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  • Rays To Sign Erik Bedard

    Rays To Sign Erik Bedard

    February 14, 2014 at 7:37 am 2 comments

    [Update] Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com is reporting that the two sides have reached an agreement. [Earlier] he Rays are “likely to sign” lefty Erik Bedard  to a minor league contract according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. If Bedard pitches well in spring training he could have an […]

     
  • Jose Lobaton Traded To Washington Nationals

    Jose Lobaton Traded To Washington Nationals

    February 13, 2014 at 10:32 am 17 comments

    Jose Lobaton has been traded to the Washington Nationals for right-handed pitcher Nate Karns. In addition to Lobaton, the Rays also gave the Nationals pitcher Felipe Rivero, who was the 13th best prospect in the organization last year, and Drew Vettleson, the Rays’ first-round pick in the 2010 draft. At […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Football Joe Maddon, More Free Agent Signings, And The Super Bowl

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Football Joe Maddon, More Free Agent Signings, And The Super Bowl

    February 3, 2014 at 9:34 am 2 comments

    Football season is now over and pitchers and catchers report in two weeks. Two weeks after that we will have actual games. But before we get to that, there was one thing I noticed during the weeks leading up to the Super Bowl that is Rays related: Pete Carroll is […]

     
  • Rays Have Signed Grant Balfour

    Rays Have Signed Grant Balfour

    January 23, 2014 at 1:38 pm 21 comments

    Ken Rosenthal is reporting that the Rays have reached an agreement with reliever Grant Balfour. Marc Topkin reports that the deal is 2-years, $12 million. According to Marc Topkin, this is the major announcement that is scheduled to be made later today. Balfour originally agreed to a 2-year, $15 million […]

     
  • Rays Trade 2012 Minor League Player Of The Year To Diamondbacks

    Rays Trade 2012 Minor League Player Of The Year To Diamondbacks

    December 13, 2013 at 2:45 pm 0 comments

    The Rays have completed their 3-team trade with the Diamondbacks and Reds by sending minor league outfielder Todd Glaesmann to the Diamondbacks as the player to be named later according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. Earlier, the Rays received reliever Heath Bell and catcher Ryan Hanigan. The Rays also gave […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing The Next DH, A New Reliever, And Bud Selig’s Latest

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing The Next DH, A New Reliever, And Bud Selig’s Latest

    November 19, 2013 at 9:10 am 14 comments

    To the surprise of nobody that watches the Rays, the team will go with a 20-man platoon at DH in 2014. OK, maybe not 20-man officially. It will actually be four guys according to Roger Mooney. But that will just be for starters. In fact, the Rays should just rename […]

     
  • Jeff Niemann Is No Longer A Pitcher For The Tampa Bay Rays

    Jeff Niemann Is No Longer A Pitcher For The Tampa Bay Rays

    November 18, 2013 at 4:39 pm 6 comments

    Jeff Niemann is no longer a member of the Tampa Bay Rays according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. Niemann was outrighted off of the 40-man roster and chose to become a free agent. Niemann, who missed all of the 2013 season, has accumulated five years of service time which allows […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Minor League Free Agents, Spring Training Schedule, And Moving To Montreal

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Minor League Free Agents, Spring Training Schedule, And Moving To Montreal

    October 22, 2013 at 8:13 am 4 comments

    No surprises here, but Ryan Roberts, Shelley Duncan, Jason Bourgeois, and JD Martin have all elected to become minor league free agents. All four players spent time with the Rays, although Martin never appeared in a game. Martin made it clear that he has no intention of re-signing with the […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 163: Desmond Jennings Returns For The Most Important Game Of The Season

    Tailgating Game 163: Desmond Jennings Returns For The Most Important Game Of The Season

    September 30, 2013 at 4:26 pm 12 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Wil Myers is in the lineup tonight. That’s the minor surprise. The bigger surprise is that Desmond Jennings is back in center field and leading off…The Rays have also promoted outfielder Kevin Kiermaier from triple-A and placed Jesse Crain back on the 60-day disabled list. Kiermaier hit […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Alex Cobb Versus James Shields And Playoff Scenarios

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Alex Cobb Versus James Shields And Playoff Scenarios

    September 27, 2013 at 8:00 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 4, Yankees 0 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Mo Rivera. This isn’t the first time I have said this, nor am I the first person to say this. […]