Spring Postcard: Rays easing into action, but who's the fifth starter?
Tampa Bay made two non-roster pickups earlier this year, nabbing
Sometimes we get reminders that we're watching players who might not have had time to shake off all their offseason rust. Such was the case Tuesday when the Rays' third inning against the Astros went like this: homer, single, walk, walk, walk, walk, walk, walk, double. Six walks in a row, from three pitchers. It was a long inning, and not a particularly exciting one. ... I love listening to Maddon, who is refreshingly cerebral. When asked about the Rays' spring park, he began his response, "Theoretically speaking ..." ... Maddon grew up a Cards fan -- he could pick up KMOX from his home in Pennsylvania -- and was giddy at the prospect of seeing