So, rather than P-CP, I’ll open it for discussion here. Hey, it’s Friday, and no one wants to think about the stink bombs the Rays keep putting up…right?
The Rays minor-league system includes some of the best stops in pro baseball. In almost every league, we have a new or relatively new stadium, and we have an active fan base that packs the house every night. So, putting financial considerations aside, is it possible that Rays’ prospects are a little disappointed about a promotion to the big leagues?
Here’s my argument. Durham is in a good college town that has to be more fun than St. Petersburg (I am limiting this to St. Pete because prospects generally live in a hotel when they are first called up so, I presume that limits their access to Tampa). Durham has a nice new park, just like Montgomery, that is jammed every night. So, is Desmond Jennings a little disappointed by the sparse crowds for Seattle and Detroit? Does it actually make him miss Durham a little?
I know, the obvious counter is the money. There is simply no comparison. But I took that off-limits to make this more interesting. Remember? Play the rules I make or don’t play.
So, I put it to you, is any part of a prospect disappointed by a call to an empty Trop?