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Percival says he thinks he’s out

Posted Oct 1, 2008 by Marc Lancaster

Updated Oct 1, 2008 at 01:26 PM

The Rays still say they haven’t finalized their roster, as there are still some last-minute decisions to be made, but there are other indications about where they’re going.

Troy Percival said he doesn’t think he’ll be on the ALDS roster. As was the case with Edwin Jackson yesterday, the Rays would not confirm that.

Either way, it looks like David Price is just about locked in at this point, and the Rays will go with 10 pitchers.

In other news, Carl Crawford will bat 5th or 6th tomorrow, though he hopes to convince Joe Maddon to move him back up to 2nd during the series.

Also, Jason Hammel and John Jaso have been told they will not be on the first-round roster.

Reader Comments

Por (RICH) on October 01, 2008 (Suggest removal)

U - CAN TELL THIS IS SERIOUS BUSINESS FOR MADDON TO USE THE BEST 25 PLAYERS AS POSSIBLE <> NO JONNY GOMES, EDWIN JACKSON, JASON HAMMEL, JUAN SALAS AND MAYBE - JUST MAYBE NO PERCY !  WE SHOULD SEE SOME BIG TIME BASEBALL COMING UP <> HOWEVER, LIKE THE TWINS / SOX GAME LOOK FOR HITTERS TO STRUGGLE TO SCORE RUNS <> HOWEVER, THE UNEXPECTED IS THERE LIKE MORE OF ZOBRIST OR GROSS, MAYBE CRAWFORD !!!

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Por (Lou C) on October 01, 2008 (Suggest removal)

I wish Troy Percival was going as good as he was early, we need a man that has been there before or lots of experience. I do agree that he should be off the final roster. He just can’t be counted on and you have to have your best at the time to win. I also hope the Ray’s look for another set up man or closer for next year. Balfour would be good in either but I can’t figure out why he is not.

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Por (RUTHIE PATTERSON) on October 01, 2008 (Suggest removal)

I am so glad to read that Percival will not be on the ALDS Roster, he does not have the ability, I always cringed in a game when they brought him in to close, I just knew he would cost us the game and he did, I can rest easy watching the playoffs knowing it won’t be him at the end.

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