Darin Erstad

Who would you rather have, Erstad or Jenkins?  I just heard from a solid source that we are talking with Erstad.  I have read some earlier negative posts on this site about the guy, but my understanding is that he is a gamer who is an absolute bulldog in the clubhouse.  Bringing Percival to lead the young guys on the hill and Erstad to lead the young guys at the plate would make plenty sense.  With all of these pieces falling in place, I think the Rays need leadership to take that next step and we all know there is quite a large void in that department, and no one seems to want to step up.  I also found it interesting to hear his comments on the trade that just took place:  He mentioned that besides not believing in Maddon's ideals, Delmon had a problem "putting down the pipe."

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