Articles by: Cork Gaines
 

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

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays Fans Need To Know Today

    January 8, 2015 at 10:03 am 0 comments

    The most important thing to know today is that there are now just 49 days until pitchers and catchers report. Prior to that is the Rays’ Winter Development Program, which kicks off next week and will see a select group of minor leaguers working out for a few days at […]

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

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays Fans Need To Know Today

    January 7, 2015 at 10:45 am 0 comments

    Wil Myers was introduced to the San Diego media yesterday as a member of the Padres. There is a video below of Myers discussing the trade and his new role with the Padres. The big thing is that Myers is going to play center field in San Diego which should […]

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

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays Fans Need To Know Today

    January 6, 2015 at 9:17 am 16 comments

    Yesterday I declared that the expected trade of Ben Zobrist meant the Rays were effectively sacrificing the 2015 season with a look to the future. Several people argued that  the Rays can’t be in rebuilding mode since they gave Asdrubal Cabrera $8.0 million, which is actually $0.5 million more than […]

     
  • Trading Ben Zobrist Is Proof The Rays Are Rebuilding For The First Time Ever

    Trading Ben Zobrist Is Proof The Rays Are Rebuilding For The First Time Ever

    January 5, 2015 at 3:15 pm 14 comments

    2008-2014: It was a good run, but like all good things, it has come to an end. As rumblings of a Ben Zobrist trade grow louder, this is the latest and strongest evidence yet that the Rays are in full-rebuilding mode and the 2015 season is being led to the […]

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

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays Fans Need To Know Today

    January 5, 2015 at 9:10 am 1 comment

    The Ben Zobrist trade market is heating up. According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, the Giants, Nationals, Angels, and Cubs are all “seriously” pursuing the utility man. Cafardo adds that the Rays are asking for a top prospect and a “mid-level” prospect. One thing that makes Zobrist so […]

     
  • Asdrubal Cabrera

    Rays Sign Veteran Infielder And Now Ben Zobrist Is One Step Closer To Being Gone

    December 30, 2014 at 3:58 pm 32 comments

    The Rays have signed veteran free agent middle infielder Asdrubal Cabrera according to several reports. The contract is a 1-year deal worth about $8 million according to Joel Sherman. Asdrubal played the last seven seasons with the Cleveland Indians but was traded at this year’s deadline to the Washington Nationals. […]

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

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays Fans Need To Know Today

    December 29, 2014 at 10:16 am 6 comments

    They played a bowl game at The Trop this weekend and all anybody wanted to talk about was how crappy the AstroTurf looked and, well, they were right. The word “KNIGHTS” in the endzone looks like it is rendered in camouflage. There was some thought that it just looks different […]

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

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays Fans Need To Know Today

    December 22, 2014 at 10:36 am 6 comments

    On Friday we took a look at how the 2015 Tampa Bay Rays roster is shaping up. There are still a few mysteries surrounding the roster but they are all linked to the biggest mystery of them all, how different Kevin Cash will be compared to Joe Maddon. On the […]

     
  • 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 20 comments

    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 4 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 […]