Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Terrible move by the Tampa Bay Rays...

Coming off a year where they won the World Series the Tampa Bay Rays have done something out of the ordinary..... demote one of there best players to Triple-A.

David Price was optioned to Triple-A Durham today in a move that took many by surprise. If you watched the World Series last year the name David Price should ring a bell. Whenever the Rays needed a key out they turned to the hard-throwing 23-year old south paw.

The reasons the Rays gave the media for demoting him were development issues and too cut back on his innings.... The guy was lights out last year and his spring numbers were solid (2-0, 1.08 ERA, 10 K's). Also the GM made it sound like they wouldn't consider re-calling him until later in the season, maybe even after the all-star break. Is this a dumb move by a team that has high expectations going into the year?

2 comments:

Amanda said...

The reason they did it is because two of our other pitchers were out of options and they didn't want to lose them. They did the same thing to Evan Longoria last year and he was back up to the majors in a month. We're really going to miss that Jonny Gomes though!

DynastyNYY said...

I love how you call them "our" when the team's only been good for one full season. Bandwagoner.