Odds & Ends: Rays, Indians, Padres

Tuesday night links..

  • MLB announced today that the number of foreign-born players on Opening Day rosters has dipped to its lowest level in four years, according to Reuters.  Just 27.7% of players in 2010 were born outside of the United States compared to the league's all-time high of 29.2% in 2005.
  • Rays owner Stu Sternberg believes that his club is built for the long haul, writes MLB.com's Bill Chastain.  It will be interesting to see what happens with Carl Crawford and Carlos Pena, who are in the final year of their contracts.
  • Paul Hoynes of The Plain Dealer writes that the Indians' farm system is chock full of solid prospects.  Hoynes breaks down the players to watch, from Triple-A to Single-A.
  • Padres prospect Logan Forsythe will be shifting from third base to second base when Double-A San Antonio opens the season, wrote Tom Krasovic a few days ago.  The 23-year-old, who is considered to be one of San Diego's top prospects, is being moved to ease a glut of third basemen in the Padres' system.


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8 Comments on "Odds & Ends: Rays, Indians, Padres"


switchhitingjesus
5 years 4 months ago

Forsythe is an awesome name.

Ferrariman
5 years 4 months ago

Let Crawford go and take the 2 draft picks. Rays have potentially a better player in Jennings. Pena..see if he bites on a 3yr deal

vtadave
5 years 4 months ago

Agree that the Rays should let Crawford go and direct resources elsewhere, but simply thinking you can plug in Desmond Jennings and not miss a beat is foolish.

Shoeless_Joe
5 years 4 months ago

Even if Forsythe moves to secound he could always shift back to third if needed. I think its a good thing for prospects to gain positionaly flexability as this will not only make it easier for them to join their own club, but give them for value in potenial trades.

Its more important for prospects to worry about progressing their bat rather then playing everyday at one position.

5 years 4 months ago

I would not screw with a man who has the last name “Forsythe.”

vince2010
5 years 4 months ago

I think that the real international growth of the game is testified by the international players on the 40-man rosters, and that number is increasing. I made a research and the non-USA born players on the 40-man rosters at the opening day were 366 (31,72%); the same research, I made in 2004, revealed that 29,42% of players on 40-Man rosters were foreign players: after six years, the percentage is increased by 2,3%. You can find it at http://thegameofbaseball.myblog.it/archive/2010/04/05/opening-day-40-man-rosters-include-almost-one-third-of-non-u.html

vince2010
5 years 4 months ago

I think that the real international growth of the game is testified by the international players on the 40-man rosters, and that number is increasing. I made a research and the non-USA born players on the 40-man rosters at the opening day were 366 (31,72%); the same research I made in 2004 revealed that 29,42% of players on 40-Man rosters were foreign players: after six years, the percentage is increased by 2,3%. You can find it at http://thegameofbaseball.myblog.it/archive/2010/04/05/opening-day-40-man-rosters-include-almost-one-third-of-non-u.html

joeybw
5 years 4 months ago

Let CC walk (this will hurt especially if he signs with Boston or New York…), replace him with Jennings. Let Pena go and either sign a new young 1B or put their new Cuban signing at 1B. Let Burrell go and replace him with a cardboard cutout and then try to resign Rafael Soriano and give Upton and Garza long term deals with all the money saved