• Bleacher Report breaks down the first month of the season for the Rays. [Bleacher Report]
  • Her Rays breaks down the AL East after the first month. [Her Rays]
  • The Rays are #9 in this week’s power rankings from The Sporting News. [The Sporting News]
  • Big League Stew wonders if the Rays are for real. [Big League Stew]
  • Whoever is the oddman out when Scott Kazmir returns might be able to stay a little longer as Al Reyes is not expected to come off the DL on Thursday as originally thought. The means Kurt Birkins will be sent down when Kid K rejoins the team. [The Heater]
  • Carter Gaddis looks at the upcoming return of Scott Kazmir and wonders who is going to be the starting pitcher without a chair when the music stops. [Tampa Tribune]
  • Outs Per Swing also takes a look at who might be out of the rotation. [Outs Per Swing]
  • Rays the Roof names four Orioles that they hate. [Rays the Roof]
  • David Price threw another live bullpen session. He is expected to make the first of 3 or 4 extended spring training starts on Friday before reporting to Vero Beach. [The Heater]
  • The Rays would make history if they selected Vandy’s Pedro Alvarez with the first pick of the draft in June. [USA Today]
  • James Shields was named player of the week for the AL. [MLB]
  • Scott Kazmir made his final rehab start on Monday night for the Durham Bulls. Everything went well and he is scheduled to make his 2008 debut on Sunday in Boston. [News & Observer]


  1. Joe DiMaio says:

    Hammel may be optioned rather than Birkins until Reyes returns.

  2. Hazleton Jason says:

    soor ybro, I dunno who wrote that garbage, but Hammel has no options left, we risk osing his rights if we try to send him down... His attitude about the whole thing sucks, read Carter Gaddis's write up about the impending change in rotation for Kazmir. "I have been groomed to be a started blah balh blah" hey Jason, if you didin't almost suck, you wouldn't be in the conversation of guys who might go to the bullpen... Do what you are asked and like it, you are lucky you made the team. If you hadn't you'd be in some teams bullpen as a mop up fool...


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