Rays Drop Advanced Scout

The Rays have decided that the best way to use their limited resources is to ditch their usual advanced scout and replace him with digital information. While some traditionalists may balk at their decision, in a world where a team doesn’t have an unlimited supply of money, this seems like a great choice. The...

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Edwar’s Injury

From Mark Feinsand (Daily News):

Edwar Ramirez cut his throwing session short after just five pitches, complaining of discomfort in his right shoulder. He was initially diagnosed with tendinitis, but the reliever will visit team orthopedist Dr. Allen Miller today for further evaluation.

“We have to wait,” Ramirez said regarding his level of concern. “I don’t...

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Team Building

From Pete Caldera:

This morning, the Yankees have exchanged baseball bats for pool cues, and billiard balls for baseballs.Joe Girardi has taken his club to shoot pool.

“We feel our guys work very hard,” the manager said at Steinbrenner Field. “Usually before (exhibition) games, they have an easy day anyway. So, today’s their easy day.”

Girardi sprung...

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Coke For Long Relief?

When Tom mentioned Phil Coke as an option for the long relief spot in Joe Girardi’s bullpen, I disparaged the idea. Jerking a young pitcher from role to role can often stunt their development and hinder their performance in both roles, as Ross Ohlendorf showed us last season. However, the Yankees seem ready to...

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