"We're playing well right now, so I expect to be here...If we continue to play good baseball the way we have and continue to win, I feel like we have a shot, so I think that would lessen my chances of getting traded." - David Price
It ain't over till it's over, kids. And with a five-game win streak powering the team as they trek to the All Star Break, it appears we're in the midst of a midseason resurgence.
But before it ends, there's a chance Joe Maddon is losing his marbles on the way. Recent tweets indicate a few too many postgame glasses of cab.
Say hello to your newest favorite Rays player, international prospect Adrian Rondon:
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Tampa Bay will sign Rondon to a $3.3MM bonus, but not until July 7th, as they can't officially do so until he's 16. The spry youngster topped Baseball America's ranking of the international prospects, and he came in at number three on MLB.com
Also, this AM:
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Belnome called up to <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Rays?src=hash">#Rays</a>, per <a href="https://twitter.com/tnBobSutton">@tnBobSutton</a>. Nothing from <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Rays?src=hash">#Rays</a> yet. Could be replacing Beliveau, or be waiting for Ramos paternity leave</p>— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) <a href="https://twitter.com/TBTimes_Rays/statuses/484685793328627713">July 3, 2014</a></blockquote><script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
- Jonah Keri provided 10 story lines to watch leading up to the trade deadline, with DP and Ben Zobrist receiving mentions (obviously), but also saying that there's no guarantee that they'll actually leave the team, in true Rays July fashion.
- MLB 14 The Show: teaching Yasiel Puig bat flips one at-bat at a time:
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- Smoke weed erryday...and make the 40-man? Wait, what?