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Old 04-16-2018, 03:33 PM
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Already did some research and apparently there isn't, at least to this point
Too early. A lot of the top prospects for the 2019 draft are not even done with their Junior seasons in high school. You will get a better idea around August once a lot of these kids play in summer showcases.

Rays have been garbage at drafting for a long time. They have a loaded farm system, but very few were drafted by the Rays. This draft in 2018 will be really important with them having 6 picks in the top 100. A strong 2018 draft and getting a top talent in 2019 could help set them up for a nice decade of contention with the depth of their system currently.
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Old 04-16-2018, 04:05 PM
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Too early. A lot of the top prospects for the 2019 draft are not even done with their Junior seasons in high school. You will get a better idea around August once a lot of these kids play in summer showcases.

Rays have been garbage at drafting for a long time. They have a loaded farm system, but very few were drafted by the Rays. This draft in 2018 will be really important with them having 6 picks in the top 100. A strong 2018 draft and getting a top talent in 2019 could help set them up for a nice decade of contention with the depth of their system currently.
You mean until they reach their prime and trade them to the big market teams for more picks.

Face it, baseball is a rigged system. The only purpose of the smaller market teams is to keep the Yankees, Red Sox, Dodgers, Mets and other big market teams loaded with stars.

Until fans in small markets get fed up and stop watching the system will continue.
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Old 04-16-2018, 04:09 PM
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Too early. A lot of the top prospects for the 2019 draft are not even done with their Junior seasons in high school. You will get a better idea around August once a lot of these kids play in summer showcases.

Rays have been garbage at drafting for a long time. They have a loaded farm system, but very few were drafted by the Rays. This draft in 2018 will be really important with them having 6 picks in the top 100. A strong 2018 draft and getting a top talent in 2019 could help set them up for a nice decade of contention with the depth of their system currently.
Sometimes there are guys that catch their eyes early and are sure elite talent like Bryce Harper
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Old 04-16-2018, 04:11 PM
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You mean until they reach their prime and trade them to the big market teams for more picks.

Face it, baseball is a rigged system. The only purpose of the smaller market teams is to keep the Yankees, Red Sox, Dodgers, Mets and other big market teams loaded with stars.

Until fans in small markets get fed up and stop watching the system will continue.
Sternberg still made money last year and will probably this year too. Bought team for 200 million and could probably sell for a billion, which I'm guessing is why a guy like Vinik isn't gonna buy.
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Old 04-16-2018, 04:48 PM
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Sternberg still made money last year and will probably this year too. Bought team for 200 million and could probably sell for a billion, which I'm guessing is why a guy like Vinik isn't gonna buy.
Stu is doing pretty well in 2018. Each owner got $50 Million for the selling the technology behind their streaming service to Disney. Plus, he got a $1 Billion dollar TV deal that will average over $80 million a year. Clearly why opening day payroll went up a whole $7 Million...
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Old 04-16-2018, 06:19 PM
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Stu is doing pretty well in 2018. Each owner got $50 Million for the selling the technology behind their streaming service to Disney. Plus, he got a $1 Billion dollar TV deal that will average over $80 million a year. Clearly why opening day payroll went up a whole $7 Million...
Did payroll go up? That is hard to believe after jettisoning half the players people could actually name
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Lacking sunglasses while playing sunbathed right field in the first inning in Oakland, he went over to the stands and borrowed a pair of shades from a fan in an A's sweatshirt.
And after making a couple of plays in the inning, he returned them with a bonus – the ball he caught for the last out.
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Rays lose another pitcher to Tommy John surgery, Anthony Banda, the key piece acquired in the Steven Souza Jr trade. He's out till 2020, joining Jose Deleon and Brett Honeywell as young pitchers who have torn their ACLs since spring training.

Either this is a run of incredible bad luck, or maybe overusing relievers as long men/"openers" is taxing these guys beyond the breaking point.
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Old 06-04-2018, 08:53 PM
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It's nothing the Rays are doing. The reality these days is that it isn't a question of "if", it's a question of "when" for young pitchers to have Tommy John.
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For the record it's the UCL, not ACL, which is in your knee. And Derek is right. Nowadays teams practically expect pitchers to have TJ surgery. It's just coincidental timing and bad luck, not bad usage.
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