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  • [THE HANGOVER] Toby Hall, Minor League Talent, Major League Mouth

    [THE HANGOVER] Toby Hall, Minor League Talent, Major League Mouth

    December 14, 2006 at 9:42 am 1 comment

    We can rule out any possible return of Toby Hall to the Rays. Buried at the bottom of the Iwamura article is the news that Hall has been offered a minor league contract by the Rays. Hall scoffed at the idea and was quoted as saying “That was funny…I guess […]

     
  • Devil Rays Webtopia-Rays Reject Scott Olsen For Rocco Baldelli

    Devil Rays Webtopia-Rays Reject Scott Olsen For Rocco Baldelli

    December 12, 2006 at 1:32 pm 0 comments

    According to the South Florida Sun-Sentinal, the Marlins were willing to part with Scott Olsen and some lesser prospects for Rocco Baldelli. It had originally been thought that the Rays were seeking Olsen and had been offered Ricky Nolasco. Now it appears that the Rays may actually have been asking […]

     
  • Rocco Baldelli Is Still A Devil Ray…For Now

    Rocco Baldelli Is Still A Devil Ray…For Now

    December 11, 2006 at 9:19 am 0 comments

    The hottest trade rumor in baseball? Rocco Baldelli to anybody with a need for an outfielder and a surplus of young pitching. When the free agency market entered the land of One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest territory, beginning with the $136 million committed by the Cubbies to Alfonso Soriano, […]

     
  • Is Carl Crawford Still Available?

    Is Carl Crawford Still Available?

    December 11, 2006 at 2:41 am 0 comments

    On December 7, DevilRays.com ran an article entitled “Baldelli continues to draw interest; Crawford will stay put.” This article led many to assume that Carl Crawford was no longer available to other teams in a potential trade. Across Devil Rays message boards, many were even attributing this as a direct […]

     
  • Josh Hamilton Selected By Cubs in Rule 5 Draft

    Josh Hamilton Selected By Cubs in Rule 5 Draft

    December 7, 2006 at 11:42 am 4 comments

    update (11:17 am): The Cubs have traded Hamilton to the Cincinnati Reds. Details at this point are sketchy, but The St. Pete Times is reporting that the Cubs have selected Josh Hamilton in the Rule 5 draft this morning. The Times indicates that the Cubs selected Hamilton in the major […]

     
  • Trade Talks With Marlins Appear Dead

    Trade Talks With Marlins Appear Dead

    December 6, 2006 at 11:59 am 0 comments

    Florida Marlins GM Larry Beinfest, has indicated that the Marlins are close to acquiring an outfielder. That outfielder will most likely not be Rocco Baldelli or B. J. Upton. Beinfest says the impending deal developed with a new trading partner within the last 36 hours. The Marlins and Rays have […]

     
  • Rule 5 Draft To Be Held Tomorrow

    Rule 5 Draft To Be Held Tomorrow

    December 6, 2006 at 9:58 am 0 comments

    The Rule 5 draft is scheduled to occur tomorrow during the winter meetings in Orlando. Any player that has three years of minor league experience (four years if drafted at before age 18) and is not not on their major league team’s 40-man roster is available for the rule 5 […]

     
  • Devil Rays Webtopia

    Devil Rays Webtopia

    December 6, 2006 at 9:12 am 0 comments

    This article indicates that the Marlins and Rays are far apart on any deal that would include Rocco Baldelli. At first it was humorous, but now we are tired of all the The Devil Rays talked to Barry Bonds agent stories. It would never happen, but it is Andrew Friedman’s […]

     
  • The Price For Rocco Baldelli: Scott Olsen

    The Price For Rocco Baldelli: Scott Olsen

    December 5, 2006 at 12:01 am 0 comments

    MLB.com has comfirmed that the Florida Marlins have inquired about Rocco Baldelli to play center field. That same source also indicates that while the Marlins would prefer to move Ricky Nolasco, the Devil Rays may be holding out for Scott Olsen. Olsen is a 22 year old left hander that […]

     
  • Has Rocco Baldelli Played His Last Game For The Rays?

    Has Rocco Baldelli Played His Last Game For The Rays?

    December 4, 2006 at 9:55 am 0 comments

    Much has been made about the enormous amount of money that teams have been throwing at free agents this off-season. The Cubs alone have committed more than $200 million and counting. This frenzied spending may have had a direct impact on the Tampa Bay Devil Rays pursuit of free agents […]