Hot Stove Season

  • Rays May Now Be The Favorites To Land Justin Upton

    Rays May Now Be The Favorites To Land Justin Upton

    November 10, 2012 at 3:17 pm 16 comments

    Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com is reporting that the Rangers may no longer be a serious bidder for Justin Upton. And if that is true, the Rays may now be the front-runner to trade for the Diamondbacks outfielder. Rosenthal notes that the Rays matchup well as a trade partner, as the […]

     
  • [HAPPY HOUR] BJ Upton Declines Rays’ Offer And Other Odds And Ends

    November 9, 2012 at 4:06 pm 5 comments

    No surprise here, but according to Marc Topkin, BJ Upton has declined the Rays qualifying offer. Upton is now a free agent and free to sign with any team. When he does, the Rays will receive a draft pick as compensation. Here are a few other leftover links to get the […]

     
  • Rays And Diamondbacks Have Discussed A Trade For Justin Upton

    Rays And Diamondbacks Have Discussed A Trade For Justin Upton

    November 8, 2012 at 12:25 pm 8 comments

    It is looking more and more like the Diamondbacks will trade Justin Upton. And according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the Rays are one of the teams actively trying to acquire BJ’s brother… Strong feeling here Justin Upton will be dealt. Rangers a frontrunner. Watch Rays…wanted to […]

     
  • Cubs Interested In Trading For Another Rays Starting Pitcher

    November 8, 2012 at 11:57 am 2 comments

    Jon Heyman mentioned earlier this week that Jeremy Hellickson is drawing a lot of interest from other teams looking to trade for a starting pitcher. And now he specifically mentions the Cubs as one team that would love to have Hellboy in their rotation. However, Heyman is also quick to […]

     
  • Dodgers Appear To Have Changed Their Stance On James Shields

    Dodgers Appear To Have Changed Their Stance On James Shields

    November 8, 2012 at 10:41 am 0 comments

    The Dodgers were considered by some to be a favorite to land James Shields if the Rays decided to trade their co-Ace. But according to Dylan Hernandez of the L.A. Times, the Dodgers are now “unlikely” to trade for a starting pitcher. Just last week we heard that James Shields […]

     
  • Mets Have Released Jason Bay Who Could Be A Good Fit For The Rays

    Mets Have Released Jason Bay Who Could Be A Good Fit For The Rays

    November 7, 2012 at 3:30 pm 10 comments

    The New York Mets announced today that they have agreed to part ways with Jason Bay, allowing him to become a free agent despite having a year left on his deal. And you can be certain the Rays will be interested in signing Bay if the price is right. Bay […]

     
  • BJ Upton Is About To Win The Lottery

    BJ Upton Is About To Win The Lottery

    November 7, 2012 at 11:18 am 3 comments

    Back in September, we took a look at some similar players and speculated that BJ Upton might command a 5-year, $75 million contract ($15M per year) as a free agent. The feeling at the time was that if the numbers were correct, there is no reason to think Upton would […]

     
  • Phillies Made Two Moves That Left Some Thinking They Will Definitely Sign BJ Upton

    Phillies Made Two Moves That Left Some Thinking They Will Definitely Sign BJ Upton

    November 5, 2012 at 4:38 pm 11 comments

    The Philadelphia Phillies recently hired Steve Henderson to be their hitting coach and Bart Braun as a special assistant to the General Manager. What is interesting about those to moves is that both men were formerly in the Rays organization. And according to Ken Rosenthal, some think the moves were […]

     
  • Teams Showing A Lot Of Interest In Jeremy Hellickson

    November 5, 2012 at 2:11 pm 6 comments

    This weekend we discussed the case for trading Jeremy Hellickson over James Shields. And now Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com weighs in, saying Hellickson is drawing more interest early on… Sources: Jeremy Hellickson, not James Shields, is the most popular rays trade target so far. Obviously Shields is the better pitcher […]

     
  • Twins Interested In Trading For James Shields

    November 4, 2012 at 3:33 pm 7 comments

    We already heard that the Dodgers have pegged James Shields as their top target this winter. And now we can add the Minnesota Twins to the list of teams that are at least curious about the asking price. According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, the Twins have already […]