Archive for December 4th, 2012

  • [UPDATE] Rays Trade For Marlins Shortstop

    [UPDATE] Rays Trade For Marlins Shortstop

    December 4, 2012 at 10:49 pm 19 comments

    [Update] Rays have now officially announced the deal. [Update] Marc Topkin is now reporting that is a done deal. [Earlier] Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com is reporting (via Twitter) that the Rays are close to completing a trade with the Marlins for shortstop Yunel Escobar. In exchange, the Marlins would acquire […]

     
  • Report: Rays Have Already Given Up Hope Of Ever Signing David Price To Long-Term Contract

    Report: Rays Have Already Given Up Hope Of Ever Signing David Price To Long-Term Contract

    December 4, 2012 at 2:38 pm 11 comments

    David Price won’t be a free agent until after the 2015 season. But according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com, the Rays have already given up hope of signing Price to a long-term deal making it more likely that Price is traded sooner, rather than later… “[Rays] people conceded their chances […]

     
  • More Signs That The Rays Are Going To Trade A Starting Pitcher

    More Signs That The Rays Are Going To Trade A Starting Pitcher

    December 4, 2012 at 2:04 pm 5 comments

    Every winter the national media writes from the same template: “The Rays have to trade a starting pitcher for more offense.” And outside of the Matt Garza deal, in which the Cubs gave the Rays an offer they couldn’t refuse, and the occasional ho-hummer (e.g. Jason Hammel for Aneury Rodriguez), the […]

     
  • Rays And Sean Rodriguez Avoid Arbitration

    December 4, 2012 at 12:54 pm 4 comments

    According to Roger Mooney of TBO.com (via Twitter), the Rays have Sean Rodriguez have reached an agreement on a 1-year, $1 million contract, avoiding arbitration.

     
  • Rays Now Saying Longoria Might Not Be Ready For Start Of Spring Training

    Rays Now Saying Longoria Might Not Be Ready For Start Of Spring Training

    December 4, 2012 at 12:45 pm 3 comments

    When we first heard that Evan Longoria had surgery on his hamstring to clear up scar tissue, he said that he would be ready by the time players report to Spring Training in mid-February. Joe Maddon sounds less optimistic. Buried at the bottom of a column by Roger Mooney of […]

     
  • More Hot Stove Odds And Ends

    December 4, 2012 at 12:28 pm 1 comment

    Here are some Hot Stove odds and ends… Marc Topkin reports that the Rays have shown interest in Marlins shortstop Yunel Escobar, who caused a bit of stir this past season by writing a gay slur on his eyeblack during a game. [TampaBay.com] In the same report, Topkin says the […]