The Best American League Free Agent Signings of All Time

Teams ideally build through the draft and their own farm system, however, free agency is unavoidable. Whether it’s making a huge splash for the top-of-the-rotation starter or plugging a hole on the bench, it’s necessary for teams to utilize the free agent market to fill out their roster. Scott Maxwell brings us the best American League free agent signings of all time. Free...
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3 days ago

The plays 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. Orioles 5, RAYS 3 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Corey Dickerson looks like the real deal. After questions about whether or not his power would translate outside of Coors Field, it looks like Evan Longoria finally has a bat to protect him in the lineup for the first time since...
Via Rays Index
18 days ago

Spring play gets underway

On the trek to Opening Day we arrived Wednesday at the 1st official game of Spring Training 2016. In all, the Red Sox will play 31 Grapefruit League games between now and the end of March. Wednesday’s opener was a 7-4 Boston home field loss to the Minnesota Twins, who improved to 65-59-1 against the Sox since the two teams have faced off in Spring Training action beginning...
Via RSN Stats
March 02, 2016

Carlos Pena throws out first pitch

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September 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Carlos Pena announces retirement

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Carlos Pena announced his retirement Friday when he spoke at the home of the Tampa Bay Rays, a team he helped reach its only World Series appearance. Pena, 37, spent 14 years in the major leagues, playing last for Texas in 2014. He hit 31 homers with 102 RBIs in 2008 with the Rays, who lost to Philadelphia in the World Series. ''The Rays, for me, were family...
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September 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Former slugger Carlos Pena signs contract, retires as a Ray

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Rays today signed first baseman Carlos Pena to an honorary contract, and the 14-year veteran immediately announced his retirement from Major League Baseball. "After 17 years of living my childhood dream, I am honored to walk away from the game I love, with the team that I most cherished," said Pena. "The Tampa Bay Rays will forever hold a very...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Carlos Pena: The Rays were and still are family

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September 18, 2015  |  Discuss

NU's Carlos Pena On 'Effective Velocity'

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February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Rays slugger Carlos Pena joins MLB Network

MLB Network announced on Monday that former Tampa Bay Rays (among others) first baseman Carlos Pena would be joining their stable of on-air personalities. Pena will be making his debut on Thursday’s editions of MLB Now and MLB Tonight. The 36-year old Pena spent 2014 with the Rangers, and was released after playing just 18 games in the majors. Pena was an All-Star for the Rays...
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December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Ex-Red Sox, Northeastern Alum Carlos Pena Joins MLB Network As Analyst

This embed is invalid" /> Carlos Pena is hopping behind the desk. The MLB Network announced Monday that Pena has joined its team as a studio analyst. The 14-year major league veteran hasn’t officially announced his retirement in conjunction with the news, but it’s reasonable to think his career might be over. Pena, 36, was drafted by the Texas...
December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Carlos Pena to retire, join MLB Network

Having enjoyed a productive 14 year career in the majors, MLB Network announced that former all-star, gold-glove award winner and comeback player of the year, Carlos Pena will officially hang up his spikes and join MLB Network as an on-air analyst. Pena, 36, spent the 2014 season as a member of the Texas Rangers and after experiencing many of the same struggles that hindered his...
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December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Things I’ve Learned About Kevin Long

With all the talk about the Mets considering Kevin Long to fill the Mets vacant hitting coach position, I decided to spend an hour researching him and learning what this former Yankee is all about. I learned some things along the way and thought I’d share some of them with you. Long Is Very Confident “If you’re going to fix somebody’s swing, you better know what you’re...
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October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Ranking the 2014 Texas Rangers from 1 to 64

When you set a Major League record for players used with 64 sometimes one or two can be forgotten. But as much as some people want to forget about the 2014 season it's not going to happen. Neither is forgetting about any of the 64 players who wore a Texas uniform this season. Here they are in order ranked by their contribution to the club. And if you feel bad for forgetting about...
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September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers release Carlos Pena

Getty Images The Texas Rangers have released first baseman Carlos Pena. About a month ago the Rangers sent a struggling Pena to Triple-A Round Rock after he produced just eight hits in 59 at-bats in 18 games. He had one home run and two RBI during his stay with the Rangers following injuries to Prince Fielder and Mitch Moreland. Once in Round Rock, Pena hit .297/.350/.500 with four...
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Club America extend 100 percent start to Apertura, down Tigres

