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What if Montreal filed for joint custody of the Tampa Bay Rays?

With the Rays exploring the idea of a new stadium in the Tampa area and Montreal hoping to bring baseball back to the city, one publication is proposing a radical idea.The French language newspaper La Presse suggests (in French) that Tampa and Montreal share the Rays. Among the benefits: lowering the cost of ownership for a Montreal group and maximizing the TV revenues with two separate...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays: Top 20 Prospects

USA Today The Tampa Bay Rays have been able to upgrade their farm system through trades over the last two seasons. Once rated in the bottom third, they are now more in the middle of the pack. Rating minor league players is an inexact science. The different leagues and parks makes it difficult to gauge performance, although there are some who try to use it as a predictor for major...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

How Corey Dickerson Fits the Rays and the League

It shouldn’t take a lot to understand why the Rays went and picked up Corey Dickerson. In general, it was a pretty classic Tampa Bay move: they dealt more expensive and conspicuous talent for under-appreciated talent and team control. Jake McGee is very obviously good, but Dickerson is his own brand of productive, and he ought to remain affordable for years. The Rays have been...
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 ZiPS Projections – Tampa Bay Rays

After having typically appeared in the very hallowed pages of Baseball Think Factory, Dan Szymborski’s ZiPS projections have been released at FanGraphs the past couple years. The exercise continues this offseason. Below are the projections for the Tampa Bay Rays. Szymborski can be found at ESPN and on Twitter at @DSzymborski. Other Projections: Arizona / Atlanta / Baltimore / Boston...
Via Fangraphs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Fifth Column: Worst Runner Up by Michael Baumann

On the decisions that lead to Logan Morrison being the fastest man on a bench.
Via Baseball Prospectus
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Stingrays Week 15 Recap: We Appreciate Goals

A short home schedule greeted the South Carolina Stingrays before beginning a four-game stretch on the road in Missouri, Oklahoma, and Kansas next week. The Rays took both games to improve on a 6-1 win at Norfolk to end the previous week. In a rare moment, “O Canada” was sung at the North Charleston Coliseum […]
Via Capitals Outsider
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays provide 'wish list' for desired new stadium

The Tampa Bay Rays have released a wish list of sorts with specifications for their proposed new stadium.Referencing the change in stadiums Camden Yards brought to the table when the Baltimore Orioles opened the stadium in 1992, the Rays are hoping their new ballpark will be the start of a new era of baseball stadiums.While remaining vague about specific details or plans, the Rays...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Not much going on? D-backs reportedly interested in Clippard, Rays also looking

While many free agents are still on the market with two weeks remaining before the start of spring training, right-handed reliever Tyler Clippard may soon have a new home. According to USA Today's Bob Nightengale, and Tampa Bay Times Marc Topkin, both the Arizona Diamondbacks and Tampa Bay Rays have an interest in Clippard. The D-backs recently said they "don't have much going on...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Kiermaier attempted to eat a steak bigger than his head

Give Kevin Kiermaier credit: He never shies away from the big challenge. For example, he could have watched that home run go over his head and nobody would have said a word. But he went for it. And this happened: Kiermaier takes the same life philosophy into his meals. He didn’t have to try to eat a 35 ounce ribeye steak with vegetables, two salads, two regular sides and a bag...
Via Food and Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rays considering reliever Tyler Clippard

At a time when teams are putting a huge emphasis on quality bullpen arms, the best from the 2015 free agent class is still unsigned -- righty Tyler Clippard.The 30-year-old has been a consistent performer across his nine-year career, owning a 2.88 ERA across 489 appearances. In 2015, he pitched for Oakland A's before being flipped to the New York Mets at the trade deadline. As a...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays pitcher Drew Smyly wins in arbitration

PHOENIX (AP) -- Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Drew Smyly has won baseball's first salary arbitration case this year.The three-person panel decided Thursday in Smyly's favor.The 26-year-old lefty asked arbitrators Elizabeth Neumeier, Andrew Strongin and Phillip LaPorte for a raise from $2.65 million to $3.75 million during a hearing Wednesday. The Rays argued for $3.2 million.Smyly was 5...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Drew Smyly beats Rays in season's first arbitration hearing

PHOENIX -- Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Drew Smyly has won baseball's first salary arbitration case this year.The three-person panel decided Thursday in Smyly's favor.The 26-year-old lefty asked arbitrators Elizabeth Neumeier, Andrew Strongin and Phillip LaPorte for a raise from $2.65 million to $3.75 million during a hearing Wednesday. The Rays argued for $3.2 million.Smyly was 5-2 with...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays' Smyly wins 1st MLB salary arbitration case of year

