01. Players

  • Stuart Sternberg: Rays Will Be At The Trop At Least 5 More Years

    Stuart Sternberg: Rays Will Be At The Trop At Least 5 More Years

    December 9, 2014 at 2:14 pm 1 comment

    Earlier today, Stuart Sternberg was a guest on the MLB Network’s “High Heat,” and was asked about a number of topics including the new agreement that would allow the Rays to buy their way out of their contract with the city of St. Pete to use Tropicana Field. Sternberg was […]

     
  • Sean Rodriguez Traded To The Pirates

    Sean Rodriguez Traded To The Pirates

    December 1, 2014 at 10:29 am 7 comments

    Sean Rodriguez has been traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for a player to be named later and cash according to the Tampa Bay Rays. Rodriguez was already on the way out from the team, having been designated for assignment last week. The Rays had ten days to work […]

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

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays Fans Need To Know Today

    December 1, 2014 at 9:10 am 3 comments

    Will Hobson of the Tampa Bay Times has a fascinating and sad story about a local homeless program that appears to have taken advantage of local homeless people by having them work without pay at local sporting events. The Tampa Bay Rays are one of the teams accused of using […]

     
  • Rays Cut Sean Rodriguez To Make Room For Veteran Reliever

    Rays Cut Sean Rodriguez To Make Room For Veteran Reliever

    November 26, 2014 at 4:25 pm 5 comments

    The Rays have signed veteran right-handed relief pitcher Ernesto Frieri to a one-year, incentive-laden contract. To make room on the roster, the Rays have designated infielder Sean Rodriguez for assignment. Frieri will get $800,000 guaranteed but could make up to $3.15 million with incentives according to Roger Mooney. Those incentives […]

     
  • Rays Trade Joel Peralta To Andrew Friedman And The Dodgers

    Rays Trade Joel Peralta To Andrew Friedman And The Dodgers

    November 21, 2014 at 10:01 am 19 comments

    The Rays have announced that they have traded Joel Peralta and triple-A reliever Adam Liberatore to the Los Angeles Dodgers for relief pitcher Jose Dominguez and single-A starting pitcher Greg Harris. Dominguez made 14 appearances out of the bullpen for the Dodgers over the last two seasons. Harris was a […]

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

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays Fans Need To Know Today

    November 17, 2014 at 10:15 am 10 comments

    Ben Zobrist did it again. While playing for the MLB team in Japan, Zobrist went to bat in the sixth inning of a game and used the wrong helmet. Batting right-handed, Zobrist wore his left-handed hitting helmet which of course has the flap on the wrong side. Zobrist faced three […]

     
  • Jeremy Hellickson Traded To Diamondbacks For Two Single-A Prospects

    Jeremy Hellickson Traded To Diamondbacks For Two Single-A Prospects

    November 15, 2014 at 2:11 pm 17 comments

    The Rays have announced that Jeremy Hellickson has been traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks for a pair of minor league prospects. Coming back to the Rays’ organization are infielder Andrew Velazquez and outfielder Justin Williams. Both will likely start the 2015 season in single-A. Velazquez is a 20-year-old switch-hitter who […]

     
  • Evan Longoria Hit A Grand Slam In Japan And The Japanese Announcers Were Excited

    Evan Longoria Hit A Grand Slam In Japan And The Japanese Announcers Were Excited

    November 13, 2014 at 10:37 am 0 comments

    Evan Longoria is in Japan for an exhibition series. Evan Longoria hit a grand slam. The Japanese announcers got excited when Evan Longoria hit a grand slam. Your browser does not support iframes. Likes(1)Dislikes(0)

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

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays Fans Need To Know Today

    November 13, 2014 at 8:41 am 10 comments

    Andrew Friedman had a funny comment about hitting the lottery with the Dodgers payroll. Andrew Friedman says laughing that he needs ‘crash course” on luxury tax rules now he has left #Rays for #Dodgers — Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) November 12, 2014 From the outhouse to the penthouse, I guess. THE […]

     
  • In 2005, Joe Maddon Beat Out Some Big Names To Become Rays Manager

    In 2005, Joe Maddon Beat Out Some Big Names To Become Rays Manager

    November 11, 2014 at 2:08 pm 0 comments

    After writing about the Rays’ unusual managerial search earlier today, I thought it would be fun to look back to see who else the Rays interviewed in 2005 when they ultimately hired Joe Maddon to replace Lou Piniella. Maddon was one of three finalists, along with John McLaren (Piniella’s bench […]