Tampa Bay Nabs Wilson Ramos at a Bargain

This was not how it was supposed to go. Wilson Ramos, coming off the best season of his career at 29 years old, wasn’t supposed to sign only a two-year deal for $12.5 million ($18.25 million with incentives). Especially not with the Tampa Bay Rays, who won just 68 games last season. Yet this past Tuesday, that’s exactly what happened. When we talked Friday about Washington adding...
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7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Outfield, bullpen next on Rays' to-do list

Now that the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center is in the rearview mirror, as well as another Winter Meetings, Rays' front office must try and complete the puzzle for next season's team, particularly in the aftermath of Boston's acquisition of Chris Sale.
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1 day ago

Tampa Bay Rays: Summary of Winter Meetings, Rule 5 Draft

Plenty of conversations and inquiries surrounded the Tampa Bay Rays at the Winter Meetings, speculation is that groundwork has been made for future deals. The 2016 Winter Meetings for the Tampa Bay Rays have come and gone. The rotation remains intact, as no trades occurred though there was a significant amount of inquiries, talks and […] Tampa Bay Rays: Summary of Winter Meetings...
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2 days ago

Rays land Ramos, talk other deals at Meetings

The Rays have not been a team to make headlines at the Winter Meetings. However, they did grab the spotlight when news broke Tuesday night that they had agreed to terms with catcher Wilson Ramos on a two-year deal. Meanwhile, the club continued to field offers from teams hoping to deep into its deep pool of starters.
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2 days ago

In Rule 5 Draft, Rays take righty Gadea from M's

Major League Baseball's Rule 5 Draft took place Thursday morning, and the Rays escaped relatively unscathed.
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2 days ago

Winter Meetings recap: Day four — Kevin Cash’s media session and Rays trade rumors

Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash, at the MLB Winter Meetings. (Photo Credit: Marc Topkin/Tampa Bay Times) On the fourth day of the Major League Baseball Winter Meetings, Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash held his media session. Cash spoke on a number of topics, including the pending deal between the Rays and catcher Wilson Ramos, what he’d like to see in the outfield bat...
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2 days ago

Tampa Bay Rays Rumors: Colome, Ramirez Drawing Interest

Numerous teams are showing considerable interest in some of the Tampa Bay Rays relievers which could be a prelude to a trade in the coming days. As the Winter Meetings head into the final day, the Tampa Bay Rays continue in conversations concerning the availability of their players with numerous teams. While no trades are […] Tampa Bay Rays Rumors: Colome, Ramirez Drawing Interest...
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2 days ago

Wilson Ramos Is Something Completely Different for the Rays

Last night, the Tampa Bay Rays signed Wilson Ramos for two years and $12 million, with nearly $18.25 million available in all if he meets certain incentives. Ramos represented an interesting case for potential suitors. At 29, he’d just produced the best season of his career. He’d also sustained, and is currently rehabbing, the worst injury of his career — one that will prevent...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays: Agreement in Place with Wilson Ramos

The Tampa Bay Rays may have found that “lightning in a bottle” and the catcher they so coveted with the pending signing of Wilson Ramos. Tis’ the season to be jolly and Day Two of the Winter Meetings for the Tampa Bay Rays could really turn into a jolly season if the gamble on the […] Tampa Bay Rays: Agreement in Place with Wilson Ramos - Rays Colored Glasses - Rays Colored...
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3 days ago

Rays nearing two-year deal with catcher Wilson Ramos

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) -- All-Star catcher Wilson Ramos and the Tampa Bay Rays were closing in Tuesday night on a two-year contract.The agreement was not yet complete and would be subject to a physical, agent Wil Polidor said. The deal, first reported by Fox, would be worth about $12.5 million.Ramos, 29, hit .309 with a career-high 22 home runs and 80 RBIs before tearing his right anterior...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Winter Meetings recap: Day three — Rays to sign Wilson Ramos

The Rays reportedly have inked a two-year deal with catcher Wilson Ramos, formerly of the Washington Nationals. (Photo Credit: Keith Allison) On the third day of the MLB Winter Meetings, the Tampa Bay Rays did the unexpected and dipped their toes into the free-agent market, inking a two-year deal with the 29 year-old catcher Wilson Ramos, formerly of the Washington Nationals....
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3 days ago

