Roberto Alomar and Bert Blyleven were elected to the Hall of Fame yesterday. It is now just a footnote, but the last major league game Alomar played was during the 2005 Spring Training with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. He went 0-11 and called it a career before the season even started. During a conference call yesterday, Alomar reflected on his brief tenure with the Devil Rays. []


  • Rays Prospects interviews prospect John MolliconeMollicone went to Fordham University the same time we were teaching there, but we don’t think he was ever in one of our classes. [Rays Prospects]
  • David Kaplan of CSN Chicago reiterates that a deal is not imminent with the Cubs for Matt Garza. Kaplan says the Cubs and Rays have discussed a possible trade, but that “potential players that the Cubs could include in the deal have not yet been exchanged.” [CSN Chicago]
  • Buster Olney says the Rays are one of three teams that represent the best fit for Vlad GuerrreroOur first choice remains Jim Thome, but Vlad the Impaler would be a nice consolation prize. [Twitter]
  • Jason Churchill says Jim Thome is asking for “as much as $8 million.” If true, the Twins may pass, but so would the Rays. Churchill adds that the Rays could become a suitor of Vlad Guerrero,”but price is most important in Tampa [sic].” [ESPN Insider]
  • David Price went back to first grade on what appears to be a cross of ‘Wear your PJs to school’ day and ‘Bring your super-famous uncle to school’ day. [Terez Owens]
  • John Romano says Fred McGriff is at a disadvantage in the Hall voting…It is weird that voters will discount suspected ‘roiders, but won’t boost players that were obviously clean. Still we think Crime Dog is at best borderline. []
  • Andrew Marchand wants the Yankees to go after Rafael Soriano even if Andy Pettitte comes back. [ESPN New York]
  • Roger Mooney explains his Hall of Fame ballot. [Rays Report]



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  1. phil says:

    We signed Chris Carter for $400k and for outfield depth...


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