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.

18 Responses to Quick Hits: Rays, Prospects, Crawford Leave a Reply

  1. Lunchbox45 4 years 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 ago

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

      • Holidayjesus 4 years ago

        The true American dream.

      • Lunchbox45 4 years 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?

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

    • $1519287 4 years ago

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

  3. Lunchbox45 4 years ago

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

  4. flickadave 4 years 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 ago

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

  5. 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 ago

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

      • roberty 4 years ago

        Yeah but what do the 424 other Brads think?

        • Brad426 4 years ago

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

  6. Dylan 4 years ago

    where was DomBrown?

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

  8. flickadave 4 years ago

    yep, right over his head.

  9. roberty 4 years ago

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

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