The Massive Dodgers / Red Sox Trade, Two Years Later

Two years ago, the Dodgers and Red Sox made the biggest trade you’ll ever see. Time to update the old scoreboard! Setting aside the dollars for a minute, here’s how the Nick Punto trade stands at the moment, 24 months on. The charts below contain only production given directly to the Dodgers and Red Sox since the day of the trade, and since some of the players have since moved...
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August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Joc Pederson becomes first 30-30 player in PCL 80 years

We all knew Joc Pederson is really good, but I don’t even think I thought he was this good. Pederson became the first Pacific Coast League player to hit 30 or more home runs and steal 30 or more bases in a season since 1934. Here’s home run No. 30. Your browser does not support iframes. Frank Demaree, 24 years old in 1934, hit 45 home runs and stole 41 bases for the, believe...
Via Dodgers Digest
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays activate outfielder Wil Myers from disabled list

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Wil Myers is back. Myers was activated from the disabled list Wednesday, and infielder Vince Belnome was optioned to Triple-A Durham. In addition, infielder/outfielder Jerry Sands was transferred from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list. Myers, who was named the American League Rookie of the Year after last season...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays Injury Update: Wil Myers, Joel Peralta, Jerry Sands

Tampa Bay Rays right fielder Wil Myers has begun swinging for the first time since fracturing his right wrist on May 30. He has hit off a tee using a fungo bat, a normal bat, and a Shelty stick. Live batting practice should occur within the coming week. In addition, Joel Paralta (illness) is also recovering well, but Jerry Sands (wrist) is out for the season. Here are the latest...
Via Sports Injury Alert
July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays Injury Update: Jerry Sands out for the season

Tampa Bay Rays left fielder Jerry Sands will undergo season-ending surgery to repair a strained tendon in his left wrist says Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. The announcement came late Friday afternoon after Sands went on the disabled list three weeks ago.And #Rays Sands will need season-ending surgery on his wrist— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) July 11, 2014#450737964 / gettyimages...
Via Sports Injury Alert
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays Injury Update: Jerry Sands, Jeremy Hellickson

The Tampa Bay Rays fell to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday by the score of 8-1. The loss dropped the Rays to a Major League worst 31-47 on the season. Alex Cobb allowed six runs in five innings to take the loss. James Loney went 2-for-4 and drove in the only run for the Rays. On the injury front, the Rays will be without Jerry Sands for a few weeks with a wrist injury, while...
Via MLB Injury News
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays place Jerry Sands on DL with wrist injury, promote Cole Figueroa

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Rays announced late Monday that outfielder Jerry Sands will be placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained tendon in his left wrist. Infielder Cole Figueroa will be recalled from Triple-A Durham to take Sands' place on the roster. Sands, who had his left arm in a splint Monday at Tropicana Field, has hit .190 with one home run and...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles at Tampa Bay Rays game preview

TV: Sun Sports Time: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. With inconsistent run production the last few games, the Baltimore Orioles are hoping Miguel Gonzalez won't have much difficulty regaining the form he showed before a stint on the disabled list. Gonzalez is scheduled to return from a strained right oblique Tuesday night against the resurgent Tampa Bay Rays. Baltimore ...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays beat Orioles as Sands delivers again

With Baltimore throwing left-hander Wei-Yin Chen on Monday night, Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon loaded his lineup with every available right-handed hitter except one. That would be Jerry Sands. Maddon had late-inning plans for Sands. And wouldn’t you know, those plans worked. For the second consecutive game, Sands came off the bench in the eighth-inning to drive in the winning...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays smash three home runs to take opener from Orioles

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Jerry Sands, Yunel Escobar and Ryan Hanigan homered Monday night, helping the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-4. Sands' first homer since Sept. 20, 2011, a two-run, pinch-hit shot off Brian Matusz, snapped a 3-3 tie in the eighth inning. Escobar hit a solo homer in the first and Hanigan added a two-run drive in the fourth for a 3-0 lead...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays’ Jerry Sands Breaks Bat Three Times On Three Straight Swings (Video)

They just don’t make bats like they used to anymore. In the top of the eighth inning Sunday afternoon, Jerry Sands came up as a pinch hitter for the Tampa Bay Rays. With runners at first and second and the game tied 3-3 against the Houston Astros, Sands had a chance to come through in a big way. He did just that, but not before some lumber was destroyed. On a 1-0 pitch from Jerome...
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Price strikes out 10 in Rays’ 4-3 win over Astros

To eke out a series victory on Sunday, the Rays’ offense chipped away against the Astros. Sometimes literally. Pinch-hitter Jerry Sands twice saw fragments flitter off the end of his bat onto the grass while battling Jerome Williams in the top of the eighth inning with the game tied and two runners on base. Finally, with his third different bat of the at-bat in hand, Sands muscled...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

David Price strikes out 10, Rays hold off Astros

HOUSTON (AP) -- David Price shook off a tough start to strike out 10, pinch-hitter Jerry Sands broke three bats while singling home the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the creative Houston Astros 4-3 Sunday. For the second time in a week, Astros manager Bo Porter moved reliever Tony Sipp to left field, then brought him back to pitch. There was a brief...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays' Wil Myers goes on 15-day DL with right wrist sprain

The Tampa Bay Rays placed outfielder Wil Myers on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with a right wrist sprain. Infielder/outfielder Jerry Sands was promoted from Triple-A Durham, and infielder Tim Beckham (torn right ACL) was placed on the 60-day DL to make room for Sands' addition. Myers injured his wrist Friday in a loss to the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park when he collided with...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Jerry Sands Is Gone But Not Forgotten.

