Archive for December, 2012

  • Score A Tampa Limo, Outback Bowl Transportation & More

    Score A Tampa Limo, Outback Bowl Transportation & More

    December 6, 2012 at 2:30 pm 0 comments

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  • Three-Team Trade With Diamondbacks And Rangers Is Being Discussed

    December 6, 2012 at 12:07 pm 16 comments

    This morning it looked like the Rays were no longer a part of the 3-5 team trade that has been rumored over the last couple of days. However, Ken Rosenthal is now reporting (via Twitter) that the Diamondback are discussing two “blockbuster” trades centered around Justin Upton, and that the […]

     
  • Rays Payroll Now Projected To Be $65.0 Million

    Rays Payroll Now Projected To Be $65.0 Million

    December 6, 2012 at 11:19 am 5 comments

    With the recent additions it seems like a good time to update the 40-man roster and payroll projection. In addition to Yunel Escobar and James Loney, we have also adjusted some of the projected salaries for the remaining arbitration-eligible players using the salaries projected by MLBTradeRumors.com. Some notes on the […]

     
  • Rays Lose Two Minor League Pitchers In The Rule 5 Draft

    December 6, 2012 at 10:48 am 1 comment

    TheRays lost minor league pitchers Kyle Lobstein and Braulio Lara in this morning’s Rule 5 Draft. Lobstein was taken by the Mets with the 10th pick and Lara was drafted by the Marlins in the second round (via MLBTR). The Rays did not draft any players in the draft. Lobstein […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Shields-For-Myers Reaching Critical Point, The Future Of Howell, And A New Outfielder

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Shields-For-Myers Reaching Critical Point, The Future Of Howell, And A New Outfielder

    December 6, 2012 at 9:05 am 3 comments

    Last week the James Shields-for-Wil Myers trade seemed dead in the water as both teams appeared to want more. Well, now it sounds like the Royals have backed down from wanting more than just Shields for Myers and the potential deal seems to have new life. Bob Dutton reports (via […]

     
  • More Winter Meetings Odds And Ends

    More Winter Meetings Odds And Ends

    December 5, 2012 at 5:26 pm 7 comments

    Here are a few links to get everybody caught up… Bob Nightengale says that a 4-team deal in which the Rangers would get James Shields is still being discussed. It is unclear what the Rays would receive but it is safe to say they are asking for Jurickson Profar to […]

     
  • Jeff Keppinger To Sign With White Sox

    December 5, 2012 at 2:12 pm 14 comments

    Jeff Keppinger is now officially a former member of the Rays, agreeing to a 3-year deal worth “about” $12 million with the White Sox. [MLBTR] Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • The 2013 Roster Is Starting To Take Shape

    The 2013 Roster Is Starting To Take Shape

    December 5, 2012 at 11:08 am 12 comments

    With the signing of James Loney and the trade for Yunel Escobar, the opening day roster is starting to come together, and the number of spots eligible for upgrade are starting to dwindle. Here’s a look at what the roster might look like if the season started today. Notes on […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss A New Shortstop, A New Assistant Hitting Coach, And Saying Goodbye To Keppinger

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss A New Shortstop, A New Assistant Hitting Coach, And Saying Goodbye To Keppinger

    December 5, 2012 at 9:18 am 10 comments

    Some quotes from Andrew Friedman on the acquisition Yunel Escobar… “I think he definitely learned a lesson … and he feels remorse.” [via Marc Topkin] “We feel like he really helps solidify our infield defense, which should be a real strength next year.” [via Dave Haller] “He will be our […]

     
  • [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 […]