And about Wil Myers ...
Top prospect OF Wil Myers' recent hot streak at Triple-A Durham, combined with the pending projected passing of the Super 2 arbitration cutoff, has created a lot of chatter about the possibility of a promotion.
As we wrote on Sunday, the problem with that thinking is that the Rays don't have a need for Myers at this point, or a place for him to play, given the success of their offense.
Asked about Myers on Monday, executive VP Andrew Friedman said pretty much what he told the Times on Saturday, that any promotion of any player is based on opportunity at the major-league level:
"With all of our good young players, we've see some of them to date and well see more of them throughout the season when the opportunity arises. something happens to a catcher vs. an infielder vs. an outfielder vs. a reliever there's a different process that is put in place and so whether it's injury or lack of performance, all those things get factored in for when the right time is to call up any of our young talented players in Durham. We've seen some of them, we'll see more later.''
Myers has been hot - a streak that seemed to start shortly after Friedman made a scheduled visit to Durham to watch the team - hitting in 16 of his last 17 games to raise his average from .244 to .287 and has driven in 27 runs in that span, giving him 54 for the season. After stealing only three bases in his first 54 games, he has swiped four in his last four games.