Monday, February 8, 2016
CLAY RAPADA IS NOW A PITCHING COACH!
This is a BYB Exclusive and that's because Clay Rapada is a stand up guy and knows we're not in this baseball business to rip on players and be obnoxious. As I've said many times here, we respect the players, the teams and we provide honest and sometimes fun information for our audience. Former Yankee Clay Rapada knows this. That's why I have scoop on our pal Clay.
Clay has been hired for an assistant pitching coach job with the San Francisco Giants Low A club. You will not see this anywhere else folks for the moment at least. So when Matt Eddy of Baseball America comes out with this story tomorrow and MLB Trade Rumors reports that it was Matt Eddy with the scoop (Remember GIVING CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE?), you can quickly remind them that they're wrong. It was BYB. And I'm joking about MLB Trade Rumors. They are professionals and they corrected the record last time. Thanks again Jeff Todd.
Clay's last major league team was the Cleveland Indians in 2013. His last minor league club was the Sacramento River Cats where he had a 2.84 ERA in 46 games. He also played 3 games in the Winter Venezuelan League. Both of those teams were last season. The dude just keeps going. Now however, he's taken a coaching gig with the Giants in their minor league system. I have tremendous respect for this Cat and his drive and dedication to the game.
Shout out to Clay, our friend! Thanks for thinking of us and thanks for always being so approachable. In this world there are regular folks, a-holes and then there's the "good ones". You my friend are one of the good ones and we appreciate you very much!
Best of luck to you in your coaching gig! Keep kicking ass. Congratulations!
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