MLB: JUL 24 Devil Rays v OriolesHere are a few more leftover links to start the weekend

  • Sounds like everything went well with Evan Longoria and the birth of his daughter. That is certainly good to hear. []
  • Buster Olney describes the Rays as “baseball’s Island of Misfit Toys,” noting that they “always seem as though they’re having more fun than anybody else.” [ESPN Insider]
  • Terry Francona on Scott Kazmir: “He’s looked so good it’s scary.” Kazmir signed a minor league deal with the Indians, but it sounds like he has a good shot to make the big league rotation. []
  • Here is the lineup for tomorrow’s spring opener at Port Charlotte. [Marc Topkin]
  • Here are the pitchers that will be used this weekend. []
  • Minor leaguer Alex Torres will pitch in the WBC for Venezuela. He joins Fernando RodneyCesar RamosJose Molina, and Ben Zobrist in the WBC. [Marc Topkin]
  • That boar head has now been hung up on a wall in the clubhouse, because of course it has. []




  1. J 2.0 says:


    I read on MLBTR that the Rockies have inquired with the Rays about Jeff Nieman. I'm not too familiar with their farm system, what insight do you have as to who the Rays could look at as fair compensation?

  2. Dave L says:

    Great news! At 3am tonite MLB will replay todays game @ Sox. So thats the road game not the game Myers and Fausto will be playing in according to Topkins report. Rats!

    I am too old to stay up that late but I will DVR it.

    I like Torres getting some WBC action. Good experience for him. And Ramos as well with Mexico.

  3. Don says:

    Who do you think would cost the Rays 2013 the most IF they got hurt at the World (exibition) games....Zobrist, out best position player, Rodney, the Worlds best 9th inning pitcher, or Molina our only ML catcher, ....
    start praying

  4. Brianknowsbest says:

    Great to see Kazmir doing well I hope he keeps it up. I'm surprised the raise didn't get in on the bargain-basement price

  5. J 2.0 says:

    Interesting note:

    James Loney and Yunel Escobar both tied for 6th for NLROY in 2007.


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