Is Tampa Bay’s Longoria deserving of being an all-star?

July 6, 2016 general

Wednesday, 6 a.m. Time was, he was an automatic. It was all-star time, and Evan Longoria would pack his bags. Other players might rest, but Longo always had somewhere to go. It was celebrity time, and Longoria always had some third base to play. It was that way in 2008. And 2009. And 2010. He […]

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Is Longoria an All-Star once more for the Rays?

June 8, 2016 general

Wednesday, 6 a.m. If you want to split hairs, he is not quite Mike Schmidt. He doesn’t have that kind of raw power. He’s better than he has been, but outfielders can still play on this side of the fence. If you want to nit pick, he is not quite Brooks Robinson. He’s good, but […]

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