Not much in Rays news:
- The Dodgers designate former Ray Casey Sadler to clear space for Alex Wood. Sadler at least maintained his sense of humor.
On a lighter note... I won’t be needing this ticket anymore. https://t.co/rt1FQ0QDAk— Casey Sadler (@sadler_squared) January 16, 2020
- The Rays announced game times for 2020 Spring Training. Tickets go on sale Friday.
The Rays today announced game times for 2020 Spring Training. First pitchers and catchers workout is on Thursday, February 13. First full-squad workout is on Tuesday, February 18. pic.twitter.com/EtQkr67PLN— Rays Communications (@RaysPR) January 15, 2020
- Rays Colored Glasses profiles Tyler Glasnow.
- Glasnow also made an appearance on MLB Network Radio on Sirius. His summary of the fateful first against Houston? “That was a weird ass inning.”
- Keith Law at the Athletic ($) ranks the best prospects who have changed addresses during the offseason. Several Rays and ex-Rays are featured.
Around the League, there was more cheater fall out.
- In the wake of Alex Cora’s firing, The Red Sox has a press conference. They talked a lot about people’s feelings.
- Grant Brisbee at the Athletic ($) says that he was the real victim in the Astros cheating scandal. Sure, Grant.
- Michael Cohen at SI says that pressure is mounting for the Mets to fire Carlos Beltran. Buster Olney says the Mets are “wavering.”
- From a couple days ago, Travis Sawchik at the 538 wonders how much of the Astros legacy is in doubt.
- From the Associated Press, MLB might lean on higher tech to combat high tech cheating.
- From Bill Shaikin of the LA Times, the LA city council is reportedly drafting a resolution asking Major League Baseball to declare the Dodgers World Series Champs of 2017 and 2018.
In non-cheater news:
- Jay Jaffe at Fangraphs talks about what adding Josh Donaldson does to an already potent Twins lineup.
- Effectively Wild chats about Alex Cora, Josh Donaldson, and more.
- Joe Posnanski at the Athletic ($) continues his series on the best 100 baseball players of all time. Burt Blyleven is No. 71, which seems really high to me.
- Kyle Jones at the Hardball Times writes about baseball as therapy,