• We mentioned last week that David Price was one of the four nominees for ESPN the Magazine’s “Next” honor. Now you can vote for the winner of the top honor and the cover of the annual “Next” issue. [ESPN]
  • John Romano reflects on Evan Longoria’s Rookie of the Year season and ponders what is yet to come. [St. Pete Times]
  • Minor League Ball has their first list of the Rays’ top 20 prospects…Once we get a couple more of these we will start our 2009 Meta-Analysis of Rays Prospects. [Minor League Ball]
  • 9=8 takes a look at some options for the Rays in right field for 2009. [9=8]
  • We can now scratch Matt Holliday off of our 2009 wishlist. He has been traded to the A’s. []
  • Would you trade Jeff Niemann and either Andy Sonnanstine or Edwin Jackson for Ryan Ludwick or Rick Ankiel? Ludwick seems like the obvious choice as a right-handed bat, but even though he is only arbitration-eligible this year for the first time, he will be 29 next season. [Baseball America]
  • Sean McAdam previews the Rays’ offseason for ESPN. [ESPN]


  1. kyle says:

    I think I could have a similar season to Ludwick's if I was hitting in front of Pujols.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Actually Ludwick is already 30, and will be turning 31 next July. Don't like him in a trade - someone with a break out season in front of Pujos at 30 says "one year wonder" to me.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I'd rather have Ankiel than Ludwick just for the difference in defense (with the glove and the arm)...Crawford, Upton and Ankiel would be the most athletic outfield in the majors by far.

  4. Jim says:

    Plus think of all the man-love the Rays would get from Leitch if Ankiel was a Ray.

  5. Steve says:

    I think we should try to sign Casey Blake. Not only would he be the RF we need, but he's versatile


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