“Under Instruction”

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays continue to make all the right moves. On the marketing front, they’re pitching a shutout: from free parking, a liberal refreshments policy and more community involvement to No More Naimoli and LaMar. Rocco Baldelli will be here long term and Tropicana Field upgrades are already underway.

“Under Construction,” indeed.

Then the Rays moved on to the next phase.

They shored up a glaring in-house weakness: precious little baseball experience between top management Wunderkinds Matt Silverman and Andrew Friedman. That was addressed with the hiring of well-regarded, veteran baseball executive Gerry Hunsicker, the man most responsible for putting together the National League pennant-winning Houston Astros.

Call it: “Under Instruction.”

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