Author Archives: Jon Doble

Joe Maddon leaving the Rays

This morning it was revealed that Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon has exercised the exit option in his managerial contract and is now a free agent. Maddon was entering the final year of a three year extension and the team had tried to reach another deal with Maddon. While there is not yet any official information on where Maddon is going, it’s doubtful to think that he made this move without … Continue reading

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Exit Interview: Xavier Scruggs

2014 Major League Stats: .200/.333/.267, 0 HR, 2 RBI in 9 G 2014 Minor League Stats: .286/.370/.494, 21 HR, 87 RBI in 135 G in AAA 2015 Role: First Baseman for Triple-A Memphis A legitimate right handed power threat, Xavier Scruggs has hit 20+ home runs in the minor leagues in each of the last five seasons. This year he made the jump to Triple-A Memphis and continued crushing the ball posting career highs … Continue reading

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Exit Interview: Jason Motte

2014 Major League Stats: 4.68 ERA, 29 G, 25.0 IP, 1.52 WHIP 2014 Minor League Stats: 0.00 ERA, 7 G, 7.2 IP, 0.52 WHIP 2015 Role: Reliever in the Major Leagues It wasn’t exactly a storybook ending for Jason Motte in St. Louis. Before the 2013 season, Motte signed a 2 year, $12 million deal with St. Louis. He would end up having Tommy John surgery during Spring Training and didn’t throw a … Continue reading

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Exit Interview: Greg Garcia

2014 Major League Stats: .143/.333/.214, 0 HR, 1 RBI in 14 games 2014 Minor League Stats: .275/.358/.385, 8 HR, 41 RBI in 110 games in AA/AAA 2015 Role: Infielder for Triple-A Memphis Greg Garcia didn’t have quite the season I expected for him in a second season with Memphis. Personally, I was hoping he would find his way to St. Louis last offseason, replacing Daniel Descalso off the bench. My hopes remain the … Continue reading

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Should Jon Jay be the Cardinals CF?

Let me preface this post saying that I am a massive Jon Jay fan. If you asked me who my favorite Cardinal on the current roster was, it’s unanimously Jon Jay. With Allen Craig playing for the Red Sox now, he doesn’t even have a threat. I don’t even have to think about it. But I think it’s time for the Cardinals to trade Jon Jay while they can because … Continue reading

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