Rays 8/8/16 Starting Lineup
— Thus begins Brad Miller’s tenure with the Tampa Bay Rays as a first baseman. Miller told Marc Topkin (Tampa Bay Times) that he didn’t see move to first base as a big deal, rather he’s ready to “see what happens” in his new position. He also acknowledged “it’ll be fun to get out there.” In 95 games at short this season, Miller — who lost his job in favor of the recently acquired Matt Duffy — has committed 14 errors (three throwing errors) and cost the team -15 defensive runs, and posting a -11.5 UZR.
— Today, the Rays launched a website, BallparkReimagined.com, designed to solicit ideas regarding the design and programming for a next generation ballpark. The team see’s this as a way to create a community asset that will serve as a gathering point for the Tampa Bay community and a catalyst for development and revitalization. The Rays not only want to enhance the fan experience during a ball game, they want to create a facility that is useful to the community year round.
The Rays encourage you to visit the website and submit your ideas. The feedback gathered through this process will be used to help develop a new stadium (or in their eyes, community asset) for the ball club.
— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) August 8, 2016