Late Friday, the Rays finalized their 40-man with very few surprises. The organization added Blake Snell, Jacob Faria, Taylor Guerrieri, German Marquez and Taylor Motter to the roster from the system as well as the currently-injured Chase Whitley after claiming him off waivers from the Yankees.
In part one of my three-part series I looked at the Karns component of the Rays recent trade with the Mariners, and came away relatively satisfied with the biggest piece that the Rays offloaded. The next two parts will shift towards a deeper dive aimed at the sticks the Rays received with the topic du jour being […]
As mentioned entirely too long ago by my esteemed colleague Monsieur Collette I have been itching to break down this trade. With little to talk about the plan is to go really in depth here to take a look at all of the moving parts. I covered my thoughts on Boog Powell back in July and […]
It is not unusual for the Rays to make a deal out of the blue because they rarely make the deals that are bantered about on social media. That said, it is very unusual for them to make a deal this early in the offseason, let alone one involving a starting pitcher with years of team […]
Even the most casual of Rays fans would admit the baserunning in 2015 has been sub-par. Many plays come to mind, but the play that sums up the baserunning the best in 2015 happened on July 19th in Toronto.
When Carl Crawford was selected by the then Tampa Bay Devil Rays in 1999 as the first pick of the second round he signed for a good amount of money. While he signed for just shy of $1.25M that same value in current dollars is more like a whisker away from $1.8M. Certainly not chump […]
Earlier today I met up with the black hole known to scientists as “Chatting about Evan Longoria’s contract.” To wit: Holy Cow! That’s a lot of money and it doesn’t even include 2016! Now I’m not trying to say that one hundred million bones is chump change. Far from it, but because so much of […]
When the Rays acquired Drew Smyly as the principal component in the David Price deal at the deadline of 2014 it looked like the team was getting a young horse that could immediately be plugged into the rotation for the next four plus years. It’s not very often that you can find someone that profiles […]
In last night’s game (August 5th) the Rays ended their rare winning streak by giving one away in the 10th on a walk off walk. This was the fifth time in 2015 that Brad Boxberger got walked off, though only the first time that he walked in the winning run. As odd as it is […]