The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe.

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  • JB Long spoke with the Rays All-Stars during Media Day in Anaheim. [Bright House Sports]
  • The Mariners wanted Desmond Jennings as part of a package for Cliff Lee. [MLB Trade Rumors]
  • The Rays run differential has drastically slowed in recent weeks (scroll to bottom of page). [Watching Durham Bulls Baseball]
  • The Rays are second in the latest Power Rankings. [ESPN]
  • At the break, the Rays have a 72.9% chance of making the playoffs. The Red Sox are only 37.4%. []
  • Here is a great pictorial (and video) history of the David Price bobblehead poster and the various transformations it has gone through. [Rays Renegade]
  • Joe Henderson looks at the trend in MLB this season that favors the pitchers. [Tampa Tribune]
  • Gary Shelton writes about Carl Crawford and his (lack of a) future with the Rays. [St. Pete Times]
  • Jason Bartlett went swimming with real Rays (picture included). [Orlando Sentinel]
  • Michael Van Sickler looks at the different theories behind the Rays poor attendance. [St. Pete Times]
  • spoke with people from David Price’s hometown about his rise to All-Star game starter. []


  • Check out Rays Prospects for boxscores and more detailed recaps. [Rays Prospects]
  • DURHAM: (no game scheduled)
  • MONTGOMERY: (no game scheduled)
  • CHARLOTTE: Shane Dyer dropped to 4-6 after giving up 5 runs in 4.2 innings on 8 hits and 2 walks. He struck out 2…Michael Sheridan (2) and Tony Scelfo (4) homered for the Stone Crabs.
  • BOWLING GREEN: Albert Suarez made his first start of the season, but was limited to just 2.1 innings. He gave up 1 run on 3 hits and walked 3. He struck out 1…The Hot Rods managed just 5 hits.
  • HUDSON VALLEY: Miguel Sierra gave up 4 runs in 5 innings…Derek Dietrich hit his first professional home run and went 3-4. He has a 5-game hitting streak and is 11-22 over that span…Phil Wunderlich was 4-5 with a home run and he drove in 5. He has 18 hits in the last 10 games.
  • PRINCETON: Enny Romero made his 5th start giving up just 1 run in 6 innings lowering his ERA to 1.35. He struck out 8 and walked none. He has 15 Ks and no walks over his last 2 games.



1 Comment

  1. Brian H says:

    professor is there any possible way the rays sign carl to a 6 year/90 mill deal. If we trade shields this off season, seems possible. according to your projections for 2011.Obviousily a no trade clause can not be included. is there such thing as an expring trade clause? like no trade for the first four years of the contract.

    I am starting to think how badly i actually do want him to stay. the idea of having jennings/upton crawford in an outfield makes me giddy.


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