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Tank: The Final Bloss

Blosser, I hardly know her...Forgive me, at least there's under a month until spring training.

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This Date in Team History!

In 1997, the Rays sign their first ever player with past major league experience, Gregg Blosser, who played a whopping 22 games with the Red Sox from 1993 to 1994. Blosser was excellent in minor league ball for the Rays, but failed to reach the majors and was out of baseball after 2003. He unsuccessfully attempted a comeback in 2008.

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Trivia Time!

The answer to yesterday's question was Andy Sonnanstine, answered by td32

Lone wrong answer was James Shields

Today's prospect:

" One of the better power hitters in the system, [Prospect] could be a poor man's Jeff Kent. While his plate discipline has improved, he struggles at times trying to do too much at the plate, leading to an uppercut stroke. It was only a matter of time before he moved off shortstop, because he lacks the actions and range for the position. His hands are relatively soft and he has plenty of arm strength to turn double plays. He's a below-average runner."

Hint: was never a top ten prospect, despite being ranked as his organization's best power hitter one year.

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There are 69 days until Opening Day!

That's the same number of runs scored by Matt Joyce during the 2011 season.

One of those runs came via this solo shot.

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Links

- PSA to all DRB Ottoneu members, less than a week until the Keeper Deadline

So a writer at Sports Illustrated gave the Rays a D+ grade for their off-season leading up the Steve Pearce signing, citing a "lack of effort."

- Rays Colored Glasses took a look at everyone's favorite screw baller, Brent Honeywell

MLB.com looks at five potential deals that would land Jonathan Lucroy with the Rays being mentioned twice.

- The Diamondbacks would like to trade Aaron Hillwhich will be very hard for them to do.

Bucs Dugout says goodbye to Jaff Decker