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  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Cobb’s Control, A Near No-No, And Flash’s Hot Spring

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Cobb’s Control, A Near No-No, And Flash’s Hot Spring

    March 18, 2013 at 8:30 am 19 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. Red sox 5, RAYS 1 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Alex Cobb. Cobb gave up some runs, that’s going to happen. But what is great is that he […]

     
  • More Cuts For The Rays, Including Wil Myers And Some Clarity For The Bullpen

    More Cuts For The Rays, Including Wil Myers And Some Clarity For The Bullpen

    March 16, 2013 at 12:28 pm 13 comments

    The Rays today announced that they have optioned Brandon Guyer and Josh Lueke to the minors and reassigned Wil Myers, Juan Sandoval, Wil Inman, and JD Martin to minor league camp*. Myers is not a surprise. The only question is when will he be back. Lueke’s demotion does clear up […]

     
  • Three More Pitchers Cut Including Chris Archer

    Three More Pitchers Cut Including Chris Archer

    March 12, 2013 at 12:43 pm 13 comments

    The Rays announced today that three more pitchers have been cut and reassigned to minor league camp, including Chris Archer, Alex Torres, and Jake Odorizzi (via Marc Topkin). Archer started four games for the Rays in 2012 and was considered a long-shot for the final spot in the rotation. Torres […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss McGee’s Arm, Scott’s Return, And More Cuts

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss McGee’s Arm, Scott’s Return, And More Cuts

    March 12, 2013 at 8:09 am 3 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. Twins 6, RAYS 4 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Jake McGee. Any concerns about McGee’s velocity have disappeared as he was hitting 95 yesterday…Luke Scott. Wolverine looked good […]

     
  • Rays Cut Eight Pitchers With More Cuts Coming

    March 11, 2013 at 3:29 pm 2 comments

    The Rays announced today another round of cuts before today’s game with more expected following the game (via Marc Topkin). From the 40-man roster, Alex Colome, Frank De Los Santos, Mike Montgomery, Felipe Rivero, and Enny Romero were reassigned to minor league camp. In addition, non-roster invitees Matt Buschmann, Marquis Fleming, […]

     
  • Rays Sign Another Left-Handed DH To A Minor League Deal

    Rays Sign Another Left-Handed DH To A Minor League Deal

    February 17, 2013 at 9:49 am 27 comments

    Marc Topkin is reporting that the Rays have signed Jack Cust to a minor league deal. Cust has spent parts of ten seasons with six different teams. Most recently, he played 67 games with the Mariners in 2011 as a DH. He hit .213 with a .344 OBP (.308 wOBA) […]

     
  • Reid Brignac Has Been Traded To The Rockies

    Reid Brignac Has Been Traded To The Rockies

    February 14, 2013 at 1:23 pm 16 comments

    The Colorado Rockies have announced that they have acquired Reid Brignac from the Rays for cash and a player to be named later. Brignac was designated for assignment last week to make room on the 40-man roster. He was considered a long-shot to make the team in Spring Training. Unfortunately […]

     
  • Elliot Johnson Traded To Royals

    Elliot Johnson Traded To Royals

    February 12, 2013 at 3:19 pm 4 comments

    Elliot Johnson, who was designated for assignment and removed from the 40-man roster last week, has been traded to the Royals as the “player to be named later” in the James Shields-Wade Davis-Wil Myers trade (via Marc Topkin). Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • Rays Make Luke Scott’s Contract Official, Designate Dane De La Rosa For Assignment

    February 6, 2013 at 7:43 pm 1 comment

    The Rays finally made the Luke Scott signing official, announcing that he will make $2.75 million in 2013. To make room on the roster, Dane De La Rosa was designated for assignment. Scott also says his shoulder is fine and “expects” to be able to play first base and the […]

     
  • Rays Designate Reid Brignac And Elliot Johnson For Assigment

    Rays Designate Reid Brignac And Elliot Johnson For Assigment

    February 5, 2013 at 5:31 pm 14 comments

    The Rays have announced that they designated Reid Brignac and Elliot Johnson for assignment. The Rays needed to clear up space on the 40-man roster and both players, who were out of minor league options*, were unlikely to make the opening day roster. The Rays have ten days to trade […]