Yunel Escobar and the Value of Chemistry Revisited

Yunel Escobar signed a very club-friendly extension with Tampa Bay this weekend, and extension very similar to the one he signed with Toronto a few years back. It is clearly a good deal for the team, and what might it say about the value of clubhouse chemistry?
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays Extend Yunel Escobar

The Tampa Bay Rays like Yunel Escobar,  Escobar likes being in Tampa Bay, and the two sides agreed to a two-year extension covering 2015 and 2016 worth a guaranteed $13 million. The deal also includes a club option for 2017. The extension replaces a 2015 club option. “I really do feel happy here,” Escobar said through an interpreter. “I think it’s one of the best things...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Extension keeps Escobar at home

It didn’t take long once SS Yunel Escobar arrived in Tampa Bay before last season to realize he had found a home, and that’s why he told executive vice president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman that he would like to remain a Ray past the end of his contract. Escobar asked and he received. The Rays on Saturday announced a two-year extension with a club option for a third...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Storylines: Rays' Escobar latest to receive extension

In this MLB News and Notes segment, I will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB.  I also will try to tweet news and rumors as I see them, so feel free to follow me on Twitter: @ajnicholsIBI.  Here are the stories from Saturday, April 5th. Top Stories The Rays have signed shortstop Yunel Escobar to a two-year extension.  The deal will...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays give Yunel Escobar two-year extension

getty images The Tampa Bay Rays have given shortstop Yunel Escobar a two-year contract extension worth $13 million which includes a club option for the 2017 season. An announcement was made prior to Saturday’s game against the Texas Rangers by Rays manager Joe Maddon. “Yunel has been a tremendous addition to our infield and was a critical part of our success last year,” said...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays, Yunel Escobar agree to 2-year, $13 million extension

Yunel Escobar has found a home through at least 2016. On Saturday, the Tampa Bay Rays announced a two-year contract extension for the shortstop covering 2015 and 2016 with a one-year club option for 2017. The extension is worth a guaranteed $13 million and replaces the 2015 club option. "Having this infield together is a big reason we did it," Escobar told reporters through...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays agree to two-year, $13 million extension with Yunel Escobar

Yesterday, I wrote that the Tampa Bay Rays have had "serious" negotiations with shortstop Yunel Escobar about a contract extension. A deal wasn't believed to be imminent as of last night, but talks apparently accelerated and a deal is now done.The Rays announced that they have signed Escobar to a two-year, $13 million extension that includes a club option for 2017.After...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays Rumors: Tampa Bay has had 'serious' extension talks with Yunel Escobar

The Tampa Bay Rays, as most of you know, are a team that likes to lock up their own players before adding players from the outside. They have already locked up right-handed pitcher Chris Archer to a six-year contract extension and may not be done extending their own.Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that the Rays have had "serious" extension talks with shortstop...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rumors: Rays eye extension for Yunel Escobar

Yunel Escobar could be the next Tampa Bay Ray pocketing a long-term deal to stay in the Sunshine State. The Tampa Bay Times' Marc Tompkin is reporting the 31-year-old may be having serious talks with the front office.#Rays indeed have had serious extension talks w/Escobar. Heard not close to deal at moment, but also still very possible it happens— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays upset over slur

The Toronto Blue Jays released a statement on Monday condemning the use of a homophobic slur that was written on Yunel Escobar's eye black over the weekend. 

September 17, 2012  |  Discuss

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