Last week we unveiled our Meta-Analysis of the Rays top prospects. Nowhere to be found on the list is the prospect pictured above, Greg Dupas (the one standing). Dupas was an undrafted free agent signing by the Rays in 2003. After missing all of 2004, Dupas rebounded in 2006 with 25 saves and a 1.93 ERA for the SW Michigan Devil Rays. He was unable to maintain the momentum last year with Vero Beach recording only 6 saves and a 5.33 ERA.

While his baseball numbers may not warrant inclusion on our list of the Rays top prospects, maybe we should have considered his cooking skills.

When Greg, 23, isn’t throwing from March, when spring training starts, through September, he’s home in Riverside, and he’s cooking at his parents’ home and that of his girlfriend, Lindsay Ridgeway.

“Greg is such a wonderful cook,” Lee (Girlfriend’s mom) said. “What’s so remarkable about him is his enthusiasm for cooking, and he’s so young. … I think he’s a remarkable young man. He could almost start a whole new career if he had to.”

“I actually like creating my own meals, just experimenting with stuff,” Greg said.

“That’s the main joy I get from cooking, just coming up with something new that everybody likes.”

The “cooking profile” of Dupas also includes one of his recipes and a short bio which includes his “worst kitchen disaster”.

I was determined to learn how to flip omelets in the pan without any utensils. After ruining one, I decided to keep trying and ended up going through the two dozen eggs my mom had stocked the refrigerator with, while stuffing all the eggshells down the garbage disposal. The garbage disposal was almost ruined, and there were no eggs left for the rest of the week

Ahhh. Kinda like how Joe Maddon was determined to figure out how to use Shawn Camp and he kept sending him out to the mound in crucial situations. In the end, the Rays’ allowed most of their inherited runners to score and the season was ruined.

Dupas will fit right in.

A Meta-Analysis Of Top Rays Prospects [Rays Index]
Relief pitcher is good in the kitchen, too [The Press-Enterprise]



  1. the george says:

    His cheapskate mom should have just bought more eggs.

  2. Anonymous says:

    There were times I would have liked to have shoved Camp down a garbage disposal.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I am glad to see that Dupas has a backup plan. I think he is going to need it.

  4. Anonymous says:

    i love the Bull Durham reference. Subtle. Not too much and not one of the usual Bull Durham/Blog reference cliches. Nice touch.


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