What an unusual time to do a podcast episode. While the Rays are in the middle of an historic winning streak, they traded their starting shortstop to the Milwaukee Brewers.
I always say that a silver lining in any trade is that it allows us to fall in love with new players, and that process has already begun with Taylor Walls, who appears to be the Rays shortstop moving forward. Walls picked up three hits including two doubles over the weekend across two games, and scored the tying run in Sunday’s contest that the Rays won in comeback fashion over the Blue Jays. Darby and I talk about what we saw out of the prospect, and why he might be the shortstop even after all the prospect dust settles, and the other big names make their way to the Major League roster.
The return for Adames included reliever JP Feyereisen, who was immediately thrown into multiple high leverage situations this weekend, including a save opportunity on Sunday that he converted to extend the Rays’ winning streak to 10 games.
Speaking of that winning streak, how much longer can it go on for? The franchise record is 12, when the ‘04 Devil Rays rattled of win after win in what was otherwise a terrible season.