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Postby J35J » Mon Jan 05, 2009 5:26 pm

Like I said...what they signed him for makes him a fine deal. But I'll take the under on 30 hr 90rbi and .875OPS
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Re: Pat the Ray

Postby jlm53089 » Mon Jan 05, 2009 6:04 pm

Buster Olney said with this addition and Joyces.
With the health of Upton and Crawford that this is the best lineup in the AL.

Lets just hope he is right. :-o
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Re: Pat the Ray

Postby Another Blown Save » Mon Jan 05, 2009 6:06 pm

jlm53089 wrote:Buster Olney said with this addition and Joyces.
With the health of Upton and Crawford that this is the best lineup in the AL.

Lets just hope he is right. :-o

He must have missed the news that Teix signed with the Yankees
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Re: Pat the Ray

Postby MasterX1918 » Mon Jan 05, 2009 6:41 pm

good pickup for the rays. 2 years $8 isn't too bad for a guy who can hit 30 homers every year.
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Re: Pat the Ray

Postby DaShiz23 » Mon Jan 05, 2009 6:47 pm

That righthanded bat will do wonders for everyone else in that line-up. May not be THE best line-up, but pretty close.
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Re: Pat the Ray

Postby bigh0rt » Mon Jan 05, 2009 6:49 pm

jlm53089 wrote:Buster Olney said with this addition and Joyces.
With the health of Upton and Crawford that this is the best lineup in the AL.

Lets just hope he is right. :-o

Buster Olney lied to you.
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Re: Pat the Ray

Postby raiders_umpire » Mon Jan 05, 2009 6:50 pm

jlm53089 wrote:Buster Olney said with this addition and Joyces.
With the health of Upton and Crawford that this is the best lineup in the AL.

Lets just hope he is right. :-o




Very good potential is there, but I seriously doubt the Rays lead the AL in scoring this year.
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Re: Pat the Ray

Postby hybrid » Mon Jan 05, 2009 6:51 pm

Love the money and love the years. Not only did they get him for a good price they made sure not to over commit on years just to bring him to Tampa. He should have 2 very solid years left and then they won't have to worry about owning him when he starts to get older and slows down. Besides our SS and RF, everyone in the lineup can hold their own and then some ... me likey. :-D
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Re: Pat the Ray

Postby GotowarMissAgnes » Mon Jan 05, 2009 8:15 pm

stevethumb wrote:seems like a very good fit and the $ is very agreeable BUT i have always thought of burrell as very ordinary/mediocre..his OBP and career HRs look good but .250 BA and averaged 'only' 92 RBIs the last 3 years in that lineup in that ballpark..meh

on a side note, does anyone have any concerns that he may be slow to adapt to the AL and his role as DH ?

is the Trop a neutral park ? will that dampen his power (compared to citizen's bank)?


Trop dampens offense by 5-10 percent compared to CBP, according to most park factors. And, some studies indicate players switching from the NL to the AL face a further decline in their numbers. Great move for the Rays...I'd like to see what the overall impact is projected to be for Burrell in the major projections sytems.
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Re: Pat the Ray

Postby RedSoxNation04 » Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:34 pm

jlm53089 wrote:Buster Olney said with this addition and Joyces.
With the health of Upton and Crawford that this is the best lineup in the AL.

Lets just hope he is right. :-o



When you can potentially have Cano batting 9th (per RotoTimes.com) the Yanks will still have the better line-up top to bottom. Nice pick up by the Rays though. Had a feeling this was going to happen and for the money, its a no-brainer. Much better deal than what the Cubs paid for Bradley.

The AL East is shaping up to be an absolute beast this year...gonna be a long summer...
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