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  • Kevin Cash at the Winter Meetings.

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    December 11, 2015 at 11:18 am 0 comments

    Let’s get caught up on a few odds and ends. The Rays lost Tyler Goeddel in the Rule 5 Draft as he was taken with the first pick by the Philadelphia Phillies. Goeddel, who was a first-round pick in the 2011 draft, is a third baseman-turned-outfielder who has a solid all-around game, […]

     
  • Rays lose out on bidding for free agent catcher

    Rays lose out on bidding for free agent catcher

    December 9, 2015 at 4:27 pm 5 comments

    The Rays were reportedly one of the teams bidding for the services of free agent catcher Tyler Flowers. However, Bob Nightengale reports that Flowers will sign with the Atlanta Braves. Flowers is a plus-defensive catcher who spent parts of the last seven seasons with the Chicago White Sox. Last season, he […]

     
  • Ben Zobrist to rejoin Joe Maddon with the Chicago Cubs

    Ben Zobrist to rejoin Joe Maddon with the Chicago Cubs

    December 9, 2015 at 12:22 pm 3 comments

    Another former Rays player just cashed-in big time. This time it was Ben Zobrist, who has agreed to a 4-year, $56 million contract with the Chicago Cubs, according to Ken Rosenthal, reuniting the utility player with his former manager on the Rays, Joe Maddon. Zobrist was reportedly choosing between two […]

     
  • Rays discussing trade that could involve Alex Cobb and the Cubs’ former top prospect

    Rays discussing trade that could involve Alex Cobb and the Cubs’ former top prospect

    December 8, 2015 at 11:05 am 11 comments

    The Rays appear to be in talks with the Chicago Cubs over a deal that could be a potential blockbuster. Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times spoke with a source who said the Rays are targeting the Cubs’ former top-prospect, shortstop Javier Baez. Topkin notes that there is no […]

     
  • The Rays traded for the catcher with the worst arm in MLB history and why the Rays think that is OK

    The Rays traded for the catcher with the worst arm in MLB history and why the Rays think that is OK

    December 4, 2015 at 2:32 pm 7 comments

    The normally defensive-minded Tampa Bay Rays made a head-scratching trade when they acquired catcher Hank Conger from the Houston Astros for the always dubious “cash considerations.” In parts of six seasons with the Angels and Astros, Conger has hit .225 with a .298 OBP and 14 homes every 162 games. […]

     
  • David Price signs record-breaking contract with the Red Sox

    David Price signs record-breaking contract with the Red Sox

    December 1, 2015 at 5:40 pm 10 comments

    Welp, that didn’t take long. David Price has signed a 7-year, $217 million contract with the Boston Red Sox, according to Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe. (oh my that was tough to type) The $31 million average annual value is the largest ever for a new contract. With two […]

     
  • David Price may be closer to making our worst nightmare come true

    David Price may be closer to making our worst nightmare come true

    December 1, 2015 at 10:07 am 9 comments

    No, no, no. Nope. (you are going to want to sit down for this one) David Price is one of this off-season’s biggest free agents and it is sounding more and more like he will end up signing a huge contract to pitch for the *gulp* Boston Red Sox. The […]

     
  • Here is the Rays’ 2016 spring training schedule

    Here is the Rays’ 2016 spring training schedule

    November 27, 2015 at 11:34 am 3 comments

    The Rays will being their 29-game, spring training schedule on March 2, with a game at home against the Nationals. In all, they will play 15 games in Port Charlotte and one game in Tampa against the Yankees, on March 24. Single-game tickets will go on sale Monday morning at […]

     
  • Aug 25, 2015; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Rays right fielder Daniel Nava (7) at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    November 23, 2015 at 9:24 am 0 comments

    With the Rays needing to protect minor leaguers from the upcoming Rule 5 Draft, several players were added to the 40-man roster and several players lost their jobs. The Rays started by adding right-handed pitcher Chase Whitley off of waivers from the Yankees. Whitley started 16 games for the Yankees over the […]

     
  • Rays fans still support Joe Maddon after he wins Manager of the Year in first season with Cubs

    Rays fans still support Joe Maddon after he wins Manager of the Year in first season with Cubs

    November 19, 2015 at 12:27 pm 6 comments

    Joe Maddon was named National League Manager of the Year following his first season with the Chicago Cubs. Maddon received 18 of the 30 first-place votes, easily out-pacing Mike Matheny of the Cardinals and Terry Collins of the Mets, the two managers who also received first-place votes. This, of course, […]