This was brought up by a commenter a few days ago but is worth mentioning here…Pat Burrell was signed this past off-season over other free agents, in part because he was a right-handed bat that would help the Rays versus left-handed pitchers.
Let’s compare Burrell’s production versus lefties to another member of the Rays. And for shites and giggles, let’s throw in two other players, one right-handed, the other left-handed…
You know who else hit as many home runs versus lefties as Burrell? My mom.
DEVIL DOGS WEBTOPIA…
- The Rays recently handed out $145K to local not-for-profits as part of the continuing efforts of The Rays Baseball Foundation. [MLB]
- Andrew Friedman said the Rays will not have a designated closer in 2010, but it is not because he wouldn’t want one. [Bradenton Herald]
- Andrew Friedman says the Rays attendance this season will impact future payrolls noting the team “stretched” to reach $63 million this season. [St. Pete Times]
- Just when we thought Martin Fennelly had started easing up on his use of one-sentence disjointed paragraphs. The Fennellyisms rear their ugly head in grand fashion. This time it is something about the Rays not being hungry enough this season. We are not sure because it is hard to read. But hey, if you need to fill column inches and can’t think of enough words, why not just make each sentence its own paragraph. Genius! [Tampa Tribune]
- Bruce Jenkins of the San Francisco Chronicle lists BJ Upton as somebody that might fit well with the Giants. [SF Chronicle]
- Around the Majors looks back at the Jason Hammel trade and how it turned out for the Rockies. [Around the Majors]
- A look back at Shawn Riggans’ injury history. [The Rays Party]
- In a move that should surprise nobody, that UFL football game to be held at The Trop featuring the Rays new business partner, will also feature a post-game concert. [Tampa Tribune]
- Rays the Stakes is still running their contest to give away an autographed Jason Bartlett baseball card. [Rays the Stakes]