Your Tampa Bay Rays have (finally) made their first real foray into free agency during this final prelude to the 2016 season. Per the usj the Rays targeted a guy coming off of a down year with plenty of other questions about his track record, but this is the tank they swim in and there […]
Trades, like good alcohol, need time to age. You can turn mash into moonshine to make a quick buck, or you can age it and triple your profits – at least that is what Tyler and Chico learned me on the latest episode of Moonshiners. Nearly two years ago to the day, the Rays acquired […]
Here’s some web linkages in the event that you missed the first two parts of this series, in which, I reviewed Nate Karns and Logan Morrison. This third and final part of the series will take a deep dive into Brad Miller, the SS that is inarguably the linchpin of this deal from the Rays perspective. […]
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 […]
Update 3-15-17: It looks as though the Rays have followed the template I created, and the wise decision I recommended as they have a tentative agreement with Kevin Kiermaier to keep the dynamic superstar in a Rays uniform for an additional two seasons. He would have been a free agent in four years. Now he […]
The Rays have dealt away Kevin Jepsen for minor league pitchers Chih-Wei Hu and Alex Tapia.
The Rays have acquired right-handed starter Garrett Fulenchek from the Braves in exchange for two international bonus slots.