RAYS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Rays 7/29/16 starting lineup, Morrison and Arcia placed on DL, Boxberger and Franklin return, etc

The Tampa Bay Rays activated reliever Brad Boxberger from the DL for the second time this season. (Photo Credit: SI.com) Rays 7/29/16 Starting Lineup Forsythe 2B Miller SS Longoria 3B Dickerson DH Pearce 1B Kiermaier CF Souza RF Guyer LF Maile C Odorizzi RHP Noteworthiness — The Rays placed both Logan Morrison (right forearm strain) and Oswaldo Arcia (right elbow strain) on...
Via X-Rays Spex
1 hour ago

Rays have plenty of pitchers to offer if the price is right

The Tampa Bay Rays may just be the key to everything at this point. That's the power that comes with having so much quality pitching and a bunch of teams anxious to upgrade their rotations.
Via Rays.com
1 hour ago

The New What Next: Rays vs Yankees — a series preview

The Tampa Bay Rays claimed their first win at Dodger Stadium, a 3-1 victory in the series finale on Wednesday. (Photo Credit: Tampa Bay Rays) The Tampa Bay Rays are set to begin a three-game series against the New York Yankees Friday night, at Tropicana Field. Tampa Bay looks for consistency after splitting the last 10 games. The starting rotation has allowed just seven runs...
Via X-Rays Spex
4 hours ago

Who might the Tampa Bay Rays target at the trade deadline?

Joey Gallo has been connected to the Tampa Bay Rays leading up to the trade deadline. (Photo Credit: Vernon Bryant/The Dallas Morning News) As we move closer to the August 1st trade deadline, a fair amount of the trade rumors surrounding the Tampa Bay Rays have quieted significantly. Still we wanted to take a look at some of the players the Rays may pursue, if or when one of their...
Via X-Rays Spex
7 hours ago

Analyzing Rays' past Trade Deadline deals

Before Monday's non-waiver Trade Deadline arrives at 4 p.m. ET and the Rays make whatever moves they will, here's a look at past Deadline deals the franchise has made under its current ownership. Perhaps it will give an idea as to what the Rays might do.
Via Rays.com
20 hours ago

Rays Trade Rumors: Pearce Inquiries Heating Up

Due to prolonged injuries, needing versatility along with a productive bat in their lineup, several teams have begun contacting the Tampa Bay Rays on the availability of Steve Pearce. Not nearly as popular as some of the starting pitchers that the Tampa Bay Rays have to offer as the trade deadline nears the witching hour, […] Rays Trade Rumors: Pearce Inquiries Heating Up - Rays...
Via Rays Colored Glasses
1 day ago

What Rays fans will be talking about today

The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. RAYS 3, Dodgers 1 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Matt Moore had another solid outing, holding the Dodgers to just 1 unearned run in 6.2 innings. He struck out 5, but walked 4. In his last 6 starts Moore has a 1.99 ERA and the Rays have won 4 of the games. Of course, it also...
Via Rays Index
1 day ago

Southern League Notebook: Taylor Guerrieri keeps ringing up the wins

The Montgomery Biscuits are still on a roll after winning their fourth consecutive game Tuesday night, 10-5 over Pensacola. It’s the fourth time this season Montgomery has enjoyed a streak that long. Taylor Guerrieri played a pivotal role in the win. He gave up just one run in six innings. It was the ninth consecutive […] The post Southern League Notebook: Taylor Guerrieri keeps...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago

Rays first baseman flips into stands for catch of the year

Logan Morrison did a thing, guys. A really great thing.More accurately, the Tampa Bay Rays first baseman might've made the catch of the season on Wednesday after somersaulting into the stands at Dodger Stadium and gloving a ball.It was an impressive snag in more ways than one, considering he managed to knock off a giant fieldside pad, caught the ball after he began flipping,...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Moore, Longoria lead Rays to first victory at Dodger Stadium

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- If Matt Moore's performance in Hollywood was an audition, the Tampa Bay left-hander definitely helped his chances to get the part with the Los Angeles Dodgers.And if it wasn't, he's more than happy to keep starring for the Rays.Moore pitched four-hit ball into the seventh inning, Evan Longoria hit a two-run homer and Tampa Bay won at Dodger Stadium for the first...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Logan Morrison says Twitter has run its course for himself, other athletes

LOS ANGELES — Imagine trying to explain Twitter to someone 10 years ago. Think about it for a minute. It's not easy. "It's this thing, where you can only write a couple lines, but then you can quote other people, and there's news streams."It sounds ridiculous, of course we know what's happened the last few years, especially in sports. Twitter has become the de facto route between...
Via FOX Sports
2 days ago

