NASHVILLE — The winter meetings didn’t yield much good for the Rays. Aside from re-signing reliever Chris Devenski, Rays officials wrapped up the meetings without making any deals, meaning they still have starter Tyler Glasnow and the impact of his $25 million salary as well as some others they’d like to move, and they didn’t address any of the top goals, such as acquiring young, starting ...
Posted: December 7, 2023, 12:42 am
Former Astros All-Star Reliever Signs With Tampa Bay Rays The Tampa Bay Rays are signing a former Houston Astros reliever to a one-year deal. Author: Jon Conahan Publish date: Dec 5, 2023 8:00 PM EST In this story: Houston Astros Former Houston Astros reliever Chris Devenski has signed a one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Rays, per Jeff Passan . Devenski spent five seasons with the Astros from 2016-20. Devenski was named an All-Star during the 2017 season and was regarded as one of the game's best relievers as he finished with a 2.68 ERA and struck out 100 hitters across 80 2/3 innings pitched. The right-hander played a big part in Houston's championship run. He appeared in five games
Posted: December 6, 2023, 12:47 am
Baseball America, the industry leader in prospect rankings and coverage, has published their current Top-10 Rays prospects concurrent with the Winter Meetings, which is just in time, considering how much moving and shaking the Rays can do this time of year. The scouting grades and reports are behind a paywall, but we will share the names of the players and a couple snippets to tease out what Baseball America sees in each player. BA gave the 20-year old Caminero, who made his major league debut last season, 80-grade power, indicating he's one of baseball's best power hitters. Caminero hits the ball harder than almost anyone in baseball.
Posted: December 5, 2023, 8:55 pm
The Los Angeles Angels are hot in pursuit of big time free agents such as Shohei Ohtani and Yoshinobu Yamamoto. Alongside the additions they plan to make on the diamond, the Dodgers have been filling out their front office with intriguing candidates. Former Pittsburgh Pirates, Minnesota Twins and Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer has been hired by Los Angeles as a special assistant in baseball operations, via Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Posted: December 4, 2023, 10:09 pm
As the off-season stretches on, it's feeling more and more like the Mariners will be improving this team via trades rather than an impact free-agent signing; even yesterday's salary dump trade felt more like belt-tightening than it did like gearing up to make a run at a premium player like Soto or Ohtani. As such, we will continue to examine which organizations match up well as trade partners at some different levels: a minor trade that raises the floor but doesn't necessarily set the Hot Stove ablaze; a medium-spicy move that industry experts would describe as “savvy”; and a five-alarm blaze that involves a fair amount of risk and cost. Last Friday we opened this series by looking at the Chicago White Sox, a team that's firmly in sell mode; today we'll look at some favorite trading partners of Jerry Dipoto in the Tampa Bay Rays, a team that's permanently desperate to shed payroll, but a direction the Mariners seem to be slumping towards financially.
Posted: December 4, 2023, 5:00 pm
It's a day that ends in a 'Y' which means that every organization in the MLB is actively engaged in trade talks with the Tampa Bay Rays, but from just about every place around, there are confirmed conversations happening between the Rays and the Chicago Cubs regarding Tyler Glasnow. The Tampa Bay Rays have let it be known this offseason that they're looking to unload Glasnow and his $25M salary commitment for the 2024 season, but it's an interesting offseason to be trying to offload any salary, because across the league long-term revenue projections have been thrown into uncertain waters by the collapse of Diamond Sports Group's Regional Sports Networks. Read More from FanGraphs: The Television Elephant (Telephant? The Cubs, however, own their own Regional Sports Network, shielding them from the waves rocking other clubs' boats, and potentially setting them up as ideal trade partners financially.
Posted: December 4, 2023, 4:13 pm
Lou Piniella's only World Series title as a manager came in 1990 with the Cincinnati Reds.
Posted: December 4, 2023, 12:46 am
With the stove starting to heat up in Nashville amid the start of the MLB Winter Meetings, it appears that the Seattle Mariners and Tampa Bay Rays may be a couple of the biggest players over the next few days. The two sides have already begun talking about a possible deal for Rays' infielder Issac Paredes. It also appears that All-Star outfielder Randy Arozarena is available and that his name has come up in trade talks, according to MLB Network's Jon Morosi.
Posted: December 4, 2023, 12:17 am
As of late November, it is a very spot-on statement that all five AL East teams are looking to compete in 2024 in some capacity. With that in mind, this is as good a time as any to cover outstanding questions that each AL East team must answer. There is no Corey Seager or Bryce Harper on this market. Seager and Harper are two of many superstars that reached the market in recent seasons, and the Yankees don't really have those options.
Posted: November 30, 2023, 9:00 pm
The Tampa Bay Rays announced Tuesday that single-game tickets for the 2024 season will go on sale to the general public beginning at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 7 – including the return of $10 tickets for every home game. Fans can get their hands on some tickets through the MLB Ballpark app and at the team's official website. Only mobile tickets are allowed to enter Tropicana Field, so any paper tickets or screenshots will not be accepted by event officials. Season members and spring season ticket holders for the Rays will get information soon regarding special single-game presale opportunities.
Posted: November 30, 2023, 3:30 am
Peter Bendix completed a trade with his former team in one of his first major moves since taking over the Miami Marlins, acquiring utilityman Vidal Bruján and right-hander Calvin Faucher from the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday. Miami sent minor league prospects Erick Lara and Andrew Lindsey to Tampa Bay in the deal, along with a player to be named. Bendix was formally introduced as Miami's new president of baseball operations on Monday.
Posted: November 18, 2023, 12:26 am
The Kansas City Royals have made their first offseason acquisition.
Posted: November 17, 2023, 9:21 pm
Tyler Alexander has a $1.95 million salary in his one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Rays and can earn $125,000 in bonuses for innings pitched. The 29-year-old left-hander was claimed off waivers from the Detroit Tigers on Friday and agreed to the contract on Tuesday, avoiding salary arbitration. Alexander can earn $25,000 each for 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50 innings.
Posted: November 16, 2023, 9:39 pm
Salt Lake City might be closer to bringing home a Major League Baseball team than many might think. Big League Utah said Salt Lake City is the center of attention for MLB expansion.
Posted: November 16, 2023, 5:43 pm
Orioles' Brandon Hyde wins AL Manager of the Year while Marlins' Skip Schumaker takes NL award in rookie season
Schumaker narrowly beat out Craig Counsell for the award.
Posted: November 14, 2023, 11:28 pm
The Boston Red Sox have spoken with the agent of free-agent left-hander Jordan Montgomery, per MLB Network's Jon Morosi.
Posted: November 7, 2023, 9:14 pm