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Rays Rumors: David Price trade talks 'intensifying'

The Tampa Bay Rays were thought to be unlikely to deal coveted left-handed pitcher David Price, but talks are "intensifying", and the chances of a deal happening have increased over the last 12 hours, reports Jon Morosi of FoxSports.com. Like what you're reading? Subscribe for daily updates!* indicates requiredEmail Address * Follow @sprtsrumoralert
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Price expecting to stay

The Rays are off today, and find themselves eight games behind the Orioles in the AL East race and 5 1/2 back of the Jays - and with four teams in the way - for the second wild-card. Baseball Prospectus gives them only a 3.8 percent chance to win the division and 6.7 to win that wild card. Fangraphs.com has their odds at 4.9 and 6.9 percent. Here is the latest from overnight Wednesday...
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MLB trade rumors: Rays' best move might be holding Price until winter

The proclamation from Joe Maddon was made on Twitter on June 7, when the Rays were 24-39. Those 11 losses ticked away, when Tampa Bay fell to 41-51 with a 6-0 loss to the Royals on July 7, it appeared that the season was lost. By July 11, the Rays, who had fought admirably to make even as much progress as they did, slipped back to double-digit games out of first place in the American...
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Tough call: Rays should keep David Price to preserve renewed life

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- For all the Tampa Bay Rays' reasons to keep David Price past 4 p.m. Thursday -- from enjoying his uncommon talent to maintaining the team's recent momentum to preserving a chance to reach the playoffs for the fifth time in seven years there's one that stands above the rest. The message by trading him would be too loud, and too potentially damaging...
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For The First Time Ever, A Non-Home Run Ball Landed In The Rays’ Ray Tank

The first EVER non-home run put into the Rays’ tank. http://t.co/Cx2MBce2Jz — MLB GIFS (@MLBGIFs) July 30, 2014 In the eighth inning of Wednesday’s game between the Rays and the Brewers, history was made. Milwaukee’s Khris Davis hit a fly ball towards center field. Improbably, the ball hit the ground and then rebounded all the way up into Tropicana Field’s ray tank. The...
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As Rays keep winning, the trade rumors stop

David Price – Photo Credit – Keith Allison   Nevermind their most recent loss to the Milwaukee Brewers — the Tampa Bay Rays are back. They finished off a magnificent July with a 5-0 loss to the Brew crew, but they still took two of three from them and still had a 17-6 record during the month. A 9-game game winning streak wrapped around the All-Star break put them back into...
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Waiting almost over for Rays’ Price

The answer to the question of whether LHP David Price will still be a member of the Tampa Bay Rays after Thursday’s trade deadline is still unknown. “It’s here,” Price said of the trade deadline Tuesday. “I guess we’ll have some answers here in the next couple of days. We’ll see how it goes.” Speculation about Price’s future with the Rays has hovered over the...
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Rays beat Brewers again, now game shy of .500

The Rays are playing for a lot these days, not just to continue their improbable climb back to .500 and into playoff contention but potentially to keep ace David Price and others from being traded. And they are playing like it, battling from behind for a second straight night to beat the NL Central-leading Brewers 5-1 Tuesday. "It's kind of funny; we've been playing...
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Rays Injury Update: Wil Myers to take BP for first time since breaking wrist

The Tampa Bay Rays entered Tuesday's game against the Milwaukee Brewers with a 52-54 record, fourth in the American League East. The Rays have been solid on the mound, ranked 11th in the Major Leagues in ERA, but have been hindered by injuries and are just 17th in the Major Leagues in runs scored. There is some good news on the injury front regarding outfielder Wil Myers, who...
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Rays Rumors: Tampa Bay 'talking and willing' to trade David Price

The Tampa Bay Rays are going to have to decide in the next day or so whether or not they will trade star left-handed pitcher David Price. All indications are that they will keep him, but it is still a possibility that they trade him.The Rays are "talking and willing" to trade Price, a Rays-connected source told Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com.#153668140 / gettyimages.comIf...
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This Wil Myers bike horn giveaway will steal your soul

On Sunday, the Rays are giving away a Wil Myers bike horn to kids 14 and under. And quite frankly, it’s terrifying. What, you ask? Head-on view of the #Rays @wilmyers bike horn to be given away Sunday. pic.twitter.com/ihnaR9QkMH — Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) July 30, 2014 Here's what that #Rays @wilmyers bike horn looks like from the side. Nice hair, right? pic.twitter.com...
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Rays have odd Wil Myers giveaway planned

On Sunday, the Rays are giving away a Wil Myers bike horn to kids 14 and under. And quite frankly, it’s terrifying. What, you ask? Head-on view of the #Rays @wilmyers bike horn to be given away Sunday. pic.twitter.com/ihnaR9QkMH — Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) July 30, 2014 Here's what that #Rays @wilmyers bike horn looks like from the side. Nice hair, right? pic.twitter.com...
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Chris Archer is being a hypocrite with David Ortiz

