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Tampa Bay Rays News and Links: Bask in the glory of our farm system!

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While the MLB offseason continues to move glacially, the Rays future looks exceedingly bright.

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On Rays Radio this week, Neil Solondz and Senior VP Chaim Bloom talk about that agonizingly slow off-season, then Marc Topkin calls in to discuss the Hall of Fame voting with a candid take on his own thought process.

As always, This Week in Rays Baseball is required listening for any Rays fan, and as usual it features great prospect talk.

Speaking of prospects: Yesterday, Baseball America released their updated top 100 prospect list, and the Rays faired extremely well (with 6 total making the list). This continues the trend of laurels laid upon the Rays farm system.

Today, MLB Pipeline released their top-10 prospects at third base, and for the fifth time in six lists the Rays placed a prospect with Christian Arroyo fifth.

The last two categories (SS and OF) should land at least two more Rays with Willy Adames a certainty, and Jake Bauers a strong possibility, as he was not on the 1B list but considered the second highest ranked 1B on Baseball America’s top-100 (behind McKay).

And, finally, Keith Law’s Top-50 were released this morning with four Rays representatives:

15. Honeywell
20. Adames
28. McKay
34. Sanchez

More on that to come.

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