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Evan Longoria named Wilson's Top Defensive Player for the Rays.

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It may not be a Gold Glove, but Evan Longoria was awarded Top Defensive Player on the Rays yesterday in Wilson’s Defensive Player of the Year awards. Longo responded to the news by saying that "Wilson gloves are the best!" <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>RT <a href="https://twitter.com/TBTimes_Rays">@TBTimes_Rays</a>: 3b <a href="https://twitter.com/Evan3Longoria">@Evan3Longoria</a> named <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Rays&amp;src=hash">#Rays</a> Wilson Defensive Player of the Year really cool! Thank you! Wilson Gloves are the best!</p>&mdash; Evan Longoria (@Evan3Longoria) <a href="https://twitter.com/Evan3Longoria/statuses/398600385113231360">November 7, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Obviously, any member of our infield could have walked away with this award, but plays like the one below helped boost Longo above the others.

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The Royals and the Orioles were named the American League’s top defensive teams by Wilson. For a full list of winners, head over here.

David Price tweeted out his Xbox gamertag yesterday looking for some help in the new Call of Duty: Ghosts.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Alright I&#39;m putting this out there one time...my gamer tag is slim dunkin14 on Xbox...someone come give me cover fire please</p>&mdash; David Price (@DAVIDprice14) <a href="https://twitter.com/DAVIDprice14/statuses/398487231188316160">November 7, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Links:

-SB Nation created a list of their 2013 MLB Awards. Longoria was named the number five top AL player, while Wil Myers and Chris Archer also made their list for top AL rookies.

-Another day, another Price trade article. This one is courtesy of Sports on Earth and mentions that the Red Sox have the pieces necessary to pry Price from the Rays, but that would never happen.

- Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com examines the growing rivalry between Jay Z and Scott Boras.

-MLB.com lists the top free-agent hitters available this offseason. Could you see the Rays making moves for any of these guys? Perhaps Konerko if Loney and Morneau get snatched up?

-Not surprisingly, Jose Molina leads the pack of top free-agent pitch framers.

-Jeff Sullivan takes a look at the five worst called balls of the season. If there’s a top five worst called strikes, Joe Nathan’s 300th save better be on there!

-Today is the last day to apply for the MLB Fan Cave for 2014!