Archive for January, 2013

  • Four Rays To Play In World Baseball Classic

    January 17, 2013 at 7:21 pm 3 comments

    In addition to Ben Zobrist, who will play for Team USA, and Fernando Rodney, who will play for the Dominican Republic, Joel Peralta (Dominican Republic) and Jose Molina (Puerto Rico) were also named to rosters today. Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • Mike Morse Traded To Mariners For A Former Rays Catcher

    Mike Morse Traded To Mariners For A Former Rays Catcher

    January 17, 2013 at 2:06 pm 26 comments

    For about a week, many Rays fans were drooling over the possibility of trading for Mike Morse. Well, we can now get back to looking through the dumpster behind the restaurant for a designated hitter. The Mariners have acquired Morse (via MLBTradeRumors.com) in a three-team deal that also has former […]

     
  • Ben Zobrist To Play In World Baseball Classic

    Ben Zobrist To Play In World Baseball Classic

    January 17, 2013 at 10:11 am 9 comments

    We already know that Fernando Rodney will play for the Dominican Republic in the upcoming World Baseball Classic. And this morning, the MLB Network announced that Ben Zobrist is one of 13 position players named to Team USA. Here is the full roster… Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • David Price Interview On SportsCenter

    January 16, 2013 at 2:10 pm 6 comments

    David Price was on SportsCenter a few moments ago (wearing the Rays 2010 St. Patty’e Day cap) to promote the MLB2K13 video game, on which he is featured as the coverboy.  Here are a couple of the more telling quotes… On where he wants to pitch: “I want to be […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Another Suspension, Development Camp, And Farnsville’s Free Agency

    January 16, 2013 at 8:53 am 2 comments

    Here are some odds and ends to start the day… Another Rays minor leaguer has been suspended. That’s seven in the last year. [TampaBay.com] Friday is the deadline for the Rays to reach a deal with their remaining arbitration-eligible players. If no deal is reached by then, the two sides […]

     
  • Fernando Rodney Will Pitch In The Upcoming World Baseball Classic, And He Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Permission To Do So

    Fernando Rodney Will Pitch In The Upcoming World Baseball Classic, And He Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Permission To Do So

    January 14, 2013 at 1:24 pm 9 comments

    According to a report by Neftali Ruiz of elcaribe.com Fernando Rodney will pitch for the Dominican Republic in the upcoming World Baseball Classic (via Hardball Talk). And Rodney spoke about the thrill of representing his country and whether the Rays granted him permission (translation via Google translate)… The star closer […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Stadium Talks, More On Morse, And PEDs In Rays’ System

    January 14, 2013 at 9:50 am 0 comments

    Here are a few links to get the week started… The Hillsborough County Commission will meet with the Rays on Jan. 24. The Pinellas County Commission will meet with the Rays on Jan. 29. As Noah Pransky points out, the most telling point from these meetings is that both counties […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Some Odds And Ends In The Raysiverse

    January 11, 2013 at 9:56 am 8 comments

    Here are some odds and ends to close out the week… The Rays signed three players to minor league contracts with invites to Spring Training, including catcher Craig Albernaz, outfielder Jason Bourgeois, and right-hander J.D. Martin. The Rays have also extended spring training invites to current minor leaguers Marquis Fleming […]

     
  • Everybody Wants Mike Morse, But Does Mike Morse Want The Rays?

    Everybody Wants Mike Morse, But Does Mike Morse Want The Rays?

    January 10, 2013 at 12:11 pm 32 comments

    With the Nationals re-signing Adam LaRoche, it now appears they would like to trade Mike Morse. The 1B/OF will be 31 in 2013 and has one year left on his contract. He will make $6.75 million in 2013. On the surface, he seems like an ideal designated hitter candidate for […]

     
  • High-Res Image Of David Price’s MLB2K13 Cover

    High-Res Image Of David Price’s MLB2K13 Cover

    January 10, 2013 at 10:09 am 0 comments

    The Rays have released a high-res version of the MLB2K13 cover that we wrote about yesterday. And for those of you are sticklers for accuracy, the image was photoshopped to remove the Nike swoosh from both Price’s shoes and his glove. However, the lightning bolts are real. Just click on […]