• Brandon Allen Is No Longer On The DL And He May Be On His Way Out Of The Organization

    June 6, 2012 at 1:23 pm 2 comments

    The Rays now have one less player on the disabled list as Brandon Allen was activated. But he won’t be joining the Rays anytime soon. That’s because he was designated for assignment and placed on waivers. The Rays kept Allen on his rehab assignment as long as they could. But […]

  • Rays Acquire Infielder From Pirates

    May 21, 2012 at 3:11 pm 2 comments

    The Rays announced today that they have acquired Drew Sutton from the Pittsburgh Pirates for a player to be named later or cash. Sutton was traded to the Pirates from the Braves yesterday, where he was in triple-A. Sutton was originally drafted by the Houston Astros in 2004 when Gerry […]

  • TRADE: Rays Acquire Triple-A Outfielder From Phillies

    TRADE: Rays Acquire Triple-A Outfielder From Phillies

    May 16, 2012 at 12:13 pm 0 comments

    The Rays have traded triple-A outfielder Kyle Hudson to the Phillies for triple-A outfielder Rich Thompson (via MLBTradeRumors). Hudson was acquired from the Rangers for “future considerations” just prior to the start of the season. Thompson, 33, has spent parts of 11 different seasons in triple-A, with four different organizations. […]

  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss The Giraffe’s Big Injury And Who Will Fill The Open Spot

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss The Giraffe’s Big Injury And Who Will Fill The Open Spot

    May 15, 2012 at 7:56 am 15 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. RAYS 7, Blue Jays 1 (boxscore) THE GOOD: The Bullpen. It is never good when you have to depend on the bullpen for 8 innings, but […]

  • Rays To Sign Hideki Matsui To Minor League Deal

    April 23, 2012 at 5:06 pm 6 comments

    Jack Curry of the Yes Network is reporting that the Rays will sign Hideki Matsui to a minor league deal. It is hard to believe Matsui is anything by insurance in case something happens to Luke Scott and his surgically repaired shoulder. Matsui hit .251 with 12 home runs and […]

  • Rays Sign Keppinger

    Rays Sign Keppinger

    January 25, 2012 at 10:24 pm 10 comments

    The Rays added the extra bat they were looking for tonight when they signed Jeff Keppinger to a one-year deal (via Jerry Crasnick of The agreement is a major league contract, so it would seem that Elliot Johnson’s chances of making the team just took a big hit. Keppinger […]

  • Rays Re-Sign Pena

    January 20, 2012 at 1:59 pm 73 comments

    According to Jon Heyman of, the Rays have brought back Carlos Pena on a 1-year, $7.25 million deal.

  • Rays Sign Three Former Big Leaguers To Minor League Deals

    January 19, 2012 at 2:10 pm 6 comments

    According to Matt Eddy of Baseball America (via MLB Trade Rumors), the Rays have signed Jesus Feliciano, Will Rhymes, and Romulo Sanchez to minor league deals. It is not mentioned in the report, but we assume all three will be invited to spring training. [UPDATE: Marc Topkin confirms that all […]