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  • Rays Sign Player That Once Did Something Joe Maddon Called ‘Borderline Criminal’

    Rays Sign Player That Once Did Something Joe Maddon Called ‘Borderline Criminal’

    January 22, 2013 at 6:54 pm 12 comments

    The Rays today announced that they have signed four players to minor league contracts including right-handed pitchers Jamey Wright, Juan Carlos Oviedo, and Juan Sandoval, as well as outfielder Shelley Duncan. Duncan should be familiar to most Rays cans. It was his dirty slide at second base during the 2008 […]

     
  • Fuld, Roberts, And Joyce Avoid Arbitration

    Fuld, Roberts, And Joyce Avoid Arbitration

    January 18, 2013 at 1:12 pm 6 comments

    Sam Fuld has avoided today’s arbitration deadline and agreed to a 1-year, $725,000 contract with the Rays (via Marc Topkin). Fuld had been projected to make $500,000 through arbitration. Topkin is also reporting that Ryan Roberts and Matt Joyce have reached deals, but details on their contracts are not yet […]

     
  • Jeff Niemann Agrees To 1-Year Deal With Rays Beating Arbitration Deadline

    Jeff Niemann Agrees To 1-Year Deal With Rays Beating Arbitration Deadline

    January 18, 2013 at 10:25 am 0 comments

    The Rays and Jeff Niemann have avoided arbitration and agreed to a 1-year, $3 million deal (via Jon Heyman). The two sides had until 1pm this afternoon to reach an agreement or the two sides would have gone to an arbitrator to determine Niemann’s 2013 salary. Niemann was projected to […]

     
  • JP Howell Agrees To Deal With Dodgers

    January 4, 2013 at 10:08 pm 14 comments

    Buster Olney of ESPN.com is reporting that JP Howell has agreed to a 1-year, $3 million deal. Howell had been in the Rays organization since 2006 when he was acquired in a trade for Joey Gathright and Fernando Cortez. After making 18 starts for the Rays in 2006 and 2007, […]

     
  • David Price And Rays Agree To 1-Year Contract, Avoid Arbitration [UPDATE]

    David Price And Rays Agree To 1-Year Contract, Avoid Arbitration [UPDATE]

    January 2, 2013 at 8:05 am 8 comments

    [UPDATE] Jon Heyman says the deal is for $10.1 million. [YESTERDAY] Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com is reporting that David Price has agreed to a 1-year contract with the Rays. Terms of the deal are not yet known. Price was eligible for arbitration for the second time. He made $4.35 million […]

     
  • Carlos Pena Finds A New Home

    December 17, 2012 at 12:49 pm 11 comments

    The Astros wanted Andrew Friedman, but they will have to settle for Carlos Pena in their effort to be just like the Rays. Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com is reporting that the Astros and Pena have agreed to a one-year, $2.9 million contract. Pena could earn another $1.4 million in incentives. Pena made […]

     
  • Rays Trade James Shields And Wade Davis To Royals

    Rays Trade James Shields And Wade Davis To Royals

    December 9, 2012 at 11:20 pm 33 comments

    The Royals and Rays have finally completely their long-rumored deal and it is much bigger than anybody anticipated. The Rays are sending James Shields, Wade Davis, and a player to be named later to the Royals for Minor League Player of the Year Wil Myers, and three other prospects. The […]

     
  • Rays Lose Two Minor League Pitchers In The Rule 5 Draft

    December 6, 2012 at 10:48 am 1 comment

    TheRays lost minor league pitchers Kyle Lobstein and Braulio Lara in this morning’s Rule 5 Draft. Lobstein was taken by the Mets with the 10th pick and Lara was drafted by the Marlins in the second round (via MLBTR). The Rays did not draft any players in the draft. Lobstein […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Shields-For-Myers Reaching Critical Point, The Future Of Howell, And A New Outfielder

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Shields-For-Myers Reaching Critical Point, The Future Of Howell, And A New Outfielder

    December 6, 2012 at 9:05 am 3 comments

    Last week the James Shields-for-Wil Myers trade seemed dead in the water as both teams appeared to want more. Well, now it sounds like the Royals have backed down from wanting more than just Shields for Myers and the potential deal seems to have new life. Bob Dutton reports (via […]

     
  • Jeff Keppinger To Sign With White Sox

    December 5, 2012 at 2:12 pm 14 comments

    Jeff Keppinger is now officially a former member of the Rays, agreeing to a 3-year deal worth “about” $12 million with the White Sox. [MLBTR] Likes(0)Dislikes(0)