Wil MyersPlaying A Little Pepper

Wil Myers, who is just 6-31 in the first 9 games, has been dropped to the seventh spot in the lineup today…Ryan Hanigan will make his sixth start in the first ten games of the season…Jake Odorizzi will make his second start against his former team and his first start in Kansas City since making his big league debut with the Royals in 2012…How deep is the Rays’ starting pitching? Their No. 7 starter (Erik Bedard) has made 215 career starts.

Game Graph

[Will be up at game time]

Source: FanGraphs

Lineup…

  1. David DeJesus, LF
  2. Ben Zobrist, 2B
  3. Matt Joyce, DH
  4. Evan Longoria, 3B
  5. James Loney, 1B
  6. Flash Jennings, CF
  7. Wil Myers, RF
  8. Ryan Hanigan, C
  9. Yunel Escobar, SS
  10. Jake Odorizzi, SP

 

 
 

5 Comments

  1. J 2.0 says:

    I look back to the 2012 offseason and often wonder about what could have been if the Rays just would have just traded David Price for Paul Goldschmidt. That would have been the best possible trade for the Rays.

    Goldschmidt coming off of a .286 20 HR 82 RBI 18 SB showing all of the potential and intangibles that have the making of a present day Paul Goldschmidt. At the time Goldschmidt was a known name, but didn’t carry a whole lot of clout. I could be wrong, but at that time Price is coming off a Cy Young season and had 4 years of control remaining. I feel like if the trigger were pulled at that time the deal could have been made and would have topped the Will Myers deal.

    I brought it up quite often and even here on the boards and has told how idiotic I was for suggesting that we trade a Cy Young Award winning pitcher with 4 years of control for a dime a dozen firstbaseman. Not by anyone affiliated with Raysindex of course, but it definitely would have been a nice deal.

    • Rob says:

      Was Arizona interested in this trade?

      • J 2.0 says:

        At the time the Price for Upton rumors were strong. Meaning they probably wanted to keep Goldschmidt. But its clearly all hypothetical at this point. But at the time Goldschmidt was far from a sure thing and Price was a defending Cy Young award winner. First base was a position of need for the Rays (still is.)

        Also, I do not work for the Rays or the Diamondbacks, am a fan, and have no inside knowledge. Again all hypothetical. But if you review the archives you would see me being told how idiotic the idea of that trade was back then, which now people would pull a 180 on and say “Yeah right, like the D’backs would trade Goldschmidt for Price.” Back then it was “Yeah right, Like the Rays would trade Price for Goldschmidt.”

  2. J 2.0 says:

    Don’t know why I kept saying 4 years meant 3.

    • OriginalTom says:

      I remember you bringing that trade up during the 2013 season and someone posting the Rays would never make that trade because Loney was as good as Goldschmidt. LOL

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