Archive for January, 2014

  • Rays Trade Alex Torres To The Padres In 7-Player Deal

    Rays Trade Alex Torres To The Padres In 7-Player Deal

    January 22, 2014 at 8:10 am 27 comments

    [UPDATE #2] The Rays have officially announced the trade and there is one more player involved. In addition to the players noted below, the Rays will also receive infielder Maxx Tissenbaum. Tissenbaum hit .277 with a .359 OBP in 111 games at single-A in 2013. He has played all four […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Matt Joyce’s Muscles, Fernando Rodney’s Next Home, And More Top Prospects

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Matt Joyce’s Muscles, Fernando Rodney’s Next Home, And More Top Prospects

    January 21, 2014 at 10:01 am 0 comments

    Here are a few odds and ends to start our Tuesday… Matt Joyce claims to have added 20 pounds this off-season. [TampaBay.com] Fernando Rodney is still a free agent, but unless the Rays trade David Price to free up some payroll there is zero chance he will be re-signed. The […]

     
  • Rays Payroll Now Projected To Top $77 Million For The First Time

    Rays Payroll Now Projected To Top $77 Million For The First Time

    January 17, 2014 at 1:54 pm 10 comments

    With all seven arbitration-eligible players agreeing to one-year contracts, we now have a very good idea of what the 2014 payroll will look like. Assuming no further changes are made to the roster, the payroll will be approximately $77.0 million, the highest in franchise history, topping the $72.8 million payroll […]

     
  • Matt Joyce, Jeremy Hellickson, and 4 Others Agree To New 1-Year Contracts

    Matt Joyce, Jeremy Hellickson, and 4 Others Agree To New 1-Year Contracts

    January 17, 2014 at 11:37 am 2 comments

    The Rays have now made all the signings official, meaning there will be no arbitration hearings for the Rays this year. Here is the full list of all seven arbitration-eligible players and what they will make in 2014, including David Price who reached an agreement yesterday: David Price, $14.0 million […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Big Stadium News And David Price’s Strikeouts

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Big Stadium News And David Price’s Strikeouts

    January 17, 2014 at 10:29 am 6 comments

    In what counts as the first major stadium news in a long time, Michael Kalt is leaving the Rays to join an investment firm started by some of the Rays owners. This is important because Kalt was leading the Rays’ new stadium efforts. Prior to joining the Rays, Kalt had […]

     
  • Rays Sign David Price To 1-Year, $14 Million Contract

    Rays Sign David Price To 1-Year, $14 Million Contract

    January 16, 2014 at 11:53 am 7 comments

    The Rays have announced that they have avoided arbitration with David Price by agreeing to a 1-year, $14 million contract (first reported by Marc Topkin). Price had a salary of $10.1 million in 2013. However, Price had $4 million of that deferred to this season, bringing the total commitment to […]

     
  • The Rays’ Next DH May Have Just Been Released By The Yankees

    The Rays’ Next DH May Have Just Been Released By The Yankees

    January 16, 2014 at 11:28 am 9 comments

    The New York Yankees have released Vernon Wells with one year remaining on his $126 million contract and his next stop could be with the Tampa Bay Rays. The Rays still need a right-handed designated hitter and while Wells is no longer an All-Star caliber player, he is exactly the […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing One More Season With David Price And James Shields’ Big Demand

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing One More Season With David Price And James Shields’ Big Demand

    January 16, 2014 at 10:08 am 0 comments

    The Rays play their first spring training game in 43 days. Here are some odds and ends as we start to get in shape for the season… Clayton Kershaw is the first $200 million pitcher. David Price will likely be the second. [The New York Times] Peter Gammons says James […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Arbitration, Two New Players, And Delmon Young

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Arbitration, Two New Players, And Delmon Young

    January 15, 2014 at 10:49 am 0 comments

    All seven players eligible have filed for arbitration and have until Friday to avoid arbitration by agreeing to a one-year deal with the Rays. After that, players can only negotiate long-term deals with the Rays. Players are eligible to have their salaries determined by an arbitrator if they are not […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussin Spring Training, Josh Sale, And David Price

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussin Spring Training, Josh Sale, And David Price

    January 13, 2014 at 9:37 am 3 comments

    Here are a few odds and ends to get the week started… Spring training tickets go on sale this Friday. Roger Mooney has the details. [TBO.com] Josh Sale will participate in the Rays’ winter development program, however, he remains suspended. According to Joe Smith, Sale could be activated before the […]