Found December 12, 2012 on
Tampa Bay Rays
Kansas City Royals
The Rays began life after James Shields in earnest with their first transaction since the big move Wednesday. The club is reportedly close to inking pitcher Roberto Hernandez — formerly and better known as Fausto Carmona — to a contract. Terms have yet to be revealed, but given his struggles the ...
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David Price wasn’t alone when he got the keys to Tampa for his efforts during the 2012 season. Price’s dog, Astro, was also given his own smaller set of keys as well. Astro even said a few words, which Price translated as, “Thank you.” The Rays’ starter won the American League Cy Young Award last season after going 20-5 with a 2.56 ERA in 211 innings. Price had 205 strikeouts...
After seven seasons with the Indians, it appears that Roberto Hernandez (Carmona) will not be back again. After a wild off-season that saw his true identity revealed, and a mostly down 2012 when he finally did appear in some games, Hernandez is reportedly close to signing with the Tampa Bay Rays.
#Rays close to signing RHP Roberto Hernandez (former Fausto Carmona). Depth for rotation...
Do you trade for an established player, or trade for a prospect with huge potential?
That’s the question reportedly splitting the baseball industry in regards to the Tampa Bay Rays’ just-completed trade which sent out James Shields in return for uber-prospect Wil Myers. But that being said, as the Boston Globe’s Peter Abraham points out, the Rays always have a way of judging...
The names that they continually allow to walk out the door are impressive. The new faces they welcome in are almost always virtual unknowns or familiar ones that no one else wants around anymore. Yet the Tampa Bay Rays keep winning, year in and year out.
With a payroll that always ranks among the stingiest in Major League Baseball, the Rays shouldn’t be able to contend as often...
A look at Jeremy Hellickson`s mysterious ERA/FIP discrepancy.
It's a deal that could change the focus of both franchises. The Royals and Rays shook up their franchises with a deal that involved 6 players and one to be named later.
As talk of a possible trade that included Wil Myers being traded from the Royals to Tampa Bay gained momentum, I never thought it would be a one player for one player deal. In today's market, starting...
Nothing like trading sunny Florida for the cold, blustery Midwest in mid-December for James Shields and Wade Davis.
The two pitchers arrived in Kansas City on Wednesday to undergo physicals and check out Kauffman Stadium from the home clubhouse for the first time. Shields and Davis became members of the Royals on Sunday in a blockbuster trade that sent top prospect Wil Myers and...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. If the Royals' blockbuster trade with the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday accomplishes anything, at least in the Royals' minds, it will inspire a major mood makeover within the organization. And that mood makeover already has started with Moore and manager Ned Yost.
Moore and Yost were all smiles at Wednesday morning's press conference introducing newly acquired...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) When James Shields broke into the big leagues with Tampa Bay, the Rays were no better than the Kansas City Royals.
They lost more than 100 games his first season, and fared little better the following year. But by his third season as a starter, the Rays had finally turned the corner, many of their prized prospects forming the nucleus of a team that upstaged...
Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Daily Notes.
1. Very Assorted Headlines
2. Largely Unhelpful Video: Cubs Prospect Nelson Perez, Homering
3. SCOUT Leaderboards: Dominican Winter League
Very Assorted Headlines
Detroit Signs Catcher Brayan Pena
The American League champion Detroit Tigers signed catcher Brayan Pena on Monday to a one-year deal...
Wil Myers takes his talents to the Grapefruit State. Photo by Minda Haas.
Two small market clubs made a big hot stove splash when the Royals acquired James Shields from the Rays. Wade Davis will join James Shields in Kansas City, while Jake Odorizzi, Mike Montgomery, and Patrick Leonard will go to Tampa, along with top prospect Wil Myers.
Shields and Davis are the only two locks...
Ben and Sam weigh in on the Rays-Royals trade involving James Shields and Wil Myers a day after the dust settles.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. For a stretch, Jake Odorizzi kept the snapshot in his mind: One day, if the stars were aligned, he'd become the Royals' main man, the stopper, the crown jewel of the giant crown along I-70. Instead, he'll go down in Kansas City history as the man traded for one ace, then traded two years later for another.
History's funny like that.
Was the Royals` strategy in their swap of Wil Myers and more prospects for James Shields and Wade Davis based on a broken windows theory?