TAMPA, Fla. This dance has only begun. It will be more tango than waltz, more salsa than slow step. It will be a tease that tickles the imagination, seducing hearts and minds of seamheads on both sides of the bay.
Lets be frank: Its not a matter of if. Its a question of the juicy when.
When will Wil Myers, the jewel of the Tampa Bay Rays haul in a six-player December trade with the Kansas City Royals, make his major-league debut? When will Myers, the 22-year-old comet whom scouts have likened to former two-time National League MVP Dale Murphy, be scribbled into manager Joe Maddons lineup? When will Myers, the outfield prospect who cracked 37 home runs with a .314 average and a .387 on-base percentage last season to become a poker chip for his former franchise, dig into Tropicana Fields batters box for the first time?
When will his wait be over?
Be prepared to kick your heels a little longer. The Thomasville, N.C., native said all the right things at the Rays Winter Development Camp...