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Too much football, not enough baseball

Bonus trivia, name this guy.
Bonus trivia, name this guy.
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This Date in Team History!

In 2008, the Rays acquired Chase Fontaine and Willy Aybar from the Atlanta Braves for Jeff Ridgway. The Rays have clearly won this deal as Ridgway pitched in only 10 games for Atlanta and gave up four runs in nine innings. Fontaine never advanced past Advanced-A, however Aybar gave the Rays two quality years as a bench bat and provided some much needed relief when injuries assaulted the team.

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Trivia Time!

The answer to yesterday's question was Hank Conger, answered mistakenly by JRTW612

Wrong answers included Stephen Vogt, Charles Johnson, and J.P. Arencibia

Today's prospect:

[Prospect] is the pitching antithesis of Chan Ho Park, though they share the same muscular, athletic build. His fastball is solid average in the 90-92 mph range and he throws a good slider. [Prospect's] best pitch is his changeup, which he will sink or run depending on the situation. His command of all his pitches is excellent.

Hint: he was twice, the 4th best prospect on his team, but once in the late 90's and the other in the early 2000's.

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There are 77 days until Opening Day!

That's the same number of runs allowed by Wade Davis during the 2010 season.

Zero of those came during this superb start.

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Links!

Rays Colored Glasses continued their excellent prospect rundown with 2013 first round pick, Nick Ciuffio

- Marc Topkin speculates some big moves the Rays could make in the coming days, although he does quickly dismiss some.

A day in the life of the Rays gold glove center fielder, Kevin Kiermaier.