01. Players

  • Ben Zobrist And Yunel Escobar Traded To Oakland A’s

    Ben Zobrist And Yunel Escobar Traded To Oakland A’s

    January 10, 2015 at 3:34 pm 29 comments

    Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar have been traded to the Oakland A’s for catcher John Jaso, two prospects and cash (believed to be ~$1.5 million). And there it is. Zorilla is now an ex-Ray and the destruction of the 2014 Tampa Bay Rays continues. Except, instead of a sledgehammer, the […]

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

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays Fans Need To Know Today

    January 9, 2015 at 10:31 am 13 comments

    Matt Silverman did a Q&A with MLB.com. The most interesting part of the interview comes at the end where Silverman pretty much concedes what we have been saying around here, that the 2015 season is being sacrificed for the future. Silverman was asked if he  has accomplished what he hoped […]

     
  • [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 […]

     
  • 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 […]