Found January 05, 2014 on
TEAMS: Tampa Bay Rays
getty images Sam Fuld remains open to the idea of returning to the Tampa Bay Rays reports Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times. Fuld, 32, should be open to the idea of joining anyone who will give him a shot at a roster spot after a dismal .199/.270/.267 line with two home runs and 17 RBI a season ago. Being a plus defender with good speed there should be no shortage of teams willing to sign Fuld to a minor league deal.

Rays rumors: Fernando Rodney could return as a better closer option

The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired closer Heath Bell in anticipation of losing fellow closer Fernando Rodney to free agency. It appears, though, that Rodney has a chance to resume his closer's role with the Rays. Tampa Bay Times' Joe Smith reports that Rays pitching coach Jim Hickey "wouldn't be surprised" to see Rodney back on the Rays.Rodney has had contact...

Rays rumors: David Price more likely to remain a Ray

Tampa Bay Rays fans can breathe a little more easily regarding the trade rumors of ace pitcher David Price. According to the Tampa Bay Times' Joe Smith, a trade is still possible, but Rays team president Andrew Friedman is now more likely to keep Price in attempt to give the Rays a chance to return to the postseason and advance to the World Series.With Price expected to make...

Rays pitching coach Jim Hickey “wouldn’t be surprised” if Fernando Rodney returns

The Rays addressed their need for a closer by ac quiring Heath Bell in a three-team trade at the beginning of December. Fernando Rodney, who had been their closer for the past two seasons, became a free agent at the conclusion of the 2013 regular season, but the right-hander has yet to sign with a new team. As a result, pitching coach Jim Hickey says he “wouldn’t be surprised”...

Price could be back for '14 season

With less than six weeks before pitchers and catchers begin pitching and catching in Port Charlotte, the question surrounding the Tampa Bay Rays' offseason remains: What about David Price? All signs point to Price being traded this winter. Owner Stuart Sternberg said in late September the 2014 payroll would be reduced after the Rays finished last in attendance in 2013. Price...

Did the Tampa Bay Rays Have a Successful Season?

It’s hard to believe, but the Tampa Bay Rays haven’t finished worse than third place in the AL East since a fifth-place finish in 2007.  Since then, Rays have made the playoffs four times, won the division twice, and have become the biggest thorn in the sides of the Toronto Blue Jays and Baltimore Orioles, who have to face three of the strongest organizations in baseball as...

2014 Fantasy Baseball: Keeping Tabs on Heath Bell

Photo Credit: Nick Piecoro This off-season has been quite a doozy.  So much so, even the reliever market has been a bit zany.  Billy Beane of the Oakland A’s decided to trade for and pay closer Jim Johnson eight figures, then mere hours later, traded for reliever Luke Gregerson, who is arguably the better pitcher of the two.  The Washington Nationals then called up Billy and...
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