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View from the Catwalks: Arb Deadline Day

View from the Catwalks: Arb Deadline Day

Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via It’s also the start of International Signing, so lots of fun movings and shakings to happen Rays News Glasnow headlines group of arb-eligible Rays - Juan Toribio, MLB.com: The Rays don’t have a ton of Arb eligible players left, but still some key pieces to settle with by the deadline (otherwise it’s on to the awkward arb hearings). This year’s arbitration deadline is different for Rays. Here’s why. - Marc Topkin, Tampa Bay Times 2020-21 MLB International Prospects Class - Ben Badler, Baseball America: The Rays have...
DRaysBay Jan 13, 2021
2021 DRaysBay Community Prospect List No.  22

2021 DRaysBay Community Prospect List No.  22

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports The first runoff of 2021 Previously: No. 20 - Runoff winner RHP Seth Johnson (6’1 200, 22 in 2021) 2019 statistics with Gulf Coast League Rays and rookie-level Princeton: 17 IP, 2.12 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, 4.3 BB%, 23.2 K% Johnson was a huge riser last spring as a fairly new convert to pitching after having little success as a hitter. He reportedly stood out in the instructional league in 2020. According to Baseball America, he’s shown improved fastball velocity and a better slider ($). Because of his lack of experience, he was probably...
DRaysBay Jan 13, 2021
Tampa Bay Rays News & Links: Prepare for 162

Tampa Bay Rays News & Links: Prepare for 162

Photo by Ronald Martinez/ Rob Manfred says prepare for a full spring training and season, DRob lands with the Brewers, and Puppies!!! This baseball news feels really unimportant right now. But it is a nice distraction, so here we go. Commissioner Rob Manfred says teams should be ready for a 162 game season. Ken Rosenthal on why expansion is on hold right now despite some financial incentives. Old friend Daniel Robertson lands a deal with the Brewers. INF Daniel Robertson has agreed to a one-year deal with the Brewers, source confirms. He'll earn $900K with another...
DRaysBay Jan 12, 2021
Looking at options to fill the open rotation spot for the Rays

Looking at options to fill the open rotation spot for the Rays

Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports There are several different routes the Rays could take With the Rays having traded Blake Snell, the team is now in need of starting pitching and has some money to spend. With a few recent trades and free agent signings, the FA market seems like it may get hot soon. It will be fun to find out which starting pitchers are left in the FA market. Let’s take a look at some of the Rays options. (note : All the numbers shown below are the sum of the last two years.) Good SPs, but maybe expensive Yeah, I like Paxton a lot. He would be as...
DRaysBay Jan 12, 2021
Rays Your Voice: AL East Check-In with Jim Turvey

Rays Your Voice: AL East Check-In with Jim Turvey

Photo by Christian Petersen/ Jim and I discuss the goings on around the rest of the division. Fortunately, none of your favorite players have been traded in the last week, so on this week’s episode, Jim Turvey and I had a chance to look around the rest of the division and see what the Rays’ AL East foes were up to. In what stage of the rebuild are the Orioles in? Are the Red Sox even in a rebuild? If Toronto was a year early in 2020, how dangerous can they be in 2021? As things stand, are the Yankees the favorites to win the division? Jim and I go through each...