The big news dominating the Rays-o-sphere was the firing of hitting coach Derek Shelton. You can find plenty of coverage here on the site, and you can sound off later today on the live AskDRB Q&A show over at the DRaysBay Facebook page (12pm EST).
Perhaps lost a bit in the shuffle of the big Rays news, was the fact that the Rays have opted to not call up either Taylor Motter or Tim Beckham. Beckham is a unqiue case, but Motter not getting the call seems rather odd.
The Rays didn't call up Beckham or Motter, so they basically have no infield depth, despite it being September with extended rosters.— Sam Blum (@SamBlum3) September 6, 2016
- Dansby Swanson hit his first major league HR. He did it the hard way, with an inside the park homer over Trea Turner’s head in CF.
- A deal was struck to lift blackout restrictions and allow Vin Scully’s final 6 games to be broadcast across So-Cal. Vin is a national treasure and his fantastic storytelling commentary will be missed.
- Grant Brisbee breaks down the impossible to predict happy mess that is the NL CY Young race.