Club America extended their 100 percent start in the Torneo Apertura to four games with a 2-0 win away to Tigres Monterrey. Mexico striker Oribe Peralta's first-half goal set the early league leaders on their way and World Cup colleague Miguel Layun scored just after the hour mark to make the points safe. Queretaro are second in the fledgling standings after William's late goal gave...
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August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Series Preview: Angels vs. Rangers vs. the worst

No team’s fan base delighted in the struggles of the Angels last year than Rangers fans. It was so very frustrating to see them dancing on the Halos’ grave. That is why it is so, very, VERY sweet to see Texas where they are right now. That would be the basement. The basement of the AL West. The basement of the AL. The basement of the ENTIRE LEAGUE. Yep, the Rangers are the WORST...
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July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball: Week 14 Free Agent Fixes

In a lighter mid-week addition of this week’s article, a flame throwing right-handed pitcher has gotten his parent club’s attention and he could be on the way back to the majors very shortly as a result. Also, a pair of outfielders were promoted on Tuesday and immediately inserted into their team’s starting lineups. They are joined by an AL-only pick at first base that gets...
Via The Fantasy Fix
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Beyonce In A Jockstrap, Carlos Pena Hits HR Into Brisket & World Cup Kills Porn Traffic

  The World Cup is off today so you can go back to watching day baseball. The Rays are in Baltimore for a…
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June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Carlos Pena hits first homer back with Rangers into food tray

Carlos Pena made his return to the Texas Rangers a memorable one on Wednesday. In the bottom of the sixth inning against the Detroit Tigers, Pena blasted his first home run in a Rangers uniform since 2001 into a food cart at Globe Life Park. FOX Sports Southwest's Jim Knox met up with the fan who grabbed the ball in a tray of brisket.
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June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Baseball au jus? Carlos Pena’s home run lands in pan of brisket (video)

Carlos Pena hit his first home run of the season — and first in over a year — on Wednesday during only his second game as a member of the Texas Rangers organization. But what made the homer that landed in the right field bleachers of Globe Life Park is exactly where it landed. After […] The post Baseball au jus? Carlos Pena’s home run lands in pan of brisket (video) appeared...
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June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Carlos Pena Knocks Home Run in to Tray of Brisket in Return From Triple-A

Veteran or not, whenever a player spends time in the minors he wants to make a splash when he gets called up to the Show. So when Carlos Pena was called back up by the Texas Rangers to play in Wednesday night's game against the Detroit Tigers he knew he wanted to do something special.Little did anyone know that his 'something special' would have a little extra flavor to it.via Cut4Yes...
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June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Carlos Pena's first home run of season lands in tray of brisket

First home runs of the season usually taste pretty good but Carlos Pena's first dinger of the year had a little bit of mouthwatering Texas flavor to boot.Pena, called up June 24 after bouncing around MLB for 14 years, celebrated his return to the Rangers by smacking an enormous home run in Wednesday's game against the Tigers.And if he longed for his old Lone Star State cooking, it...
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June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers return to familiar faces, same old struggling offense in loss

ARLINGTON, Texas - Trying to break a five-game losing streak, the Rangers couldn't win their homecoming game in an 8-2 loss to Detroit on Tuesday night. It was a homecoming for the Rangers after a 3-6 road trip. It was a homecoming for veteran Carlos Pena, who made his first appearance in a Rangers uniform since 2001. But most of all it was a homecoming for former All-Star second...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers call up Carlos Pena to play first

The Texas Rangers wasted little time calling up recently signed first baseman Carlos Pena. Signed a week ago, Pena had a brief stay at Triple-A Round Rock. Given that Pena hit just .207/.321/.346 with eight home runs in 89 games last season between Houston and Kansas City expectations should be tempered. Pena has been penciled into the sixth spot in the Rangers batting order...
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Allen Craig and All of Those Ground Balls

In case you haven’t noticed, Allen Craig’s ground ball rate has jumped rather drastically (55% so far this year, compared to 45% last year according to Fangraphs).  While we’re still operating in relative small sample size land, it’s still a rather alarming jump, so much so that I wanted to get some historical context.  With that goal I grabbed all of the seasons of greater...
Via The Cardinal Conclave
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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