01. Players

  • [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 […]

     
  • 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 […]

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

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays Fans Need To Know Today

    December 19, 2014 at 9:25 am 20 comments

    Two weeks ago we learned that the price for the Rays to buy their way out of their contract with the city of St. Pete to use Tropicana Field — $20 million at most — turned out to be a lot less than we thought it would be. Well, it turns out […]

     
  • Catcher Acquired From Padres Is Jose Molina 2.0

    Catcher Acquired From Padres Is Jose Molina 2.0

    December 17, 2014 at 8:47 pm 5 comments

    If you were one of the many Rays fans relieved to learn that the Rays had cut Jose Molina earlier this off-season, I have some good news and some bad news. The Bad News Rene Rivera, a catcher that is part of the Wil Myers trade with San Diego, sounds […]

     
  • Rays Trade Wil Myers And Ryan Hanigan To Padres In Massive 10-Player, 3-Team Deal

    Rays Trade Wil Myers And Ryan Hanigan To Padres In Massive 10-Player, 3-Team Deal

    December 17, 2014 at 7:10 pm 30 comments

    The Rays have traded Wil Myers to the San Diego Padres in a deal that also involves the Washington Nationals and ten players in total according to several reports including Jim Bowden of ESPN. The trade is pending physicals, but has been confirmed by at least one general manager of […]

     
  • Rays Targeting Nationals Prospect And Triple-A MVP In Wil Myers Trade Talks

    Rays Targeting Nationals Prospect And Triple-A MVP In Wil Myers Trade Talks

    December 17, 2014 at 2:06 pm 3 comments

    The Rays still have not reached a deal with the Padres for Wil Myers but we are starting to get a better idea of what the trade might look like and who the third team is. If the Rays can complete the trade for Myers they would then turn around […]