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Tampa Bay Rays News and Links: The Brendan McKay Two Way is going A-OK!

Also: is there a former Franchise Face returning? (to the Mariners)

Baseball Hall of Fame Inductees Press Conference and Preview Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

Brendan McKay and Shohei Ohtani are incredibly interesting players/prospects, and the most intriguing aspect is that nobody really knows how this is going to work out.

People have thrown around the name “Babe Ruth” because both players are highly talented two-way (capable of both pitching and hitting) players. What gets lost is that even Babe Ruth wasn’t a two-way player for all that long, and the Babe Ruth that became the Great Bambino was once he focused on being a position player full time.

Bill Chastain at MLB has a good rundown with quotes from McKay and others on his progress towards breaking some molds (and minds).

Rays Links:

  • Matt Duffy and Charlie Montoyo joined Neil Solondz for another installment of the Countdown to Opening Day

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