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Old 07-25-2018, 01:55 AM
 
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The franchise has overcome greater deficits in a third of the time. However, they are days away from trading one, maybe two of their starting pitchers. Keep in mind the Rays only have three starting pitchers and the untouchable one (Snell) is on the DL. Ramos might be dealt as well, despite being injured himself. Hopefully the trades pay off.

That will leave 2019 with as young and talented a team as I've ever seen - one that can stay together for a long time.
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Old 07-25-2018, 04:59 PM
 
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Sergio Romo played 3B and got the save in today's game
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Old 07-25-2018, 05:48 PM
 
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Romo is 35 and his career is winding down. Based on his personality when he was with SF, he strikes me as the sort who will go into broadcasting, maybe not play by play, but one of those guys who sits around exchanging opinions on a discussion show. He will probably start locally, so if he retires as a Ray, look for him to pop up on whatever channel carries the Rays games.
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Old 07-28-2018, 04:45 AM
 
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In this small market the only such on-air personality is Orestes Destrade. Despite not being much of a player he's quite the expert on mechanics. Would love to see him coach. Anyway, Romo might need to go to MLBTV for on-air work.
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Old 07-30-2018, 08:41 PM
 
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The Rays were .500 entering today unless I miss my guess, so do they have a run in them? Even if they do, I don't see this team doing much in the playoffs anyway...
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Old 07-30-2018, 10:34 PM
 
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You can excel in the playoffs with just three starters. All we have at the moment is Archer and he's minutes away from being traded.
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Old 07-31-2018, 01:48 AM
 
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You can excel in the playoffs with just three starters. All we have at the moment is Archer and he's minutes away from being traded.
Yep. I know he is eventually going to be traded. I mean, really, who isn't going to be traded? I figure I don't need to follow any of these guys, really, because at some point, they will be gone.
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Old 07-31-2018, 11:43 AM
 
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The Rays have acquired OF Tommy Pham and international bonus pool money for LHP Genesis Cabrera, OF Justin Williams, and RHP Roel Ramirez.

I wonder how the Rays will enjoy an outfielder who cannot hit balls with bats for base hits and runs batted in.
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Old 08-01-2018, 09:10 PM
 
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I didn't think the Rays needed outfielders but they obviously see some potential in Pham.

Hechavarria was DFA'd today. Easily the best SS I've ever seen. They had to make room for cheaper Adames I guess.

Sorry to see Archer go, happy for him to be going to a potential contender though. I have never given two $#!%'$ about the NL but I think I'll start rooting for the new Pittsburgh Devil Rays.


Tampa Bay has played .578 ball since April 15. A full season of that would have been 93-4 wins. Next year will be pretty fun with all of these young players.
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Old 08-01-2018, 10:25 PM
 
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I didn't think the Rays needed outfielders but they obviously see some potential in Pham.

Hechavarria was DFA'd today. Easily the best SS I've ever seen. They had to make room for cheaper Adames I guess.

Sorry to see Archer go, happy for him to be going to a potential contender though. I have never given two $#!%'$ about the NL but I think I'll start rooting for the new Pittsburgh Devil Rays.


Tampa Bay has played .578 ball since April 15. A full season of that would have been 93-4 wins. Next year will be pretty fun with all of these young players.
Hechavaria has been about 30% worse than average with the bat over his career.
He's had two good seasons (2.6 and 1.4 WAR) out of 6
Adames is, yes, cheaper, but also a top prospect
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