Saturday, January 17, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
This is what a post will look like for a little while, very casual.
Watching a replay of the August eighth game this year which was very enjoyable watching it live on TV. The Rays also had their weirdest lineup with Jason Bartlett Dhing and without either Crawford or Upton playing.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Just when you think they had enough pitchers, the Rays claim RHP Dewon Day off waivers from Boston. Day has been pitching for the Blue Jays and White Sox organizations for six years after being drafted by the Jays in 2002. He got his ''cup of coffee'' with the White Sox pitching 13 games in 2007, but was lit up with a 11.23 ERA. Draysbay does mention his great strikeout and groundball rate making him an pitcher with potential.
The Rays front office are trying to acquire as many arms as possible, maybe in preparation of Troy Percival missing some time, a pitcher being moved for salary reasons(Chad Bradford), a poor performance, or a simple injury would cause the Rays to use this stockpile of pitchers. Here is a list of the stockpiled pitchers.
|Dewon Day||Needs more time in Triple-A until he gets a look.|
|Dale Thayer||Also needs a little more time, but is very close to being ready|
|Juan Salas||May not be with the Rays long staying in Durham|
|Jae Kuk Ryu||Has no options left|
|Derek Rodriguez||A rule 5 pick, has the best chance to make the club because of his ability and is options|
|Julio DePaula||A better Dewon Day acquisition, minor league FA|
|Randy Choate||The lone lefty in the bunch, is competing to be the second lefty in the pen. minor league FA|
|Jason Childers||Career minor leaguer, lowest chance to make it, minor league FA|
|Mitch Talbot||A long reliever, will be used as a starter in Durham|
That's all till Monday, Happy Football watching!
Friday, January 9, 2009
The Red Sox made two free agent signings to add depth to their outfield and starting rotation. The Red Sox added Rocco Baldelli really cheap for an reemerging bat and a decent fielder when able to play. The other move is more of package with newly signed John Smoltz and Brad Penny to have at least one of these guys healthy one point in the year. The problem is that both are coming of injuries and have never played on an A.L. team which is harder for pitchers to adjust when moving from the N.L. Otherwise, the Red Sox have a dominant rotation headlined by Josh Beckett. The Baldelli signing is an attempt to match the Pat Burrell signing, though not on the same level, and the Rays young rotation which has great depth.