Here are a few odds and ends to get us caught up…

  • The Rays traded double-A pitcher Chris Rearick for triple-A infielder Vince Belnone, who has played 1b, 2B, and 3B. Belnone has a career .414 OBP in 4 seasons including .380 last year at triple-A. [MLB]
  • BJ Upton looked back on his time with the Rays on 98.7 The Fan. [98.7 The Fan]
  • Peter Gammons thinks the Rays will play in the ALCS next season based on what we known today. [Peter Gammons]
  • The Padres are “strongly pursuing” Edwin Jackson. The Padres would be Jackson’s 8th team in 9 years. [MLBTR]
  • In other former-Rays news, Ty Wigginton has agreed to a 2-year deal with the Cardinals. [Ken Rosenthal]
  • Chris Archer talked to Cory Smith of about the James Shields trade and what it means for his own future with the Rays. []
  • Red Sox talking heads discussing James Shields trade: “They always seem to know when to let guys go.” [NESN Video]
  • From the wayback maching, here’s a Baseball Americapost previewing the 2009 high school baseball season in North Carolina with both Richie Shaffer and Wil Myers. [BaseballAmerica]
  • Josh Freeman is no longer looking at a huge contract extension. [JoeBucsFan]
  • The schools that make the most money in college sports. [BI Sports]
  • USF might have to find a new conference. [BI Sports]






  1. don says:

    Price's "dressed up" picture above would make him one of the top 10 "beautiful women" in Tampa....ready for S. Dale mabry

  2. KT says:

    Price’s “dressed up” picture above would make him one of 10 "women under 50" in St Pete.... Not quite ready for the retirement home.

    • don says:

      Guess you haven't been to ST. Pete beach lately, that's what hapens when your stuck in the big city slum..get around see the sights...

  3. ed says:

    does anybody know if the rays are interested in making any more moves for another bat, i keep seeing pitchers.

    • Allen Montgomery says:

      Vince Belnome is a bat. I don't know what kind of bat. Last year at AAA was not his best at .275. He strikes out a lot, something the Rays like. He also walks quite a bit.


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