Articles by: Cork Gaines
 

  • Dodgers rumored to want Chris Archer, may be after Jake Odorizzi instead

    Dodgers rumored to want Chris Archer, may be after Jake Odorizzi instead

    December 18, 2015 at 1:06 pm 4 comments

    It’s that time of year when the Rays are probably in talks with lots of teams about lots of players and most of those talks won’t lead to anything at all. But this rumor is more intriguing than most because it sounds like the Dodgers and Andrew Friedman really want […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    December 18, 2015 at 9:39 am 1 comment

    Here are a few odds and ends to get the day started… It doesn’t sound like anything more than standard off-season discussions at this point, but Ken Rosenthal says the Rockies and Rays have discussed a potential trade that would send an outfielder (likely a prospect) to the Rays for […]

     
  • The Rays still use ‘Devil Rays’-branded equipment at The Trop

    The Rays still use ‘Devil Rays’-branded equipment at The Trop

    December 15, 2015 at 2:52 pm 7 comments

    It has now been eight years since the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, exorcised the “devil” from their name, kowtowing to the delicate sensibilities of some of the residents in St. Pete that don’t even attend games. Yet that doesn’t mean the Rays are just going to throw away perfectly good […]

     
  • Rays appear ready to make more trades, but may have to wait

    Rays appear ready to make more trades, but may have to wait

    December 15, 2015 at 9:43 am 1 comment

    The Rays have already made three trades this off-season and rumors abound that they are willing to make more. But despite that eagerness to make another blockbuster deal, the Rays may have to wait. The latest rumors suggest the Rays are willing to move relievers Jake McGee and/or Brad Boxberger, […]

     
  • Rays may be close to trading Jake McGee

    Rays may be close to trading Jake McGee

    December 12, 2015 at 12:02 pm 9 comments

    Jake McGee has been a constant name mentioned in Rays’ trade discussions this offseason and now there is a report that suggests the team could be close to trading their dominating co-closer. According to Jon Morosi of Fox Sports, trade talks involving McGee have “intensified” in recent days. “Sources: Rays […]

     
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    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    December 11, 2015 at 11:18 am 0 comments

    Let’s get caught up on a few odds and ends. The Rays lost Tyler Goeddel in the Rule 5 Draft as he was taken with the first pick by the Philadelphia Phillies. Goeddel, who was a first-round pick in the 2011 draft, is a third baseman-turned-outfielder who has a solid all-around game, […]

     
  • Rays lose out on bidding for free agent catcher

    Rays lose out on bidding for free agent catcher

    December 9, 2015 at 4:27 pm 5 comments

    The Rays were reportedly one of the teams bidding for the services of free agent catcher Tyler Flowers. However, Bob Nightengale reports that Flowers will sign with the Atlanta Braves. Flowers is a plus-defensive catcher who spent parts of the last seven seasons with the Chicago White Sox. Last season, he […]

     
  • Ben Zobrist to rejoin Joe Maddon with the Chicago Cubs

    Ben Zobrist to rejoin Joe Maddon with the Chicago Cubs

    December 9, 2015 at 12:22 pm 3 comments

    Another former Rays player just cashed-in big time. This time it was Ben Zobrist, who has agreed to a 4-year, $56 million contract with the Chicago Cubs, according to Ken Rosenthal, reuniting the utility player with his former manager on the Rays, Joe Maddon. Zobrist was reportedly choosing between two […]

     
  • Rays discussing trade that could involve Alex Cobb and the Cubs’ former top prospect

    Rays discussing trade that could involve Alex Cobb and the Cubs’ former top prospect

    December 8, 2015 at 11:05 am 11 comments

    The Rays appear to be in talks with the Chicago Cubs over a deal that could be a potential blockbuster. Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times spoke with a source who said the Rays are targeting the Cubs’ former top-prospect, shortstop Javier Baez. Topkin notes that there is no […]

     
  • The Rays traded for the catcher with the worst arm in MLB history and why the Rays think that is OK

    The Rays traded for the catcher with the worst arm in MLB history and why the Rays think that is OK

    December 4, 2015 at 2:32 pm 7 comments

    The normally defensive-minded Tampa Bay Rays made a head-scratching trade when they acquired catcher Hank Conger from the Houston Astros for the always dubious “cash considerations.” In parts of six seasons with the Angels and Astros, Conger has hit .225 with a .298 OBP and 14 homes every 162 games. […]