Here are some odds and ends to start the day

  • Another Rays minor leaguer has been suspended. That’s seven in the last year. []
  • Friday is the deadline for the Rays to reach a deal with their remaining arbitration-eligible players. If no deal is reached by then, the two sides will have an arbitrator decide the player’s 2013 salary. The two sides could still negotiate a long-term deal after Friday. The players up for arbitration are Jeff Niemann, Ryan Roberts, Matt Joyce, and Sam Fuld.
  • Marc Topkin has video from the Rays development camp for top prospects. []
  • Former Rays closer Rafael Soriano has agreed to a 2-year, $28 million deal with the Nationals. [MLB Trade Rumors]
  • And now that Rafael Soriano has signed, Ken Rosenthal is reporting that interest in Kyle Farnsworth is “intensifying.” He has “multiple offers” and has narrowed his choices down to three teams. [Twitter]
  • BJ Upton talks about joining the Braves, his time in Tampa (yes, Tampa), and whether Flash Jennings can make the move to center field. [BRaysball Talk]
  • Games in the NFL this season started by a quarterback from Texas? 129. Games started by a quarterback from Florida? 1. [BI Sports]
  • Vincent Jackson has been added to the Pro Bowl roster. [JoeBucsFan]






  1. Don says:

    How do you apply for the drug salesman in Rays minor league could do well....just off the dumb asses looking for a way out of baseball..just ask that drunk kid in jail...Bush??

  2. LaneMeyer says:

    You'd think with all the academies and presence the Rays have in Central and South America, they would have better masking drugs for their minor league players. Other teams don't seem to have this problem, let's hire one of their roving "instructors".


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