- Mark Feinsand wrote about the Rays draft, with lots of quotes from Rob Metzler, the Rays amatuer scouting director.
- Rays Radio recaped day three of the draft.
- Bill Chastain wrote about the bad start to yesterday’s game, with quotes from Jonny Venters, Ryan Yarbrough, and Kevin Cash.
- In case you missed it from earlier in the week, Jason Hanselman reviewed the first two months of the Rays season. There’s a lot of very excellent graphs in there. The one that jumped out to me was Ryan Yarbrough, who by his BIP profile has actually been as good as he’s seemed.
- A rundown of the deals and promotions for this upcoming homestand, including a dual bobblehead and a boogie board.
- Juan Toribo at the Athletic gave nine takeaways from the recent road trip.
Today Is the First Day of the Rest of the Rays’ Season
- The Rays have called up prospect Jake Bauer.
Huge congrats to my brother on getting called up .. you deserve it !! @JakeBauers11 pic.twitter.com/0Thfb9Am61— Willy Adames ™! #1 (@willya02) June 7, 2018
Diego Castillo had a debut.#RaysUp pic.twitter.com/89Tl8hcflJ— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) June 6, 2018
- Craig Edwards that writes that the increase in strikeouts in the league has a lot to do with changes in pitching, not just in hitting.
- The Diamondbacks acquired John Jay.
- The Athletics signed former-Ray Edwin Jackson to a minor league deal.
- Short Relief: scroll down for the Rajai Davis Update.