Here is footage of Stuart Sternberg’s statement from yesterday…
THE JUNKYARD DOGS WEBTOPIA…
- We will have much more on Sternberg’s comments later this morning.
- The Tampa Tribune has responses from local officials to Stuart Sternberg’s stadium demands…Tampa officials sound both optimistic and very cautious. [Tampa Tribune]
- Carl Crawford was named the AL player of the week.
- Michael Van Sickler looks at what leaving the Trop would cost the Rays. [St. Pete Times]
- Tony Fabrizio writes about Dewayne Staats who will broadcast his 5,000th game tonight. [Tampa Tribune]
- David Price sits atop ESPN.com’s 2010 Cy Young Predictor. Rafael Soriano is 8th. [ESPN]
- Jon Heyman calls the Rays acquisition of Rafael Soriano one of the “best decisions of the past year.” [SI.com]
- Keith Morelli writes about the success of the Rays postgame concerts. [Tampa Tribune]
- The Rays drop to 3rd in the latest ESPN.com power rankings. What’s worse is that the two teams ahead of the Rays both reside in the AL East. [ESPN]
- Matt Moore was named pitcher of the week in the FSL and Tyler Bortnick was named hitter of the week in the ML. [Biscuit Crumbs]
- Former Rays prospect James Houser has been promoted to the big leagues by the Marlins.
DOWN ON THE FARM…
- Check out Rays Prospects for boxscores and more detailed recaps. [Rays Prospects]
- DURHAM: Brian Baker made his first start of the year and threw 5 no hit innings. He struck out 5 and walked 1…Matt Joyce hit his 3rd home run…Desmond Jennings did not play.
- MONTGOMERY: (no games scheduled)
- CHARLOTTE: (postponed)
- BOWLING GREEN: (no game scheduled)
- HUDSON VALLEY: Miguel Sierra gave up 2 runs on 6 hits and a walk in 4 innings. He struck out 4…Burt Reynolds went 3-3 with a double and a triple. He drove in 3...Derek Dietrich went 1-4.