Business Week ranked the “Power 100″ athletes. This list is based on achievements on the field as well as ability to promote products and services off the field. The Rays very own Evan Longoria comes in at #57…
Longoria is one of just two male athletes on the list not to bring in at least seven figures (he can thank the MLB pay scale for that), yet many consider the second-year pro to be the best at his position—topping even fellow power athletes A-Rod and David Wright. Combined with his marketable face, that should spell big bucks down the road.
In addition to Wilson gloves, Longoria recently became the coverboy for 2K Sports newest version of their popular baseball game, “MLB 2K10.” And not sure if you guys noticed, but Longoria’s shoes and batting gloves have pretty little swooshes on them. Nike commercials can’t be too far away.
#58. Not bad. Then again, #57 is Lorena Ochoa.
DEVIL DOGS WEBTOPIA…
- The Rays claimed RHP Mike Ekstrom off waivers. Ekstrom made 20 appearances for the Padres the past two seasons and has a 6.75 ERA with 25 strikeouts in 28.0 innings. He was a 12th round pick in 2004 by the Padres.
- The Rays announced a deal with The Mosaic Company to rename their spring training park in Charlotte. It will now be called Mosaic Field at Charlotte Sports Park for the next 15 years.
- The Minaret Online spoke with Andy Freed about his broadcasting career and how he ended up in the Rays radio booth. [The Manaret Online]
- The Rays will make five appearances on Fox national broadcasts this season. [The Heater]