The Padres have signed former Rays farm hand Chad Gaudin to minor league contract. Gaudin made a wise move in selecting the Padres and Petco Park. As, it has given other pitchers a new lease on life. Take Scott Linebrink, who was released by Astros in Spring training as a starter all those years ago, and went on to become one of the best relievers in the league.
It looks as if the Rays quality control coach Todd Greene has some skeletons in his closet. He has been linked to a report he obtained steroids over the phone as a player. It sure seems he has some explaining to do if he wants to keep his job.
Tulowitski continues to impress, and is showing again he will be a force in NL West.
Scott Boras talks about Nick Adenhart.
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Another mention of the Phillies code red – the lineup issues facing Manuel with Burrell in Tampa and Ibanez another lefty in the mix.
Crasnick ina recent chat on Rays pen: “Percival looked very good in spring training, and he finds a way to get by even though he’s now throwing in the 89-91 range. Plus, Balfour records a lot of valuable outs with strikeouts in the 7th and 8th. Before the year is through, I wouldn’t be surprised to see three or four different guys recording saves for the Rays.”
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