11:52 AM EST, Mon January 18, 2021
Red Reporter

Reds sign a bevy of international prospects

No relation. | Photo by Focus on Sport/ It’s international signing day! That means that the Reds are free to use their international pool money to sign players that don’t require being in the draft. By and large, these are kids who are 16 or 17 years old and hail from somewhere in Latin America. The Reds were expected to make a big splash here this year, as they have $6,431,000 to spend here, the most out of any team in MLB (tied with the Tigers, Marlins, Brewers, Twins, and Rays). Unsurprisingly, those teams are all of the teams that we’ve heard from the most...

DRaysBay

Rays sign top 2021 international free agents

Venezuelan shortstop Carlos Colmenarez and Dominican outfielder Jhonny Piron are big gets. Today officially begins the 2020-21 International Free Agent signing period. In typical years this period begins on July 2, but this year it was delayed until January 15. The Tampa Bay Rays have a $6,431,000 signing bonus pool that is matched only by the Milwaukee Brewers, Cincinnati Reds, Miami Marlins, Detroit Tigers, and Minnesota Twins. Unlike most recent seasons teams will not be able to trade for additional pool money. This is a practice the Rays have routinely participated in. Any...

Royals Review

Could we see a six-man rotation in 2021?

Kris Bubic #50 of the Kansas City Royals delivers a pitch against the Minnesota Twins during the first inning of the game at Target Field on August 17, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. | Photo by Hannah Foslien/ It could get some arms on the field. In Major League Baseball, the standard pitching rotation consists of five pitchers. Too few pitchers and you won’t have enough rest, leading to injury and underperformance. Too many pitchers and you end up giving starts that would have gone to your best pitchers to your worst. With that being said, there are two factors...

Twinkie Town

The Twins haven’t done anything yet this winter, and that’s okay

Photo by Harrison Barden/MLB Photos via The headline is a little deceiving. The Twins signed a reclamation project for the bullpen and a quadruple-A utilityman. That’s not nothing. But its close enough for government work. Still, its totally okay for the Twins to have been quiet this offseason—twenty-four other teams have as well, while two teams have gotten markedly better (Padres, Mets) and two have gotten markedly worse (Cleveland, Cubs.) I’d include the Rays in that latter category, but I’m convinced they’re crazy like a fox, and this Snell trade will...

Ben Zobrist gets four hits, eight RBIs vs. Twins

4/28/11: Ben Zobrist sets a Rays record with eight RBIs on four hits with two runs scored against the Twins About Major League Baseball: Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic professional sports league in the United States and consists of 30 m

TB@MIN: Baldelli's grand slam ties game in 8th

7/22/04: Rocco Baldelli's grand slam in the top of the 8th ties the game for the Rays against the Twins About Major League Baseball: Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic professional sports league in the United States and consists of 30 membe