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December 6th in Rays History!
In 2012, The Rays sign first baseman James Loney to a one year deal as a low risk/high reward player. Loney provided plenty of reward as he had a breakout campaign for the Rays, as he slashed .299/.348/.430 for them and produced a career high WAR of 2.6. The Rays would then re-sign him for three more years during the next offseason.
Side note: In 1997, tickets for the team's first games go on sale and Opening Day's then sell out in just 17 minutes!
The answer to yesterday's question was current Durham Bulls' manager, Jared Sandberg. Answered correctly by Brickhaus
Can you name this player based on an excerpt from Baseball America?
"With his plus bat speed and the leverage in his swing, the Rays believe he'll develop 20-homer power. Defensively, he has fluid actions, good range, soft hands and a strong arm. His speed is good but not great, though he runs the bases very well."
Hint: he was named the team's 2nd best prospect following the 2008 season.
The answer will be revealed in tomorrow's tank along with whoever answered correct first
There are 119 days until Opening Day!
That's the same number of hits allowed by Matt Moore during the 2013 season.
Just two of those hits came during this complete game domination of the Red Sox!
- Some ridiculous contracts were handed out to relievers earlier this morning, increasing the already staggering trade value of Brad Boxberger and Jake McGee.
- Another day, another front line starting pitcher is off the market as the Gianta signed Jeff Samardzija to a 5 year, $90 million contract.
- Need a baseball fix? Check out this marvel from 2013