The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe.
Angels 7, RAYS 5 (boxscore)
THE GOOD: via Justin Russo
THE TELLING: Erik Bedard and Juan Carlos Oviedo have been released by the Rays…Ryan Hanigan has been shut down for another week to make sure he is OK…Wil Myers is expected to play his first rehab game on Saturday…Drew Smyly will make his first start for the Rays tomorrow night…The game included a 19-minute delay when a lightning strike at a local substation knocked out some lights. It was the second delay due to weather at The Trop this season. The Rays should make that picture above the cover of their 2014 yearbook with the title “Power Outage”…The Rays are now 26-13 in Navy jerseys this season (including the faux-backs) and 28-44 in all other jerseys.
THE JUNKYARD DOGS WEBTOPIA…
- A general manager of another team slammed those criticizing Andrew Friedman with a great line. [BI Sports]
- According to Andrew Friedman the Rays would have gotten “somewhere … between a good bit less to dramatically less,” if they waited to trade David Price this winter. [TampaBay.com]
- “The Rays, presumably, could’ve traded Price for higher ceilings. What they did instead was trade him for higher odds of success.” [FoxSports.com]
- According to Buster Olney, the assumption around baseball is that the Red Sox are going to go hard after James Shields this winter. [ESPN Insider]
- Here is an old story from the Seattle Times on Nick Franklin’s path to the big leagues. [Seattle Times]
- In a ranking of 19 MLB broadcast teams (so far), Dewayne Staats and Brian Anderson come in 6th. [Sporting News]
- DOWN ON THE FARM [boxscores] Nate Karns gave up 2 runs in 6 innings with 4 strikeouts and 1 walk in Durham’s win. Nick Franklin went 1-5, with a double, his first hit since the trade. Jeremy Moore (7) and Robby Price (3) homered in the game…Willy Adames went 2-5 in his second game with Bowling Green and is now 4-9 since the trade…