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Tampa Bay Rays News and Links: Wild Night in St Pete and Big Day in Tampa

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From a walk off win to stadium design plans, we’ve got you covered!

Detroit Tigers v Tampa Bay Rays Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images

Rays Links:

  • There were a lot of great stories to pick from the position side of the Rays last night, but hard to argue that Daniel Robertson wasn’t the big hero in a huge 10-9 win. DRob went 3-6, with the walk off RBI single in the 10th.
  • The Rays are nearing closer to the All Infielder Defense, as DRob also came through with some great plays starting in LF, including this diving catch to save a run:

There are still questions about whether Franco ultimately sticks at shortstop or moves to second base, but either way, he has a chance to develop into an impact hitter, the type who could race through the minors and get to the big leagues by the time he’s 20. (BB)

  • The only pitcher last night to not give up a run or let an inherited run score, Hunter Wood showed off some surprised velocity and his great curve. Wood is also it seems quite picturesque.
  • In some sad news from yesterday:

Around the League:

The Rays trading Blake Snell is “fictional garbage”:

  • In what shouldn’t be a weekly reminder yet needs to be: the Rays have one of the best pitchers in baseball, he’s under control for 4 more years, and while they might listen to a team try to make them a pitch (while putting it on speakerphone so other FO folks can listen and enjoy), they will not be trading Snell. Want more proof this time?