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer isn’t the only one who had a problem with David Ortiz’s dramatic bat flip on Sunday. Big Papi has pissed the Rays off on several occasions by pimping his homers, and he is not going to stop just because people are complaining. But more importantly, why is Archer whining? […]
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Rays Injury Update: Ryan Hanigan aiming for Friday return

Tampa Bay Rays catcher Ryan Hanigan is doing better and eyeing rehab games this week. He would like to rejoin the Rays on Friday after fully recovering from a oblique injury as reported by Marc Topkin.#Rays Hanigan (oblique) doing better, eyeing rehab games this week with @StoneCrabs, rejoin #Rays Friday— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) July 29, 2014#452283158 / gettyimages.comHanigan...
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Chris Archer: Strikeout Celebration Came In ‘Infant Stages Of My Career’

There were a lot of raised eyebrows around the baseball world when Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer called out David Ortiz for his bat flip Sunday night. Ortiz’s post-home run actions are far from universally beloved — Archer’s rotation mate, David Price, is an outspoken Papi critic — but many didn’t think the 25-year-old right-hander was one to talk regarding such matters...
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2014 Fantasy Baseball Value: Is Ben Zobrist on the move?

The second wild card has thrown a monkey wrench into the whole trade deadline process. It’s even caused some people to propose pushing the non-waiver deadline back into August. The problem is that too many teams think they are still in the hunt when the deadline comes this Thursday. The Rays are one of those teams caught in no man’s land. They have tradeable pieces in David Price...
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Rays’ Jake Odorizzi Walks Off Field After Second Out Of Inning (Video)

In the top of the fifth inning Monday night, Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Jake Odorizzi struck out Milwaukee Brewers batter Scooter Gennett. He then decided he had had enough of that inning and walked off the field. Unfortunately for Odorizzi, though, there was still work to be done. While Rays righthander apparently thought he had ended the inning, his strikeout of Gennett only represented...
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Rays begin a telling week with a victory behind James Loney's clutch hit

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- James Loney watched his soft line drive flutter toward the gap and hoped it would land. At first, when he poked right-hander Kyle Lohse's 89-mph fastball toward right-center field, he felt good about his chances to deliver as the Tampa Bay Rays' Mr. Reliable again. Still, centerfielder Carlos Gomez was closing fast, and Loney braced for the best. Then...
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Chris Archer Known To Showboat Despite Criticizing David Ortiz (Video)

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer is quite the hypocrite. Archer has criticized David Ortiz in recent days for showboating, as the Boston Red Sox slugger capped a three-run home run Sunday with an emphatic bat flip and a slow trot around the bases. But, as history shows, Archer isn’t exactly above showboating. In fact, he’s quite the ham. In the words of Randy “Macho Man”...
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Sixth inning leaves Brewers feeling snakebit against Tampa Bay

Kyle Lohse appeared to be on his way to overcoming a lackluster performance from his offense when the right-hander just couldn't get a break in the sixth inning. Following a borderline 3-2 pitch to Evan Longoria that was called a ball by home-plate umpire Bob Davidson to load the bases with two outs, James Loney dumped a bloop single into center to plate a pair of runs. That...
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Giants Rumors: San Francisco's interest in Rays' Ben Zobrist may be intensifying

The San Francisco Giants took a low-risk investment in Dan Uggla when they signed him to a minor-league deal. Days after signing, he was called up, and was immediately thrown into the action. In three games with the team, he has gone 0-8 and has struck out four times and committed three errors.Uggla's struggles combined with Marco Scutaro and Ehire Adrianza's injuries are...
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David Price Defends Chris Archer In Feud With Red Sox’s David Ortiz

The rivalry between the Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays went to another level on Sunday afternoon when David Ortiz gave a bat flip and took a slow trot around the bases following a three-run homer. Rays pitcher Chris Archer served up the home run, and took exception to Ortiz’s bat flip with his postgame comments. His criticism of the Boston slugger went a step further on Monday...
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Rays' Chris Archer stands by criticism of David Ortiz

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Chris Archer, the man at the center of the latest tiff between his team and the Boston Red Sox, had a simple response when asked if he regretted his critical comments of David Ortiz on Sunday. "Do I regret saying the truth?" Archer said Monday at Tropicana Field. "No." Oh, this American League East rivalry remains...
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Rays DFA Bedard, re-instate Peralta from DL

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Rays designated left-hander Erik Bedard for assignment Monday to make room for reliever Joel Peralta's return from the 15-day disabled list. Bedard, 35, was 4-6 with a 4.76 ERA and 64 strikeouts in 17 appearances (15 starts) for the Rays this season after making his debut in the rotation April 13 in a no-decision against the Cincinnati Reds...
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Updated David Price Rumors as Trade Deadline Nears

The idea of the Chicago Cubs trading for Tampa Bay Rays ace David Price didn’t make much sense in the first place. Why would they send Jeff Samardzija packing, only to give up prospects for a player in Price who will earn about $20 million next season and will hit free agency soon?  USA Today’s Bob Nightengale pretty much quieted all rumors linking Price to the Cubs. The #Cubs...
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