Alex CobbAll eight Rays players eligible for arbitration have officially filed according to Marc Topkin.

The players include (with projected salary in parentheses):

  • Alex Cobb ($4.5 million)
  • Jake McGee ($3.8 million)
  • John Jaso ($3.3 million)
  • Desmond Jennings ($3.2 million)
  • Drew Smyly ($3.0 million)
  • Kevin Jepsen ($2.6 million)
  • Rene Rivera ($1.3 million)
  • Logan Forsythe ($1.2 million)

The next important date is Friday as that is when the two sides will submit their salary proposals to the arbitrator. Once that happens, the Rays will cease negotiating with the player their 2015 salary, although a long-term deal could still be worked out.


  • Jake McGee is recovering so well from surgery that he is now anticipating an earlier return, maybe as early as April. []
  • gives the Rays a C+ for the Asdrubal Cabrera signing. []
  • Former Rays pitcher Mark Hendrickson is now 40, has a grandchild, and is trying to make a comeback with the Baltimore Orioles. []




  1. Rob says:

    I would like to see the Rays sign Cobb long term like they did with Moore. Otherwise, he will be leaving too when he is a free agent because we won't be able to afford him.

  2. Mr. Smith 1980 says:

    McGee: I may be back in April
    The Rays: He may be back in April (actually June *wink, wink*).

    The Rays next to never let someone rush back to action, especially pitchers. He could go be miraculously healed by the mythical powers of the fountain at Bethesda and the Rays still aren't going to rush him back by April... I think.


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