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With the romantic holiday of the year upon us, baseball talks stalled.

One of the few photos that comes up for the search "Valentine Rays" in our database
One of the few photos that comes up for the search "Valentine Rays" in our database
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This Date in Team History!

In 2014, Erik Bedard is signed to help shore up the starting rotation and possibly resurrect his career. That wouldn't happen as Bedard pitched in his final major league game on July 12th surrendering zero runs in a relief appearance. That concluded his Rays tenure as well as his major league career.

During 17 outings with the club - 15 starts - Bedard had a 4.76 ERA and a 4.39 FIP over the course of 76 innings pitched.

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Trivia Time!

The answer to yesterday's question was Grady Sizemore, answered by Brickhaus

Today's prospect.

He enjoyed increased velocity in Triple-A, jumping up to 93-94 mph while topping out at 96. His high-80s slider can be nasty when he commands it, and his deceptive changeup with late action gives him a third plus pitch. Command always has been his forte, as he likes to pound the zone with heavy sinkers and values groundballs as much as strikeouts.

Hint: a three-time top ten prospect and was once a top 100 prospect.

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There are 49 days until Opening Day!

That's the same number of hits recorded by Gabe Kapler during the 2009 season.

One of those hits came in the form of a pinch-hit home run that gave the Rays the lead.

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Links!

- Steve Kinsella says the Rays should look into extending Blake Snell.

- From the Tampa Tribune -- Rays and the Roof: Seeking a Transparent Solution.

Topkin takes a look at how the roster stands with just under a week until spring training.