RAYS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Rays tender offers to all arbitration-eligible players

The Rays tendered contacts to all of their arbitration-eligible players before Major League Baseball's non-tender deadline passed Friday.
Via Rays.com
10 hours ago

Rays add Greany to training staff

The Rays have hired Joey Greany as their Major League strength and conditioning assistant.
Via Rays.com
12 hours ago

Tampa Bay Rays: Non-Tender Deadline, Free Agents and Trades

Non-tender deadline would benefit the Tampa Bay Rays as additional players fitting team needs may possibly become available. With a deadline quickly approaching for a new Collective Bargaining Agreement between Major League Baseball and the Players’ Association and a chance of a lockout that would have put a stop to all baseball operations, came relief […] Tampa Bay Rays: Non...
Via Rays Colored Glasses
1 day ago

Rays listening, but in no rush to deal Archer

Seems like every couple of days there's another report about teams having interest in acquiring Rays right-hander Chris Archer, an All-Star in 2015 who led the Major Leagues with 19 losses in '16. The Rays, rest assured, are hearing and reading all about it, and wondering just how high a price a suitor might be willing to pay.
Via Rays.com
1 day ago

“Major League Baseball makes us a major league city” — pledge your support for the Rays today

Log onto to the Baseball Forever homepage, scroll down to the “Sign the Pledge” tab, and, well…sign the pledge! Business owners and baseball fans alike, now is the time to take a stand to keep the Tampa Bay Rays in the Sunshine City! As I wrote Monday, with a little help from the city’s marketing department, St. Petersburg is developing a new ballpark proposal for the existing...
Via X-Rays Spex
2 days ago

2017 Prospects: Tampa Bay Rays Top 10 Prospects by Jeffrey Paternostro and BP Prospect Staff

And it’s gonna be just you and me today, waiting for the other shoe to drop in Tampa Bay.
Via Baseball Prospectus
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Stingrays Week 6 Recap: Late Bloomers

Joe Devin is back! via Sarah_Hobday With captain Joe Devin back from a stint in the American Hockey League, the South Carolina Stingrays pulled out two late wins over Norfolk and Atlanta. The Rays are riding a three-game winning streak into December. The Stingrays opened the week by announcing a few roster moves. First, the team […]
Via Capitals Outsider
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Help support the Rays by signing #BaseballForever’s pledge of support

Log onto to the Baseball Forever homepage, scroll down to the “Sign the Pledge” tab, and, well…sign the pledge! Hey St. Petersburg, now is the time to take a stand to keep the Tampa Bay Rays in the Sunshine City! From the Baseball Forever press release: The City of St. Petersburg is developing a new ballpark proposal for the existing Tropicana Field site, and will soon be...
Via X-Rays Spex
4 days ago

Rays prospect Brent Honeywell and his devastating screwball

Introducing the next big thing in Rays baseball. Brent Honeywell, the Rays top pitching prospect, is undoubtedly one of the most exciting players in the organization. His pitching repertoire includes a devastating screwball that has given him an advantage over minor league hitters, and with his recent dominance in the Arizona Fall League, it’s worth salivating over. For those...
Via DRaysBay
10 days ago

Tampa Bay Rays Rumors: Contract Offers, Dodgers Eying Forsythe

Potential free agent signings, additional trades could be on the horizon for the Tampa Bay Rays. With the recent trade of Richie Shaffer to the Seattle Mariners, the Tampa Bay Rays are seriously interested in bringing back Steve Pearce, as they are now in need of a right-handed platoon partner for Brad Miller at first […] Tampa Bay Rays Rumors: Contract Offers, Dodgers Eying Forsythe...
Via Rays Colored Glasses
10 days ago

Report: Dodgers have interest in Logan Forsythe

The Los Angeles Dodgers continue to scour the market for infield options. According to a report by Jon Morosi of FOX Sports on Sunday, the Dodgers, who have openings to fill at second and third base, are showing interest in Tampa Bay Rays infielder Logan Forsythe, who plays both positions. #Dodgers, with openings at 2B and 3B, have interest in #Rays infielder Logan Forsythe,...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays make trade with Mariners, set 40-man roster

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) The Tampa Bay Rays have traded infielder/outfielders Taylor Motter and Richie Shaffer to the Seattle Mariners for minor leaguers Dalton Kelly, Andrew Kittredge and Dylan Thompson. The deal was among the moves Tampa Bay made in setting its 40-man roster before the reserve list deadline Friday night. Motter made his major league debut this year, batting...
Via Associated Press
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays: Shaffer, Motter Traded to Seattle; DFA Geltz

The Tampa Bay Rays add eight to the 40-man roster with several roster moves prior to Friday night’s deadline to protect prospects from next month’s Rule 5 Draft. Creativity is what the Tampa Bay Rays did in order to open up spots on their 40-man roster and they began by trading Richie Shaffer and Taylor […] Tampa Bay Rays: Shaffer, Motter Traded to Seattle; DFA Geltz - Rays...
Via Rays Colored Glasses
14 days ago

