Is it Spring Training yet?
On days like today I truly wonder how we survive an entire offseason.
In Rays-related news, Wil Myers was named Sporting News' American League Rookie of the Year, with Jose Iglesias finishing second and Chris Archer third, while Jose Fernandez claimed the award for the National League. This looks to be Myers first of many ROY year awards to add to his shelf this offseason.
The Process Report scoped potential groundball specialists who could make an appearance in the Rays bullpen this offseason. Some names to consider: Matt Lindstrom, Luis Ayala and Joe Smith, to name a few.
Fangraphs is again beginning a contract-crowdsourcing project, allowing readers to provide their thoughts concerning particular players and the years and amounts they predict them to receive as free agents. Up now? Fernando Rodney. Give your input.
David Price trade takes of the day:
- Wahoos on First considered a Price trade to the Indians, and the variety of players the Rays could potentially receive, mentioning Francisco Lindor, Danny Salazar, Mike Aviles and some non-elite level prospects.
- ICYMI: Danny is producing some quality content concerning Price's impending trade, and if you haven't scoped the feedback he's receiving from other Sports Nation writers about their team's interest in DP, well, you're missing out. Check out Part 1 and Part 2.
Around the majors:
- After 22 years in the majors, Jim Leyland announced his retirement on Monday, and Gregg Doyel shared some wonderful anecdotes about his time working near and with Leyland. Some names have already been suggested for Leyland's vacancy.
- Danny Knobler entertained the idea that an all-DH World Series would be better for both the Red Sox and the Cardinals.
- Kanye West proposed to Kim Kardashian in AT&T Park Monday night. Why?