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Will the Tampa Bay Rays be contenders in the AL East?

The Tampa Bay Rays franchise has never been about “the chase” so many big market MLB teams are. They have always thrived off gaining second-tier players that are maybe pushing towards their final years in the Bigs (looking for a good retirement community, perhaps), or solid players that simply can be obtained for a lower price. Regardless, the Rays have a history of acquiring...
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Analyzing the transactions by the Tampa Bay Rays Thursday

Despite being less than one month away from pitchers and catchers reporting, the Tampa Bay Rays remain busy. On Thursday, Tampa Bay made two significant moves. First, they signed 1B/OF Steve Pearce to a 1-year deal worth a base salary of $4.75 million. He can also earn another $1.5 million in incentive bonuses. Secondly, the Rays traded away relief pitcher Jake McGee for OF Corey...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays Reach agreement with Steve Pearce on one-year deal

The Tampa Bay Rays have reached an free agent Steve Pearce on a one-year deal. The deal is pending a physical. Pearce spent the past two season with the Baltimore Orioles and has hit 36 homers in 632 at-bats in that time. In 2014 Pearce had a career year when he hit .293/.373/.556, 157 OPS+, 26 2B, 21 HR in 383 plate appearances. Those number came back significantly in 2015...
Via Baseball News Source
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays add Steve Pearce on one-year deal

The Rays have signed Steve Pearce to a one-year contract for the 2016 season. Pearce, 32, had been seeking a multi-year deal as a free agent but could find no suitors. Instead he signs on with the Rays – a team which should use his versatility. Last year he saw time at first base and both corner outfield spots. After a strong 2014 season, Pearce struggled last year hitting just...
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Free Agent OF/1B Steve Pearce Wants Two-Year Deal

Rich Dubroff of Comcast Sportsnet, reports that free agent Steve Pearce is hoping to land a two-year deal. The Mets reportedly view Pearce as a candidate to fill their fifth outfield spot according to a report by Jon Heyman of MLB Network last week. Like fellow free agent Ryan Raburn, the appeal for the Mets is that Pearce bats right-handed and can also play some first base. Pearce...
Via Mets Merized Online
January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Could Mets be looking for someone cheaper than Raburn or Pearce?

New York State and Illinois politics are infamous for the corruption there has been among their legislators and highest elected officials. On rare occasions the voters can rid themselves of the worst of the worst by voting them out or indicting them so they can have some alone time in prison. Major League Baseball has had its share of scandalous owners and while they (regrettably...
December 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Mets only talked to Yoenis Cespedes about short term deal, talks are over

Yoenis Cespedes reportedly won’t be returning to the New York Mets. The Mets are targeting more complementary outfielders such as Steve Pearce, according to CBS Sports’s Jon Heyman, and there will be no reunion with Cespedes. The only dialogue the Mets have reportedly had with Cespedes was a short term deal of two to three years. Unsurprisingly, the two sides never even talked...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Yoenis Cespedes’ days with the Mets appear officially over

While the New York Mets’ young and live-armed pitching staff got all the attention en route to a NLCS win and World Series appearance, the bats also came along for the ride. Outfielder Yoenis Cespedes made a major impact and the Mets were hopeful of keeping him around beyond last season. But how long the Mets wanted to keep Cespedes around appears to be the sticking point...
Via The Comeback
December 24, 2015  |  Discuss

MLB Rumors: Indians interested in Steve Pearce

Nashville, Tennessee is home to the Grand Ole Opry and the 2015 MLB Winter Meetings. There have been plenty of rumors flying around, some of which have included the Cleveland Indians. That trend continued on Wednesday, when Indians beat reporter for Paul Hoynes said that the Indians have shown interest in former Baltimore Oriole and current free agent 1B/OF/DH Steve...
Via Waiting For Next Year
December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Fan nearly has cranium caved in by Steve Pearce’s smoked foul ball (GIF)

Your browser does not support iframes. A fan seated right above the visitor’s dugout should be thanking his lucky stars he didn’t wake up in a few weeks in a hospital after a medically induced coma after very nearly having his skull crushed in by an absolutely smoked foul ball off the bat of the […] The post Fan nearly has cranium caved in by Steve Pearce’s smoked foul ball...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

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