We are now living in the year 1 A.S.C. Anno Snello CyYoungi.
The 25-year-old lefty became the youngest pitcher since Clayton Kershaw to win the award, and it was more than deserving. Even Kate Upton couldn’t really complain.
Here at DRB, we have you covered head to toe with CyZilla coverage, with a dope t-shirt even making the front page. So, respect your youngsters, buy a CyZilla t-shirt, and enjoy our abundance of Blake Snell coverage.
- If you didn’t get enough Snell from our coverage, be sure to listen to Neil Solondz with pitching coach Kyle Snyder regarding Snell’s big win:
- Rays No. 7 prospect, per MLB Pipeline, Ronaldo Hernandez, had himself a day, first getting a nice reading to improve his defensive stock:
#Rays slugging backstop Ronaldo Hernandez improved actions behind dish and snaps off 1.95 to bag at the thighs to get Hinojosa at second. Really nice dev arc this year from Bowling Green to Peoria...— Nick J. Faleris (@NickJFaleris) November 15, 2018
And later hitting a walk-off single in the Arizona Fall League:
Ronaldo Hernandez (@RaysBaseball) laces a walk-off RBI single to left in the bottom of the ninth inning to give Peoria a 2-1 win over Scottsdale. Weston Wilson (@Brewers) tied it in the ninth with a RBI single to left. Two of the Javelinas four hits came in the ninth. #afl18— Arizona Fall League (@MLBazFallLeague) November 15, 2018
- Some not as good Rays prospect news:
#Rays OF prospect Joe McCarthy’s Arizona Fall League season ended due to a right hand fracture but he is expected to be ready for spring training.— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) November 15, 2018
- The Rays also lost a minor league arm to Seattle... on a major league deal!?
The Mariners dive into the Rays system yet again. Seattle has signed RHP Ruben Alaniz to a major league contract. Alaniz, 27, reaches the upper 90s and spent last year in the Rays system. He has never pitched in the majors before— Kyle Glaser (@KyleAGlaser) November 15, 2018
- Here’s some prospect listening material:
New podcast is live! This week:— Minor League Baseball (@MiLB) November 15, 2018
--#Rays No. 9 prospect Lucius Fox discusses his AFL success, Bahamas background
--@SamDykstraMiLB/@TylerMaun present their AFL MVP picks
--@bensbiz provides background on @sodpoodles
Listen: https://t.co/TNJqNVnfgt pic.twitter.com/HcQGmNwJU2
- Rays Colored Glasses have their updates from day one of their GM simulation, and let’s just say the GMs over at FanSided are either all secretly Rays fans, or Mr. Reimann must have compromising photos of them, because he managed to steal a couple really good players for seemingly nothing. Check it out.
- And finally, some, let’s say interestingly-timed news:
So just got informed I’m being drug tested tomorrow how random do we think this drug test is!?— Blake Snell (@snellzilla4) November 15, 2018
Around the League
- Ex-Rays coach Rocco Baldelli found his new pitching coach, and he made history doing so, choosing the first coach to go directly from a college dugout to an MLB dugout since the `70s.
- The Rays cross-town rivals (kind of) released new colors and logos yesterday, and while the look is pretty sleek, it kind of looks like an ad that could be run for the Rays… Maybe one day both teams will be legit and this video can act as the starting point for a great rivalry… Look, I said maybe:
- You can check out the uniform in full here, featuring Miami’s new slate of colors: black, blue, off-red, and slate grey.
- Rob Manfred’s contract has been renewed as baseball commish
MLB clubs extend contract of Commissioner Manfred through 2024 regular season. https://t.co/eK7aHFbc19— MLB (@MLB) November 15, 2018
- I so hope this is real and not just some imaginary window dressing:
A smaller, but interesting item from the MLB owners meetings - owners approved relaxed rules on player in-game footwear, allowing players to use black, white, gray, and team uniform colors in any proportion. The general idea is to allow for more expression of player personality— Eric Fisher (@EricFisherSBJ) November 15, 2018
- And finally, the league agreed to a new TV deal with Fox Sports that is mighty lucrative and is leaving many wondering where the money will end up (keep your eyes peeled for a piece from our own Darby Robinson on that front):
Industry sources say MLB’s new rights deal w Fox Sports is a 7-yr deal covering the 2022-28 seasons and is worth about $5.1B, about a 50 percent bump from the current term.— Eric Fisher (@EricFisherSBJ) November 15, 2018