This is interesting. Is KK a Hall of Famer?
This week @dogpancake73 & @ZackBlain_5 go into player reviews, starting with AL ROTY Randy Arozarena & Kevin Kiermaier. How was 2021? What is their early 2022 outlook? Is KK on track for the Hall of Fame? All this and more! #raysup— RBLR Sports (@RBLRSports) December 11, 2021
If you don’t have time to listen, a summary:
A little wordy, but sums up the state of r/tampabayrays rn :) pic.twitter.com/bY38mOU8uE— Ben Whitelaw (@dogpancake73) December 11, 2021
Ji-Man Choi may not be a Hall of Fame player, but he is a Hall of Fame person.
The winter in Korea is so cold. It's like the winter in Wisconsin in America.I donated about 2500 briquettes for the people who need them to keep them warm up for the winter. I know it's not enough, but I hope it may help them out of the cold weather a little bit. pic.twitter.com/8aHghNdLNB— ji-Man Choi 26 (@cjm0519) December 13, 2021
No surprise, but the Rays are Baseball America’s organization of the year.
"Deeper postseason runs are our goal, and we feel like we've got a group here that's going to continue to give us a real shot to finally win a World Series.’’https://t.co/779VmPSJlN— Baseball America (@BaseballAmerica) December 10, 2021
What’s old is new again for the Durham Bulls.
Endeavor is buying nine minor league teams, including former Rays affiliate the Hudson Valley Renegades. Craig Calcaterra on what that might mean.
Today's newsletter is free!— Craig Calcaterra (@craigcalcaterra) December 9, 2021
Inside: my take on Endeavor buying nine minor league teams yesterday and as many as 40 in the near future.
Also: assessing Rosenthal's CBA proposal, the Angels' real estate deal got nixed, the DH, and geoengineering. https://t.co/OYaS7Q5X3l pic.twitter.com/jzFW2YSS8f
Remember that open letter from Rob Manfred to the fans? Dayn Perry fact checked it, and the Commissioner (not surprisingly) doesn’t fair so well.
Fact-checking commissioner Rob Manfred's open letter to baseball fanshttps://t.co/lGwnrzGuRG— CBS Sports MLB (@CBSSportsMLB) December 6, 2021
Ken Rosenthal on what a new agreement could look like.
Attention, players and owners. Here’s what a new collective-bargaining agreement should look like. https://t.co/gVZpvmr1TP— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 8, 2021
The Rays lose three players in the minor league portion of the Rule 5 draft, including lefty Kenny Rosenberg.
Colin Poche is a free agent.
With the lockout going on, I’ve decided to open myself up to any local Little League teams who need an extra player. Now accepting offers! pic.twitter.com/6MtNKGTPQT— Colin Poche (@colinpoche) December 9, 2021
Dat you, KK?
Friend of the site Michael Lortz is hosting a book release party for the 2nd edition of his novel Curveball at the Crossroads. The party is on 12/20 in Ybor at the James Joyce Irish Pub from 6pm to 9pm.
John Romano says support for the sister city plan is picking up. Also, the plan could involve a Spring Training complex in Pasco County. More on the Ybor stadium plan here.
Tampa Mayor Jane Castor says her staff is working with Hillsborough County and the Tampa Sports Authority to craft a financial package to pay for the $350 million balance.https://t.co/5JwJxzKug1— Tampa Bay Times (@TB_Times) December 9, 2021
Yasiel Puig is going to Korea.
This is a great find.
Lastly, I’m not a fan of public proposals, but you have to admire this woman’s commitment to the bit. Wishing them many happy years together.