- You can try and take Bullpen, but don’t you dare come for The Stable:
Tired: Arm Barn— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) October 28, 2021
Wired: Ray Tank
- Gold Glove Award finalists unveiled - David Adler, MLB.com: 3 Rays earned Gold Glove finalist selections.
- Rays’ Nick Anderson has elbow surgery, eyes July return - Marc Topkin, Tampa Bay Times: Surgery is always scary prognosis, but avoiding Tommy John is good news.
- Mead blasts homer in 4-RBI performance - William Boor, MLB.com: Curtis Mead continues to amaze.
- A Conversation With Tampa Bay Rays Prospect Curtis Mead - David Laurila, FanGraphs
- An open letter to Stu Sternberg: If you cannot love this city back, please, just walk away - Thomas Hallock, Creative Loafing
- The Tampa Bay Rays ‘sister city’ plan is really about leverage - Al Yellon, Bleed Cubbie Blue: Al gets it.
Around the League
- Padres to hire A’s Melvin as skipper (sources) - AJ Cassavell, MLB.com: A fairly shocking move, the Oakland A’s manager (the longest-tenured in baseball with his team) has agreed to a deal to move down the state to San Diego.
- No shock here:
He put on quite the SHO!— MLBPA (@MLBPA) October 28, 2021
MLB Players have chosen Shohei Ohtani as the 2021 AL Outstanding Player AND Player of the Year! Congratulations, Shohei!
Presented by @MLBTheShow #PCA21@Angels pic.twitter.com/d358fKFacc
- Big time shock (and snub) here though, with Mountcastle getting the AL ROY nod over Randy Arozarena and Wander Franco: