With one more day till Opening Day ‘21, let’s relive the most iconic moment of ‘20.
The Moment you’ve all been waiting for… pic.twitter.com/NhsiqUawDJ— MLB Players, Inc. (@MLBPAClubhouse) March 30, 2021
Over at the St. Pete Times, Topper winds up camp:
Also from Topper on how the vaccinations are going.
With MLB and union offering big incentives in terms of relaxed protocols for vaccinated players and staff, there will be some interesting conversations in #Rays clubhouse and others to get to 85 percent threshold given the personal nature of the decision https://t.co/PGESazw3jg— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) March 30, 2021
From MLB’s Adam Berry, an update on Choi:
Kevin Cash said Ji-Man Choi will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his right knee tomorrow morning.— Adam Berry (@adamdberry) March 30, 2021
They'll have a better sense of his timeline after the operation, when they more clearly understand what the issue is, but the Rays' early expectation is he'll be out 3-5 weeks.
Just a couple hours left in the “best fans” poll. Rays down by just a few percentage points.
Jay Recher and Steve Kinsella joined Steve Carney in the latest Under the Orange Roof podcast.
On this week's @UTORpodcast, @jayRecher, @Steve_Kinsella1 and I preview the 2021 #Rays regular season, plus a player on my final roster that might surprise you and how you can get MLB TV Premium free!@ApplePodcasts - https://t.co/yuMyZG2dag@Spotify - https://t.co/bDvHzo5f0a pic.twitter.com/KeJ7xJQd2P— Steve Carney (@stevecarney) March 30, 2021
Neil Solondz and Pete Fairbanks discuss the important issues of the day.
From Facksy at Rays the Roof, three keys to success:
Doug Waechter and Kailey Mizelle at Bally Sports Sun talk about Chris Archer and Rich Hill.
In the @RaysBaseball 2021 season preview @DougWaechter10 and @KaileyMizelle talk about the big pitching additions of Chris Archer and Rich Hill!— Bally Sports Sun: Rays (@FOXSportsRays) March 30, 2021
Join us on our new network Bally Sport Sun on Opening Day! #RaysUp pic.twitter.com/UkiEt53IN7
Paul Campbell — whom the Marlins acquired from the Rays in the Rule 5 draft — will make Miami’s Opening Day roster.
Marlins will be keeping relief pitcher Paul Campbell. Rule 5 draft pick. He will be on the 26-man opening day roster. Per source.— Craig Mish (@CraigMish) March 29, 2021
Old friend Matt Joyce made the Phillies Opening Day roster.
#Phillies announce they have selected the contracts of OF Matt Joyce and RHP Brandon Kintzler. They released INF C.J. Chatham to clear room on 40-man roster.— Todd Zolecki (@ToddZolecki) March 29, 2021
Meanwhile, Rougned Odor’s tenure with the Rangers has come to an end.
It's over for Rougned Odor in Texas, as the Rangers have designated their former second baseman for assignment. @jay_jaffe on the end of Odor's time in the Lone Star State and what might be next for him and Texas. https://t.co/ewqm87w6Fa— FanGraphs Baseball (@fangraphs) March 30, 2021
Jayson Stark of the Athletic chats with Theo Epstein.
ESPN’s Bradford Doolittle and David Schoenfield with their power rankings.
Michael Baumann at the Ringer has his own set of power rankings.
Over at the Athletic, the Rays’ bats make an appearance in Eno Sarris’ ten bold predictions.
From CBS Sports, the Rays and their bullpenning ways make an appearance in Mike Axisa’s 21 bold predictions for ‘21.
Ken Rosenthal at the Athletic says MLB needs to make a statement regarding the All Star game.
Lindor and the Mets continue to dance.
Lindor counters Mets offer at 12 years, $385M https://t.co/X71kb7uRPk— NBC Sports EDGE Baseball (@NBCSEdgeBB) March 30, 2021
Last but not least, a cuteness overload: