Sunday, August 9, 2009

RaysSpeak: Troy Percival Day?

We're not going to talk about the disappointing game in Seattle today - at least the Yanks kept the Sox in the loss column.

Instead, here's a note from MLBTR pertaining to Troy Percival's possible retirement:

Well, according to Marc Topkin of The St. Petersburg Times, manager Joe Maddon recently spoke to Percival and is "under the impression his career is over."

Paul Cohen, Pervical's agent, indicated that his client was having severe back problems and is seeing a specialist this week about a possible fusion, but said that the decision to retire hasn't been made yet. Maddon would like to see the team have a day to honor Percival if he does indeed call it quits, saying "He was such a big part of what we did last year, and people have kind of forgotten about that way too fast."

Troy Percival got 34 saves in 2 years for the Rays. He wasn't even on the postseason roster. In fact, he FLEW HOME and wasn't even with the team during the postseason.

I understand Maddon's ties to Troy with the Angels, and I appreciate the work he did with the franchise on and off the field, but a day to honor him seems a little excessive.

Link: Percival Leaning Towards Retirement?

1 comment:

  1. I'd prefer a Gary Glover day myself. He'd probably be much appreciated.