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Tampa Bay Times Mar 24, 2019
Rule 5 pick Sam McWilliams returned to Rays

Rule 5 pick Sam McWilliams returned to Rays

NORTH PORT - Minor-league right-hander Sam McWilliams, who the Royals selected with the second pick in December's Rule 5 pick, has been returned to the Rays.McWilliams, acquired by Tampa Bay last May as the players to be named later in the Steven Souza, Jr. trade with
Tampa Bay Times Mar 23, 2019
What's behind the Rays suddenly spending big bucks?

What's behind the Rays suddenly spending big bucks?

PORT CHARLOTTE - That your woe-is-us, small-market, low-revenue, fan-challenged Rays last week guaranteed $74 million, and potentially more than $100 million, in extensions for Brandon Lowe and Blake Snell wasn't the biggest shocker.That was that they'd hoped to
DRaysBay Mar 23, 2019
Matt Duffy to start the year on the Injured List

Matt Duffy to start the year on the Injured List

Duffy’s lingering injuries continue to plague him Matt Duffy, who entered camp this spring in arguably the best shape of his life, will start the season on the newly renamed Injured List, as he has dealt with a hamstring issue all spring long. When on the field, Duffy has been a solid contributor for the Rays, both offensively and defensively. However, staying on the field has been a struggle for him since being acquired at the 2016 trade deadline. He would quickly land on the, then disabled list, with a foot issue. He would miss the entire 2017 season with an achilles injury. He did...
DRaysBay Mar 22, 2019
Who should the Rays target next for a contract extension?

Who should the Rays target next for a contract extension?

The team should lock down the next generation of All-Stars now. With free agency a mess, contract extensions are all the rage. The Rays have now handed out two contract extensions of their own to young players as they look to secure the core of a 90-win team for the foreseeable future. It may be wise for all sides involved (players, ownership, and fans who want to see players in Rays jerseys for the long haul) to continue the trend (which it sounds like it might!). #Rays Neander on if there could be more extension coming: "when there are opportunities that increases the chance they can...
DRaysBay Mar 22, 2019
What do contract extensions say about the Tampa Bay Rays?

What do contract extensions say about the Tampa Bay Rays?

After two contract extensions were given to core players, what have we learned about the Tampa Bay Rays? Extension season is here, and Twitter has opinions, y’all. Opinions that will give you whiplash if you aren’t careful. We went from “the Rays are cheap and are exploiting young talent” to “the Rays are only going to trade these guys anyway so enjoy them while you can” faster than you can say Wow those are some nimble goalposts. Advise to a lot of writers out there: Please lift with your legs when moving goal posts. Most workman's comp does not cover chiropractor...
Tampa Bay Times Mar 22, 2019
Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: Blake Snell's contract, Jon Cooper's 300th win, Rays' outlook and more

Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: Blake Snell's contract, Jon Cooper's 300th win, Rays' outlook and more

Days after Blake Snell expressed disappointment in getting a very small raise following his Cy Young season, the Rays sign him to a a 5-year, $50-million deal.Plus,
Tampa Bay Times Mar 22, 2019
More from Blake Snell on signing 5-year, $50 million deal with the Rays

More from Blake Snell on signing 5-year, $50 million deal with the Rays

Blake Snell had plenty to say Thursday after signing an unexpected five-year, $50 million guaranteed contract with the Rays. For the most party, he was pleased the Rays
Tampa Bay Times Mar 22, 2019
Rays Friday: 1:05, vs. Pirates in Port Charlotte

Rays Friday: 1:05, vs. Pirates in Port Charlotte

The Rays wrap up the Port Charlotte portion of spring training today with a 1:05 game against the Pirates.Wilmer Font, who seems likely to be in the bullpen, will start, with the relievers still to be determined. Cy Young Award winner Blake Snell, who on Thursday signed a five-year,
Tampa Bay Times Mar 21, 2019
Well, well, well, look who's spending money in Tampa Bay

Well, well, well, look who's spending money in Tampa Bay

ST. PETERSBURG - Do not be shocked. And, please, do not be fooled.The money committed by the Rays to Blake Snell and Brandon Lowe - potentially as much as $99.5 million - is certainly significant. And, yes, it's somewhat unusual.But it's not a
Call to the Pen Mar 22, 2019

Tampa Bay Rays, Blake Snell Agree on 5-Year, $50M Extension

A week after 2018 AL Cy Young Blake Snell expressed his displeasure with the way the Tampa Bay Rays “chose” to compensate him this season, he gets a generous contract extension. One day after Alex Bregman, who also once asserted that he was disappointed with his team’s contract renewal, received a hefty 6-year, $100M extension […] Tampa Bay Rays, Blake Snell Agree on 5-Year, $50M Extension - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Over the Monster Mar 22, 2019
MLB Roundup 3/22: Extension season continues

MLB Roundup 3/22: Extension season continues

And an all-time great says goodbye. Two more big-name extensions Extension season continues to roll along as some players seem afraid of the free agency process and are signing on to under-market deals to guarantee money now while it’s offered. One such player is Blake Snell, who to be fair only had one season of free agency bought out. Still, it was a bit of a shock after the Rays insulted the 2018 Cy Young winner with a tiny raise in pre-arbitration salary, a move that led Snell have some natural animosity. Apparently that is out the window now, as Tampa Bay and their ace pitcher have...
Call to the Pen Mar 24, 2019

Detroit Tigers: JaCoby Jones likely to start season on injured list

With Opening Day just days around the corner, it appears that the Detroit Tigers have been dealt a blow to their starting lineup. On Saturday, Detroit Tigers center fielder JaCoby Jones exited a game against the Tampa Bay Rays with an apparent shoulder injury. According to Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press, manager Ron […] Detroit Tigers: JaCoby Jones likely to start season on injured list - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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