Rays Sign Big Name Free Agents

January 22nd, 2011

Yes, Joe loves his Rays. And it was a quite a late night for Rays fans who learned the good guys signed a couple of big-name players past their prime. But they might have one more huge season left and the cost wasn’t too steep.

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4 Responses to “Rays Sign Big Name Free Agents”

  1. Brad Says:

    We have a true lead off hitter and a DH. Great move by the Rays.

  2. admin Says:

    Joe here,

    @Brad – It might not work out. Nobody would be stunned if Ramirez is a walking A-hole and disinterested. But Joe is brimming with hope this morning. That’s what being a fan is all about. Both of these guys should be awfully motivated to stick it to the Sox and Yanks.

  3. espo Says:

    Anything but a World Series ring makes these signings unacceptable, and I’m sorry but this just doesn’t get us there. It hurts me because every instinct I have tells me not to cheer for these douchebags and now they’re playing for my favorite team.

  4. The White Tiger Says:

    I really like the ownership group, so it’s almost painful to be re-introduced to the “Hit Show”…but signing Johnny Damon and Manny Ramirez, 10 years AFTER they were making SC highlight reels is anti-climactic after the last couple of seasons.

    After losing names like: Carl Crawford, Carlos Pena, Rafael Soriano, Grant Balfour, and trading away Jason Bartlett and Matt Garza…

    …we sign Jose Canseco and Mark McGuire?

    I would rather have seen the Rays add one decent pitcher than sign two old warhorses that should have been put out to pasture!

    Seems too much like a PR move – why else would you “count” on a 38 year old to start…anywhere…especially in a division where you’ll be facing the Redsox and Yankee’s several times?

    …that’s some tough sleddin’ for some old dogs.


    (Didn’t we need to work on the bullpen?)