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Tampa Bay Rays News and Links: Montreal Just Won’t Go Away

Off-season simulation, trades, options declined, qualifying offer deadline, Montreal, stadium news, Rays history, trivia, and Dana Eveland is back

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Coming Up:

Later today, I’ll have an interview with former Ray, Aubrey Huff, who is close to releasing his book Baseball Junkie

Danny recaps day one of the off-season simulation

Rays History:

On November 7th, 1997 Larry Rothschild is named as the first ever manager of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, who were just a few days away from the expansion draft. Rothschild didn’t have very much success at the helm though as he guided the team to three straight last place finishes before being relieved of his duties early on in 2001. He has since spent time as the pitching coach of the Chicago Cubs and New York Yankees.


Name the Former Rays Player

  • He was once named the Rookie of the Year and is a former Cy Young contender
  • During his career, he played in the majors with seven teams over 14 years, sending one of those years with the Rays sometime between 2001 and 2007
  • While with the Rays, he had a record of 5-8 with an ERA of 7.24 over the course of 19 starts.