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  • After 3 years in prison, former Rays prospect Matt Bush signs with the Texas Rangers

    After 3 years in prison, former Rays prospect Matt Bush signs with the Texas Rangers

    December 21, 2015 at 11:59 am 5 comments

    In the latest proof that there is always a job in professional sports if one is talented enough, the Texas Rangers have signed former Rays prospect Matt Bush, who recently completed a three-year prison sentence stemming from a DUI accident that nearly killed a motorcyclist. Evan Grant of the Dallas […]

     
  • The latest Rays trade rumor is being misreported by many outlets

    The latest Rays trade rumor is being misreported by many outlets

    December 21, 2015 at 9:07 am 1 comment

    At this point, it might be easier to create a list of teams not interested in trading for one of the Rays’ many starting pitchers. But for the sake of sanity, we’ll just keep ticking off the teams that have reportedly talked to the Rays about trades. The latest is the […]

     
  • Dodgers rumored to want Chris Archer, may be after Jake Odorizzi instead

    Dodgers rumored to want Chris Archer, may be after Jake Odorizzi instead

    December 18, 2015 at 1:06 pm 4 comments

    It’s that time of year when the Rays are probably in talks with lots of teams about lots of players and most of those talks won’t lead to anything at all. But this rumor is more intriguing than most because it sounds like the Dodgers and Andrew Friedman really want […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    December 18, 2015 at 9:39 am 1 comment

    Here are a few odds and ends to get the day started… It doesn’t sound like anything more than standard off-season discussions at this point, but Ken Rosenthal says the Rockies and Rays have discussed a potential trade that would send an outfielder (likely a prospect) to the Rays for […]

     
  • The Rays still use ‘Devil Rays’-branded equipment at The Trop

    The Rays still use ‘Devil Rays’-branded equipment at The Trop

    December 15, 2015 at 2:52 pm 7 comments

    It has now been eight years since the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, exorcised the “devil” from their name, kowtowing to the delicate sensibilities of some of the residents in St. Pete that don’t even attend games. Yet that doesn’t mean the Rays are just going to throw away perfectly good […]

     
  • Rays appear ready to make more trades, but may have to wait

    Rays appear ready to make more trades, but may have to wait

    December 15, 2015 at 9:43 am 1 comment

    The Rays have already made three trades this off-season and rumors abound that they are willing to make more. But despite that eagerness to make another blockbuster deal, the Rays may have to wait. The latest rumors suggest the Rays are willing to move relievers Jake McGee and/or Brad Boxberger, […]

     
  • Rays may be close to trading Jake McGee

    Rays may be close to trading Jake McGee

    December 12, 2015 at 12:02 pm 9 comments

    Jake McGee has been a constant name mentioned in Rays’ trade discussions this offseason and now there is a report that suggests the team could be close to trading their dominating co-closer. According to Jon Morosi of Fox Sports, trade talks involving McGee have “intensified” in recent days. “Sources: Rays […]

     
  • 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 […]