I enjoyed reading Larry Thornberry’s piece on Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Sam Fuld who is making the most of his opportunity.
I remember seeing Fuld play with the Cubs during the 2009 season and was impressed by his spectacular defense. He also hit .299 that year. But I think the emergence of Tyler Colvin in 2010 severely cut into Fuld’s playing time and when he did play last year, he didn’t hit.
So the trade to Tampa Bay was in his best interests and with Manny Ramirez’s sudden retirement, Fuld now has the opportunity the play everyday. Barring injury, he will enjoy his first full season in the majors. Or should I say his first Fuld season?