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AZ Snake Pit Aug 17, 2018
Diamondbacks re-sign Randall Delgado to minor-league deal

Diamondbacks re-sign Randall Delgado to minor-league deal

So it turned out, getting DFA’d was not quite the end of the road for one of our longest serving relievers... “Randall Delgado is no more.” That’s what we wrote on July 26, when he was designated for assignment by the Arizona Diamondbacks. 51⁄2 years after coming over from Atlanta in the Justin Upton trade, he was cut from the 40-man roster to make way for new signing Matt Andriese. He had made it all the way up to fifth on the franchise list for appearances by a pitcher. But with free-agency looming, and Delgado having struggled with both injury (appearing in only six games this...
Newcomer Matt Andriese credits Diamondbacks pitching coach with recent improvement

Newcomer Matt Andriese credits Diamondbacks pitching coach with recent improvement

Matt Andriese has worked with pitching coach Mike Butcher to adjust his pitching set up and it seems to be working.         
DRaysBay Aug 3, 2018
FanPost Friday: How would you change the trade deadline?

FanPost Friday: How would you change the trade deadline?

It was a wild one. By the time the deadline was over, the Rays had made more moves than any other team. Gone was catcher Wilson Ramos, not surprising anyone. Gone too were Nathan Eovaldi, Matt Andriese, Jonny Venters, and yes, even Chris Sale. Brought on were hot prospects, and the unexpected addition of Tommy Pham from the Cardinals. While the Rays may not be competing for this season, they certainly appear to want to compete soon. Still, with the help of hindsight, we’ve had some time to reflect on these moves and how we feel about them. Did the Rays make the right choices? Are they...
DRaysBay Aug 1, 2018
Rays prospects and minor leagues: Shaffer makes organizational debut

Rays prospects and minor leagues: Shaffer makes organizational debut

Brian Shaffer, acquired in the Matt Andriese trade, got promoted to the Florida State League and started for Charlotte Tuesday. Of course the Chris Archer and Wilson Ramos trades garnered most of the attention Tuesday, but the Rays made a smaller deal as well, sending minor league lefty Hunter Schryver to the White Sox for intentional bonus money. Between Class-A Bowling Green and Class A-Advanced Charlotte, the 23-year-old reliever had a 2.40 ERA, 29.5 percent strikeout rate, and 7.0 percent walk rate in 48 2⁄3 innings this season. Triple-A Durham Bulls (60-46) Durham’s game was...
DRaysBay Jul 31, 2018
Rays trade Chris Archer to Pittsburgh Pirates

Rays trade Chris Archer to Pittsburgh Pirates

Tyler Glasnow, Austin Meadows, and PTBNL come to the Rays. The Chris Archer show has aired its final season in Tampa Bay. Ahead of the Tuesday trade deadline, the Rays traded their ace to the Pittsburgh Pirates, after much speculation as to which suitor club would be willing to give up the most in return. Archer is not the first pitcher to be moved prior to the deadline with the Rays also dealing Matt Andriese, Nathan Eovaldi, and Jonny Venters. Earlier Tuesday they made deals that brought Tommy Pham to the team and sent Wilson Ramos to the Phillies. Through six and a half seasons with...
DRaysBay Jul 31, 2018
View from the Catwalk: TRADE DEADLINE EDITION

View from the Catwalk: TRADE DEADLINE EDITION

Decision time on the Rays future, the Angels come to town, and will Bryce Harper be traded Today is the 2018 non-waiver trading deadline for MLB. The Rays have already made three deals leading up to today’s 4pm deadline as they have traded away a trio pitchers: Nate Eovaldi, Matt Andriese, and Jonny Venters. They still have several players who are certainly going to be talked about this morning and afternoon with Chris Archer being the most notable name among them. Other candidates to go include Adeiny Hechavarria, Sergio Romo, and Wilson Ramos. However, you never know who could be dealt...
Tampa Bay Times Jul 28, 2018
Rays Tales: How do you like me now?

Rays Tales: How do you like me now?

