ve got something special…Every kid coming up is not going to be as good, but he had better play as hard. That’s pretty unique. When you’ve got it, you don’t let it go. As soon as you move a guy like Crawford, you spend the rest of your career looking for one.”
- John Heyman of SI.com thinks that Al Reyes would be a good fit for the Brewers
Milwaukee would like some bullpen fortification, and this ex-Brewer certainly would do the trick. He’s come out of nowhere to go 12 for 12 in saves with a 1.31 ERA. A far cry from his mop-up days in Milwaukee, when the Brewers were an AL also ran, not an NL Central contender.
- The Devil Rays #2 pick in this year’s draft, William Kline has signed and threw a bullpen session before Turesday’s game. Kline will begin his professional career with low-A Columbus.
- We aren’t sure what Marc Topkin means by “(Josh Wilson) may have played his way into their long-term plans,” but we would be surprised if Wilson is a member of the 2008 Devil Rays.