01. Players

  • The Case Against The David Price Trade Shows The Rays Are A Victim Of Their Own Success

    The Case Against The David Price Trade Shows The Rays Are A Victim Of Their Own Success

    August 1, 2014 at 7:46 am 36 comments

    Last night I outlined three reasons why the David Price trade was a brilliant move. A lot of fans disagreed. But in shooting down my case, most of those were actually arguing something else. There are two different ways to look at the Price trade: 1) Did the Rays get […]

     
  • DONE DEAL! David Price Traded To Tigers

    DONE DEAL! David Price Traded To Tigers

    July 31, 2014 at 2:48 pm 69 comments

    Ken Rosenthal is reporting on MLB Network that David Price has been traded to the Tigers. Jon Heyman is reporting that the deal also involves the Seattle Mariners. The Rays are getting pitcher Drew Smyly from the Tigers as well as middle infielder Nick Franklin from the Seattle Mariners according […]

     
  • Report: David Price Will Be Traded

    Report: David Price Will Be Traded

    July 31, 2014 at 12:48 pm 20 comments

    [UPDATE] If you have been waiting for a mystery team, Bob Nightengale says the Yankees are now involved in talks for David Price. However, Ken Rosenthal says he is hearing “no chance” for the Yankees. Joel Sherman spoke to one executive who thinks the Rays are working on a 3-team […]

     
  • Rumors Of A David Price Trade Have Picked Up After Huge Red Sox Trade

    Rumors Of A David Price Trade Have Picked Up After Huge Red Sox Trade

    July 31, 2014 at 11:26 am 2 comments

    Earlier today, the Red Sox made a huge deal, sending Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes to the A’s for Yoenis Cespedes. With Lester now off the market, several teams looking for a starting pitcher have now turned their attention to the Rays, among others. Here is the latest. If there […]

     
  • There Is A Scenario In Which The Rays Keep David Price Next Year And Everybody Wins

    There Is A Scenario In Which The Rays Keep David Price Next Year And Everybody Wins

    July 31, 2014 at 8:30 am 10 comments

    Let me preface this by saying I still think the Rays should trade David Price whenever Andrew Friedman thinks he can get the best deal. But what if there was a scenario in which Price stays with the Rays through next season and everybody wins? Follow me down the rabbit […]

     
  • David Price Thought The Trade Deadline Was Wednesday

    David Price Thought The Trade Deadline Was Wednesday

    July 30, 2014 at 10:19 pm 4 comments

    Over the last couple of days, David Price has made several comments that suggest that he thought Wednesday was July 31st (“today is everybody’s last start in July”). But none more than realizing that the trade deadline was still a day away. Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • Tailgating Game 108: A Big Sign That David Price Won’t Be Traded

    Tailgating Game 108: A Big Sign That David Price Won’t Be Traded

    July 30, 2014 at 10:18 am 1 comment

    Playing A Little Pepper… If David Price makes his start today, it will be a huge sign that he won’t be traded. If the Rays are close on any potential deal, that other team is going to want Price to skip today’s start which would mean one extra start for […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Win Expectations, Starting Pitching, And Bossman The Third

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Win Expectations, Starting Pitching, And Bossman The Third

    July 30, 2014 at 7:44 am 1 comment

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. RAYS 5, Brewers 1 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Ben Zobrist. First it was the home run in the 6th inning that tied the game (obviously not as […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 107: Wil Myers Nearing Return

    Tailgating Game 107: Wil Myers Nearing Return

    July 29, 2014 at 4:02 pm 10 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Wil Myers (remember him?) is nearing his return to the lineup. He will learn his rehab schedule on Friday and on Saturday he is scheduled to take batting practice for the first time since breaking a bone in his wrist. But what will be very interesting […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Brad Boxberger, A Red-Hot Jake Odorizzi, And A Lucky Break

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Brad Boxberger, A Red-Hot Jake Odorizzi, And A Lucky Break

    July 29, 2014 at 7:41 am 10 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. RAYS 2, Brewers 1 (boxscore) THE GOOD: James Loney. Loney’s numbers are down this season, but he is trending up at the most important time. His go-ahead […]