The Rays have taken the very wise words of Greg Maddux to heart this year, and given us what chicks (and dudes alike) all dig: the long ball.
In the process, a few current Rays have earned their place in the team’s history books
While much of 2016 has been something to forget, it’s important to sometimes keep perspective and appreciate some of the bright spots of the season. Miller and Frosty certainly have fit that bill.
- Rays Team President Brian Auld took over the Rays Twitter account to answer some fan questions. A few of the choice answers:
Question: Hunter Morgan - “What places are being looked at for possible new stadium?”
We're still scouting all parts of Pinellas and Hillsborough counties. Plenty of beautiful options—taking a fresh look at all possibilities. https://t.co/5rP0p6HCaI— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) September 20, 2016
Question: Keaton Johnson - “What steps is the team taking to capitalize on some of the good performances we saw this year?”
Timing, injuries have not been our friends in 2016. We're optimistic that our guys will be able to put it together at the same time in 2017. https://t.co/sPvlFWBYxg— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) September 20, 2016
Question: Matt Thompson - “What are the organizations realistic goals for next season?”
We have a great core. I think we'll be very competitive next year. Recent performance validates that confidence. https://t.co/uaryLp2o2c— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) September 20, 2016
- Audrey Stark at Beyond the Box Score looks at if the St Louis Cardinals are relying too heavily on HRs. It’s an interesting subject to look at, especially as a Rays fan having very similar questions and frustrations.
- The Giants bullpen has been a mess this year, and lately it is as if that mess was heated up in the microwave and thrown at a fan. Dave Cameron has that metaphor broken down in graph form.
- Hardball Times has an article that hits home to the Rays and any small market team: the economic impact and player valuation of injuries.
- If you were a professional baseball player, what would you put on your LinkedIn profile?