But the Rays are a team that looks at everything -- from payroll to roster composition -- in three-year chunks, not one-year increments. So one baseball man familiar with their thinking says there is just about "zero chance" that they would decline Crawford's option and make him a free agent. If that puts them over budget, they would simply compensate by adjusting their payroll down the road by infusing more young players.
CF B.J. Upton's spectacular, back-to-the-field catch Monday was still a popular topic of discussion Tuesday. Manager Joe Madden said his favorite parts were the technical aspects. Specifically: "I loved the peek at the wall, that's the part that really turned me on, that's what enabled him to make that catch."
So I go on Craigslist, and someone is selling upper deck seats for 150 each.
I e-mail them, explaining they've posted the same ad multiple times, and since they're obviously not finding a buyer, I'll pay 75 a seat, payable cash, and I would meet them today.
The response? "your a jew"