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Tommy Pham has already made the Rays a better team

Tommy Pham has already made the Rays a better team

His talent and his intensity are likely to make him a fan favorite. Just don’t mention that hitting streak. The Rays and their fans may be mere October spectators in 2018, but the team’s future looks bright. This is largely thanks to several years of rebuilding the prospect pool, with the Rays recognized as one of the top organizations across baseball. But if the Rays are successful in 2019 and 2020, it may be thanks to two deadline trades. The trade of Chris Archer to the Pirates, with pitchers Shane Baz and Tyler Glasnow along with outfielder Austin Meadows as the return, was...
Rum Bunter Sep 28, 2018

Pittsburgh Pirates: Chris Archer and Jordan Luplow Done

The Pittsburgh Pirates need to win one more game to obtain a winning record this season.  They will be without a pitcher and outfielder. Off to the Queen City the Pittsburgh Pirates go.  The goal of the final series is to win one game.  A sweep would be great, or even winning the series, but […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Chris Archer and Jordan Luplow Done - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
DRaysBay Sep 20, 2018
Mr. Phamtastic

Mr. Phamtastic

The Rays made a bet based on Pham’s exit velocity and the early returns have been fantastic. On the morning of July 31, 2018 the baseball world was in the midst of trade deadline frenzy, with a potential Chris Archer trade garnering a lot of attention. The St. Louis Cardinals were considered a possible Archer landing spot. Early in the day the news broke. The Rays completed a trade with the St. Louis Cardinals. But Archer was not part of it. The Rays acquired outfielder Tommy Pham and $500k in International Free Agent spending pool money for outfielder Justin Williams, left handed...
DRaysBay Sep 17, 2018
TB 3 - TEX 0: Glas(now) not just half full, but overflowing

TB 3 - TEX 0: Glas(now) not just half full, but overflowing

Glasnow and Rays pen completely stymie the Rangers offense. This one was quick. Rays pitching was almost unhittable. Whether it was the tall righty, the prize of the Chris Archer trade, dealing straight fire and filthy 12-6 action breaking balls. Or the Rays bullpen, consistently one of the best in the majors, throwing out tricky lefties like Adam Kolarek, unreal dominant relief ace Jose Alverado, or the wiley vet Sergio Romo with his swiss army knife Slider. Rangers bats had no chance, looked lost and overwhelmed, and were two infield hits away from being no-hit. The Future is...

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