Daily Notes for Wednesday: Rays pose challenge for Pavano

Updated: September 2, 2008, 1:24 PM ET
By Sean Allen | Special to ESPN.com

If you followed my advice a few weeks ago and added Carl Pavano as a shot in the dark to have value, you might be pleased that he is doing exactly what would happen in the best-case scenario: controlling his pitches, letting his defense do the work and waiting for his offense to score runs. Now is the time, however, to slide him to your bench; he faces a tall task in the AL East-leading Rays. Tampa Bay has a scary .907 OPS over the last seven days, and if Pavano can't reach back for that something ...

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