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Ian Malinowski

Tampa Bay Rays news and links: On the sanctity of the hall

What do you think, Fred?

There is no Rays news. Not really any baseball news, either. There hasn’t been real baseball news, other than the Atlanta Braves being cheats and their former GM being banned for life, in this “Supposedly Hot Stove Season” for a week.

MLB.com writer Chad Thornburg is dealing with the drought with a synergistic Black Friday tie-in: GMs like to cash in on Black Friday deals too. Points for the shamelessness.

I’ll be even more direct. Here’s a picture of a...

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Ian Malinowski

Tampa Bay Rays news and links: Happy Thanksgiving

I’m thankful for a screwball.

Happy Thanksgiving, y’all.

It’s that time of year when we gather around the table and, if you’re anything like me, your family asks you whether the Rays are going to be better next year. My answer is “No, they’ll probably be about the same, but because of the inherent uncertainty in a baseball season that might be good enough to make the playoffs.”

This is not a very compelling answer.

Then I tell them about Brent Honeywell and Willy Adames, and...

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Tampa Bay Rays Rumors: Odorizzi’s Market Is Heating Up

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi is picking up interest from a variety of teams. As a potential rebuild looms, Odorizzi may hit the market soon. As a potential rebuild looms, early reports are coming in with Jake Odorizzi as a major trade chip in the 2017 off-season for the Tampa Bay Rays. Mike Berardino […] Tampa Bay Rays Rumors: Odorizzi’s Market Is Heating Up - Rays Colored Glasses - Rays Colored Glasses - A Tampa Bay Rays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Free Agent Faceoff: Lance Lynn Vs. Alex Cobb

When it comes to the starting pitching market this offseason, Lance Lynn and Alex Cobb will hold some of the widest appeal of any names on the market. Both right-handers would be an upgrade to virtually any rotation in the Majors, and both figure to be more affordable to interested parties than top-of-the-market names like Yu Darvish and Jake Arrieta. Each enjoyed a solid 2017 campaign in his first full season back from Tommy John surgery, though neither has fully regained the form he showed...

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Rays' staff joins relief efforts in Florida Keys

Giving back has been the Rays' mantra ever since principal owner Stuart Sternberg's group took over the franchise following the 2005 season. That shared sense of community and wanting to give back was never more evident than through the team's recent financial contributions and volunteer efforts to help those in need in the Florida Keys.

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Stingrays week 5 recap: Steven WINey

(via the Stingrays) On a school day game at the Jacksonville Icemen, the South Carolina Stingrays got schooled in a 5-2 loss. The Rays goals came from Dylan Margonari and Steven Whitney. Assists were awarded to  Taylor Cammarata, Kelly Zajac and Frankie Simonelli. The Stingrays then went on to beat intrastate rival Greenville and then Atlanta in overtime […]

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Rays announce clubhouse staff promotions

During an offseason that has seen the Rays give a makeover to its Major League coaching staff, Tuesday's announcement about promotions within the clubhouse staff seemed appropriate.

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Adam Sanford

Tampa Bay Rays News and Links: Atlanta Brave heavily punished

Former GM banned for life, Otani cleared to play, and Aaron Judge has surgery

The punishment has finally been handed out to the Atlanta Braves for their scandal involving the international free agent market, and the penalties are very steep.

10 prospects that were signed have had their contracts voided, making them international free agents again. $10K signing cap during next international signing period Forfeit 3rd round pick in 2018 draft Former GM, John Coppolella, banned from the game...

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Rays add seven prospects to the 40-man roster; AFL recap (via Neil Solondz)

Brent Honeywell was one of seven minor league prospects added to the Rays 40-man roster Monday evening. (Photo Credit: Baseball America) The Tampa Bay Rays added seven players to the 40-man roster on Monday evening, protecting them in advance of the Rule-5 draft, which will take place during the 2017 Winter Meetings on December 14. First baseman Jake Bauers, outfielder Justin Williams, and pitchers Diego Castillo, Yonny Chirinos, Brent Honeywell, Jose Mujica, and Ryan Yarbrough were added...

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Darby Robinson

Tampa Bay News and Links: 40-Man moving and shaking

Rays protect some big names, and leave 1 spot open

The deadline for protecting prospects from the Rule 5 draft passed last night, and the Rays have filled 7 of their 8 open spots on their 40 Man Roster.

We've added seven players to the 40-man roster.

Give them a follow! pic.twitter.com/3B62GqB6k6

— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) November 21, 2017

Some real easy choices in that list (Honeywell and Bauers), with Jose Mujica being a bit more of a debate. The most notable names left...

