While hanging out at the MLB Fan Cave a bunch of players did impressions of various action movie stars to audition for a potential “The Expendables 3” movie:
A few things stand out here …
1) Derek Holland does a spot-on and surprisingly nuanced Arnold Schwarzenegger.
2) Jerry Hairston Jr. deserves credit, not only for doing a pretty solid Sylvester Stallone but for doing a pretty solid Sylvester Stallone from the movie “Over The Top.”
3) Dee Gordon is 11 years old and weighs approximately 73 pounds.
Earlier this offseason the Rays traded away franchise player Evan Longoria. Over the weekend they traded starter Jake Odorizzi to the Twins and designated All-Star outfielder Corey Dickerson for assignment. These were clearly financially driven moves, and now the Rays sport a payroll of less than $70 million. The club’s offseason moves prompted Longoria to say that he feels sorry for Rays fans.
If you asked Rays brass, I’m sure they’d make strong statements defending all of these moves while offering evidence-light arguments that, yes, they truly are interested in fielding a competitive team in 2018. They would likely react VERY angrily to any suggestion that they are tanking this year. Teams never admit that they’re tanking.
In other news, the Rays announced a new blog: