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Tampa Bay Times Dec 9, 2018
Winter meetings update: Rays ready to see if talk turns into action

Winter meetings update: Rays ready to see if talk turns into action

Rays officials arrived in Las Vegas Sunday ready to see if all the talks, expressions of interest and initial inquires into free agent signings and trades leads to any action this week.Though the Rays have done some deals during the annual baseball-wide get-together, they tend to
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Tampa Bay Rays willing to trade top-ten prospect, Jesus Sanchez

Tampa Bay Rays willing to trade top-ten prospect, Jesus Sanchez

The Tampa Bay Rays were in pursuit of All-Star first baseman, Paul Goldschmidt, and per a report from Juan Toribio of The Athletic ($), the Rays were willing to include top prospect, OF Jesus Sanchez in the deal. Multiple sources told The Athletic that a package including outfield prospect Jesus Sanchez was what the Rays were offering to start with, but that was shut down by the Diamondbacks. Goldschmidt ultimately was dealt to the St Louis Cardinals for three solid players as well as a draft pick. That price was just too steep for the Rays to deal for a rental, even one of Goldschmidt’s...
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The Rays have inquired on Edwin Encarnacion

The Rays have inquired on Edwin Encarnacion

As well as utility player Yandy Diaz The Tampa Bay Rays have reportedly contacted the Cleveland Indians about acquiring 3B Edwin Encarnacion or Yandy Diaz, per a report from Paul Hoynes, the Indians beat writer for Cleveland.com: One of those directions is a potential trade for Edwin Encarnacion or Yandy Diaz. Teams such as the Tampa Bay Rays have asked about them and the Indians are listening. The Rays are all too familiar with Encarnacion, as he became a household name during his days with the Toronto Blue Jays, laying siege to opposing pitching staffs. A 14-year MLB veteran, Encarnacion...
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Rays Free Agent Target: RHP Charlie Morton

Rays Free Agent Target: RHP Charlie Morton

A somewhat surprising name has surfaced as a potential Tampa Bay Rays free agent target in RHP Charlie Morton. Among several options #Rays have explored to add a starting pitcher, they've expressed interest and had initial conversations with free-agent RHP Charlie Morton, most recently with #Astros.— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) December 6, 2018 The Rays are usually not connected with notable free agents. This is even more true at the beginning of the winter, and for the starting pitching market in particular. Charlie Morton was a potential qualifying offer candidate after posting two...
Tampa Bay Times Dec 7, 2018
Rays considering ex-Astro Charlie Morton among starting pitching options

Rays considering ex-Astro Charlie Morton among starting pitching options

Among several options the Rays have explored to sign or trade for a starting pitcher, they've expressed interest and had initial conversations
Tampa Bay Times Dec 7, 2018
Winter meetings preview: Rays offseason thus far

Winter meetings preview: Rays offseason thus far

A look at key moves the Rays have made already:AcquiredOF Guillermo Heredia (trade from Mariners)C Mike Zunino (trade from Mariners)TradedRHP Chih-Wei Hu (to Indians)OF Mallex Smith (to
Tampa Bay Times Dec 7, 2018
Winter meetings preview: Five hitters for Rays to consider

Winter meetings preview: Five hitters for Rays to consider

With 1B Paul Goldschmidt traded to St. Louis, Marlins C J.T. Realmuto may be the best overall righthanded hitter available, but the trade cost and fit don't work for the Rays. Seattle OF Mitch Haniger also is likely too pricey. Some names on the "others" list may prove to be more
Call to the Pen Dec 8, 2018

Tampa Bay Rays looking to strengthen rotation with Charlie Morton

Last year, the Tampa Bay Rays won 90 games despite an unconventional approach to the starting rotation. This offseason, they are looking to strenghten the pitching staff. Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that the Tampa Bay Rays are interested in free agent starter Charlie Morton. Morton spent last season with the Houston […] Tampa Bay Rays looking to strengthen rotation with Charlie Morton - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Call to the Pen Dec 9, 2018

Tampa Bay Rays available cash could mean extensions instead of free agents

It is expected that the Tampa Bay Rays will look to make a splash in free agency given the large amount of cash they have available. Instead, they could take a different direction and lock up some of their younger players. In a rather unexpected occurrence, the Tampa Bay Rays are expected to make major […] Tampa Bay Rays available cash could mean extensions instead of free agents - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
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Rangers need to follow Rays' lead ant dive deeper into creative approaches to starting pitching

Rangers need to follow Rays' lead ant dive deeper into creative approaches to starting pitching

LAS VEGAS - To understand where the Rangers are in their search for starting pitching, all you need is a little Las Vegas imagery.The winter meetings are going on in the glitz of the strip while the Rangers are down on Freemont Street searching for the penny slots. They aren't playing in the same league.The Patrick Corbins and Nate Eovaldis of the world? The Rangers love both but weren't in a position where signing one or the other would solve their issues.Trading for Sonny Gray? He's got one year to free agency; the Rangers are probably at least two from realistically competing.The next tier...

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