Tag Archives: Tampa Bay Rays

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 […]

Posted on July 27, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine It’s been a few years since the Tampa Bay Rays were playoff contenders. But the Rays are definitely acting like they’re contenders in 2017. On Thursday, the Rays made two separate trades they hope will help them reach the postseason. Earlier in the day, the Rays acquired […]

Posted on July 13, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Colby Rasmus will not be returning to the team this season. Rasmus, who has been on the DL since June 23 with a hip injury, has informed the Rays that he has decided to “step away from baseball.” This does not appear to […]

Posted on June 26, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine The first trade of the summer trade season has been completed. In a deal completed Monday afternoon, the Tampa Bay Rays have acquired shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria from the Miami Marlins. The Marlins receive two prospects, outfielder Braxton Lee and pitcher Ethan Clark, as part of the trade. […]

Posted on June 24, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine The Tampa Bay Rays have made a long-awaited shakeup behind the plate. The club announced Saturday that catcher Wilson Ramos has been activated from the DL. Ramos is in the starting lineup for Saturday’s game against the Orioles. In a corresponding move, the Rays have designated catcher […]

Posted on June 12, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine As expected, the Tampa Bay Rays placed starter Matt Andriese on the 10-day DL Monday. However, the prognosis on the righty appears to be worse than expected. The Rays originally planned to send Andriese to the DL wit a strained right groin. But he has now been […]

Posted on June 9, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine Tampa Bay Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier will miss the next two months with a hip injury. Rays manager Kevin Cash confirmed on Friday that Kiermaier has a hairline fracture in his right hip. He will not need to undergo surgery for the injury. However, it will […]

Posted on March 28, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine Less than a week before opening day, the Tampa Bay Rays are still putting the finishing touches on their opening day roster. Early Tuesday, the Rays acquired outfielder Peter Bourjos in a trade with the Chicago White Sox for cash considerations. Bourjos has had a strong spring […]

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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