Archive for December, 2013

  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing The Latest David Price Rumors

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing The Latest David Price Rumors

    December 9, 2013 at 10:12 am 4 comments

    Not much has changed in the David Price rumor mill. The Seattle Mariners remain the favorite at this point, but other teams are still interested. One team that was expected to be a big contender for Price may be dropping off the radar. According to Dylan Hernandez of the L.A. […]

     
  • Jordi at the Winter Meetings

    Jordi at the Winter Meetings

    December 9, 2013 at 2:44 am 0 comments

    For the third time since I moved to Tampa in 2006, this week I will be making the drive to Orlando to attend the Baseball Winter Meetings. Each time I’ve gone, I’ve written about the experience. The first time, I was in awe of the Major Leaguers and baseball personalities […]

     
  • Robinson Cano’s New Contract Means David Price Is A Step Closer To Being Traded To The Mariners

    Robinson Cano’s New Contract Means David Price Is A Step Closer To Being Traded To The Mariners

    December 6, 2013 at 12:49 pm 20 comments

    Robinson Cano has agreed to a 10-year, $240 million contract with the Seattle Mariners. On the surface it might seem like this means they have less money to spend on David Price, but in reality this means it is more likely that they will trade for the Rays’ ace. Yesterday […]

     
  • The Happy Heckler Was Kinda, Sorta Featured On ‘Intentional Talk’

    The Happy Heckler Was Kinda, Sorta Featured On ‘Intentional Talk’

    December 5, 2013 at 7:48 pm 2 comments

    The Happy Heckler doesn’t make many appearances at The Trop anymore, but he did make an appearance on the MLB Network’s “Intentional Talk” today. Here is the very brief segment where they were focusing on bizarre fans. If you are unfamiliar with Robert Szasz, there is a brief review at […]

     
  • Rumors Of A Trade Sending David Price To The Mariners Are Starting To Heat Up

    Rumors Of A Trade Sending David Price To The Mariners Are Starting To Heat Up

    December 5, 2013 at 12:50 pm 14 comments

    The Seattle Mariners appear to be ready to make at least one big off-season splash and David Price may be at the top of their wishlist. The Rays are also reportedly doing extra homework on the Mariners top prospects. According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports, the Mariners are one […]

     
  • Projecting The Tampa Bay Rays 2014 Opening Day Roster

    Projecting The Tampa Bay Rays 2014 Opening Day Roster

    December 5, 2013 at 8:55 am 7 comments

    This “projected roster” is not what we expect the Rays to look like on opening day. Rather, this is what the roster might look like if the 2014 season started today. In other words, we are just considering players currently in the organization, and are using this as a way […]

     
  • Rays Are Hoping To Re-Sign James Loney But Probably Won’t

    Rays Are Hoping To Re-Sign James Loney But Probably Won’t

    December 4, 2013 at 2:00 pm 13 comments

    [UPDATE] Jeff Passan says he is hearing that Loney is looking for a 3-year contract that will pay $9-10 million per season. So yeah, the Rays are not going to come close to that. [EARLIER] The Rays are hoping to bring back James Loney to fill first base. But at […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Renovations To The Trop And Hot Stove News

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Renovations To The Trop And Hot Stove News

    December 4, 2013 at 10:46 am 4 comments

    The Rays announced more details about the renovations to The Trop that are currently underway. The biggest changes will be opening up the batter’s eye restaurant into a patio bar area that overlooks center field (see right). There will also be a deck area over the rays tank. Also, several […]

     
  • Rays Trade For Catcher Ryan Hanigan And Reliever Heath Bell In 3-Team Deal

    Rays Trade For Catcher Ryan Hanigan And Reliever Heath Bell In 3-Team Deal

    December 3, 2013 at 12:48 pm 18 comments

    [Update] The Rays have officially announced the deal, acquiring both Ryan Hanigan from the Reds and Heath Bell from the Diamondbacks. The Rays sent minor league pitcher Justin Choate and a player to be named later to the D-Backs. The Rays have also signed Hanigan to a 3-year contract worth $9.95 million. […]

     
  • Sam Fuld And Wesley Wright Non-Tendered By Rays, Are Now Free Agents

    Sam Fuld And Wesley Wright Non-Tendered By Rays, Are Now Free Agents

    December 2, 2013 at 9:54 pm 1 comment

    Sam Fuld’s career with the Rays now appears to be over as the Rays have non-tendered the backup outfielder according to Jerry Crasnick (via Twitter). The Rays also non-tendered reliever Wesley Wright according to Marc Topkin (via Twitter). Fuld was eligible for free agency for the first time and was […]