This Date in Team History!
In 1981, Seth McClung is born. He would be a four time top ten prospect in the Rays organization and cracked MLB's top 100 following 2004. Unfortunately, the big righty dealt with injuries and very poor control throughout his time with the Rays organization, and although he occasionally flashed signs of dominance, he would be traded at the deadline in 2007 for a pitcher who would provide Tampa Bay with much more value, Grant Balfour.
No highlights of McClung for the Rays, but here he is for the Brewers
The answer to yesterday's question was Carlos Pena, answered by tigerpu
The lone wrong answer was Wil Myers
James Shields holds the team record for most innings pitched per start in a season as he averaged 7.5 innings a start during his excellent 2011 campaign.
However, who in team in history has averaged the least? (min. 100 innings pitched, zero relief appearances)
There are 56 days until Opening Day!
That's the same number of hits recorded by Yunel Escobar during the 2013 season.
Three of those came during this excellent performance against Houston.
- Bryce Levine of CBS Chicago says the Cubs and now the White Sox continue to have ongoing discussions with the Rays regarding starting pitching and outfielders.
- Rays Colored Glasses examined Jake Bauers as they ranked him 3rd on their top 50 prospect list
- Kevin Kiermaier took on a steak...and lost
- Topkin speculates the Rays will make a trade from their many positions of depth and continues to beat the drum about a possible Ian Desmond signing.