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  • The Rays’ Rebuilding Plan Is Starting To Look A Lot Like The Cubs And It Is Working Perfectly

    The Rays’ Rebuilding Plan Is Starting To Look A Lot Like The Cubs And It Is Working Perfectly

    January 12, 2015 at 3:44 pm 12 comments

    Now that Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar have both been traded, there is no denying that the Rays are neck-deep in a rebuilding mode as 14 players from last year’s opening day roster are now gone. Sure, the Rays will still be competitive and they still have a strong pitching […]

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

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays Fans Need To Know Today

    January 12, 2015 at 7:45 am 5 comments

    Bill Chastain spoke with Ben Zobrist about being traded: “Today’s been a little bit harder of a day than yesterday … Yesterday was a little bit of a shock. Didn’t really spend much time thinking about it, though, because I had a birthday party thing going on with a friend […]

     
  • 14 Players From The 2014 Tampa Bay Rays Opening Day Roster Are Now Gone

    14 Players From The 2014 Tampa Bay Rays Opening Day Roster Are Now Gone

    January 10, 2015 at 4:10 pm 8 comments

    Earlier today the Tampa Bay Rays traded Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar to the Oakland A’s for John Jaso and a pair of prospects. The move was just the latest in the complete dismantling of the team that we knew as the 2014 Tampa Bay Rays. We still have more […]

     
  • Ben Zobrist And Yunel Escobar Traded To Oakland A’s

    Ben Zobrist And Yunel Escobar Traded To Oakland A’s

    January 10, 2015 at 3:34 pm 29 comments

    Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar have been traded to the Oakland A’s for catcher John Jaso, two prospects and cash (believed to be ~$1.5 million). And there it is. Zorilla is now an ex-Ray and the destruction of the 2014 Tampa Bay Rays continues. Except, instead of a sledgehammer, the […]

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

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays Fans Need To Know Today

    January 9, 2015 at 10:31 am 13 comments

    Matt Silverman did a Q&A with MLB.com. The most interesting part of the interview comes at the end where Silverman pretty much concedes what we have been saying around here, that the 2015 season is being sacrificed for the future. Silverman was asked if he  has accomplished what he hoped […]

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

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays Fans Need To Know Today

    January 8, 2015 at 10:03 am 0 comments

    The most important thing to know today is that there are now just 49 days until pitchers and catchers report. Prior to that is the Rays’ Winter Development Program, which kicks off next week and will see a select group of minor leaguers working out for a few days at […]

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

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays Fans Need To Know Today

    January 7, 2015 at 10:45 am 0 comments

    Wil Myers was introduced to the San Diego media yesterday as a member of the Padres. There is a video below of Myers discussing the trade and his new role with the Padres. The big thing is that Myers is going to play center field in San Diego which should […]

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

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays Fans Need To Know Today

    January 6, 2015 at 9:17 am 16 comments

    Yesterday I declared that the expected trade of Ben Zobrist meant the Rays were effectively sacrificing the 2015 season with a look to the future. Several people argued that  the Rays can’t be in rebuilding mode since they gave Asdrubal Cabrera $8.0 million, which is actually $0.5 million more than […]

     
  • Trading Ben Zobrist Is Proof The Rays Are Rebuilding For The First Time Ever

    Trading Ben Zobrist Is Proof The Rays Are Rebuilding For The First Time Ever

    January 5, 2015 at 3:15 pm 14 comments

    2008-2014: It was a good run, but like all good things, it has come to an end. As rumblings of a Ben Zobrist trade grow louder, this is the latest and strongest evidence yet that the Rays are in full-rebuilding mode and the 2015 season is being led to the […]

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

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays Fans Need To Know Today

    January 5, 2015 at 9:10 am 1 comment

    The Ben Zobrist trade market is heating up. According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, the Giants, Nationals, Angels, and Cubs are all “seriously” pursuing the utility man. Cafardo adds that the Rays are asking for a top prospect and a “mid-level” prospect. One thing that makes Zobrist so […]