Want to know just how valuable Evan Longoria and his contract are to the Rays, then read THIS PIECE from The Orange County Register. Sam Miller takes an even-handed look at what it might take for the Angels to trade for Longoria.
“Mike Trout, Jered Weaver, Dan Haren, Peter Bourjos, Garrett Richards and Fabio Martinez Mesa for Longoria probably would be fair”
Which of course neither team would ever do. Still, wow.
THE JUNKYARD DOGS WEBTOPIA…
- The Rays avoided arbitration with Andy Sonnanstine with a one-year, $912,500 deal. We had The Duke projected at $1.5 million. We probably gave him a little too much credit for still being a starting pitcher of sorts. [TampaBay.com]
- Grant Balfour sounded very appreciative of his time in Tampa Bay. [Rays Report]
- Evan Longoria made an appearance on Fox Sports Radio and he talked about his road to the big leagues and what it was like to get drafted by the Rays. [Sports Radio Interviews]
- Rafael Soriano will be introduced to the New York media today. Somebody will ask him about the reported “hissy fit” in Game 5 of the ALDS. [ESPN New York]
- Evan Longoria will make his annual appearance in the Bob Hope Classic this week. [Bob Hope Classic]