Well, I’d rather live in Tampa-St. Pete than KC, so there’s that. But I’d rather see games at Royals Stadium than the Trop.
Not what you meant? I’d take the Rays with 9 winning seasons in the last 13 years, with 6 playoff appearances and two WS losses, over the Royals with 3 winning seasons, two playoff appearances including one WS win and one WS loss.
Pretty standard for a player who missed the year for medical/injury reasons. It was interesting to see Josh Bell, who made $4.8 mm last year, got a raise to $6.35 mm coming off a .669 OPS, -0.4 rWAR season.
Hoping for the health to make it a fun making the team can to kick by St. Patrick's Day.
It'll take a long time to see how teams ultimately regard 2020. Most of the Bowie reports were good - Glass Half Full you could say that was his AAA season. Or that it was nothing.
He is old, though.
He hits me as the kind of player clubs might let make OD rosters as a sop for upcoming negotiations (see how that talented Michael Baumann earned a rotation job - he never even pitched a AAA game!)
The Rays reportedly hope to have 7,000 fans in the stands (so no different than normal!) come Opening Day. Obviously this is dependent on state and local government restrictions. I think that number at Camden Yards, maybe even a bit more, like 10,000 would give fans enough room to feel comfortable.
Yeah, I think we’ll see his major league debut in 2021, but no way they’re going to give him a full year of service time. And even forgetting service time issues, I think it would be prudent to give him some time in AAA.