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Tank: Less Than Three Weeks to Spring Training!

There are just 18 days until pitchers and catchers report to Port charlotte

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This Date in Team History!

In 2000, the Rays sign reliever Doug Creek to a minor league deal. The southpaw would serve a mop up role for the Rays during the 2000 and 2001 seasons, blowing four of five saves, while accumulating an ERA of 4.45 and a 4.92 FIP over the course of 123.1 innings pitched and 111 games.


Trivia Time!

The answer to yesterday's question as Jae-Kuk Ryu, answered by

He shocked the Devil Rays with his development during the 2001 season. Working off his 91-94 mph fastball with excellent movement, his success came from moving his heater in and out while changing speeds. He also tied up Southern League hitters with his sharp curveball and a decent changeup that he used only sparingly.

Hint: was never a top ten prospect, however was once the best pitching prospect in the Southern League


There are 62 days until Opening Day!

That's the same number of runs knocked in by Melvin Upton Jr during the 2010 season.

One of those runs was the result of this game tying blast.



- Tragic news out of the Orioles organization as minor league infielder, Ramon Ramirez lost his life after being involved in a motorcycle crash.

- The greatest broadcasting voice in baseball history, Vin Scully, now has a road named after him as Dodgers Stadium now resides on Vin Scully Avenue.

- Hardball Times has a new recurring feature, movie reviews, starting with 'Sugar'.

- A look into the financial obstacles the Rays will face in building a new stadium.

- Corey Dickerson is very amped to be joining the Rays