According to Ken Rosenthal (I admit, he’s rarely wrong about these things) the Tampa Bay Rays are nearing completion on a deal with free-agent leftfielder, Pat Burrell. Burrell hit .250 with 33 homers and 86 RBIs last season with the World Series champion Philadelphia Phillies.
Burrell brings a solid mix of run producing power and his knack for getting on base to an already potent Rays lineup. Burrell will likely rotate between the outfield and DH. Over at the freshly revamped ESPN.com there is word that the Rays will no longer be pursuing Jason Giambi. Sounds about right.
The Banner is back! After weeks of investigation and interrogation, my banner featuring Ty Cobb’s glove and a used game-ball from Cy Young have been returned. Keep those drunk bloggers out of my administration!