october news now november news!
I wrote this last week but got busy, so here it is, barely illustrated and starting to be stale info, but its what I got right now! haha
Argo and Robby Price were indeed given their walking papers, along with a few other minor league guys. Argo even sent me a message after the last blog post to confirm the news. There will likely be many more player changes as the new regime settles into place on the St.Pete carpets.
Indeed, Jeff Malm also follows Argo and Price on the unemployment line, where many have been before them. Perhaps they will put out an ad like Virgil Trucks did...
Or Earl Williams...
MAD AT MADDON?
People seemed surprised and even angry to hear Joe Maddon would leave the Rays, even more so when they learned that the team informed Joe of his opt-out clause. Yet I can't think of anything unusual about a new General manager wanting to choose his own field staff.
@AUarchitectWDE and I have already had twitter convos about what many others have speculated - Charlie Montoyo or Dave Martinez could be in line for a promotion. Martinez has interviewed for MLB manager jobs before, making the short lists for a few but not getting the gig. And what more does Charlie Montoyo have to prove? I would surprised if the Rays would inform Joe without having someone else in mind.
CAMS DAD A BRAVE
Cameron Seitzer's dad Kevin is now the Atlanta Braves hitting coach. He has held that position with several other teams, most recently the Blue Jays. The Braves asked Chipper Jones, who declined the position. The Braves have been declined in other ways this year, perhaps decline being the operative word in their situation overall!