Archive for December, 2013

  • Tim Beckham Will Miss Most Of 2014 Season With A Torn ACL

    Tim Beckham Will Miss Most Of 2014 Season With A Torn ACL

    December 14, 2013 at 11:05 am 5 comments

    Tim Beckham has torn the ACL in his right knee and will miss most of the 2014 season according to Marc Topkin. It is believed that Beckham tore his ACL working out. He is the second top shortstop prospect for the Rays to suffer the injury this year. Hak-Ju Lee […]

     
  • Rays To Re-Sign James Loney

    Rays To Re-Sign James Loney

    December 13, 2013 at 5:33 pm 10 comments

    The Rays have have agreed to a 3-year, $21 million contract with James Loney according to Ken Rosenthal. The deal is pending a physical. This move comes as a surprise, both for the length of the deal and the size. But it also shows you how much the Rays value a […]

     
  • More Hot Stove Odds And Ends: Heat Bell, Juan Uribe, Sean Rodriguez

    More Hot Stove Odds And Ends: Heat Bell, Juan Uribe, Sean Rodriguez

    December 13, 2013 at 3:30 pm 0 comments

    Here are a few more minor notes and rumors… The latest player the Rays are looking at to play first base is Juan Uribe. Ken Rosenthal says Uribe would also be used at second base and to back up Evan Longoria at third base. Hmmm? A right-handed bat who would […]

     
  • Rays Trade 2012 Minor League Player Of The Year To Diamondbacks

    Rays Trade 2012 Minor League Player Of The Year To Diamondbacks

    December 13, 2013 at 2:45 pm 0 comments

    The Rays have completed their 3-team trade with the Diamondbacks and Reds by sending minor league outfielder Todd Glaesmann to the Diamondbacks as the player to be named later according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. Earlier, the Rays received reliever Heath Bell and catcher Ryan Hanigan. The Rays also gave […]

     
  • Hot Stove Odds And Ends: Rodney, Youkilis, And The Rule 5 Draft

    Hot Stove Odds And Ends: Rodney, Youkilis, And The Rule 5 Draft

    December 12, 2013 at 11:27 am 5 comments

    Here are a few more minor notes from the Winter Meetings… The Rays did not select or lose any players in the Major League portion of today’s Rule 5 Draft. Home plate collisions have been outlawed in Major League Baseball. Fernando Rodney is looking for $10 million per year and […]

     
  • Dark Horse Teams In Pursuit And Other David Price Rumors

    Dark Horse Teams In Pursuit And Other David Price Rumors

    December 12, 2013 at 7:30 am 3 comments

    Last we heard, David Price would not sign an extension with the Mariners, but Seattle is still a potential trade partner. Arizona and the Angels may no longer be interested after trading with each other. The Dodgers want to develop their minor leaguers. And the Rangers are not interested in […]

     
  • Wil Myers Went To A Hockey Game And Did Something With A Siren

    Wil Myers Went To A Hockey Game And Did Something With A Siren

    December 11, 2013 at 9:47 pm 0 comments

    Apparently the Carolina Hurricanes have a siren that goes off before their games. Sometimes they get a celebrity to crank the siren. Recently, that celebrity was Wil Myers. Here is a video (via SBNation.com)…

     
  • Rays Lose Out On Another First Base Option

    Rays Lose Out On Another First Base Option

    December 11, 2013 at 4:55 pm 4 comments

    The Rays are still in need of somebody to play first base in 2014 and now we know it will not be Logan Morrison as he was traded to the Seattle Mariners according to Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald. Morrison became available when the Marlins signed Garrett Jones earlier […]

     
  • Here Is Derek Shelton In A Commercial For A Hitting Trainer

    Here Is Derek Shelton In A Commercial For A Hitting Trainer

    December 11, 2013 at 4:11 pm 1 comment

    Below is a commercial that aired today on the MLB Network and it stars Rays hitting coach Derek Shelton endorsing a hitting training. I think the commercial has been around for a while, but this is the first time I have seen it. In fact, I vaguely recall one of […]

     
  • Hot Stove Odds And Ends: Delmon Young, Mark Reynolds, And Another Reliever

    Hot Stove Odds And Ends: Delmon Young, Mark Reynolds, And Another Reliever

    December 11, 2013 at 1:30 pm 4 comments

    Here are some more minor notes buzzing from the Winter Meetings… The Marlins are showing interest in Delmon Young. As I have stated before, with only four bench spots, it doesn’t make sense for the Rays to sign Young if his only job is to be a DH against left-handed […]