Wilson Ramos, Rays nearing agreement on 2-year contract

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) All-Star catcher Wilson Ramos and the Tampa Bay Rays were closing in Tuesday night on a two-year contract. The agreement was not yet complete and would be subject to a physical, agent Wil Polidor said. The deal, first reported by Fox, would be worth about $12.5 million. Ramos, 29, hit .309 with a career-high 22 home runs and 80 RBIs before tearing his right...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Trade Rumors: Rays asking price for Chris Archer too high for the market

After just one day at the winter meetings, other teams are finding the asking price for Rays ace Chris Archer to be too steep for their liking. This should come as no surprise, for even though Chris Archer’s season was mired by team losses when he was on the mound, Archer was among the better pitchers in baseball with a sub-3.00 DRA (Deserved Run Average) in 2016, and worth 3...
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4 days ago

Tampa Bay Rays 2016 Winter Meetings recap: Day one

Marc Topkin gets the sense that Chris Archer will be a Ray next season. (Photo Credit: Will Vragovic/Tampa Bay Times) The first day of the 2016 Major League Baseball Winter Meetings is all but in the books, and so far no earth shattering revelations have broken from the Tampa Bay Rays’ camp. Sure, lots of conversations were had, however, no deals have been made. Bloom said ...
Via X-Rays Spex
4 days ago

December 5th - Daily Great Tampa Bay Rays Moment - The Rays clinch their first playoff berth

Looking back at some of the great moments in Tampa Bay Rays history On September 20th, 2008 the seemingly impossible had happened as the forever lowly Tampa Bay Rays had turned one of the worst runs in baseball history into the playoffs as they clinched a post-season berth with a victory over the Minnesota Twins. The Rays entered play with a game and a half lead over the Boston...
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5 days ago

Stingrays Week 6 Recap: Late Bloomers

Joe Devin is back! via Sarah_Hobday With captain Joe Devin back from a stint in the American Hockey League, the South Carolina Stingrays pulled out two late wins over Norfolk and Atlanta. The Rays are riding a three-game winning streak into December. The Stingrays opened the week by announcing a few roster moves. First, the team […]
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Dodgers have interest in Logan Forsythe

The Los Angeles Dodgers continue to scour the market for infield options. According to a report by Jon Morosi of FOX Sports on Sunday, the Dodgers, who have openings to fill at second and third base, are showing interest in Tampa Bay Rays infielder Logan Forsythe, who plays both positions. #Dodgers, with openings at 2B and 3B, have interest in #Rays infielder Logan Forsythe,...
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Job Posting: Tampa Bay Rays Baseball Research & Development Intern

Position: Tampa Bay Rays Baseball Research & Development Intern Location: St. Petersburg, Fla.Description: We are seeking interns with a passion for winning through mathematics, data analysis, and computation. The internship positions will be with the Baseball Research and Development team in the Baseball Operations department. Start and end dates are flexible, and we will consider...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Archer calls on Rays to spend to improve team

The Tampa Bay Rays have fallen off considerably since their successful run from 2008-2013 in which they won at least 90 games in all but one season. After consecutive fourth-place finishes in the AL East and a last-place finish this season, Chris Archer wants to see improvements. Speaking on SiriusXM MLB Network Radio on Thursday, Archer said the Rays need to spend to improve. ...
Via Larry Brown Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Neil Allen on Developing Pitchers the Rays Way, in Minnesota

Neil Allen will return as Minnesota Twins pitching coach in 2017. Expect to see more Tampa Bay Rays influence as a result. Allen spent eight years coaching in the Rays system before coming to the Twin Cities prior to the 2015 season. He’s already incorporated a changeup philosophy since his arrival. The next steps — based on a conversation I had with him this summer — will...
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November 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Rays not interested in dealing Evan Longoria

The Tampa Bay Rays will look at a lot of different ways to get better this winter, but trading Evan Longoria does not sound like it will be one of them. According to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, the Rays are willing to listen to offers for a number of players, but Longoria is not one of them. The team is said to be uninterested in moving him after a year in which he hit ...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Rays’ Chris Archer will again contribute to ESPN’s World Series coverage

Chris Archer will again be going from the mound to the media this October. The Tampa Bay Rays pitcher contributed to ESPN’s postseason coverage last fall and won praise for his fresh perspective. He’ll be back for Games 1, 2, and 5-7 (if necessary) of this year’s World Series, contributing to Baseball Tonight, ESPN Radio’s game coverage, and other ESPN shows. Here are more...
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October 13, 2016  |  Discuss

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