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DRaysBay Nov 16, 2018
Previewing the Rays forty-man roster: pitchers

Previewing the Rays forty-man roster: pitchers

Starters, openers, closers, bulk guys. Who fits into the Rays plans for 2019? The Tampa Bay Rays have already made one move this winter to prepare their roster for the upcoming season. They’ve already made a first round of cuts to open up space for players returning from the 60 day disabled list and the newly acquired Mike Zunino and Guillermo Heredia. The roster currently sits at 40. With a full complement of major league players and a host of major-league-ready talent in the minors, the Rays have many decisions to make as they set a 2019 roster. Of course there are likely trades and...
Lookout Landing Nov 12, 2018
Guillermo and Goodbyes

Guillermo and Goodbyes

A dual farewell, though not forever I was in a Starbucks somewhere between Kent and Federal Way in the summer of 2016, when the Mariners announced they were calling Guillermo Heredia up to the majors. The shop was sandwiched in an industrial business park, with construction for blocks and scarcely anything but beige buildings as far as the eye could see. The M’s had signed him a few months earlier without much fanfare and, despite his quarter century of life experience, had sent him to Jackson, Tennessee to play for the AA Generals. 58 games and a .293/.405/.781 line later he was on a...
Lookout Landing Nov 9, 2018
FanPost Friday: Your favorite Mike Zunino or Guillermo Heredia moment

FanPost Friday: Your favorite Mike Zunino or Guillermo Heredia moment

Might get a lil’ dusty in here All right, folks. The first big transaction of the offseason has gone down and the Mariners have traded two long time fan favorites in Mike Zunino and Guillermo Heredia. Both have been responsible for a quite a few memorable, highlight reel moments over the years. I want you to pick your favorite for either player, or hell even do both if you’re feeling saucy, and write a FanPost about..... Prompt: Your favorite Mike Zunino or Guillermo Heredia moment Take a look at Kate’s excellent Zunino eulogy from yesterday to jog your memories a bit. Isabelle is...
DRaysBay Nov 9, 2018
Guillermo Heredia: Defensive Enigma

Guillermo Heredia: Defensive Enigma

Is Heredia really a “top of the line defender”? When speaking to the media on the newest Rays players and the first trade of the offseason, Erik Neander called Guillermo Heredia a “top of the line defender”. Now, obviously GMs hyping the players they acquired is a time honored tradition. But this got me thinking: is Neander right? #Rays GM Erik Neander with some nice things to say about Guillermo Heredia. Called him a "wonderful human being" and a "top of the line defender."— Juan Toribio (@juanctoribio) November 8, 2018 Guillermo Heredia comes to the Rays as one of the...
DRaysBay Nov 9, 2018
In appreciation of Mallex Smith

In appreciation of Mallex Smith

Slight skepticism on selling high on Smith, and plenty of links to trade articles As you’ve probably heard by now, yesterday the Rays finalized a five-player trade sending outfielders Mallex Smith and Jake Fraley to the Seattle Mariners in exchange for catcher Mike Zunino, outfielder Guillermo Heredia, and left-handed pitcher Michael Plassmeyer. Overall, the response in Rays land has been rather positive. Catcher was the number one position of need for the team this offseason, and this trade does an excellent job addressing that need. Count me among the (slight) skeptics, however. And...
Call to the Pen Nov 8, 2018

Seattle Mariners close to deal of Mike Zunino to Rays for Mallex Smith

The Seattle Mariners are poised to make the first move of the Hot Stove season by sending Mike Zunino and Guillermo Heredia to the Tampa Bay Rays for Mallex Smith As i wrote about in this space earlier today, the Seattle Mariners were ready to shake things up. They have some assets to deal, and […] Seattle Mariners close to deal of Mike Zunino to Rays for Mallex Smith - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
DRaysBay Nov 7, 2018
Rays near trade of Mallex Smith to Mariners for catcher Mike Zunino, outfielder Guillermo Heredia

Rays near trade of Mallex Smith to Mariners for catcher Mike Zunino, outfielder Guillermo Heredia

The Mallex Effect may be on the move. Per a report from the Seattle Times, and beginning to be confirmed by others, the Rays are nearing a trade of Mallex Smith to the Seattle Mariners for catcher Mike Zunino and outfielder Guillermo Heredia. Sources: The Rays and Mariners are finalizing a deal that would send C Mike Zunino and OF Guillermo Heredia to Tampa Bay for OF Mallex Smith. Still pending medicals, etc., so it's not official yet. @RyanDivish had deal first and @Ken_Rosenthal first mentioned Zunino to Rays.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) November 8, 2018 Mallex Smith was...
Tampa Bay Times Nov 7, 2018
Report: Rays trading Mallex Smith to get C Mike Zunino, OF Guillermo Heredia

Report: Rays trading Mallex Smith to get C Mike Zunino, OF Guillermo Heredia

Have the Rays already found the right-handed hitting catcher they are looking for in Seattle's Mike Zunino?They have according to the Seattle Times, which says the Rays and Mariners are working on a deal that would send the veteran defensively skilled catcher to Tampa Bay along
Lookout Landing Nov 7, 2018
Mariners (reportedly) agree to swap Mike Zunino, Guillermo Heredia for Mariners legend Mallex Smith

Mariners (reportedly) agree to swap Mike Zunino, Guillermo Heredia for Mariners legend Mallex Smith

Jerry getting the Hot Stove going before we even have a chance to breathe! Two years ago, it took until the day before Thanksgiving for Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto to get the Hot Stove off to a roarin’ start, when he dealt for Jean Segura and Mitch Haniger in one of his finest moves to date. This offseason, per the Seattle Times’ Ryan Divish, it appears that Dipoto doesn’t want to wait that long: Sources: The Mariners are working to finish a trade that would send catcher Mike Zunino and outfielder Guillermo Heredia to the Rays in exchange for outfielder Mallex Smith. Deal could be...
The Seattle Times Nov 7, 2018
Mariners working on a trade that would send catcher Mike Zunino, outfielder Guillermo Heredia to the Rays

Mariners working on a trade that would send catcher Mike Zunino, outfielder Guillermo Heredia to the Rays

Seattle will also send outfielder Guillermo Heredia to Tampa in exchange for outfielder Mallex Smith.

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