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Wil Myers pumped about Padres’ offseason trades

The San Diego Padres have become one of the most exciting teams this offseason, and Wil Myers is pumped to see what his new organization is all about. The 2013 AL Rookie of the Year was traded by Tampa Bay to San Diego as part of a 3-team, 11-player deal that was made official on...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Wil Myers' short stint with Rays shows fickle nature of hype and hope

Wil Myers arrived at Tropicana Field with a clap of thunder, his 428-foot home run to center field off Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Esmil Rogers presumed to be part of a long power surge to come. It was June 24, 2013, eight games into Myers' major-league career after a celebrated promotion from Triple-A Durham. The rookie's first at-bat before his home crowd, in the second inning...
Via Fox Sports Florida
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Rays, Padres, Nats complete 11-player trade involving Myers

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) The Rays, Padres and Nationals have finalized an 11-player trade that sent 2013 AL Rookie of the Year Wil Myers from Tampa Bay to San Diego and outfielder Steven Souza Jr. from Washington to the Rays. The deal was formally announced Friday, two days after the Rays agreed to part with Myers in a move that team president Matt Silverman says will make Tampa...
Via AP on Fox
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Padres acquire OF Wil Myers in 11-player, three-team trade

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres today announced that they have acquired outfielder Wil Myers, catcher Ryan Hanigan, left-handed pitcher Jose Castillo and right-handed pitcher Gerardo Reyes from the Tampa Bay Rays. As part of the agreement, the Padres will send catcher Rene Rivera, right-handed pitcher Burch Smith and infielder Jake Bauers to Tampa Bay, as well as right-handed pitcher...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
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Rays complete 11-player trade, largest in franchise history

The Tampa Bay Rays on Friday completed a three-team, 11-player trade that sent outfielder Wil Myers, catcher Ryan Hanigan, minor-league left-hander Jose Castillo and minor-league right-hander Gerardo Reyes to the San Diego Padres in exchange for catcher Rene Rivera, right-hander Burch Smith and minor-league first baseman Jake Bauers. The Rays also receive outfielder Steven Souza...
Via Fox Sports Florida
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Tom Foley promoted to bench coach as Rays finalize staff

New Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash has finalized his coaching staff. On Friday, the Rays announced that Tom Foley has been promoted from third base coach to bench coach, replacing Dave Martinez, who left the Rays in November and later took the same position with the Chicago Cubs. Rocco Baldelli, formerly the Rays' special assistant to baseball operations, has been hired as first...
Via Fox Sports Florida
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Andover's Hanigan To Sox For Middlebrooks?

Reports are surfacing that Andover's Ryan Hanigan will be traded by the Padres to the Red Sox in exchange for Will Middlebrooks. Hanigan graduated from Andover (MA) High School back in 1999. He was a three-year varsity starter at Andover and was an Eastern Massachusetts All-Star in his senior year. Hanigan would be a perfect compliment to Christian Vazquez in the Boston backstop...
Via FenwayNation
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Will City Council Vote Send The Rays Packing?

The St. Petersburg City Council voted down a proposal to let the Tampa Bay Rays scout around Hillsborough County for a new ballpark site. The likely effect of the vote is the sale of the team by current owner Stu Sternberg and a move to another city. This is probably the best news possible for the franchise—stuck in a Rube Goldberg-like joke of a stadium with equally dumb fans...
Via FenwayNation
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Tampa Bay Rays Request for Stadium Search Denied

The city of St. Petersburg, Florida, has denied Tampa Bay’s request to search for a new field location. The official vote was tallied 5-3, turning down the proposal that would’ve given the Rays three years to look for a new stadium site. The news comes as a big blow to the Rays organization, as they had been looking to move into the actual Tampa Bay area in order to generate...
Via Baseball Essential
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St Pete council rejects deal with Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) The St. Petersburg City Council has rejected a deal reached earlier this month between the Rays and the city's mayor that would have allowed the team to search for new stadium sites on both sides of Tampa Bay. The council voted 5-3 Thursday to reject Mayor Rick Kriseman's proposed agreement. The team has played since its inception in Pinellas County at...
Via AP on Fox
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Rays' new stadium hopes take hit as St. Pete City Council nixes location search

The St. Petersburg City Council rejected the proposed memorandum of understanding on Wednesday that would have allowed the Tampa Bay Rays to explore new stadium options in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties. The vote was 5-3. The MOU, announced by St. Petersburg mayor Rick Kriseman and Rays president Brian Auld on Dec. 9, would have allowed the Rays to explore potential stadium sites...
Via Fox Sports Florida
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Breaking Down Baseball’s 3-Team, 11-Player Trade: Can Wil Myers Bounce Back?