PHOENIX (AP) Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Drew Smyly has won baseball's first salary arbitration case this year. The three-person panel decided Thursday in Smyly's favor. The 26-year-old lefty asked arbitrators Elizabeth Neumeier, Andrew Strongin and Phillip LaPorte for a raise from $2.65 million to $3.75 million during a hearing Wednesday. The Rays argued for $3.2 million. Smyly...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Maybe the Rays shouldn’t trade Desmond Jennings

Last week, the Tampa Bay Rays made some noise when they acquired outfielder Corey Dickerson from the Rockies in exchange for reliever Jake McGee. Granted most of that noise were people asking out loud what in the world Colorado was thinking, but the Rays did a nice job adding a solid average regular to their outfield. However, the club already had three outfielders one could claim...
Via Bloguin Best
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Maybe the Rays shouldn’t trade Desmond Jennings

Last week, the Tampa Bay Rays made some noise when they acquired outfielder Corey Dickerson from the Rockies in exchange for reliever Jake McGee. Granted most of that noise were people asking out loud what in the world Colorado was thinking, but the Rays did a nice job adding a solid average regular to their outfield. However, the club already had three outfielders one could claim...
Via The Outside Corner
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Drew Smyly and Tampa Bay Rays argue 1st MLB salary arbitration case of year

PHOENIX — Drew Smyly and the Tampa Bay Rays argued baseball's first salary arbitration case this year on Wednesday.The 26-year-old left-hander asked arbitrators Elizabeth Neumeier, Andrew Strongin and Phillip LaPorte for a raise from $2.65 million to $3.75 million during a hearing Wednesday. The Rays argued for $3.2 million.A decision is expected on Thursday.Smyly was 5-2 with...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays, Drew Smyly argue first arbitration case of year

PHOENIX (AP) -- Drew Smyly and the Tampa Bay Rays have argued baseball's first salary arbitration case this year.The 26-year-old left-hander asked arbitrators Elizabeth Neumeier, Andrew Strongin and Phillip LaPorte for a raise from $2.65 million to $3.75 million during a hearing Wednesday. The Rays argued for $3.2 million.A decision is expected on Thursday.Smyly was 5-2 with a 3...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Smyly and Rays argue 1st MLB salary arbitration case of year

PHOENIX (AP) Drew Smyly and the Tampa Bay Rays have argued baseball's first salary arbitration case this year. The 26-year-old left-hander asked arbitrators Elizabeth Neumeier, Andrew Strongin and Phillip LaPorte for a raise from $2.65 million to $3.75 million during a hearing Wednesday. The Rays argued for $3.2 million. A decision is expected on Thursday. Smyly was 5-2 with...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Classic Threads: Tampa Bay Rays

Classic Threads looks at the Tampa Bay Rays Chris Covatta / Getty Images Even though the Tampa Bay Rays have not been in the league for twenty years yet, it feels like they have. Through the years, this has been a team more associated with ugly uniform styles and even a name change. Let’s put a positive spin on the Rays jersey history.
Via Baseball Essential
13 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via isportsweb.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays get OF Dickerson from Rockies for reliever McGee

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Colorado's crowded outfield just wasn't big enough for Corey Dickerson. The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired Dickerson from the Rockies for left-handed reliever Jake McGee in a trade Thursday that also sent a minor leaguer to each team. The Rays got third baseman Kevin Padlo and Colorado got right-hander German Marquez. Colorado had an abundance of left-handed...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

A Look at the Rays Lineup After the Acquisition of Corey Dickerson

With the reported deal that has former Colorado Rockies outfielder, Corey Dickerson heading to the Tampa Bay Rays, Tampa has finally added that spark in their lineup that can complement third baseman, Evan Longoria and perhaps take some weight off his shoulders. Colorado, in return for Dickerson, will receive reliever, Jake McGee ,along with a minor league pitcher. This may cause a...
Via Baseball Essential
16 days ago  |  Discuss

AP source: Rays agree to get Dickerson from Rox for McGee

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) A person with knowledge of the situation says the Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to acquire outfielder Corey Dickerson from the Colorado Rockies for left-handed reliever Jake McGee. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday because the trade has not been announced. Prospects also are involved in the deal. Dickerson was deemed...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays pitcher Chris Archer buys coffee for fans at local coffee shop

Rays fans in St. Petersburg got a nice surprise when they showed up for their morning coffee Wednesday. For half an hour, Tampa Bay starter and 2015 All-Star Chris Archer, paid for the coffee of 50 customers at Kahwa Coffee. Need coffee this morning? @ChrisArcher42 is treating #Rays fans until 9 at Kahwa in #DTSP. #CoffeeOnChris pic.twitter.com/EvPud1eavP — Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball...
Via The Comeback
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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