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Honeywell, Bauers added to 40-man roster

Brent Honeywell and Jake Bauers highlighted the group of players added to the Rays' 40-man roster on Monday.

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Daniel Russell

Rays add seven prospects to 40-man Roster, with two glaring omissions

As is the case with any good farm system, the Rays had difficult decision to make this evening in deciding which prospects would be protected on the 40-man roster.

Entering today, the Rays had eight roster spots remaining, with several prospects not already on the 40-man roster that were considered guarantees: Top-100 ranked RHP Brent Honeywell and 1B Jake Bauers, and Double-A outfield standout Justin Williams.

From there, a smattering of arms that dominated the minor leagues in RHP Diego...

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Rays add seven prospects to 40-man Roster, with two glaring omissions

As is the case with any good farm system, the Rays had difficult decision to make this evening in deciding which prospects would be protected on the 40-man roster. Entering today, the Rays had eight roster spots remaining, with several prospects not already on the 40-man roster that were considered guarantees: Top-100 ranked RHP Brent Honeywell and 1B Jake Bauers, and Double-A outfield standout Justin Williams. From there, a smattering of arms that dominated the minor leagues in RHP Diego...

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Rays release 2018 spring training schedule

Get ready for some February baseball! 84 days until baseball is back. Not that we’re counting or anything. Spring training schedules for all 30 MLB teams were released on Monday afternoon, and for those already camped out in front of Charlotte Sports Park can mark their calendars for February 23. The Rays will have their first home game that day against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Rays have not yet listed all the away games for spring training, and the television and radio broadcast...

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Tampa Bay Rays: Early Off Season Overview

Three weeks removed from the Astros World Series win, General Manager meetings are in full swing. Rumors are beginning to circulate, several of them involving the Tampa Bay Rays. The Rays reportedly remain steadfast in their pursuit of veteran slugger Jose Bautista. The Rays had been linked to Bautista last offseason, before he returned to the Toronto Blue Jays. Bautista’s agent says that Bautista is open to playing different positions, including the corner infield, corner outfield or...

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Ashley MacLennan

Rays release 2018 spring training schedule

Get ready for some February baseball!

84 days until baseball is back.

Not that we’re counting or anything.

Spring training schedules for all 30 MLB teams were released on Monday afternoon, and for those already camped out in front of Charlotte Sports Park can mark their calendars for February 23. The Rays will have their first home game that day against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

The Rays have not yet listed all the away games for spring training, and the television and radio broadcast...

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2018 Hall of Fame Ballot Released

Six former Rays listed The Baseball Writers Association of America and the Baseball Hall of Fame announced who would be on the ballot of the class of 2018 with several newcomers making their way onto the list. This year’s ballot includes 19 additions to the ballot from year’s past, with 14 players returning, for a total of 33 players. There are six former members of the Tampa Bay Rays on the ballot: Fred McGriff, Aubrey Huff, Johnny Damon, Manny Ramirez, Jason Isringhausen, and Hideki...

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Rule 5 Draft: Predicting the Rays 40 man roster

The Rays only have just eight spots open. Which prospects will be left out? Tonight at 8pm EST, the deadline will pass for teams to lock in their 40-man rosters ahead of the Winter Meetings. Once the deadline passes, a team will not be able to add a player from within their organization to the 40-man roster until the end of spring training in 2018. Players left off the 40-man roster and who are eligible, can be selected during the Rule V draft, which occurs on the 4th and final day of the...

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Adam Sanford

2018 Hall of Fame Ballot Released

Six former Rays listed

The Baseball Writers Association of America and the Baseball Hall of Fame announced who would be on the ballot of the class of 2018 with several newcomers making their way onto the list.

This year’s ballot includes 19 additions to the ballot from year’s past, with 14 players returning, for a total of 33 players. There are six former members of the Tampa Bay Rays on the ballot: Fred McGriff, Aubrey Huff, Johnny Damon, Manny Ramirez, Jason Isringhausen, and Hideki...

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Adam Sanford

Rule 5 Draft: Predicting the Rays 40 man roster

The Rays only have just eight spots open. Which prospects will be left out?

Tonight at 8pm EST, the deadline will pass for teams to lock in their 40-man rosters ahead of the Winter Meetings. Once the deadline passes, a team will not be able to add a player from within their organization to the 40-man roster until the end of spring training in 2018.

Players left off the 40-man roster and who are eligible, can be selected during the Rule V draft, which occurs on the 4th and final day of the...

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