Sweet Fancy Moses, there are only 15 days until pitchers and catchers report! And just after that, Spring Training games will begin. This year, five of the games will be broadcast by Sun Sports/Fox Sports Florida…

Thurs. March 10 vs Red Sox
Tues. March 15 vs Marlins
Fri. March 18 vs Red Sox
Mon. March 21 vs Yankees
Wed. March 23 vs Phillies


  • Marc Topkin has a photo of Manny Ramirez after he arrived at Tampa International Airport. Manny says he “feels great.” [The Heater]
  • Carl Crawford has a clause in his new contract that prohibits him from being traded to the Yankees, even if traded to another team first. [Chicago Tribune]
  • Marc Topkin speculates on the Rays roster, most of which jives with what we have written recently. [TampaBay.com]
  • Last week we heard that Manny Ramirez was in tremendous shape as he works out at API. Here is a photo gallery of Manny working out at API prior to the 2008 season. That year he hit .332 with 37 home runs and a .430 OBP. [Boston.com]
  • From this Joe Smith interview of recently acquired Chris Archer (video), we learn that David Price requested to have Archer’s locker next to his in Spring Training. [TampaBay.com]
  • Brian Fink of 93.3 FM, is a Rays fan. And he really wants you to know that. [93.3 FLZ]
  • Do you want to read 2,000 words on why this might be the year Dan Johnson (at age 31) will finally have his breakout season? Here is your chance! [ABCnewspapers]




  1. Don says:

    Ramirez looks fit and ready to kick some ass...start with Maddon...oh no forget that.....first the Red Sox & Yankees...then we'll see about the mgt..... about July .....Where's Damon...I know... at home with sweetie!
    I knew CC didn't want to play in that slum in NY...lots of players feel the same way...but to have it in your contract....forever...thats strong!

  2. Carey says:

    Re. the CC article. Says two teams, with the Yankees being one. Wonder who the other team is? Is it us?

  3. Alex says:

    Yea pitchers are really going to be scared of Dan Johnson and his sub .200 batting average. Give me a break

    • Don says:

      Bet you $100 that his batting avg. is higher than the $10mil. man (Pena) and he will hit just as many HRs ....25 +/-......
      But that is IF he plays regular...not every 3rd game..like with "Maddon Madness" ...


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