Dan Wheeler

  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Flirtations With Jenks, The Bartlett Trade And Another Compensation Draft Pick

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Flirtations With Jenks, The Bartlett Trade And Another Compensation Draft Pick

    December 16, 2010 at 7:24 am 34 comments

    Despite an earlier report that the Rays and Bobby Jenks were close to a deal last night, Ken Rosenthal reports that the Rays are just one team in on the closer. Rosenthal says there is “heavy action” on Jenks (which almost never a good sign for the Rays) and that […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Crawford (Again), The Pumkin’s New Deal And Pena’s Future

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Crawford (Again), The Pumkin’s New Deal And Pena’s Future

    December 7, 2010 at 7:26 am 4 comments

    Yesterday we argued that Carl Crawford’s price went up with Jayson Werth’s new contract. Jayson Stark takes the contrarian view. He argues that if Crawford’s price has gone up, then his options have gone down. In fact, Stark argues that Crawford’s options may now be limited to just the Yankees. […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss

    November 24, 2010 at 7:13 am 6 comments

    The Rays offered arbitration to free agents Grant Balfour, Carl Crawford, Rafael Soriano, Randy Choate, Brad Hawpe, Joaquin Benoit and Chad Qualls. The Rays declined to offer arbitration to Dan Wheeler or Carlos Pena. Offering a free agent arbitration is necessary if the Rays want to receive draft pick compensation […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Options, Crawford To The Giants And Maddon’s Role In Brewers’ New Manager

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Options, Crawford To The Giants And Maddon’s Role In Brewers’ New Manager

    November 3, 2010 at 8:34 pm 2 comments

    Here is a lasting image from the 2010 baseball season (via Big League Stew)… THE JUNKYARD DOGS WEBTOPIA… Yesterday we reported that the Rays had declined the options on Dan Wheeler and Willy Aybar and what that meant for each player and the Rays. Mark Topkin has the reaction from […]

     
  • Rays Decline 2011 Options On Wheeler, Aybar, Add Johnson

    Rays Decline 2011 Options On Wheeler, Aybar, Add Johnson

    November 3, 2010 at 5:50 pm 3 comments

    In a couple of moves that we have been speculating about, the Rays today announced that they have declined the 2011 options on Dan Wheeler and Willy Aybar. And they have added Elliot Johnson to the 40-man roster. Wheeler’s option would have paid him $4 million in 2011. Instead the […]

     
  • A Look At The Rays Free Agents And Their Compensation

    A Look At The Rays Free Agents And Their Compensation

    October 22, 2010 at 8:00 am 7 comments

    The Rays have eight potential free agents once the off-season begins. The Elias rankings will determine whether the Rays will receive any compensation should these players sign with another team (see below for a detailed explanation of free agency compensation). MLB Trade Rumors has determined the formula used in the […]

     
  • 2011 Tampa Bay Rays: In Or Out? The Relief Pitchers

    2011 Tampa Bay Rays: In Or Out? The Relief Pitchers

    October 18, 2010 at 8:30 am 17 comments

    Before we jump into the 25-man and 40-man roster projections, let’s take a look at the one area where we can expect the most change, the bullpen. But before we start thinking about who the Rays may add to the mix, let’s take a look at who might be back […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: Time For A Divorce

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: Time For A Divorce

    September 14, 2010 at 10:44 pm 18 comments

    Why does it not shock Joe that this Dan Wheeler would blow a game? And why does it not shock Joe that Merlot Joe is culpable? Wheeler — who has become such an embarrassment Dwayne Staats is secretly hoping his daughter gets a divorce — shouldn’t have been out there […]

     
  • The Feared Tropicana Temple Style

    The Feared Tropicana Temple Style

    August 15, 2010 at 3:53 pm 4 comments

    Back in the day, in the prehistoric pre-Devil Raysian era of 1991, aspiring hip-hop producer Robert Diggs (aka the RZA) brought together nine rappers under the banner of the Wu-Tang Clan and revolutionized the hip-hop genre. In his book “The Wu-Tang Manual”, Diggs discussed his method of utilizing each individual […]

     
  • Rays Could Have 12 Of Top 70 Picks In 2011 Draft

    Rays Could Have 12 Of Top 70 Picks In 2011 Draft

    August 11, 2010 at 11:36 am 12 comments

    The Rays have nine potential free agents at the end of the year. The Elias rankings will determine whether the Rays will receive any compensation should these players sign with another team (see below for a detailed explanation of free agency compensation). MLB Trade Rumors has determined the formula used in […]