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Watch Out World, Here Come the Rays

Troy Percival still plays baseball.Okay, let's not get ahead of ourselves.

The Tampa Bay Rays have been all but quiet this offseason. Just a few days after working out a pretty huge six-player trade with the Minnesota Twins, the club signed Troy Percival to a two-year, $8 million contract.

Since their bullpen is the absolute worst in the big leagues, they can only get better from here.

The 38-year-old righty reliever, who came out of retirement to go 3-0 with a 1.80 ERA in 34 appearances for the St. Louis Cardinals last season, will have a shot at earning another $4 million based on performance. Al Reyes, that means your job is far from safe at the closer's spot.

Percival, a four-time All Star who enjoyed eight seasons with 30 or more saves for the Los Angeles Angels, is 12th on the all-time list with 324 and is a career 33-41 with a 3.02 ERA in 639 games with three major league teams.

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3 Comments:

Knox said...

Playing in the wicked hard AL East, now the Rays may surpass the 70 win mark for the first time ever. Remember, I said "may".