Articles by: Cork Gaines
 

  • 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. […]

     
  • David Price signs record-breaking contract with the Red Sox

    David Price signs record-breaking contract with the Red Sox

    December 1, 2015 at 5:40 pm 10 comments

    Welp, that didn’t take long. David Price has signed a 7-year, $217 million contract with the Boston Red Sox, according to Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe. (oh my that was tough to type) The $31 million average annual value is the largest ever for a new contract. With two […]

     
  • David Price may be closer to making our worst nightmare come true

    David Price may be closer to making our worst nightmare come true

    December 1, 2015 at 10:07 am 9 comments

    No, no, no. Nope. (you are going to want to sit down for this one) David Price is one of this off-season’s biggest free agents and it is sounding more and more like he will end up signing a huge contract to pitch for the *gulp* Boston Red Sox. The […]

     
  • Here is the Rays’ 2016 spring training schedule

    Here is the Rays’ 2016 spring training schedule

    November 27, 2015 at 11:34 am 3 comments

    The Rays will being their 29-game, spring training schedule on March 2, with a game at home against the Nationals. In all, they will play 15 games in Port Charlotte and one game in Tampa against the Yankees, on March 24. Single-game tickets will go on sale Monday morning at […]

     
  • Aug 25, 2015; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Rays right fielder Daniel Nava (7) at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    November 23, 2015 at 9:24 am 0 comments

    With the Rays needing to protect minor leaguers from the upcoming Rule 5 Draft, several players were added to the 40-man roster and several players lost their jobs. The Rays started by adding right-handed pitcher Chase Whitley off of waivers from the Yankees. Whitley started 16 games for the Yankees over the […]

     
  • Rays fans still support Joe Maddon after he wins Manager of the Year in first season with Cubs

    Rays fans still support Joe Maddon after he wins Manager of the Year in first season with Cubs

    November 19, 2015 at 12:27 pm 6 comments

    Joe Maddon was named National League Manager of the Year following his first season with the Chicago Cubs. Maddon received 18 of the 30 first-place votes, easily out-pacing Mike Matheny of the Cardinals and Terry Collins of the Mets, the two managers who also received first-place votes. This, of course, […]

     
  • Kevin Kiermaier received a nice ovation at a Lightning game

    Kevin Kiermaier received a nice ovation at a Lightning game

    November 16, 2015 at 5:32 pm 1 comment

    The photo above is from a recent Tampa Bay Lightning game. No video, but during one break at the game, the Lightning showed Kiermaier on the big board and the crowd responded. The AL #GoldGlove winner in center field catching a little @TBLightning action. #GoBolts #TeamTampaBay pic.twitter.com/L18heMtn7o — Tampa Bay […]

     
  • Rays have already traded one starting pitcher and they might not be done

    Rays have already traded one starting pitcher and they might not be done

    November 16, 2015 at 12:32 pm 5 comments

    The Rays jumped into the off-season early by completing a 6-player trade with the Seattle Mariners while the Kansas City Royals were still hungover from their World Series celebration. The key player the Rays gave up was starting pitcher Nate Karns. Trading a pitcher like Karns is almost unheard of. […]

     
  • Teams showing a lot of interest in trading for Jake McGee and Brad Boxberger

    Teams showing a lot of interest in trading for Jake McGee and Brad Boxberger

    November 12, 2015 at 2:57 pm 5 comments

    The Rays have to top-level relievers in Jake McGee and Brad Boxberger and a well-earned reputation for being able to build a bullpen from shopping at the salvage yard. So it makes sense that a lot of teams have inquired about the possibility of trading for one or the other. The […]