So what exactly are the Rays doing with all these trades? Not just the three in the past couple days - Nathan Eovaldi to Boston, Matt Andriese to Arizona and Jonny Venters to Atlanta - and whatever else is to come (checking text messages ... okay, nothing yet)
DRaysBay Jul 27, 2018
The Rays might have found a gem in Michael Perez

The Rays might have found a gem in Michael Perez

A diamond in the rough? On July 25th the Rays traded swingman RHP Matt Andriese to the Arizona Diamondbacks for MLB-ready catching prospect Michael Perez. That evening, manager Kevin Cash called Perez to let him know he would not only be getting his first ever call to the show, but that he would be starting behind the plate for the Rays the next day, less than 24 hours from that phone call. The exciting young catcher gave Rays fans a glimpse of what to expect during that game at the Baltimore Orioles, but let’s back up and take a look at the reports and numbers to see what we can learn...
DRaysBay Jul 27, 2018
MLB Trade Deadline: These Rays veterans are still available for sale

MLB Trade Deadline: These Rays veterans are still available for sale

Here’s who is left to deal. The Tampa Bay Rays have been the busiest in baseball, and as the trade deadline approaches, the Rays have parted ways with a trio pitchers: Nathan Eovaldi, Matt Andriese, and Jonny Venters (all in 72 hours). And they’re not done. The Rays still have several other players on their roster who are almost certainly going to be deal by the 4pm trade deadline on July 31st. Here’s who’s left. Almost 100% certain to go Wilson Ramos The All-Star backstop has been incredible for the Rays in 2018. The Buffalo is arguably one of the better catchers in baseball right...
DRaysBay Jul 27, 2018
FanPost Friday: What trade would you make at the deadline?

FanPost Friday: What trade would you make at the deadline?

Who do you bid farewell to? It has been a very busy week in the Rays trade headquarters, so much so it sometimes feels like someone has gone a little roster-shuffle happy on their fantasy league and decided to start moving pitchers left, right, and center. With the moves of Nathan Eovaldi, Matt Andriese, and now Jonny Venters all in the span of 48 hours, with no indication they’re slowing down. Heck, by the time this post goes live on Friday morning I can’t be sure there will be anyone left we recognize in the bullpen. But that’s the excitement of the trade deadline. Guys are shuffled...
Tampa Bay Times Jul 26, 2018
Rays journal: Latest pitching maneuvers bring another win

Rays journal: Latest pitching maneuvers bring another win

BALTIMORE - Having traded half their rotation Wednesday - well, one of their two healthy "traditional" starters, Nathan Eovaldi - and one of their experienced multi-inning relievers in Matt Andriese, the Rays have to further sort out the already convoluted roles on their
Tampa Bay Times Jul 26, 2018
For starters: Rays at Orioles, with Michael Perez in the lineup

For starters: Rays at Orioles, with Michael Perez in the lineup

The Rays aren't wasting any time taking a look at C Michael Perez after acquiring him from Arizona on Wednesday night as part of the return for RHP Matt Andriese.Perez was added to the 40-man roster, promoted to the majors and inserted into the starting lineup tonight against the
Tampa Bay Times Jul 25, 2018
Rays ready to play catcher they get in Matt Andriese deal

Rays ready to play catcher they get in Matt Andriese deal

ST. PETERSBURG - There really wasn't much surprise in the Rays trading Matt Andriese on Wednesday in that they were using him as a multi-inning middle reliever and other teams valued him higher.What was somewhat surprising was that the Rays got back a catcher from Arizona
AZ Snake Pit Jul 25, 2018
Instant analysis of the Matt Andriese trade

Instant analysis of the Matt Andriese trade

Andriese should provide some length and versatility to the Diamondbacks bullpen for the next 3+ seasons. The biggest news of the day is the Diamondbacks picking up Tampa Bays reliever for an A ball pitcher for the 2nd time in the last calendar year. Back in November, the Diamondbacks acquired closer Brad Boxberger for RHP Curtis Taylor. Today they’ve gone to that well again with the team traded for Matt Andriese. For Andriese, they traded Reno Aces (AAA) catcher Michael Perez and Kane County Cougars (A) starter Brian Shaffer. Matt Andriese is a converted starter who has pitched almost...
AZ Snake Pit Jul 25, 2018
Arizona Diamondbacks trade for Matt Andriese from Tampa Bay Rays

Arizona Diamondbacks trade for Matt Andriese from Tampa Bay Rays

You wanted pitching help? You got pitching help The Athletic’s Robert Murray was the first to report that a deal between Arizona and Tampa Bay was in place. Ken Rosenthal then added, “Class A RHP Brian Shaffer heading from #DBacks to #Rays in Andriese trade, sources tell me and @ByRobertMurray. An upper-level prospect going to TB as well.” It turns out that player is Reno catcher Michael Perez, and to make room for Matt Andriese on the roster, the Diamondbacks designated Randall Delgado for assignment. Andriese is a 28-year-old right-handed reliever, who is under team control for the...

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