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DRaysBay Nov 24, 2021
DRB Podcast Special: Reacting to Wander Franco’s contract extension

DRB Podcast Special: Reacting to Wander Franco’s contract extension

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports This feels good, and it should. Even with Rays Your Voice on a hiatus, I could not pass up an opportunity to pod about rookie phenom Wander Franco reportedly agreeing to a 12-year contract extension with the Rays. We’ve seen the team lock up franchise cornerstones before, but a few months ago I don’t know how many of us saw this coming. I’m joined by Danny Russell and Jamal Wilburg, and each of us talk about our immediate reactions to the deal that was originally reported on by Yancen Pujols a week ago. What does extension mean for...
DRaysBay Nov 24, 2021
Tyler Glasnow on Wander Franco extension: “Could have gotten more.”

Tyler Glasnow on Wander Franco extension: “Could have gotten more.”

Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports Tyler Glasnow, the Rays player representative for the union, is a regular guest on the Chris Rose Rotation podcast, and recorded his latest appearance shortly after news broke that Wander Franco had signed a 12-year deal that could reach $223 million. Glasnow was recording with Chris Rose and White Sox pitcher Lucas Giolito when Rose asked the Rays ace recovering from Tommy John surgery for his reaction, and Glasnow was quick to say Franco, “Could have gotten more.” Tyler Glasnow also noted that “it’s an amazing” deal for...
Call to the Pen Nov 23, 2021

Tampa Bay Rays commit to Wander Franco as new face of franchise

The Tampa Bay Rays have never been a team to shy away from extending their younger players. Regardless of how much time they have spent in the majors, or even if they have reached the major league level, the Rays will look to keep those players they feel can be a part of their core. […] Tampa Bay Rays commit to Wander Franco as new face of franchise - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
DRaysBay Nov 23, 2021
Rays to sign Wander Franco to record breaking contract

Rays to sign Wander Franco to record breaking contract

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Early reports have the contract at 10-12 years and over $200 million BREAKING: #Rays, Wander Franco moving close to long term deal. Not final, details still to be worked out after T-giving. Expected to be in line with original report; more than 10 years, guarantee close to $200M.— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) November 23, 2021 BREAKING NEWS: Wander Franco signed a 12 year / $223 million contract extension with the Tampa Bay Rays.@z101digital @ZDeportes— Héctor Gómez (@hgomez27) November 23, 2021 This story is being updated...
DRaysBay Nov 19, 2021
View from the Catwalks: Are the Rays extending Wander?

View from the Catwalks: Are the Rays extending Wander?

David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports Are the Rays extending Wander? Plus, award season, and the latest on the sister city plan. Rays are in talks with Wander Franco. And if this becomes a reality, Wander won’t be the only one getting extended, amirite? #Rays have had talks with Franco, as they’ve done with a number of other young players who they signed long term (Longoria, Moore, Archer, Lowe). These reported numbers are much bigger. Nothing seems imminent as of now. https://t.co/VVfhLRPp9P— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) November 19, 2021 In the meantime, Wander...
Call to the Pen Nov 18, 2021

Tampa Bay Rays reportedly offer record contract extension to Wander Franco

The Tampa Bay Rays have reportedly offered a record contract extension to infielder Wander Franco, according to Yancen Pujols of El Caribe, a news outlet in Franco’s native Dominican Republic. Franco, who came in third in American League Rookie of the Year voting on Monday, was offered a contract offer that was at least 10 […] Tampa Bay Rays reportedly offer record contract extension to Wander Franco - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
DRaysBay Nov 18, 2021
REPORT: Rays and Wander Franco have discussed contract extension

REPORT: Rays and Wander Franco have discussed contract extension

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports What would it take for the Rays to keep Wander around long term? Earlier today, a report surfaced that the Rays camp and Wander Franco have been in talks regarding a contract extension: Sources have informed @ElCaribeRD that @RaysBaseball has presented a contract extension offer to Wander Franco. The offer is expected to exceed the 8 years/100 million dollars deal extended to Ronald Acuña Jr. by the Braves in 2019. The one to Franco gets close to 200 million.— Yancen Pujols (@YancenPujols) November 18, 2021 The report has gained some...
DRaysBay Nov 11, 2021
2022 DRaysBay Community Prospect List: Let’s begin!

2022 DRaysBay Community Prospect List: Let’s begin!

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Hello friends, and welcome back to the annual DRaysBay Community Prospect List vote! As a reminder of how this works, twice per week throughout the off-season Scott and I will post votes for each round. If there is a trade that changes the landscape, special elections will be held to place income players. We vote in the comment section of DRaysBay, as explained by Scott here: 2022 DRaysBay Community Prospect List: How and when to vote To begin, we will offer up three candidates to lead the prospect vote. Please note, Wander Franco is no...
DRaysBay Nov 9, 2021
Randy Arozarena, Wander Franco nominated for Rookie of the Year

Randy Arozarena, Wander Franco nominated for Rookie of the Year

Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/ Arozarena is the long running favorite, but Wander’s inclusion is a surprise. The BBWAA has unveiled the finalists for the American League Rookie of the Year, and surprisingly two Rays are on the list: Randy Arozarena and Wander Franco. Some young studs.Your 2021 AL Rookie of the Year finalists: pic.twitter.com/7OtA6Bh1fW— MLB (@MLB) November 8, 2021 Franco qualifies for the award in 2021 having played beyond the rookie eligibility criteria this season for the award (130 AB/50 IP and 45 days on the 26 man roster), and his becoming...
DRaysBay Nov 8, 2021
2022 DRaysBay Community Prospect List: How and when to vote

2022 DRaysBay Community Prospect List: How and when to vote

Wander Franco celebrates no longer being eligible for this list | Photo by Winslow Townson/ A brief primer for our annual exercise in prospect ranking, which begins this week. This week, we will begin the annual DRaysBay Community Prospect List. Somehow, this has been going on for 12 years. There will be a selection of players in the comments. To vote, respond to those with a +1 in the comment. Polls will be two a week again — likely Wednesdays and Saturdays. Please vote using whichever criteria you prefer! If you like stats, use stats. If you like scouting reports,...

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