Yesterday afternoon Rays President of Baseball Operations, Matt Silverman, did a Q&A over Twitter. A lot of the questions were expected such as what role will Duffy have on the team and what were Silverman's thoughts on the deadline. Then out of nowhere David Aarsdma inquired as to whether the Rays needed any bullpen help:
This is the same Aasdma who pitched to a 4.70 ERA and 4.81 FIP last season for the Atlanta Braves and opted out of his minor league contract with the Toronto Blue Jays earlier this year.
We love great guys in our clubhouse. But we favor youth over your experienced wisdom. https://t.co/ftJ5Uw5Lun— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) August 2, 2016
- Jeff Sullivan on the availability of Puig (#puigyourfriend)
- Scouting reports from Eric Longenhagen: Future Value ranking of all traded prospects here. You can find detailed reaction write ups on Heim, Salinas, and Lukes are here, and Fox and Santos are here.
- Also, KATOH.
Baseball Prospectus Transaction Analysis:
- Baseball Prospectus on team chemistry
- Brad Miller rightfully upset with getting bumped from SS
- Neil Solondz analysis of deadline day