It’s the other truck day.
Moving day at Charlotte Sports Park. Last spring game for #rays in Port Charlotte pic.twitter.com/GRQbdqW5k7— Roger Mooney (@RogerMooney50) March 30, 2017
All the reporters are taking arty phone pictures at dawn today. I think Neil’s is best?
One last time in Port Charlotte #RaysUp pic.twitter.com/VfLKXzxPdM— Neil Solondz (@neilsolondz) March 30, 2017
Speaking of the sun, Peter Bourjos likes it.
Peter Bourjos went 3-for-5 with a HR and 3 RBI in his Rays debut.— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) March 30, 2017
Hear more of what the speedy outfielder had to say this morning. pic.twitter.com/uUpXvbA0C9
- Jason Hanselman took a close look at new Rays starting catcher Derek Norris.
- Marc Topkin wrote about the decision to go into the season with Norris and Jesus Sucre, rather than in-house options Curt Casali and Luke Maile.
- Great piece by Mike Petriello at MLB.com on the rise of home run numbers last year, looking at Statcast data and talking to a ton of players about their hitting approach.
- Roger Mooney on Peter Bourjos’s debut game.
- Jeff Sullivan on the Rays’ great outfield defense.
- Jose Altuve is short, and also good. Weird.
- Fangraphs ranking of Rays’ prospects.
- On Tim Tebow and Michael Jordan and on baseball being hard.