01. Players

  • [EDWIN JACKSON] What They Are Saying About The Edwin Jackson-Matt Joyce Trade

    [EDWIN JACKSON] What They Are Saying About The Edwin Jackson-Matt Joyce Trade

    December 11, 2008 at 3:05 pm 17 comments

    Last night the Rays traded Edwin Jackson to the Tigers for Matt Joyce. We have long said that Jackson needed to be moved and we like the addition of Joyce. But we have to admit, given the demand for young, cheap starting pitchers, we were a little surprised the Rays […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Look At What The Edwin Jackson Trade Means For The Rays

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Look At What The Edwin Jackson Trade Means For The Rays

    December 11, 2008 at 10:49 am 7 comments

    Last night the Rays acquired outfielder Matt Joyce from the Detroit Tigers for Edwin Jackson. What this trade means for the rotation…Since the end of the World Series it seemed obvious that the Rays were going to trade either Andy Sonnanstine or Edwin Jackson. To most, Jackson seemed to be […]

     
  • [EDWIN JACKSON] Edwin Jackson To Tigers Now Done Deal

    [EDWIN JACKSON] Edwin Jackson To Tigers Now Done Deal

    December 11, 2008 at 12:30 am 3 comments

    [Update: 11:58pm] Marc Topkin confirms. [11:30pm] Jon Paul Morosi of the Detroit Free-Press is now reporting that the deal reported earlier, in which the Rays would send Edwin Jackson to the Tigers for Matt Joyce has now been finalized. Joyce, 24, is a left-handed hitting outfielder that hit .252/.339/.492 with […]

     
  • [EDWIN JACKSON] Edwin Jackson To Be Traded To Tigers For Matt Joyce

    [EDWIN JACKSON] Edwin Jackson To Be Traded To Tigers For Matt Joyce

    December 10, 2008 at 11:04 pm 6 comments

    According to Ed Price (via MLB Trade Rumors) Edwin Jackson will be traded to the Detroit Tigers for outfielder Matt Joyce. The Detroit Tigers are set to acquire right-hander Edwin Jackson from the Tampa Bay Rays for outfielder Matt Joyce, according to a major-league source. Joyce, 24, is a left-handed […]

     
  • [HOT STOVE] Tampa Bay Rays Tidbits And Rumor Updates

    [HOT STOVE] Tampa Bay Rays Tidbits And Rumor Updates

    December 10, 2008 at 4:04 pm 12 comments

    Let’s use this post for minor updates on previous rumors we have heard from the winter meetings and other minor tidbits. Unless something new or substantial comes along, we will continue to update this post the rest of the day. [Update: 3:09pm] According to Ken Rosenthal the Cardinals have offered […]

     
  • [HOT STOVE] Rays Showing Interest In Ankiel

    [HOT STOVE] Rays Showing Interest In Ankiel

    December 10, 2008 at 11:20 am 0 comments

    Yesterday we wondered why there were not more rumors involving the Rays and the Cardinals. Now Joel Sherman of the New York Post is reporting that the Rays are one of five teams that have shown interest in Rick Ankiel. Ankiel is arbitration-eligible and will be a free agent following […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Sabathia To Sign With Yankees For $160MM

    [THE HANGOVER] Sabathia To Sign With Yankees For $160MM

    December 10, 2008 at 10:26 am 0 comments

    DEVIL DOGS WEBTOPIA… CC Sabathia will sign with the Yankees for seven years and $160 million. Four or five games in 2009 just got a lot harder for the Rays. [MLB Trade Rumors] The Rays are adding a second rookie-level minor league team that will play in Port Charlotte as […]

     
  • [HOT STOVE] Jayson Stark: Rays Still Interested In Bringing Delmon Young Back

    [HOT STOVE] Jayson Stark: Rays Still Interested In Bringing Delmon Young Back

    December 9, 2008 at 12:59 pm 5 comments

    Yesterday, Jayson Stark wrote that a source was saying the Rays would “never” take Delmon Young back. Not so fast. Today Stark is saying the talks are very much alive and might involve a third team. Stuff can change fast at the winter meetings. Contrary to what I reported Monday […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays May Be Leading Candidate To Land Milton Bradley’s .436 OBP

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays May Be Leading Candidate To Land Milton Bradley’s .436 OBP

    December 9, 2008 at 10:29 am 8 comments

    [Update: 10:05am] Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe says Bradley is “in intense discussions with the Cubs.” That makes a little more sense. [9:29am] As we reported yesterday, Milton Bradley had lunch with Andrew Friedman and Joe Maddon. Maddon said Bradley was “very honest, open and intense. I liked all […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Speculate Haphazardly On What It Would Take For Rays To Land Brian Giles

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Speculate Haphazardly On What It Would Take For Rays To Land Brian Giles

    December 8, 2008 at 10:56 am 7 comments

    [Update: 3:40pm] Now it looks like the Cubs and Padres have figured out how to move Peavy without a third team. Of course, the Rays could still try to work with the Padres on a deal for Giles, but this seems less likely now. [9:56am]In case you missed it late […]