While Jerry Sands has been gone for quite some time, I still have a few saved searches on eBay for hits of his. One recently popped out of 2011 Topps Update and I couldn't pass on it for a few bucks more than half a blaster.This 1/1 Black Rookie Printing Plate is a swell addition to my Sands Collection.
Via Plaschke, Thy Sweater Is Argyle
May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Jerry Sands Is A Reminder Of Prospect Inflation

(AP Photo)Back in October of 2012, Rubby De La Rosa and Jerry Sands were sent from the Los Angeles Dodgers to the Boston Red Sox to complete The Great Punto Deal from the previous August. De La Rosa is still a legitimate star in the Sox pitching constellation. Sands was considered by some to be an "X Factor" in the Sox organization—not just a "player to be named...
Via FenwayNation
December 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays Claim Jerry Sands From Pirates

It was not the most attention-grabbing move of the offseason, but it was one that reflects the Tampa Bay Rays low-risk, high reward philosophy with their free agent acquisitions. The Rays claimed 26-year-old first baseman/corner outfielder Jerry Sands off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates. Sands has embarked on an odyssey over the last two years. In October 2012, he was packaged...
Via Baseball News Source
December 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Pirates Designate Jerry Sands and Ryan Reid For Assignment

The Pirates have designated Jerry Sands for assignment. (Photo Credit: David Hague) The Pittsburgh Pirates have made the signings of Edinson Volquez and Clint Barmes official. To make room on the 40-man roster, the Pirates have designated Jerry Sands and Ryan Reid for assignment. Sands isn’t a surprise, since he was out of options and didn’t fit into the Pirates plans as a top...
Via Pirates Prospects
December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Winter Leagues: Harold Ramirez Makes Season Debut Today

In Venezuela, David Bromberg made his fifth start. He was unable to get through five innings in three of his four prior starts. Bromberg went 5.1 innings on Thursday night, allowing two runs(one earned) on four hits and three walks. He had six strikeouts and six ground ball outs. Bromberg ranks seventh in the VWL with a 2.66 ERA in 23.2 innings. Ramirez was named best prospect in...
Via Pirates Prospects
November 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Winter Leagues: Jerry Sands Drives In First Run

In a light day of action on Monday, Jerry Sands went 1-for-3 with an RBI. He had a single and a sacrifice fly. There was only one game in Puerto Rico due to the weather. Sands is 1-for-7 through two games. In the Dominican, Matt Hague went 0-for-4 in his team’s 4-3 loss. Hague is hitting .306 through ten games. Gregory Polanco had the day off one night after having his 13 game...
Via Pirates Prospects
November 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Jerry Sands 2011 Bowman Sterling RC Black Refractor Auto /25

There are still a handful of Jerry Sands' cards I'm looking to add to my collection of the former Dodgers' prospect, and today I get to showcase one I recently landed.Numbered 23/25, it's a black refractor rookie auto of Jerry from 2011 Bowman Sterling. It was had for less than half a blaster and I like everything about the card, though I wish the sticker were hard-signed instead.
Via Plaschke, Thy Sweater Is Argyle
September 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Prospect Watch: Jerry Sands Homers Twice, But Indians Lose Second Playoff Game

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today. Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. If a player is in the majors, he will be removed, everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and a new player will be added to the bottom of the list. Rankings are from the mid-season rankings, and links on each name go to their Pirates...
Via Pirates Prospects
September 05, 2013  |  Discuss

RSL Poll: The trade that saved Beantown

The Guru Contributing Writer Sunday will mark the one-year anniversary of the trade that transformed two teams. Last August 25, in the midst of a disappointing and dysfunctional season, the Boston Red Sox cut loose a collection of highly paid, under performing, quick to excuse making stars and shipped them off to the one place crazy enough to take them. Hollywood. The Los...
Via RedSoxLife
August 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Sands' two-out double subdues Clippers, Matsuzaka

INDIANAPOLIS- Columbus right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka glided through the first five innings of play before Indianapolis right fielder Jerry Sands stroked a two-out bases-clearing double in the sixth to top the Clippers 3-2 Wednesday. Matsuzaka took a 2-0 advantage heading into the inning but issued a string of three consecutive singles to lead off the sixth. He settled down a...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
August 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Pirates swap Tim Alderson for Russ Canzler in minor move

The Pirates first move of Trade Deadline Season, they sent minor league reliever Tim Alderson to the Orioles today in return for Four Corners guy Russ Canzler. Canzler is your protypical Quadruple-A guy; he never really hit well for a corner infielder/outfielder in the Cubs' system until he was way too old for his level, then he had a nice year with Tampa's Triple-A affiliate...
July 12, 2013  |  Discuss
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