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Tampa Bay Rays News and Links: New Numbers for New Rays

Also: Rays continue to place very highly on prospect ranks.

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With Spring Training barreling down on us like a runaway train, finally time to start getting into gear with Spring Training invites, and new numbers for the newest Rays.

First off some invite news:

And the new numbers (since I know you are chomping at the bit to update your shirtsy collection):

What immediately jumps out to me is how real those numbers are. No 76s or 84s. These are the numbers that major league baseball players wear. Is this reading too much into just a number? Should I not extrapolate that the Rays see real potential in what Joey Wendle and Micah Johnson can do? It’s been a long offseason, just give me this!


  • There’s a new podcast out from Neil Solondz, and he has an excellent interview with Rays VP Chaim Bloom. It’s 15 min of required listening: