Tag Archives: Tampa Bay Rays

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 May 26, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine It’s not exactly trade season, but that usually doesn’t stop Seattle Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto from wheeling and dealing. Friday night, Dipoto and the Mariners acquired reliever Alex Colome and outfielder Denard Span from the Tampa Bay Rays. In exchange, the Rays have received pitching prospects Tommy […]

Posted on April 16, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine Things could be about to go from bad to worse for the Tampa Bay Rays. On Monday, the Rays placed center fielder Kevin Kiermaier on the DL with a torn ligament in his right thumb. It’s an injury that will force Kiermaier to undergo surgery and keep […]

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 21, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine After subtracting quite a few players this offseason, the Tampa Bay Rays are finally adding pieces for the 2018 season. The Rays have reportedly struck a deal with outfielder Carlos Gomez. It’s reportedly a one-year deal for $4 million plus incentives. The signing will add some much-needed […]

Posted on February 20, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine With spring training getting underway, the Tampa Bay Rays are working on a fire sale. After parting ways with Jake Odorizzi and Corey Dickerson last week and Evan Longoria earlier this offseason, the Rays have now traded away outfielder Steven Souza Jr. In a three-team trade, the […]

Posted on February 18, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine The Tampa Bay Rays spent the first Saturday night of spring training wheeling and dealing. First, they acquired first baseman C.J. Cron from the Los Angeles Angels for a player to be named later. That move coincided with designating Corey Dickerson for assignment to free up a […]

Posted on February 9, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine The Tampa Bay Rays are planning a move to… well, to Tampa. Since the team’s first season in 1998, the Rays have played their home games at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. Despite Tampa being in the team’s name, the stadium is not all that close to […]

Posted on February 9, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine Despite a slow offseason, relief pitchers continue to be the only players landing contracts. The latest to find a team is Sergio Romo. According to reports, Romo has agreed to a one-year deal with the Tampa Bay Rays. Financial terms of the deal are not yet known. […]

Posted on December 20, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine After making a concerted effort to land a marquee player this offseason, the San Francisco Giants have finally succeeded. On Wednesday, the Giants acquired third baseman Evan Longoria from the Tampa Bay Rays in a five-player trade. As part of the deal, the Rays will get Denard […]

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 August 20, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine The Tampa Bay Rays are quickly falling out of contention in the playoff race, and injuries to the team’s starting rotation are largely to blame. The latest victim to go to the DL is rookie Jacob Faria. The Rays placed Faria on the 10-day DL Sunday due […]

Posted on August 8, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine The Tampa Bay Rays are a relevant part of the playoff race in large part because of their starting rotation. But recently their rotation has been hurt by the injury bug. On Tuesday, the Rays placed starter Alex Cobb on the 10-day DL because of a case […]

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