Wil MyersThe GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe.

Yankees 7, RAYS 6 (boxscore)

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THE JUNKYARD DOGS WEBTOPIA

  • Nick Weglarz and Jack Cust have been released. Also, Cole Figueroa, Leslie AndersonRich Thompson, Kirby Yates, and Dane De La Rosa have been cut and reassigned to minor league camp. [TampaBay.com]
  • Sam Fuld returned to action. Kyle Farnsworth’s hand is “a little black and blue” after trying to field a groundball. Matt Joyce twisted his ankle but says he is fine. And both Wil Myers and Tim Beckham have been sidelined with wrist soreness. [TampaBay.com]
  • The Rays must make a decision on whether or not to add Jamey Wright to the roster on Tuesday. But all indications are that he will make the team. [TampaBay.com]
  • Jim Hickey has an interesting message on his clipboard. [Howard Pruitt]
  • Stuart Sternberg is not a fan of the DH. [TBO.com]
  • Mike Petriello wonders if keeping Wil Myers in the minors is a mistake. [ESPN]
  • Joe Maddon doesn’t mind Yunel Escobar’s “chrome” (i.e. flashiness). [MLB.com]
  • Joe Maddon says Roberto Hernandez looks better every time he takes the mound. [TampaBay.com]
  • Remember Fernando Rodney’s lucky plantain in the WBC? It was not flown in from the Dominican Republic after all. [Marc Topkin]
  • Here’s a good primer on the 2013 Durham Bulls. [Part 1] [Part 2]
  • Here’s another take on Josh Lueke. [Platoon Advantage]
  • Joel Glazer says the Bucs aren’t going anywhere. [JoeBucsFan]
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  1. Ken says:

    I hope the Rays management aren't as enamored with Wright as they were with J.P. Howell. In Howell's case Maddon and Hickey tried to wish Howell back to pre-injury form. With Wright they seem convinced they can roll back the hands of time. It didn't work for J.P. and I fear it won't work with Wright. How many games will Wright cost the Rays before the "ah ha" light blinks? Meanwhile a very capable reliever will be laboring at Durham (i.e. Gomes) after having an excellent spring.

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  2. Lane Meyer says:

    Cust was the right move, now Duncan needs to follow him out the door. Anderson, Gomes, and Gimenez look like the first ones to be called up in case of injuries, followed by Myers after he gets more experience at AAA. Wright looks shaky at best and Niemann looks to be the long reliever and spot starter.

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    • Ken says:

      I agree with you on all fronts with the exception of Niemann. If Hernadez wins the 5th starter job the Rays should try to package Jeff and another piece for a RH bat or a promising catcher. Both Gomes and Ramos could be effective "long" arms out of the pen.

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      • Will says:

        I'm not sure the Rays will get enough for Niemann right now so I do think he will end up in the pen. His limited experience from the pen has been positive. I know most think he won't fit well in the pen, but I believe he has the right mindset for it. He's pretty good at getting out of difficult situations. Of course, in the past he's the one that has created those situations. I suppose we'll have to see if he can get out of those tough spots when someone else did it.

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  3. Ken says:

    I'm reconsidering my position on S. Duncan. He's hitting better of late and does give us RH flexibility at 1B and DH. His power potential exceeds that of Fuld, Roberts and SRod and he's been on winning ball clubs in the past. I also think Geminez gets the nod over Lobaton. Another RH bat, has had a good spring and with the Tiger trade today we can afford to lose Lobaton if he doesn't clear waivers.

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