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Arrest made in Evan Longoria, David Price burglary

Aug 10, 2011, 6:37 PM EDT

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The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office made an arrest Wednesday in the burglary of the spring home shared by Evan Longoria, David Price and Reid Brignac, the St. Petersburg Times reports.

22-year-old Steven Charles Vaughn, who was already in the Charlotte County Jail on unrelated charges, was arrested and charged with armed burglary of an unoccupied dwelling, grand theft and dealing in stolen property.

None of the stolen property, which included an AK-47 assault rifle belonging to Longoria, was recovered.

“None of the stuff was returned,” Longoria said. “But closure is closure, and we’re happy about that.”

Jewelry, a 60-inch television and three iPads were also taken in the burglary.  Several additional arrests are expected in the case.

  1. spudchukar - Aug 10, 2011 at 6:41 PM

    Hope he got his hat back.

  2. marshmallowsnake - Aug 10, 2011 at 6:43 PM

    Or his form…where did that go this year?

  3. trigzter - Aug 10, 2011 at 7:12 PM

    why did longoria have an ak-47?

    • spudchukar - Aug 10, 2011 at 7:19 PM

      Yankee and Sox Fans.

    • Utley's Hair - Aug 10, 2011 at 7:19 PM

      Because it was spring training. Duh.

      • marshmallowsnake - Aug 10, 2011 at 7:27 PM

        This would only be valid if he were on the Brewers. They train in Maryvale, AZ….which you do not want to drive through at night without one…

    • paperlions - Aug 10, 2011 at 8:31 PM

      He was trying to give the “Extra 2%”. Is Keri going to release a 2nd edition next year called “Maybe an Extra 8% would do it: how success is fleeting if you can’t spend with the big boys”

      • JBerardi - Aug 10, 2011 at 8:50 PM

        Matt Moore will make you eat those words.

      • paperlions - Aug 10, 2011 at 8:56 PM

        If anything does, it’ll probably be the dozen or so picks the Rays had in the first 50 picks this past year thanks to a deeply flawed compensation system.

      • hittfamily - Aug 10, 2011 at 10:04 PM

        The Rays overachieved big time this year. The rest of the AL should be embarassed the Rays are in 3rd for the wild card. I believe next year they will be the best they’ve ever been. They wont have a starting catcher batting below .200. They wont have a shortstop batting under .200. They will have more stability in the bullpen. Price is having a down year. Longo started very bad, and his average has slumped all year.

        Assuming Shields and Wade Davis are gone, a rotation of Price, Hellickson, Niehmann, Alex Cobb, and Matt Moore could be the best in the AL. Desmond Jennings is a fantastic player, who we have finally gotten to see. Zobrist is an MVP candidate, leading the league in doubles, and having as many XBH as Adrian Gonzalez. Longoria wont hit .230 next year. Jake Mcgee, JP Howell, and Kyle Farnesworth will make a very nice bullpen.

        The Rays started 0-6. That was tough to over come. Longo was on the DL the first month. Manny retired after the 4th game. There are a lot of reasons they shouldnt be above .500, but they are. I am super excited about next year.

      • paperlions - Aug 10, 2011 at 10:26 PM

        So….you are going with the….if everything that went wrong goes right next year and everything else goes right too approach? How novel, I didn’t know it was spring training already.

      • hittfamily - Aug 10, 2011 at 11:02 PM

        No, I’m going with the “a young team gets better with age” approach. The Rays planned for this to be a rebuilding year. Their big offseason acquisitions included Casey Kotchmann and Johnny Damon. Their top pitching prospect, who set records in AA, stayed in AA til 2 weeks ago. Their top catching prospect was brought up 2 weeks ago. Their top outfield prospect was brought up 2 weeks ago. Their top 2 SS prospects were promoted to AA and AAA today. Everything they have done was to set the table for next year, and what they got this year was a bonus.

        The Rays, as well as their fans, were hoping for the playoffs, but expecting a .500 year. They are built for next year, but have the 5th best record in the AL. This team was burn’t to the ground this offseason, but they are rebuilt. It might be too late this year, but nothing is certain. They were out 4.5 games last year around this time, and won the division.

      • Chris Fiorentino - Aug 10, 2011 at 11:23 PM

        hitt, I agree with you that TB deserves a much better fate. Being 8.5 games out of the WC with the 5th best record in the AL sucks. They will likely have a better record than the team that wins the AL Central. However, my question for you would be about their rotation next year. You say without Shields and Davis, they would have Price, Hellickson, Niehmann, Alex Cobb, and Matt Moore. Aren’t you concerned that would be a starting 5 a little too young? Yeah, if they stay healthy, they could be something special in a couple years. But next year? Why wouldn’t they still have Shields, since he is only Arbitration eligible next year and isn’t a FA until 2013?

      • hittfamily - Aug 12, 2011 at 9:40 AM

        Hey Cris. Sorry for the late response. Hope you get a chance to read my response. I was on the water yesterday working, so I didnt get to log in.

        I think Shields is gone. He has very team friendly options for the next few years, but will still be well paid. He will be the highest paid guy on the team, and without looking itup, I think his option is between 8-10 mill next year, which is alot for a team with a 40 mill payroll, #1 starter or not. He will also turn 30 this offseason.

        The Rays would be better to trade him at his peak value, rather than Niemann and Wade Davis at their lowest values. The Rays dont have room for all their starters, and Shields makes the most sense to be traded. Niehmann has had a very nice year, although unspectacular, with an ERA around 3.5. Davis is locked up long term, so they may keep him, and hope his recent injuries are just that, recent. Shields has been great, but the Rays have a plethora of great pitching. David Price is having the 5th best year of the starters, and he made the allstar team. Only Davis has an ERA over 4 of their 6 starters, and I blame that on injuries. Shields is unnecessary, which is a hell of a nice problem to have. I would rather have the 3 top 100s that he will bring, than have Matt Moore spend another season in the minors.

    • ThatGuy - Aug 11, 2011 at 9:13 AM

      Probably the same reason lot’s of people have them. They are fun for recreational shooting.

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