This Date in Team History!
In 2007, the Rays acquired Brendan Harris from the Cincinnati Reds for cash considerations. Harris was a former, three-time top ten prospect, but had been unable to sustain success at the major league level and had traveled around four different organizations, with Tampa Bay being his fifth despite just being 25 years old.
Harris would enjoy a breakout campaign in 2007 as he slashed .286/.343/.434 with 12 home runs over 137 games good for 107 wRC+ and 2.4 WAR. Following the year, Harris was dealt along with Delmon Young to the Minnesota Twins for Matt Garza and Jason Bartlett. Harris has since moved on to several teams and has played in 13 different organizations with the last being Detroit this past year.
The answer to yesterday's question was Antonio Perez, answered correctly by....no one.
Wrong answers were B.J. Upton, Brendan Harris, Lou Pinella, Trea Turner, Matt Bush, and Willy Aybar
"[Prospect] is a consistent line-drive hitter with good power to the gaps. Former GM Omar Minaya envisioned [Prospect as a 20-homer, 80-RBI threat. He has a plus infield arm and displays good athleticism at both second and third. He also has played some shortstop.
Answer will be revealed around noon.
There are 92 days until Opening Day!
That's the same number starts made by Jeff Niemann during his career.
Here's one of those starts
- Evan Longoria and his longtime fiance have finally tied the knot
- Mat Germain took a look at 16 things to look forward to in 2016
- Baseball America looked back at their top ten moments from 2015.