Quick Hits: Rays, Prospects, Crawford

One year ago today, the Reds signed Orlando Cabrera. After posting a .657 OPS in 537 plate appearances for the NL Central winners, Cabrera is still a free agent. Here are some links for Tuesday as we wait for Cabrera and the other remaining free agents to sign…

  • Rays executive VP Andrew Friedman says he's still looking for an established reliever, according to Marc Topkin of the St. Petersburg Times (on Twitter). Friedman suggested last month that the team is more likely to acquire a reliever via trade than free agency.
  • ESPN.com's Keith Law names the 20 prospects who are likely to produce the most in the majors this year and Freddie Freeman of the Braves tops the list. Click here for more on how Freeman's presence may have impacted the Braves' approach to free agency.
  • Freeman is an exciting young player, but not every minor leaguer can be a prospect. Mike Axisa of River Ave. Blues explains the importance of organizational players at River Ave. Blues.
  • Patrick Newman of FanGraphs provides a list of the ex-MLB players who headed to Japan this offseason.
  • As Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe explains, Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford is waking up early and working out hard as he prepares for his first season in Boston.


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18 Comments on "Quick Hits: Rays, Prospects, Crawford"


Lunchbox45
4 years 6 months ago

Wow Carl Crawford is waking up early AND working out hard

as opposed to last year when he slept in and ate doritos on the couch in preparation?

start_wearing_purple
4 years 6 months ago

Well hot dogs, beer, and partying all night worked for Babe Ruth.

Holidayjesus
4 years 6 months ago

The true American dream.

Lunchbox45
4 years 6 months ago

Babe Ruth was nothing more than a fat old man, with little-girl legs. And here’s
something I just found out recently. He wasn’t really a sultan. Ah, what d’you
make of that?

4 years 6 months ago

sorry, which site is Mike Axisa’s writeup on?

$1519287
4 years 6 months ago

the link is there, it is a yankee site called riveraveblues

Lunchbox45
4 years 6 months ago

FYI, KLaw Listed Drabek and Arencibia 3 and 5 on that list.

flickadave
4 years 6 months ago

After finally getting out of Montreal, Orlando Cabrera just seems to win everywhere he goes. I wish the Red Sox could get a shortstop like that… oh… that’s right, Theo just decided to play musical shortstops instead.

elmedius
4 years 6 months ago

Considering they had cabrera, they did get a shortstop like that.

4 years 6 months ago

As a Braves fan, that K-Law article pleases me.
Just reading the Teheran part in the Hellickson piece made my heart warm.

Brad426
4 years 6 months ago

As a Braves fan it makes me wonder why it didn’t show up under the Braves page.

roberty
4 years 6 months ago

Yeah but what do the 424 other Brads think?

Brad426
4 years 6 months ago

Our meetings are on Thursdays, so we’ll tell you after we vote.

Dylan
4 years 6 months ago

where was DomBrown?

CitizenSnips
4 years 6 months ago

Not turning heads anymore.

4 years 6 months ago

You might consider the possibility that this article was assigned by one of the many editors for whom I work.

flickadave
4 years 6 months ago

yep, right over his head.

roberty
4 years 6 months ago

Great article Keith Law! Three Braves in the top ten, I love it!