First, the Rays news.
#Rays promote Trung Cao to major league strength & conditioning coordinator, replaces Kevin Barr— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) November 1, 2016
No surprise that the Rays promoted from within.
For those who have been following the PITCHf/x out of the Arizona Fall League, here’s a chance to see two of the bright spots in one game. And here’s the full AFL All-Star lineup.
#Rays prospect Brent Honeywell to start, Diego Castilo to pitch, Jared Sandberg to manage in Arizona league Fall Stars game on Saturday.— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) October 31, 2016
- Mark Topkin wrote a few behind-the-scences vignettes from the World Series.
- The Cubs have Jake Arrieta and Kyle Hendricks lined up for game six and a potential game seven, and they should be well rested, as Joe Maddon limited their workload in the second half of the season. The interesting note is that it was former-Ray Mike Montgomery who did much of the work, slipping back and forth between the bullpen and a six-man rotation.
- Ponder the possible disassembly of this slugging Toronto Blue Jays team we’ve gotten used to.
- The Cubs need to stop swinging at curveballs below the zone.
Yesterday’s trivia answer was Cory Lidle, answered correctly by Regional Nova.
Some time ago we asked who was the Rays reliever with the most relief appearances over two innings. Here’s the other side.
Who is the Rays starter with the most starts under five innings?