Archive for December, 2009

  • Rays Non-Tender Gross, Re-Sign Choate, Cormier, Abreu And Hernandez

    December 12, 2009 at 10:32 pm 7 comments

    [Update 10:55pm] The Rays not only did not non-tender Dioner Navarro, they reached an agreement with Navi on a 1-year, $2.1 million contract. They also non-tendered Shawn Riggans making him a free agent. Signing Navarro is a bit of a surprise, but this could just be buying the Rays time […]

     
  • One Year Ago On Rays Index

    December 12, 2009 at 10:00 am 4 comments

    One year ago on Rays Index we learned that the Rays would be much less Jonny-Terrific in 2009 after the Rays decided to non-tender Jonny Gomes. Jonny Gomes Non-Tendered By Rays, Now A Free Agent [Rays Index]

     
  • Rafael Soriano: What To Like And Why We Are Still Worried

    Rafael Soriano: What To Like And Why We Are Still Worried

    December 11, 2009 at 10:12 am 13 comments

    Despite Stuart Sternberg’s assertion that “The bank is full…There is no $7 million closer showing up,” a $7 million closer just showed up. The Rays traded Jesse Chavez (received last month for Aki Iwamura) to the Braves for Rafael Soriano. In order to complete the deal, the Rays and Soriano […]

     
  • One Year Ago On Rays Index

    December 11, 2009 at 10:00 am 3 comments

    One year ago on Rays Index we took a look at what people were saying in the immediate aftermath of the Edwin Jackson-for-Matt Joyce trade. What They Are Saying About The Edwin Jackson-Matt Joyce Trade [Rays Index]

     
  • Winter Meetings Day 4: Rays Rumors Open Thread

    Winter Meetings Day 4: Rays Rumors Open Thread

    December 10, 2009 at 8:09 am 20 comments

    [4:08pm] And of course now we get Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports saying (via Twitter) that if a Milton Bradley deal is close, it is not to the Rays. [3:02pm] Now that the deal for Soriano looks finalized, we can get back to the endless rumormongering about Milton Bradley. And Bob […]

     
  • Rays Acquire Soriano From Braves

    Rays Acquire Soriano From Braves

    December 10, 2009 at 7:47 am 9 comments

    [12:53pm] There was a report that Soriano’s deal is non-guaranteed. That is not correct. It is guaranteed. Had Soriano gone to arbitration the contract would have been non-guaranteed as are all contracts for free agents that accept (and go to) arbitration. [12:09pm] Ken Rosenthal says (via Twitter) the Rays and […]

     
  • Winter Meetings Day 3: Rays Rumors Open Thread

    Winter Meetings Day 3: Rays Rumors Open Thread

    December 9, 2009 at 8:41 am 13 comments

    [7:35pm] Mark Bowman says that the Braves spoke with “at least six clubs” today about Rafael Soriano, and that they don’t consider the Rays the frontrunners. [6:20pm] Marc Topkin reports that Rafael Soriano has yet to approve a trade to the Rays. And then there is this from Topkin’s Twitter: […]

     
  • Winter Meetings Day 2: Rays Rumors Open Thread

    Winter Meetings Day 2: Rays Rumors Open Thread

    December 8, 2009 at 8:18 am 6 comments

    [Update 5:30pm] Sources cofirm to Jayson Stark (via Twitter) that new teams in mix for Milton Bradley but that “nothing is close.” And Marc Topkin says that if deal happens tonight it won’t be to the Rays. [Update 5:17pm] Now the Chicago Sun-Times repeats (via Twitter) that a Milton Bradley […]

     
  • Winter Meetings Underway; Rays Rumors Aplenty

    December 7, 2009 at 2:04 pm 2 comments

    [Update] Marc Topkin reports Andrew Friedman is saying nothing is imminent with trades or free agents. [Update] Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald says that the Rays interest in Matt Lindstrom is “mild at best.” [Update] The Chicago Sun-Times reports (via Twitter) that the Cubs deny having talked to the Royals about […]

     
  • Conspiracy Theory: Rays Had No Intention Of Signing Top 2 Picks

    Conspiracy Theory: Rays Had No Intention Of Signing Top 2 Picks

    December 7, 2009 at 10:00 am 8 comments

    Let us play Conspiracy Theorist for a moment… Back in June the Rays took LeVon Washington in the first round (30th overall) and Kenny Diekroeger in the second round (78th overall). The Rays failed to sign either player. Seemed like a bad draft at the time. But what if the […]