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Ball hit by Rays SS during batting practice breaks teammate's winshield

We'll spare you an awful "Break it like Beckham" pun and just let you know that Rays shortstop Tim Beckham and pitcher Drew Smyly have some negotiating to do after Beckham did some damage to Smyly's car during batting practice on Monday. As you'll see below, Smyly's BMW was the unfortuante victim of a ball Beckham hit out of the park.
Via Fox Sports
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Equity In The MLB Draft

Recently, our very own Steve Benko penned an article discussing the mole hill-turned-mountain of Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Drew Smyly tweeting his thoughts on 19-year-old Cuban Yoan Moncada receiving a $30 million contract while American players are bound by the whims of the MLB draft and the subsequent contract structure. This salvo by Smyly has the potential to open an entirely unsavory...
Via Baseball Essential
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays' Smyly elaborates on tweet regarding Moncada's $31.5M deal

After Cuban free agent Yoan Moncada agreed to a reported $31.5 million signing bonus with the Boston Red Sox on Monday, Tampa Bay Rays left-hander Drew Smyly saw a discrepancy and took to Twitter to express his view. Smyly, in the hours after the news broke, tweeted his thoughts on what he feels is a difference in how young prospects are paid, the amount of money dependent on where...
Via Fox Sports Florida
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Drew Smyly’s Frustration with Yoan Moncada’s Contract Justified?

Yoan Moncada is a 19-year-old Cuban prospect who just signed a $30 million deal with the Boston Red Sox. Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Drew Smyly was not happy about the Yoan Moncada deal. Smyly took to twitter to voice his opinion on the contract. It’s not right that a Cuban 19yr old gets paid 30m and the best 19yr old in the entire USA gets prob 1/6th of …
Via Baseball Essential
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays reliever sounds off on Yoan Moncada deal

The Boston Red Sox have reportedly agreed to terms with 19-year-old infielder Yoan Moncada, and the Cuban baseball player is set to receive a $31.5 million signing bonus to join their organization. However, $31.5 million seems like a lot of money for a player who has never played in a game at the Major League level. Tampa Bay Rays reliever Drew Smyly echoed those sentiments on Twitter...
Via The Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Drew Smyly Makes Tampa Bay’s Rotation Elite

I’ve often heard the word “underwhelming” used to describe to the Tampa Bay Rays‘ return in the David Price deadline trade from this past July, even months after the blockbuster deal was finalized. While it was initially understandable, I’m somewhat baffled at the continual skepticism surrounding Andrew Friedman‘s last major transaction as an executive in Tampa Bay. Enough...
Via Baseball Essential
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: should Drew Smyly stay in the pen?

First off, it is not panic time for the Detroit Tigers. They are 5-2 atop the AL Central and have three winnable games against the Padres this weekend. The pretty record however, does mask some cause for concern. And to absolutely nobody’s surprise, chief among them is the bullpen. What has been a shocker is closer Joe Nathan’s horrible start to the season. He is 1 for 3 in save...
April 11, 2014  |  2 Comments

Drew Smyly’s girlfriend Eryn Blatt wins the day (PICTURES)

Drew Smyly will have the opportunity in 2014 to prove that his left-arm is worthy of excelling in a starting role in the Big Leagues.  At his side, hopefully for Tiger fans on his right arm, will be girlfriend Eryn Blatt. As Smyly transitions back to being a starter after being arguably the Tigers’ most valuable reliever last year, Blatt will transition into being one of the dolls...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers full of questions

When a team sees their payroll jump from approximately $148M to what figures to be a tad higher than $160M by opening day like the Detroit Tigers have from last year to this, you’d expect a product that is equal to or greater than the previous version. Well, so much for logic, and welcome to modern baseball where arbitration raises and ballooning free agent deals are driving payroll...
February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers rumors: Domonic Brown edition

Before the Detroit Tigers made two big offseason trades and a free agent signing for a closer, I had suggested the possibility of a trade for Phillies left-fielder Domonic Brown. As the winter meetings have kicked off in Orlando this week so has the news that the 26-year old Brown is indeed on the market. One problem, the trade proposal that I set forth back then involved Doug Fister...
December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

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