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Rays Your Voice: Shohei to the Dodgers, Ultimate Rays Opening Day Lineup

Who would you put in your starting lineup?

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We’re back with another episode of Rays Your Voice with news of Shohei Ohtani signing with the Los Angeles Dodgers breaking over the weekend. While there were rumors of him joining the Toronto Blue Jays and turning the AL East into more of a gauntlet than it already is, the two-way superstar is staying on the West Coast but will don Dodger Blue for the next 10 seasons. We discuss the enormity of the contract and how Ohtani will be paid, with deferrals that would surely be outlawed had the Rays signed someone to a similar deal.

Tyler Glasnow is another name that has been heavily linked with the Dodgers in recent days and there’s a feeling that a trade is imminent. We discuss some potential names the Rays may be interested in if they reach a deal with the Dodgers for Glasnow.

To end the show we play a fun game in which we construct the ultimate Rays Opening Day lineup. The rules: the lineup must be constructed of players who appeared in any Rays Opening Day starting lineup and in a position that they played in on Opening Day. For example: Ben Zobrist can be used as the starting second baseman, shortstop, or right fielder. Yandy Diaz can start at first or third base, but not as the designated hitter. Listen to our latest episode to hear who we selected, and let us know your lineup in the comments below.

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