The Rays play their first spring training game in 43 days. Here are some odds and ends as we start to get in shape for the season...
- Clayton Kershaw is the first $200 million pitcher. David Price will likely be the second. [The New York Times]
- Peter Gammons says James Shields wants an extension similar to Zack Greinke (6-years, $147 million). Gammons also notes that the Rays are likely to keep David Price until at least the trade deadline when they will reassess the market. [GammonsDaily]
- Calculating the cost of keeping David Price or another season. [Fangraphs.com]
- Here is a lengthy Q&A with Jake Odorizzi. [MiLB.com]
- More on Josh Sale getting his life back together. [TBO.com]
- The Bucs new offensive coordinator has already spotted some things he wants to fix with Mike Glennon. [JoeBucsFan]
Evan Longoria got to handle Babe Ruth’s bat: “I just thought it would be bigger.” [If video doesn’t work here, click this link: ESPN Video]