After seeing Tino get off to a nice start in his second round with the Yankees, I thought it would be good to dig into the Devil Rays Blog archives to see the pro/cons in bringing Tino to the Rays in the first place. I was sursprised with George dispatching Tino who was a Tampa guy in favor of the "BIG" mistake in Giambi. Like George, Rays brain trust did not see the value of having a guy like Tino around. It came down to money as always with this franchise.
Tino's numbers on the year look like:
.275AVG .356OBP .598SLG 10HR
Here is my take in the offseason prior to the 2004 season:
A reader response:
Second reader response: