Tag Archives: Chris Archer

Posted on July 31, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine The MLB trade deadline definitely lived up to the hype this year. While big-time players like Manny Machado and Cole Hamels were dealt several days before the trade deadline, the last 24 hours have been crazy. Teams were working on deals right up until 4:00 with a […]

Posted on July 31, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine After much speculation, the Tampa Bay Rays have finally pulled the trigger on a trade involving ace Chris Archer. To the surprise of many, the team getting him is the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Rays and Pirates agreed to a deal just before Tuesday’s trade deadline. In exchange for […]

Posted on March 17, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine The Tampa Bay Rays were not far away from a playoff spot last season. However, they made several moves over the winter that weren’t necessarily aimed at being competitive in 2018. Was there a method to Tampa Bay’s madness this offseason or did they doom themselves to […]

Posted on March 7, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine While the Texas Rangers contemplate a 6-man starting rotation, much to the chagrin of ace Cole Hamels, the Tampa Bay Rays are moving in the other direction. Rays manager Kevin Cash has indicated the team would begin the season with a 4-man rotation. With his most recent […]

Posted on February 1, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine After a copule major moves toward the end of January, the Milwaukee Brewers may end up being one of the top winners this offseason. However, the Brewers aren’t finished. After adding both Christian Yelich and Lorenzo Cain to their outfield, Milwaukee is still in the market for […]

Posted on November 19, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine For the Tampa Bay Rays, every offseason is a battle between trying to improve as a team and trying to keep the team’s payroll reasonable. Like every team, the Rays have needs that they’ll look to address this winter. However, recent reports indicate that the Rays could […]

Posted on June 27, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine The Atlanta Braves are not what you would call a bona fide contender at the moment. They began Tuesday three games under .500 and 8.5 games out of first place in the NL East. But that may not stop the Braves from acting like contenders during the […]

Heading into 2017, the Tampa Bay Rays appear to be stuck between rebuilding and competing. They’ve made moves this winter aimed at competing in the short term, but they’ve also made moves aimed at adding young talent for the future. As a result, the Rays are one of the more difficult teams to predict heading […]

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