Tampa Bay Rays, Minor League Baseball, and Spring Training Attendance Totals 2007 – 2016

ShareSince I looked at the 2016 attendance trends of the Rays and each Tampa Bay regional Minor League team over the last few weeks, I thought I would bring the view out a little bit, showing how 2016 did in regards to other years. Today we will start with the total market, the Rays, Spring Training, and Minor League Baseball overall. Next week, we will look at each Minor League...
Via Tampa Bay Baseball Market
15 days ago

Job Posting: Tampa Bay Rays Baseball Research & Development Intern

Position: Tampa Bay Rays Baseball Research & Development Intern Location: St. Petersburg, Fla.Description: We are seeking interns with a passion for winning through mathematics, data analysis, and computation. The internship positions will be with the Baseball Research and Development team in the Baseball Operations department. Start and end dates are flexible, and we will consider...
Via Fangraphs
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Archer calls on Rays to spend to improve team

The Tampa Bay Rays have fallen off considerably since their successful run from 2008-2013 in which they won at least 90 games in all but one season. After consecutive fourth-place finishes in the AL East and a last-place finish this season, Chris Archer wants to see improvements. Speaking on SiriusXM MLB Network Radio on Thursday, Archer said the Rays need to spend to improve. ...
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Neil Allen on Developing Pitchers the Rays Way, in Minnesota

Neil Allen will return as Minnesota Twins pitching coach in 2017. Expect to see more Tampa Bay Rays influence as a result. Allen spent eight years coaching in the Rays system before coming to the Twin Cities prior to the 2015 season. He’s already incorporated a changeup philosophy since his arrival. The next steps — based on a conversation I had with him this summer — will...
Via Fangraphs
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rays not interested in dealing Evan Longoria

The Tampa Bay Rays will look at a lot of different ways to get better this winter, but trading Evan Longoria does not sound like it will be one of them. According to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, the Rays are willing to listen to offers for a number of players, but Longoria is not one of them. The team is said to be uninterested in moving him after a year in which he hit ...
Via Larry Brown Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays promote Erik Neander, Chaim Bloom within front office

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Erik Neander has been promoted to senior vice president of baseball operations and general manager of the Tampa Bay Rays under president of baseball operations Matt Silverman. Neander, 33, will oversee player evaluation and procurement. Chaim Bloom, also 33, will serve alongside Neander in an expanded role as senior vice president of baseball operations...
Via Associated Press
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Erik Neander and Chaim Bloom get expanded roles with Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Erik Neander has been promoted to senior vice president of baseball operations and general manager of the Tampa Bay Rays under president of baseball operations Matt Silverman. Neander, 33, will oversee player evaluation and procurement. Chaim Bloom, also 33, will serve alongside Neander in an expanded role as senior vice president of baseball operations...
Via Associated Press
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays’ Chris Archer will again contribute to ESPN’s World Series coverage

Chris Archer will again be going from the mound to the media this October. The Tampa Bay Rays pitcher contributed to ESPN’s postseason coverage last fall and won praise for his fresh perspective. He’ll be back for Games 1, 2, and 5-7 (if necessary) of this year’s World Series, contributing to Baseball Tonight, ESPN Radio’s game coverage, and other ESPN shows. Here are more...
Via Awful Announcing
October 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Juan Francisco Estrada, Ricky Burns And The Rest Of The Week’s Boxing Schedule

We’ve had several mild-mannered weeks of boxing in a row, but there’s no good excuse for not giving you the schedule anyway! So here it is. Juan Francisco Estrada vs Raymond Tabugon, Saturday, beIN Sports Espanol, Mexico. No, Estrada is not facing Dr. Mantis Toboggan, although he might as well be. Tabugon is a junior bantamweight out of the Philippines who is coming off a loss...
Via The Queensbury Rules
October 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Job Posting: Tampa Bay Rays Baseball Operations Data Engineer

Position: Tampa Bay Rays Baseball Operations Data Engineer Location: St. Petersburg, Fla. Description: The Tampa Bay Rays are a professional baseball team looking for a Data Engineer to join our Baseball Operations team. This position will be responsible for ensuring that our database meets the highest standards of accuracy and integrity. This includes designing and implementing...
Via Fangraphs
October 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Former top prospect Jesus Montero suspended 50 games

Jesus Montero was once a top prospect. Now, after spending the entire 2016 season in the minors with the Tampa Bay Rays’ organization, Montero will start 2017 serving a 50-game suspension. Former top Yankees prospect Jesus Montero, now with the Blue Jays, has been suspended 50 games for stimulant use. He was at AAA this year. — Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) September 29, 2016...
Via Sportsnaut
September 29, 2016  |  Discuss
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