I guess the big news this weekend in the land of Raysheads is that Evan Longoria and Jaime Edmondson are expecting a baby. Edmondson sent out the picture at right via her Twitter account. And apparently there was some sort of revelation during one of the Sunday morning NFL preview shows. We haven’t seen it yet and are working on obtaining a copy. If you did see it, feel free to describe what happened in the comments.
In the meantime, congrats to the couple.
THE JUNKYARD DOGS WEBTOPIA…
- The AL East is about to get a new knuckleballer, something the Rays have struggled with in the past. [MLBTR]
- Josh Hamilton was upset with the Rangers and signed with the Angels. At his press conference he noted that he “started off with the Devil Rays, and no [he's] an Angel.” [TampaBay.com]
- As a result, the Angels may now be looking to deal Vernon Wells, and the Rays have been mentioned as a possible fit. [MLBTR]
- The Dodgers and Angels have added $1.4 billion worth of contracts in the last 13 months. [BI Sports]
- It is no secret that the Rays are better at developing pitchers than position players, and that is by-design. But now members of the front office are saying they want to be better at developing hitters. However, Andrew Friedman cautions by saying he does not want it to come at the expense of developing pitchers. [TBO]
- This story by Marc Topkin includes an adorable picture of David Price from when he was 3 years old. [TampaBay.com]
- Gary Shelton writes about the great leadership exhibited by all of the Bay Area pro sports franchises. [TampaBay.com]
- Another rough afternoon for the Bucs. And now one has to wonderif the future of Josh Freeman rests with the Bucs. [JoeBucsFan]
- And the Bucs are in full meltdown mode, with players and coaches getting into shoving matches during the game. [BI Sports Video]
- Ever wonder what the Rays would look like if they were a soccer team? Neither had we. But here ya go. Looking at these, it is not hard to imagine that a lot of effort was put into the other members of the AL East and the Rays were an afterthought. [MWillis]