Archive for December, 2014

  • Trading Wil Myers Makes Perfect Sense If You Make Two Assumptions

    Trading Wil Myers Makes Perfect Sense If You Make Two Assumptions

    December 17, 2014 at 12:56 pm 7 comments

    The Rays appear to be close to trading Wil Myers to the San Diego Padres for prospects and the deal could happen at any minute. This has left many wondering why the Rays would give up so quickly on a young player they gave up a lot to acquire and […]

     
  • Wil Myers Trade ‘Nearing The Finish Line’

    Wil Myers Trade ‘Nearing The Finish Line’

    December 17, 2014 at 11:23 am 5 comments

    It sounds like Wil Myers is about to be the latest piece from the 2013 season to leave the Rays. According to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com, the trade with the Padres is “nearing the finish line.” Hearing that the Wil Myers trade is nearing the finish line. #rays #padres — […]

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

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays Fans Need To Know Today

    December 17, 2014 at 8:49 am 8 comments

    The big news is the trade being discussed between the Rays and the Padres for Wil Myers which is reportedly “very close” to happening. The one major update that came overnight was several reports that a third team could be involved. Marc Topkin heard it is a 3-team deal. Others […]

     
  • Rays ‘Very Close’ To Trading Wil Myers To Padres

    Rays ‘Very Close’ To Trading Wil Myers To Padres

    December 16, 2014 at 7:12 pm 14 comments

    [Update] A trade with the San Diego Padres is “very close” according to Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports. Passan adds that there is “significant optimism” that the deal will get done. Earlier we heard that catching prospect Austin Hedges could be part of the deal. Now Jon Heyman of CBS […]

     
  • Matt Joyce Traded To Angels For Relief Pitcher

    Matt Joyce Traded To Angels For Relief Pitcher

    December 16, 2014 at 3:24 pm 4 comments

    The Tampa Bay Rays finally pulled the trigger on trading Mat Joyce, sending him to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim near Disneyland for right-handed reliever Kevin Jepsen. Originally a second-round pick in the 2002 draft, Jepsen did not make his big league debut until 2008 and has made 315 […]

     
  • Kevin Cash Introduced As Manager Of The Rays

    Kevin Cash Introduced As Manager Of The Rays

    December 15, 2014 at 1:07 pm 7 comments

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  • Rays Lose Catching Prospect With 1st Pick In Rule 5 Draft

    Rays Lose Catching Prospect With 1st Pick In Rule 5 Draft

    December 11, 2014 at 12:29 pm 4 comments

    Rays minor league catcher Oscar Hernandez was selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks with the first pick of the Rule 5 draft. The Rule 5 draft is designed to protect players who may be “stuck” in one team’s farm system. If a player has been in the minors for a certain […]

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

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays Fans Need To Know Today

    December 11, 2014 at 9:25 am 5 comments

    The biggest news in the Raysiverse yesterday is what is going on with some former Rays, or more specifically, the former GM and manager. It should be no surprise to most Rays fans, but Andrew Friedman has been very busy early on with the Dodgers. He was busy with the […]

     
  • Stuart Sternberg Is Still Bitter About How Joe Maddon Ended Up With The Cubs

    Stuart Sternberg Is Still Bitter About How Joe Maddon Ended Up With The Cubs

    December 9, 2014 at 3:15 pm 7 comments

    Earlier today we talked about Stuart Sternberg’s appearance on the MLB Network and his comments regarding the new stadium. Later in the interview Sternberg was also asked if he was still bitter about how Joe Maddon left the Rays and ended up as the manager of the Chicago Cubs. Straight […]

     
  • Stuart Sternberg Says He Will Not Move The Rays But Somebody Else May

    Stuart Sternberg Says He Will Not Move The Rays But Somebody Else May

    December 9, 2014 at 2:52 pm 13 comments

    The big news this week is the agreement reached between the Rays and the City of St. Pete that grants the team permission to look for a new stadium in Hillsborough county and also sets the price the Rays would have to pay to get out of their contract with […]