You don’t see these kinds of trades anymore. Eleven-player deals involving three teams are incredibly hard to pull off, so when they happen, they’re usually very intriguing. This one is no different. The Rays, Padres, and Nationals agreed to a deal on Tuesday that would send a slew of young players (and Ryan Hanigan) all over the place. Here’s how it breaks down. Click here to...
Via Batting Leadoff
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Of Course Rene Rivera Is Going to the Rays

Last month, not only did the Tampa Bay Rays cut Jose Molina, but, as Jeff detailed, no other Major League team was or has been interested in picking Molina up, even for the smallest of prices. As somebody who has always had their interests piqued by pitch-framing, this tiny morsel of a transaction nonetheless triggered […]
Via Fangraphs
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Rays Deal A Myers Lemon For Prospect Lemonade

It's beginning to feel like it's not an offseason without a trade of Wil Myers. In three short years, he's gone from the Royals to the Rays and now on to the Padres. Only place he can go from the Padres is the Tokyo Yakult Swallows. They would hope Myers could carry them against their most hated rivals, the Yakuza Spits. The Miller Lite-inspired commercials between the Spits...
Via Razzball
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Reports: Padres Acquire Wil Myers in Massive Three-Team Deal

In what can be defined as a confusing three-team swap, multiple reports now suggest that the San Diego Padres have acquired young outfielder Wil Myers from the Tampa Bay Rays in a trade that also involves an extremely active Washington Nationals club. ESPN’s Jim Bowden, who was the first to report that the deal was complete, provided a synopsis of the parameters.  In addition...
Via Sportsnaut
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Transaction Analysis: Padres Add Myers by R.J. Anderson and Wilson Karaman

Wil Myers is swapped for the second time in as many years. What gives?
Via Baseball Prospectus
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Wil Myers headlines blockbuster 11-player trade between Padres, Rays and Nationals

On Tuesday evening, the Padres and Rays put baseball insiders, analysts and fans on high alert with rumblings of a trade involving Tampa Bay outfielder Wil Myers going to San Diego. Though reports had the deal as close to happening, there were warnings of caution that the trade could take a while to complete because so many players were involved. So we went to bed on Tuesday night...
Via Bloguin Best
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Padres Acquire Myers, Hanigan in 11-Player Deal

There once was a time when the San Diego Padres spoke of going after “the big bat” and “quietly building from within” to achieve some caliber and talent. There was a time when the Padres spoke loudly but carried a soft stick, leaving the “hot stove” to simmer while the Friar Faithful waited with bated breath for good news that would never come. Such times, apparently...
Via Friarhood
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Breaking Down the Prospects in the Wil Myers Trade

The days-rumored mega deal has happened and I’m here to break down all the prospects.  I’ve put them in order of preference, though the top two prospects have the same grade, so you could flip-flop them if you prefer the instant impact of Souza over the positional scarcity of Turner. Trea Turner, SS, Washington Nationals […]
Via Fangraphs
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Wil Myers: Padres, Rays, Nationals agree on blockbuster trade

For a little more than 24 hours we had been hearing that a trade that would send outfielder Wil Myers from the Tampa Bay Rays to the San Diego Padres was “close,” now we have been told the deal has been consummated (ESPN’s Jim Bowden now confirms it). The deal also involves the Washington Nationals and includes a whopping 11 players. The deal is contingent on everyone passing...
Via Rumors and Rants
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Wil Myers Reportedly Heading to San Diego

Just two years after getting shipped out of Kansas City, Wil Myers is reportedly on the move again. This time, he’s going to San Diego in a fascinating three way trade that looks to create more questions than it answers. First, the most updated details, as we know them, via Mark Topkin. Hearing #Rays are […]
Via Fangraphs
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VIDEO: Rays' Grant Balfour honors his father during MLB Ambassador Tour

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Grant Balfour paid tribute to his father David, who has been battling cancer for four years, during the pitcher's trip to Australia for the MLB Ambassador Tour. Family, friends and fans gathered at the Blacktown International Sportspark, home of the Sydney Blue Sox, to join Balfour in honoring his father.
Via Fox Sports Florida
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Rumors: Rays’ Wil Myers close to being traded

One possibility in brewing trade is for #Nationals' Souza to replace Myers with #Rays. Souza, a promising OFer, is somewhat blocked in DC. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 17, 2014   “Franchise altering” may get used a bit carelessly when talking about trades and player movement, but the rumored pieces in yesterday’s Rays, Padres, and maybe Mariners trade talk...
Via Baseball Essential
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Tampa Bay Rays Trade Wil Myers to San Diego Padres

The Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to trade Wil Myers to the San Diego Padres in exchange for Jake Bauers, Joe Ross, and Burch Smith.  Myers was the centerpiece of the deal that sent James Shields and Wade Davis to the Kansas City Royals. Myers, who just turned 24 this month, has played in 88 and 87 games the past two seasons.  In 660 career MLB ABs, he owns a .258/.324/.400...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays Injury Update: Jake McGee will miss start of season following elbow surgery

The Tampa Bay Rays look to improve this winter on a team which won 77 games this past season. At 27th in the Major Leagues in runs scored, offense is the major area of concern. The Rays were solid on the mound, ranked 13th in ERA. On the injury front, left-handed reliever Jake McGee will miss the start of the season following elbow surgery. It's a key early season loss for the Rays...
Via Sports Injury Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss
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