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A trade may be imminent!!

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

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

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Trivia Time!

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)

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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.

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Links!

- 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.

- What's better, the Super Bowl or the World SeriesThe answer is finally revealed.

- 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.