“You Just Get Excited”

March 13th, 2016

MLB: Spring Training-Toronto Blue Jays at Tampa Bay RaysLord of the Tease, Desmond Jennings, is batting .467 this spring.

Oh, Desmond. For those keeping track of meaningless stats, he’s now .358 in his March career.

Still, it’s hard not to wonder whether Jennings can do enough this month to convince a team to trade for him. That great talent can be awfully convincing. No, Joe has no hope of Jennings in the Rays’ lineup and returning to his form of 2013. That ship has sailed.

During Saturday’sĀ 2-1 win against the Yankees, Jennings explained to Todd Kalas that “you just get excited” when spring is in the air. And, of course, Jennings is confidentĀ that he can keep his underachieving past in the past.

The Rays are paying Jennings $3.3 million in 2016. Joe sure hopes somebody is willing to cough up a strong prospect.

That’s a reason to “get excited.”


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