Other teams reportedly feel Rays are ‘leaning toward’ keeping their starting pitchers for rest of season

There are four days left until the (non-waiver) trade deadline and despite all the chatter surrounding the Rays and their starting pitchers, a few teams feel like the Rays are leaning towards holding on to those pitchers for now. Jerry Crasnick of ESPN spoke with “several teams” that have had trade talks with the Rays and reports that those teams don’t feel confident that they...
Via Rays Index
2 days ago

Blake Snell living up to hype and expectations

Just as you would expect of a player ranked at the top of his team’s prospect list, Rays left-hander Blake Snell came to the big leagues this year awash in hype and great expectations. Some, including Rays manager Kevin Cash, thought too much, perhaps. It’s not that Cash considered Snell incapable of eventually pitching to […] The post Blake Snell living up to hype and expectations...
Via Today's Knuckleball
2 days ago

Tampa Bay Rays: Five Rays Who Have Shined in 2016.

In a season that resembles the days of the Devil Rays, there are however five that have shinned brightly for the Tampa Bay Rays in 2016. To say the least, this has not been a good year for the Tampa Bay Rays. They are buried in last place in the American League East and are […] Tampa Bay Rays: Five Rays Who Have Shined in 2016. - Rays Colored Glasses - Rays Colored Glasses - A...
Via Rays Colored Glasses
2 days ago

MLB insider says another weird thing about the Rays that is probably not true

Last time we checked in on Jon Paul Morosi of Fox Sports he was teasing a potential Evan Longoria-to-the-Dodgers trade rumor only to later admit that sources said it wouldn’t happen, but maybe it will happen later on. Also, maybe it won’t, who knows. Let’s fast-forward a few days and now the Rays are about to play a 2-game series in Los Angeles against the Dodgers. This is...
Via Rays Index
3 days ago

Drew Smyly strong for 6 but Rays fall in walk-off fashion again to A's

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Ryon Healy hit a game-ending home run in the ninth inning two batters after Jake Smolinski tied it with a two-run homer, and the Oakland Athletics rallied past the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 on Saturday night. Both home runs came off Rays closer Alex Colome, who had recorded 21 consecutive saves before giving up three runs to the A's. Khris Davis opened the ninth...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays reportedly demanding Profar in pitching deal with Rangers

The Texas Rangers are combing the trade market for starters, and Jurickson Profar appears to be a name coming up frequently in talks. According to Jon Morosi of Fox Sports, the Tampa Bay Rays are insisting on Profar in trade talks, with Texas refusing to blink. #Rangers/#Rays staring contest continues. Tampa Bay wants Profar in return for one of their arms; Texas saying no. ...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays are wisely playing hardball with pitching in demand at deadline

Some quick notes on the trade market:• The Rangers are not optimistic that they will acquire one of the Rays' starting pitchers, according to a source with knowledge of the discussions.The teams are struggling to match up on a deal, and the reason could be the Rangers' reluctance to part with a top youngster such as Jurickson Profar for a modestly accomplished pitcher such as...
Via FOX Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Good chance Chris Archer ends up with Dodgers

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Chris Archer is one of the more intriguing names on the trade market this month, and he may be inching closer to a new destination. ESPN’s Jayson Stark reported that he has been told by an executive that the chances of Archer going to the Los Angeles Dodgers are high. Exec from team that's been talking with the Rays says he sees such a good fit...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

How You’d Argue MVP Kevin Kiermaier If You Wanted To

Kevin Kiermaier is not going to be voted American League Most Valuable Player. I personally would not vote for Kevin Kiermaier as American League Most Valuable Player. He’ll be on zero radars, and that’s perfectly fine. Other players will be more deserving — I just want to quickly expand on something that came up during my chat last Friday. Let’s say you really really really...
Via Fangraphs
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays trade rumors: where should Jake Odorizzi go?

With the trade deadline approaching fast, teams that are out of the race like the Tampa Bay Rays have to decide quickly who they plan on trading and who they plan on keeping. One of the players that has been a hot topic on the rumor mill as of late is Jake Odorizzi. Odorizzi makes sense for many teams. Not only is he a talented young arm, but he is under team control through the...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Archer reportedly not available unless overwhelming offer made

As the August 1 MLB trade deadline nears, we’ve heard ad infinitum that this is a sellers’ market taking shape before us this year. The Tampa Bay Rays are our latest proof of that much. According to a report by Buster Olney of ESPN on Sunday, Rays All-Star pitcher Chris Archer is not available for trade unless a totally overwhelming offer is made. Rays have told teams Chris...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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