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  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing The Fifth Starter Spot, More Cuts, And An Angry Alex Cobb

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing The Fifth Starter Spot, More Cuts, And An Angry Alex Cobb

    March 21, 2014 at 10:04 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. RAYS 5, Twins 4 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Cesar Ramos. Ramos is probably not going to be fifth starter when the season starts, but his performance yesterday […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Wil Myers New Spot, More Cuts, And A Mascot Catch

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Wil Myers New Spot, More Cuts, And A Mascot Catch

    March 19, 2014 at 8:13 am 0 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 11, Twins 3 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Matt Moore. Moore looked a little shaky early in the game as he gave up 3 hits and 3 walks […]

     
  • Why The Retirement Of A Diamondbacks Minor Leaguer Could Hurt The Rays

    Why The Retirement Of A Diamondbacks Minor Leaguer Could Hurt The Rays

    March 3, 2014 at 11:53 am 8 comments

    In an odd twist to the 3-team trade that landed the Rays Heath Bell from the Diamondback and Ryan Hanigan from the Cincinnati Reds, former Rays minor league player of the year Todd Glaesmann has announced his retirement (via Matt Eddy of Baseball America). While Glaesmann struggled in 2013, he […]

     
  • 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 […]