Archive for December, 2013

  • Jake Odorizzi Named The Top Prospect In The Rays’ Organization

    Jake Odorizzi Named The Top Prospect In The Rays’ Organization

    December 11, 2013 at 1:02 pm 0 comments

    Baseball America has released their annual list of the top ten prospects in the Rays’ organization and pitcher Jake Odorizzi came out on top. Odorizzi, who made four starts for the Rays in 2013, was one of the prospects that came to the Rays in the James Shields-Wil Myers trade. […]

     
  • Trade With Mariners For David Price Hits A Major Snag

    Trade With Mariners For David Price Hits A Major Snag

    December 11, 2013 at 11:35 am 6 comments

    One aspect of any David Price trade that we have only briefly touched on is that any team that acquires Price is going to want to sign him to a long-term extension. Ken Rosenthal is now reporting that Price would not consider signing a long term deal with the Mariners […]

     
  • More Hot Stove Odds And Ends: David Price, Fernando Rodney, Mark Trumbo

    More Hot Stove Odds And Ends: David Price, Fernando Rodney, Mark Trumbo

    December 10, 2013 at 3:39 pm 0 comments

    Here are a few more minor notes: One thing to keep an eye with any David Price trade is the Mariners’ interest in Matt Kemp. When asked if the Mariners could trade for both Price and Matt Kemp, M’s GM Jack Zduriencik told the MLB Network “that would be challenging.” […]

     
  • The Rays Can Afford To Keep David Price

    The Rays Can Afford To Keep David Price

    December 10, 2013 at 1:54 pm 5 comments

    Jayson Stark of ESPN.com has a long piece looking at the trade market for David Price. Among the many angles covered is this important nugget that often goes overlooked: “And technically, the Rays also can afford to pay Price over the next two years if they choose to, although it […]

     
  • Rays Have A Good Shot To Re-Sign Jamey Wright

    Rays Have A Good Shot To Re-Sign Jamey Wright

    December 10, 2013 at 11:30 am 2 comments

    The bullpen is getting crowded, but that hasn’t stopped the Rays from offering Jamey Wright a contract to come back for another season. According to Ken Rosenthal, Wright has narrowed his choices to either the Dodgers or the Rays. Wright proved to be a very valuable filler piece in the […]

     
  • Off-Season Odds And Ends: Delmon Young, Jamey Wright, And Other Ex-Rays

    Off-Season Odds And Ends: Delmon Young, Jamey Wright, And Other Ex-Rays

    December 10, 2013 at 10:21 am 1 comment

    Let’s catch up on a few of the minor news and notes… Andrew Friedman says he does not expect to sign a free agent starting pitcher this winter, like the Rays did last year with Roberto Hernandez. [RaysRadio] The Orioles may be close to signing Grant Balfour. Lots of chatter […]

     
  • Experts Weigh In On Where David Price Will Be Traded

    Experts Weigh In On Where David Price Will Be Traded

    December 10, 2013 at 9:52 am 5 comments

    David Price is the biggest story at the Winter Meetings this week in Orlando and everybody wants to know if he will be traded and who will win the bidding. One general manager told Ken Rosenthal that the Dodgers are in the best position to land Price. The GM’s “theory” […]

     
  • Joe Maddon Met With The Media At The Winter Meetings [AUDIO]

    Joe Maddon Met With The Media At The Winter Meetings [AUDIO]

    December 9, 2013 at 9:49 pm 2 comments

    Joe Maddon met with the media at the Winter Meetings today. You can listen to the session below but here are the highlights: If David Price is not traded this winter, it is “less likely” that he would be traded during the season. When asked again about possibly trading Price: […]

     
  • Rays Interested In Trading For Marlins First Baseman

    Rays Interested In Trading For Marlins First Baseman

    December 9, 2013 at 5:18 pm 3 comments

    One potential replacement for James Loney could be Marlins first baseman Logan Morrison, and any trade could also involve Sean Rodriguez. According to Jayson Stark, the Marlins are now telling teams they will trade Morrison, whom the Rays have reportedly been interested in for several years. This comes after it […]

     
  • Three Teams In Hot Pursuit Of David Price

    Three Teams In Hot Pursuit Of David Price

    December 9, 2013 at 4:47 pm 6 comments

    Earlier today we heard that five teams have shown strong interest in trading for David Price. Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com now reports that three of those teams have a better shot than the others (via Twitter). “Mariners, Rangers, Dodgers are at this point the 3 most serious suitors for david […]