December 31st in Team History!
In 1988, Alex Colome is born, he'll turn 27 years old today. Signed by the Rays at the age of 19 in 2008, Colome spent 2010 to 2015 as one of the team's top ten prospects.He got his first taste of the majors in 2013, and was finally able to stick for the full season in 2015 thanks to the enslaught of injuries. Colome served as a starter until early July when he was moved to the bullpen and became one of the team's best options for the rest of the year.
The answer to yesterday's question was Evan Longoria, answered correctly by save_the_trop
Wrong answers/suggestions included were Reid Brignac, Alex Rodriguez, Melvin Upton, & Sean Burroughs
"The Devil Rays love [Prospect's] character. Nicknamed The Stallion, he’s considered the hardest-working pitcher in the system. He has learned to locate his low- to mid-90s fastball down in the strike zone before retiring hitters with his hard, sharp-breaking curveball. He has matured into an all-around pitcher who has learned from his mistakes."
Hint: was one of the team's top two prospects for consecutive years at the turn of the century
Answer will be revealed around noon.
There are 94 days until Opening Day!
That's the same number of starts that Matt Garza had during his Rays career.
One of those starts resulted in the only no-hitter in team history.
- Another former Rays southpaw also signed with a new yesterday and coincidentally he was once traded for Kaz, Alex Torres signed with the Atlanta Braves
- Grant Brisbee tries to predict where Kenta Maeda will eventually sign.
- Rays Colored Glasses continued their ranking of the team's top 50 prospects with Benton Moss at number 46.
- Shadow of the Stadium recapped the year's notable events in the stadium saga.