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The Rays Tank: Fuld to Oakland, Uniforms to Community

Sam Fuld signs with the A's, Rays and Majestic Athletic team up to provide uniforms to local T-ball teams.

J. Meric

It looks like #TheLegendOfSamFuld has moved on to the green and gold. Per Ken Rosenthal, Fuld has reportedly agreed to a minor-league deal with the Oakland Athletics.

For those of you who want to reminisce, you can revisit Ian’s article, "Remembering Sam Fuld."

The Rays are constantly involved within the Tampa Bay community, and yesterday they announced that they are teaming up with Majestic Athletic to provide nearly 5,500 jerseys and baseball caps for local T-ball players and coaches. There will be eighteen different Rays color combinations for the jerseys and they will be distributed across six counties and over 70 leagues, per Marc Topkin.


-Brad Johnson of FanGraphs examines what Hellickson’s surgery means for the Rays rotation depth.

-The Rays came in at number 10 on Anthony Castrovince’s Top 10 Lineups list for Castrovince says, "Tropicana Field has a tangible impact on their offensive production, but this might be the deepest lineup the Rays have possessed since becoming a contender in 2008."

-Baseball Prospectus has released their annual PECOTA projections.

-The Braves opened up their wallets yesterday as they signed Jason Heyward to a two-year $13.3 million deal and Freddie Freeman to an eight-year, $135 million extension.

-The Mariners still haven’t shut their wallters and are reportedly in discussions with Nelson Cruz for a multiyear contract.

-Former MLB Commissioner, Fay Vincent, wrote an article for the Wall Street Journal in which he gave ten tips for young executives. Tip number 9 reads, "Be careful about the use of the word ‘average’." Unless of course, you’re talking about the batting kind, duh.

-Tracy McGrady will pursue his pitching career with the Sugar Land Skeeters.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Tracy McGrady said he picked up a slider &quot;in like 10 minutes&quot; and has been working with Roger Clemens.</p>&mdash; MLB Network Radio (@MLBNetworkRadio) <a href="">February 5, 2014</a></blockquote>

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-Just in case you forgot, here’s a reminder of when pitchers and catchers will be reporting for each of the Major League teams!