In non-baseball news, Tiger Woods was seriously injured in a one-car accident yesterday. He is recovering from surgery after having a rod inserted in his leg.
In Spring Training News, Cash and Neander held a socially distant press conference.
Hear from Kevin Cash and Erik Neander, today at spring training! https://t.co/iEfGfXXDxf— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) February 23, 2021
KK is “thrilled” to be here.
Kevin Kiermaier says he’s “thrilled” to still be with the Rays after admittedly being a little worried about trade rumors this offseason.— Adam Berry (@adamdberry) February 23, 2021
“I didn’t want to leave,” he said. “I hope to stick around as long as possible. ... Here I am today with this beautiful logo on my chest.”
Adam Berry says the Rays are ready for a sequel.
Willy is also happy to be back after a winter of trade rumors.
#Rays camp notes: Trade rumors created a winter worry for Adames, who didn’t want to go anywhere. Also, details on spring ticket sales, the talk at team meeting, more from Port Charlotte https://t.co/OxwBE6YlpE— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) February 24, 2021
More from Topper:
#Rays officials had some answers at Tuesday’s spring media session. There’s still questions: How will they structure rotation after Snell trade? What’s ahead for Arozarena? Wander Franco? How do they view AL East race? What about all those outfielders? https://t.co/fwL4Amjle7— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) February 24, 2021
A fun new visualization on the arm clock graphic. Will be interesting to see how this updates when we have data on the new arms.
Steve Carney with the latest Under the Orange Roof podcast.
This week on @UTORpodcast, my initial Opening Day roster projection, and @jasoncollettejoins me to talk how he started delving into analytics and which #Rays players intrigue him for 2021.https://t.co/9xffXIiR4W— Steve Carney (@stevecarney) February 24, 2021
Andrea Arcadipane with a breakdown on Michael Wacha.
Old friend alert! The thought of Longo and Kaz on the same team again gives me warm fuzzies.
Scott Kazmir has agreed to a minor-league deal with the San Francisco Giants, with an invitation to big-league camp. His fastball velocity reached 92-93 mph in his most recent bullpen session.— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) February 23, 2021
The stats on Twin’s outfield Jake Cave’s beard.
Jake Cave’s beard:— danhayesmlb (@DanHayesMLB) February 23, 2021
Weighs 71 lbs.
Participates in strong man competitions in the offseason.
Fought in the Civil War.
Once gave a speech on how reliance upon technology would lead to social alienation.
Requires three empty rows of seats on the bus. #MNTwins pic.twitter.com/CSGy4G9cWa
More from the Twins. They seem fun.
Nellie wearing Miggy's pants is everything pic.twitter.com/0wtrhgWRhO— Minnesota Twins (@Twins) February 23, 2021
Aaron Judge has a new set of teeth.
New year, new teeth for Aaron Judge. pic.twitter.com/Sr1MeUFJwy— Danny Vietti (@DannyVietti) February 23, 2021
Gerritt Cole should maybe spend less time worrying about Cash’s decision making and more time figuring out how to get Ji-Man Choi out? Just a suggestion.
Gerrit Cole throwing some SHADE at Kevin Cash— Barry (@YanksBar) February 23, 2021
You love to see it pic.twitter.com/nZ8PV2T48T
Dan Schoenfield on who had the best and worst offseason.
After a disastrous Zoom with the Bellevue Rotary, where he insulted almost everyone, Kevin Mather is finally out in Seattle. Our friends at Lookout Landing tell us the Ms problems go far beyond Mather, however.
And of course, these issues also go beyond the Mariners org. Here is a good read from Views from 314 feet.