Articles by: Cork Gaines
 

  • What The Rays’ Opening Day Roster Would Look Like If Season Started Today

    What The Rays’ Opening Day Roster Would Look Like If Season Started Today

    December 19, 2014 at 12:52 pm 1 comment

    Now that the Rays have officially announced the Wil Myers trade, let’s take a look at what the roster looks like and how it might look on opening day (some notes below). Lineup: The biggest hole is behind the plate. The Rays added Rene Rivera but lost Ryan Hanigan. The […]

     
  • Wil Myers Trade To Padres Is Now Official With Fancy Graphic

    Wil Myers Trade To Padres Is Now Official With Fancy Graphic

    December 19, 2014 at 12:21 pm 0 comments

    The Tampa Bay Rays officially announced the 3-team, 11-player trade with the Washington Nationals and San Diego Padres. One new wrinkle is that reliever Brandon Gomes has been designated for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster. Burch Smith, Rene Rivera, and Steven Souza will all be added to […]

     
  • Durham Bulls Manager Charlie Montoyo Promoted To Rays

    Durham Bulls Manager Charlie Montoyo Promoted To Rays

    December 19, 2014 at 11:28 am 3 comments

    The Rays have finalized their coaching staff with third base coach Tom Foley moving to the dugout to become Kevin Cash’s bench coach. To fill Foley’s spot, the Rays have hired Durham Bulls manager Charlie Montoyo to be the new third base coach. In addition, former player Rocco Baldelli, who […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] What Rays Fans Need To Know Today

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays Fans Need To Know Today

    December 19, 2014 at 9:25 am 18 comments

    Two weeks ago we learned that the price for the Rays to buy their way out of their contract with the city of St. Pete to use Tropicana Field — $20 million at most — turned out to be a lot less than we thought it would be. Well, it turns out […]

     
  • Catcher Acquired From Padres Is Jose Molina 2.0

    Catcher Acquired From Padres Is Jose Molina 2.0

    December 17, 2014 at 8:47 pm 5 comments

    If you were one of the many Rays fans relieved to learn that the Rays had cut Jose Molina earlier this off-season, I have some good news and some bad news. The Bad News Rene Rivera, a catcher that is part of the Wil Myers trade with San Diego, sounds […]

     
  • Rays Trade Wil Myers And Ryan Hanigan To Padres In Massive 10-Player, 3-Team Deal

    Rays Trade Wil Myers And Ryan Hanigan To Padres In Massive 10-Player, 3-Team Deal

    December 17, 2014 at 7:10 pm 29 comments

    The Rays have traded Wil Myers to the San Diego Padres in a deal that also involves the Washington Nationals and ten players in total according to several reports including Jim Bowden of ESPN. The trade is pending physicals, but has been confirmed by at least one general manager of […]

     
  • Rays Targeting Nationals Prospect And Triple-A MVP In Wil Myers Trade Talks

    Rays Targeting Nationals Prospect And Triple-A MVP In Wil Myers Trade Talks

    December 17, 2014 at 2:06 pm 3 comments

    The Rays still have not reached a deal with the Padres for Wil Myers but we are starting to get a better idea of what the trade might look like and who the third team is. If the Rays can complete the trade for Myers they would then turn around […]

     
  • Trading Wil Myers Makes Perfect Sense If You Make Two Assumptions

    Trading Wil Myers Makes Perfect Sense If You Make Two Assumptions

    December 17, 2014 at 12:56 pm 7 comments

    The Rays appear to be close to trading Wil Myers to the San Diego Padres for prospects and the deal could happen at any minute. This has left many wondering why the Rays would give up so quickly on a young player they gave up a lot to acquire and […]

     
  • Wil Myers Trade ‘Nearing The Finish Line’

    Wil Myers Trade ‘Nearing The Finish Line’

    December 17, 2014 at 11:23 am 5 comments

    It sounds like Wil Myers is about to be the latest piece from the 2013 season to leave the Rays. According to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com, the trade with the Padres is “nearing the finish line.” Hearing that the Wil Myers trade is nearing the finish line. #rays #padres — […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] What Rays Fans Need To Know Today

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays Fans Need To Know Today

    December 17, 2014 at 8:49 am 8 comments

    The big news is the trade being discussed between the Rays and the Padres for Wil Myers which is reportedly “very close” to happening. The one major update that came overnight was several reports that a third team could be involved. Marc Topkin heard it is a 3-team deal. Others […]