At the end of the season, Andrew Friedman expressed a few goals for the offseason as he planned out the 2014 Rays roster. One of those goals was a desire to add speed to the roster. “We can’t force it, but to have more of a speed element would be ideal.”
As the Rays’ decision makers comb through trade offers for David Price, and ponder various options for first base, they are continuing their search for an additional middle infielder. Aside from the trade rumors surrounding Seattle’s Nick Franklin and Brad Miller, and the reported in free agents Mark Ellis and Jamey Carroll, the club has […]
Earlier today, Tommy covered the presumed crown jewel in a David Price trade. Now let’s look at a potential secondary piece.
Though the temperature is near freezing these days, Seattle continues to be a hotbed of baseball activity and rumors. Robinson Cano has agreed to call the Pacific Northwest home for the next decade already , and the Mariners’ front office seems primed to land him some highly talented neighbors. David Price appears to be at or near […]
The Rays are among the teams to check in on Jamey Carroll, according to Ben Nicholson-Smith.
The Rays formally announced the re-signing of right-handed pitcher Juan Carlos Oviedo. The club declined a $2 million option on Oviedo last month after he missed the entire 2013 season recovering from Tommy John surgery. The new deal is a one-year pact worth $1.5 million. The contract includes $1.4 million in performance incentives which gives […]
David Price is expected to be a hot topic during next week’s winter meetings. According to Yahoo! Sports’ Jeff Passan, the Mariners and Dodgers are amongst a handful of teams that have interest in the left hander and the means to get a deal done. At the beginning of the off-season, we mentioned that while […]
Following yesterday’s flurry of activity, it’s probably a good team to touch base on what the remainder of the offseason should hold.
Don’t call it a comeback. At least not yet. The Rays acquired reliever Heath Bell on Tuesday in hopes the former All-Star can regain his old form in Tampa Bay. It is a scenario that has become common around these parts. Meanwhile, because it worked for Kyle Farnsworth, Joaquin Benoit, Fernando Rodney, etc. does not […]