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  • #16
    Hey, here's a thought, trade Gomes to the Phils for Pat Burrell...I want my favorite player on my favorite team. Ok ok, the phils can throw in Liberthal too...hahaha

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    • #17
      Got some Rays questions:

      - Do either Brignac or Longoria have a chance to win a job in ST?
      - How many players have been tried out/considered at different positions? Baldelli (CF/1B), Guzman (SS/OF/3B/1B), Bankston (1B/3B/1B), Dukes (OF/1B), Pedroza (OF/C)...?
      - Which pitchers most likely will have a rotation spot? Kazmir is guaranteed, but beyond that...Shields, Hammel, Niemann, Howell...?
      - Who are the likeliest closer candidates? McClung, Jackson, Salas, Mori...?
      - What ever happened to the Argentinian kid who threw underhand knuckleballs?

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Go Gomes
        Hey, here's a thought, trade Gomes to the Phils for Pat Burrell...I want my favorite player on my favorite team. Ok ok, the phils can throw in Liberthal too...hahaha
        Let me guess...

        You were also a Wayne Gomes fan as well...
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        • #19
          No way, I hated that guy. Just Jonny.

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          • #20
            I would try Edwin Jackson at closer spot. I've always liked the way he pitches.
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            • #21
              Pitching coach

              The Rays pitching coach, Mike Butcher, was given permission to speak to the Angels about their pitching coach vacancy (with Bud Black leaving) and has accepted the position. It will be a lateral move, but one closer to his home and family in Chandler Arizona. He has been replaced with recently fired Astros' pitching coach Jim Hickey. Hickey's staffs in recent years had led the NL in ERA, but he was let go, reportedly, for not having developed the young pitchers on their staff. Sentimental favorite from the Rays system, Xavier Hernandez, was apparently not considered, but he might be moved up in the minor league system to be Durham's pitching coach.
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              • #22
                Originally posted by raysnbran
                The Rays pitching coach, Mike Butcher, was given permission to speak to the Angels about their pitching coach vacancy (with Bud Black leaving) and has accepted the position. It will be a lateral move, but one closer to his home and family in Chandler Arizona. He has been replaced with recently fired Astros' pitching coach Jim Hickey. Hickey's staffs in recent years had led the NL in ERA, but he was let go, reportedly, for not having developed the young pitchers on their staff. Sentimental favorite from the Rays system, Xavier Hernandez, was apparently not considered, but he might be moved up in the minor league system to be Durham's pitching coach.
                Pitching coaches seem to get re-cycled more then manager these days. Butcher was also criticized for not developing young pitchers enough. The bottom line is the pitching coach is only as good as the talent he has to work with. Look at former Rays pitching coach, Chuck Hernandez. He went to Detroit last season, and now he is called a pitching Guru, but look at the talent he had to work with.
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                • #23
                  Moves

                  Rays dropped former SP Doug Waechter from the 40 man roster, and added P Mitch Talbot, OF Elijah Dukes and IF Elliot Johnson. Waechter sustained a torn labrum and wouldn't be able to pitch anyways until next summer, plus he had a disasterous 2005 both in TB and in Durham. The Rays might offer him a minor league deal, and considering he's a hometown guy and should not expect to get any other offers, he will probably re-sign and eventually play with Durham.

                  Talbot was aquired last July in the Huff deal to the Astros and performed very well down the stretch for Montgomery in the playoffs. Johnson also had an excellent year and is considered a solid prospect. Dukes' talent and troubles have been well chronicled, and his name has been linked to a deal with Florida for Ricky Nolasco, so maybe that's why he's been added to the 40man.
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                  • #24
                    I like Elliot Johnson a lot. I wonder with TB's multiple infield options if he'll get a chance at the bigs when he's ready in a year or two. Cantu would have to be traded, and now Iwamura is an option there, too. Also, what's the deal with his brother Leon? The Rays keep drafting him and he keeps refusing to play.

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                    • #25
                      Cantu

                      You have to wonder if 2005 was a flash in the pan for Cantu. His defense is a liability and it is hard to find a position he might be good at. He got hurt early in the season in 2006 and never got hot the whole season. He has a lot to prove that he can play at this level.
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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by raysnbran
                        You have to wonder if 2005 was a flash in the pan for Cantu. His defense is a liability and it is hard to find a position he might be good at. He got hurt early in the season in 2006 and never got hot the whole season. He has a lot to prove that he can play at this level.
                        I think Cantu played in the World Baseball Classic. I have to wonder if that tournament didn't have some effect on his play for the Rays. It appeared that playing in the WBC was a detriment to more then just a few guys.
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                        • #27
                          Danys Baez was signed by the Orioles. Scratch one reliever the Rays may have had an interest in.
                          A hot dog at the ballgame beats roast beef at the Ritz. ~Humphrey Bogart

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by Eddiey
                            Danys Baez was signed by the Orioles. Scratch one reliever the Rays may have had an interest in.
                            Well, you're welcome to go after Keith Foulke
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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by SDL
                              Well, you're welcome to go after Keith Foulke
                              Nah, we kinda like our pitchers to have working knees. LOL
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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by raysnbran
                                You have to wonder if 2005 was a flash in the pan for Cantu. His defense is a liability and it is hard to find a position he might be good at. He got hurt early in the season in 2006 and never got hot the whole season. He has a lot to prove that he can play at this level.
                                A couple of things about Cantu. Don't forget he played for Mexico in the world Classic, so he got started early. Then he was injured a couple of times during the year.You really can't judge him on last year .First base may be a good fit for Cantu. It would be nice to see the Rays give him a shot there.
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