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DRaysBay Nov 18, 2015

SB-Nation 2015 off-season simulation: Day Three recap

Blow up the Rays! Welcome back to the SB Nation off-season simulation with President Hatfield and VP D-Russ. On Tuesday, we blew up the Rays. In all honesty, the version of the Rays we had by the end of day on Monday was not terrible. Mark Trumbo and Yonder Alonso were in to replace IRL players James Loney and Logan Morrison (who was not acquired in the simulation). All we needed was to touch up the bullpen... But that was boring. After tiring of dealing with the Cubs in our search to upgrade left field, we decided to take one of our untouchables and put him on the trade block: ...
DRaysBay Nov 6, 2015

What does the Logan Morrison acquisition mean for James Loney?

He gone...or maybe not With last night's surprising news of the massive six player deal that netted the Rays another first baseman in Logan Morrison, where does that leave the incumbent James Loney? Is his roster spot at risk? Following the conclusion of the 2013 season, James Loney became a free agent and was coming of one of the best seasons of his career as he slashed .299/.348/.430 with 13 home runs, giving him a 117 wRC+. Combined with his great glove over at first, Loney carried terrific value heading into free agency. In December the Rays made a surprising move as they signed the...
DRaysBay Nov 6, 2015

Who won the Karns-Miller trade?

Various takes from around the internet. In case you missed the news, last night the Rays finalized a deal to send Nathan Karns to the Seattle Mariners for Brad Miller in a six player swap. I find the deal to be quite logical. The Rays were faced with moving Karns to the bullpen next season as the sixth man in a strong rotation, while Seattle had decided that Miller was not their starting short stop in light of two decent prospects banging down the door. Everything else was ancillary, but allowed both teams to deal from depth. Earlier this morning, Ian offered an overview of how "surplus...

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