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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Rays pitchers Chris Archer, Brent Honeywell to each other: Put up and shut up

I heard Honeywell interview on MLB Radio this winter. He definitely sounds like he’s going to be a tough clubhouse presence. If he pitches as well as he’s capable, though, his teammates will deal with him.

This, eventually, may be a love story.

But even in expressing affection for the other on a Wednesday celebrating the two-in-one holiday of spring training opening and Valentine’s Day, current Rays top starter Chris Archer and potential future ace Brent Honeywell tossed more than verbal bouquets.

Archer, expanding his role as leader of the staff, made clear he’d prefer Honeywell, 22, stop bragging to everyone who asks, and some who didn’t, about how good he thinks he can be right now in the big leagues:

“He talks a lot. I’ve already told him, until he gets some dirt on his spikes, he needs to keep it down a bit.  I’m excited to see him pitch, but you can’t do all that talking without ever throwing a major-league baseball in your life.’‘

Jim Furtado Posted: February 15, 2018 at 06:40 AM | 0 comment(s)
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