Top Prospects

  • Steven Souza

    Rays have no ‘elite’ prospects according to minor league expert

    March 2, 2015 at 4:27 pm 2 comments

    John Sickels of the highly-respected Minor League Ball has released his annual list of the top 20 prospects in the Tampa Bay Rays farm system and a couple of things stand out. The first is that Sickels did not give any Rays prospects an A grade, his grade for elite […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] What Rays Fans Need To Know Today

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays Fans Need To Know Today

    January 20, 2015 at 9:36 am 2 comments

    In what is always one of the most overrated moments of the off-season, the Rays reached contract agreements with all eight of their arbitration-eligible players. These players, Alex Cobb, Logan Forsythe, John Jaso, Desmond Jennings, Kevin Jespen, Jake McGee, Rene Rivera, and Drew Smyly, were all going to play for […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] What Rays Fans Need To Know Today

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays Fans Need To Know Today

    November 6, 2014 at 8:50 am 7 comments

    The exodus of big league talent continues as the Rays announced they have traded left-handed pitcher Cesar Ramos to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim near Disneyland for right-handed pitching prospect Mark Sappington. The move is not terribly surprising as Ramos is now 30 and is projected to make close […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing New Stadium Land, Jonny Gomes’ New Tattoo, And Joe Maddon’s Rant

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing New Stadium Land, Jonny Gomes’ New Tattoo, And Joe Maddon’s Rant

    February 10, 2014 at 9:28 am 15 comments

    5 days until Rays pitchers and catchers report. 18 days until the first spring training game. 49 days until opening day. A few odds and ends to kick off the week… Stephen Nohlgren and Richard Danielson, along with the Tampa mayor, explain why Lightning owner Jeff Vinik might not want […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing A New TV Face, A Weak Prospects Report, And A New Home For Elliot Johnson

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing A New TV Face, A Weak Prospects Report, And A New Home For Elliot Johnson

    January 28, 2014 at 8:56 am 12 comments

    The Rays have hired Rich Hollenberg (right) to be the new pre-game and post-game host, replacing Barry LeBrock. Hollenberg will continue to work during the off-seasons as a basketball play-by-play commentator for ESPN and a reporter for the NFL Network. THE JUNKYARD DOGS WEBTOPIA… The Rays have finalized their minor league […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing What Grant Balfour Means For David Price’s Future (Very Little)

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing What Grant Balfour Means For David Price’s Future (Very Little)

    January 27, 2014 at 10:08 am 4 comments

    A lot of people think the signing of Grant Balfour means the Rays are keeping David Price, including Bill Chastain. Yes, it is looking more and more like the Rays are going to keep Price, at least until July. But I am not convinced the two moves are related. If […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Matt Joyce’s Muscles, Fernando Rodney’s Next Home, And More Top Prospects

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Matt Joyce’s Muscles, Fernando Rodney’s Next Home, And More Top Prospects

    January 21, 2014 at 10:01 am 0 comments

    Here are a few odds and ends to start our Tuesday… Matt Joyce claims to have added 20 pounds this off-season. [TampaBay.com] Fernando Rodney is still a free agent, but unless the Rays trade David Price to free up some payroll there is zero chance he will be re-signed. The […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing A New First Baseman, Top Prospects, And Other Odds And Ends

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing A New First Baseman, Top Prospects, And Other Odds And Ends

    December 30, 2013 at 10:21 am 2 comments

    The Rays have claimed first baseman and outfielder Jerry Sands off of waivers from the Pirates according to Roger Mooney. Sands spent the entire 2013 season in the minor leagues playing 106 games at the triple-A level. He hit .207 with a .311 OBP and seven home runs. He spent […]

     
  • Jake Odorizzi Named The Top Prospect In The Rays’ Organization

    Jake Odorizzi Named The Top Prospect In The Rays’ Organization

    December 11, 2013 at 1:02 pm 0 comments

    Baseball America has released their annual list of the top ten prospects in the Rays’ organization and pitcher Jake Odorizzi came out on top. Odorizzi, who made four starts for the Rays in 2013, was one of the prospects that came to the Rays in the James Shields-Wil Myers trade. […]

     
  • Getting a Delmon 2.0

    Getting a Delmon 2.0

    September 7, 2013 at 10:00 am 3 comments

    Our correspondent Jordi Scrubbings is back with his latest take on the Raysiverse… For the last years of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Delmon Young represented the future. He was Baseball America’s #3 Top Prospect in 2003, 2004, and 2006, and the number one prospect in Minor League Baseball in […]