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If we commence counting down to the start out of baseball year at these a fraught time, will we just jinx the 2021 year? Well I’ll take the opportunity.

Pitchers and catchers report for Rays on February 17, in 38 times, and the 1st spring training video games are scheduled for February 27.

Opening Working day is April 1, with your defending AL winner Rays viewing the Miami Marlins. The Rays property opener and presumably initially option to raise the AL pennant is on April 9 towards the Yankees. From the office of “who designed this program?” the Rays enjoy their next series of the time on the road towards the Red Sox, and I forecast at the very least just one match postponed because of “wintry mix” and one particular game played in 40 diploma temperatures.

Rays News

Rob Arthur questions irrespective of whether the Rays should have their name for savvy trades. Whilst it would make feeling to probe that status, it is not clear that his technique of assessment — evaluating profession WAR of traded gamers — truly captures a trade’s achievement, nevertheless.($)

Just lately acquired Rays prospect actively playing wintertime ball:

Fangraghs is crowdsourcing radio broadcast scores. You can share your views of the Rays broadcast group below. (They did something comparable for television broadcasts, you can read through the results in this article).

Around baseball

Kyle Schwarber and the Washington Nationals have agreed to a a single-calendar year offer.

The target of the huge Mets-Cleveland trade is on Lindor, but Mike Petriello thinks Carlos Carrasco might be at the very least as sizeable for New York.

Eno Sarris has attention-grabbing assessment about which team’s projected 2021 rotation is strongest. There is a lot more than a single way to appear at the question. ($)

With a new proprietor prepared to invest in payroll, we may possibly not have the Mets to kick around a great deal more time, as for every Sporting activities Illustrated. Is that the scent of hope wafting in excess of Flushing Bay?

Tommy Lasorda passed absent past week. The New York Instances seems to be at his movie star attractiveness.

Extra on Bianca Smith, not too long ago hired as a coach in the Pink Sox business ($)

This posting is from very last month, but I’m not absolutely sure we posted it. We see Hall of Fame voters grappling with how to weigh character challenges when they decide who goes into the Corridor. But generations of players and executives who benefitted from and promoted segregation are there. Tyler Kepner reviews on the HoF’s effort to contextualize the past.

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