Rays Spring Baseball

Busy day, so let’s get right to the links.


  • BJ Upton’s shoulder feels so well that he now feels he might not need to sit out the first week of the regular season. Also Joe Maddon spoke about the workload of the pitching staff during the spring. Maddon noted that the 31 pitchers in camp will be divided into two groups with one group getting more work earlier in camp. [St. Pete Times]
  • Rays Prospects has the complete list of spring training invites. [Rays Prospects]
  • Kevin Kennedy will work about 100 games and will continue to host his daytime talk show on Sirius-XM. [Tampa Tribune]
  • Tom Jones had a Q&A with new TV analyst Kevin Kennedy. Kennedy talks about his history with Dewayne Staats and whether he would ever manage again. [St. Pete Times]
  • David Chalk speculates on why the Phillies have not graced the front of a Wheaties box. Something about an asterisk and “Cheaters don’t sell cereal.” [Bugs and Cranks]
  • The Rays Party takes another look at the battles in camp this spring. [The Rays Party]
  • Scott Caruso of Rays of Light wrote a spring training preview for Spring Training ‘09. [Spring Training ’09]
  • Armwood High School will retire Matt Joyce’s #24 on Feb 24…Which begs the question: What will they do if Joyce ever becomes a great big leaguer? Our guess is “Matt Joyce High School”. [The Heater]
  • Rays Prospects has a few updates from the minor league affiliates. [Rays Prospects]


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