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Mike Zunino is good

Mike Zunino is good

Coming off a down year, Zunino is still among the game’s best behind the plate As we work our way toward the start of spring training, MLB Network has been ranking the top ten players at each position. Top 10 Catchers Right Now! 1. Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants 2. J.T. Realmuto, Miami Marlins 3. Yasmani Grandal, Milwaukee Brewers 4. Gary Sánchez, New York Yankees 5. Willson Contreras, Chicago Cubs 6. Yadier Molina, St. Louis Cardinals 7. Kurt Suzuki, Washington Nationals 8. Wilson Ramos, New York Mets 9. Mike Zunino, Tampa Bay Rays 10. Salvador Pérez, Kansas City Royals The...
DRaysBay Jan 11, 2019
Tampa Bay Rays to head to arbitration with Tommy Pham

Tampa Bay Rays to head to arbitration with Tommy Pham

The deadline for arbitration has passed and the Rays were able to agree to terms with three of their eligible players (Mike Zunino, Matt Duffy, and Chaz Roe). Unfortunately, they were not able to come to terms with outfielder Tommy Pham, and the two sides will now go to an arbitration case some time in February. According to MLB Trade Rumors, Tommy Pham was projected to make around $4M in his first season of arbitration. Pham came to the Rays at the 2018 trade deadline after a short stint on the disabled list, he was among the best players in baseball. Last offseason, during his final year...
DRaysBay Jan 11, 2019
Tampa Bay Rays arbitration results for 2019

Tampa Bay Rays arbitration results for 2019

Chaz Roe, Tommy Pham, Matt Duffy, and Mike Zunino are in line for pay increases in 2019. Today is the deadline for team across the league to settle their contracts with arbitration eligible players. The Tampa Bay Rays are one of many teams that employ the ‘file and trial’ system as they will halt any negotiations with a player until the arbitration hearing, which will be scheduled for a date in February. MLB Trade Rumors Projections Mike Zunino - $4.2M (2nd year) Matt Duffy - $2.6M (2nd year) Tommy Pham - $4M (1st year) Chaz Roe - $1.2M (1st year) The Settlements The first player...
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Why the Rays won’t trade Matt Duffy this offseason

Why the Rays won’t trade Matt Duffy this offseason

There’s one clear reason you’ll see Duffy at the Trop in 2019. Despite frequent speculation, even after the Rays acquisition of Yandy Diaz, odds are that the Rays are unlikely to trade veteran third baseman Matt Duffy this offseason, and there’s a clear reason why. The Tampa Bay Rays entered the offseason with one giant hole at catcher. The Rays then made an early, aggressive move by acquiring Mike Zunino from the Seattle Mariners for Mallex Smith, trading one of the few experienced players on the roster. Since then, on the pitching side they added a 35 year old starter Charlie...

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