Jae Kuk Ryu was designated for assignment today according to Bill Chastain. The move was necessary to clear a spot for Gabe Kapler on the Rays 40-man roster. Unfortunately, this move comes about a year too late in my opinion.
The Durham Bulls (AAA) are hiring: "The Bulls have positions available in game entertainment, grounds keeping, retail operations, seating bowl hosting, stadium operations, picnic hosting and ticket operations. The 2009 Hospitality Team Job Fair is scheduled for Saturday, January 31st from 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM at the ballpark. For more information about how you can spend your summer working with the Durham Bulls, call 687-6538 or click here."
Spring Training tickets are selling fast. Four games are completely sold out and you'll have to sit in the grass berm for all but one of the rest: "Reserved tickets for the Tampa Bay Rays 2009 Spring Training schedule are now sold out with the exception of their game against the Puerto Rico National Team on March 4."
Kevin is scheduled to appear with Tyler Hissey on the RaysDigest Podcast on Thursday at 1 p.m. Tyler does a great job on these so make sure to also check out his past shows at blogtalkradio.com.
Project Prospect ranks Evan Longoria #2 in its rankings of the Top 10 Third Basemen Under 30. He was #1 in the under 25 rankings.
And finally, The Rays Party of America is apparently over: "For all three of you regularly reading this blog, it seems my desire to continue writing on this blog has gone away. I may come back but it doesn't seem likely." Too bad, I enjoyed reading it.