Thursday, July 03, 2008

Can you believe it? The Rays!

The Rays??? Swept by the Rays!.No, folks these are not the Tampa Bay Devil Rays of old. As we just saw, they are very good, very very good. Some great young players, Evan Longoria, BJ Upton, Carl Crawford with a good blend of seasoned vets like Carlos Pena and Eric Hinske (remember him). And the pitching staff, Kazmir, Shields, Garza, and even Sonnanstine. They are loaded and given the youth could be trouble for years to come. The minor league prospects are among the best in baseball according to Baseball America with arms to rival our kids. Don’t forget, they’ve traded away Elijah Dukes and Delmon Young (got Garza back), too. I don’t know about you, but Evan Longoria looks better than Eva! I think even Tony Parker is jealous!

I feel bad for Rocco Baldelli and all of his injuries, but if he was healthy, it just wouldn’t be fair. I think their inexperience will hold them back this year, but this team looks like it could be a force for years to come. I don’t know about you, but I’m glad we’re playing the old has-beens in the Bronx now.

1 comment:

Adawg said...

Warren - it is hard to believe that the doormat of the AL East has finally picked itself up and is now giving the big boys - Boston and New York - a run for their money. As we discussed today on Twitter, I'm happy for the players but not feeling like the D-Rays fans really deserve this (they were a nonentity up until about 6 weeks ago). It will be interesting to see where things end up at the end of the season!

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Aaron | @astrout