Yesterday, we linked to a report from Bill Madden of the New York Daily News that said among other things, that many in the Rays organization had a problem with Rafael Soriano and referenced a “hissy fit” Soriano allegedly threw during game 5 of the ALDS.
Roger Mooney spoke with Joe Maddon who denies he ever had a problem with Soriano, and says he is unaware of Soriano getting upset during the ALDS.
Of course, we wouldn’t expect JoeMa to say any different, but we also have no reason to think he is lying. So we have a he-said, tabloid-said situation. Who you got?
THE JUNKYARD DOGS WEBTOPIA…
- Jon Heyman says the Rays are still in on Johnny Damon. That may be, but we have to believe that he is at-best, their third choice behind Vladimir Guerrero and Manny Ramirez. We will have more on this later, but the Rays have a stronger need for a right-handed bat at this point. [Twitter]
- Gabe Kapler is close to signing a minor league deal with the Dodgers. [Twitter]
- It could be worse Raysheads, Dioner Navarro not only got a big league contract with the Dodgers, now comes word that he has a shot to be the starter. [LA Times]
- Rays Prospects compares Hak-Ju Lee and Tim Beckham. [Rays Prospects]