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The 2014 Non-Waiver Trade Deadline has passed, and as deadlines go, it was a good one. The Red Sox Fire Sale continued – when’s the last time a reigning World Series winner gave away its starting rotation? – while the Cardinals, Mariners, Braves and Nationals made some positive moves for October. But the real story was the starting pitching acquisitions made by the A’s and the Tigers. So who won? Or rather, Who has a better chance of getting a ring this year?
Welcome to SportsGrid’s Point-Counterpoint, a feature I just made up on the spot to discuss David Ortiz showboating after hitting a massive home run against the Chris Archer of the Tampa Bay Rays yesterday.
Jon Morosi of FoxSports1 reports that the Mariners and Rays are talking about moving the American League leader in strikeouts, David Price, from one corner of the country to the other, along with teammate Ben Zobrist.
Raise your hand if you thought the Marlins would be the Florida team over .500 and Tampa would be the one below that mark. If your hand is in the air, either it’s in a cast, or you are a pathological liar (I’m guessing the latter). It’s odd that two teams from Florida wouldn’t stand their ground.
Tampa Bay Rays senior advisor Don Zimmer died at the age of 83 Wednesday, after being hospitalized for heart surgery in mid-April. Since 1954, Don Zimmer has been a part of Major League Baseball in some fashion, whether as a player, a manager, a coach or an advisor.
Last night, to relish in the victory of my beloved Tampa Bay Rays, I began reading every article I could find about the wild card game. But instead of getting to relive the incredible baseball that the the team played, I was bombarded by the frustrating, but hardly new media spin about the Rays: that they have no fans.