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Rays Trade Analysis: Dickerson might not be missed

His offensive numbers provide a lot of red flags On February 27th, 2018, the Tampa Bay Rays decided to DFA 2017 all-star Corey Dickerson as a move to create roster space for incoming 1B CJ Cron, acquired from the Angels for a PTBNL. Let’s review these transactions now that we’ve had some time to let the news sink in. On the surface, this move makes absolutely no sense. Dickerson is coming off a decent season. He slashed .282/.325/.490 and made the all-star team. He was second among...

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Rays Trade Analysis: Dickerson might not be missed

His offensive numbers provide a lot of red flags

On February 27th, 2018, the Tampa Bay Rays decided to DFA 2017 all-star Corey Dickerson as a move to create roster space for incoming 1B CJ Cron, acquired from the Angels for a PTBNL. Let’s review these transactions now that we’ve had some time to let the news sink in.

We have acquired 1B CJ Cron from the Angels for a PTBNL.

To make room on the 40-man roster, we have designated Corey Dickerson for assignment....

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Tank: Archer calls recent moves perplexing

“We’re not as good as we were 24 hours ago” In the late hours of this past Saturday night, the Tampa Bay Rays roster underwent a massive change as the team shockingly announced they had designated Corey Dickerson for assignment, and then a little while later they traded Jake Odorizzi to the Minnesota Twins for Jermaine Palacios. The moves came as a shock, with Dickerson being the team’s lone All-Star in 2017 and the return for Odorizzi seeming pretty lackluster compared to what was...

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Adam Sanford

Tank: Archer calls recent moves perplexing

“We’re not as good as we were 24 hours ago”

In the late hours of this past Saturday night, the Tampa Bay Rays roster underwent a massive change as the team shockingly announced they had designated Corey Dickerson for assignment, and then a little while later they traded Jake Odorizzi to the Minnesota Twins for Jermaine Palacios.

The moves came as a shock, with Dickerson being the team’s lone All-Star in 2017 and the return for Odorizzi seeming pretty lackluster compared to what was...

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2018 DRaysBay Community Prospect No. 26

Our first full-time left-handed pitchers is finally on the list. Previous winner LHP Resly Linares (6’2 170, 20 in 2018) 2017 statistics with short-season Hudson Valley: 61 1/3 IP, 2.35 ERA, 0.96 WHIP, 9.4 BB%, 24.5 K% In his second season pitching in the U.S., Linares improved immensely in 2017. He allowed 36 hits in 61 1?3 innings after allowing 40 hits in just 32 innings the previous season with Princeton. His walk rate increased, but he was very effective in a rotation that featured...

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Scott Grauer

2018 DRaysBay Community Prospect No. 26

Our first full-time left-handed pitchers is finally on the list.

Previous winner

LHP Resly Linares (6’2 170, 20 in 2018)

2017 statistics with short-season Hudson Valley: 61 1/3 IP, 2.35 ERA, 0.96 WHIP, 9.4 BB%, 24.5 K%

In his second season pitching in the U.S., Linares improved immensely in 2017. He allowed 36 hits in 61 1?3 innings after allowing 40 hits in just 32 innings the previous season with Princeton. His walk rate increased, but he was very effective in a rotation that featured...

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Evan Longoria feels ‘sorry’ for Rays fans after latest moves

The Tampa Bay Rays are cutting costs again, and for the first time, Evan Longoria is watching from afar and feeling sympathetic.Longoria, who was traded to the San Francisco Giants earlier on the offseason, said he felt “sorry” for Rays fans after they traded pitcher Jake Odorizzi and designated outfielder Corey Dickerson for assignment, likely with the intent to trade him. Dickerson was due roughly $6 million in 2018 after hitting .282 with 27 home runs and making the All-Star team last...

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GM: Rays had depth for big-picture moves

Chris Archer told reporters he was excited about the arrival of first baseman C.J. Cron. However, the right-hander expressed disappointment on Sunday morning when discussing the Rays trading Jake Odorizzi and designating Corey Dickerson for assignment.

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Cash: Rays to start season with 4-man rotation

Kevin Cash told reporters on Sunday that the team will go with a four-man rotation at the start of the season.

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Rays deal Jake Odorizzi, DFA Corey Dickerson, and acquire C.J. Cron

The Rays new first baseman, CJ Cron. (Photo Credit: Halos Heaven) In a series of rather interesting moves Saturday night, the Tampa Bay Rays scratched roughly $11.2-million from their books — a figure that could jump to $12.25-million if another team claims Corey Dickerson or makes a trade for his services — and bolstered first base. Rays GM Erik Neander defended the his decisions, the details of which follow, suggesting a twofold necessity: To abide by Stu Sternberg’s...

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What the hell just happened?

What the hell just happened? The Tampa Bay Rays have traded their No. 2 starter and their the second most productive Designated Hitter of 2017. Jake Odorizzi and Corey Dickerson are gone. We all have questions and not a lot of answers. Perhaps you’re like me, on a bachelor party in Tallahassee. You’ve just finished many beers around a bonfire, and turned to your phone in suprise at the end of a raucous evening. Maybe it’s daylight where you are, you missed the news while out watching...

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An optimist’s view: Rays Dickerson, Odorizzi moves

Yes, the glass is half full All right, Rays Nation, let’s talk this out. There are going to be a lot of emotions swirling after the Rays series of transactions on Saturday night. (One DRB writer asked if the timing was intentional to avoid blowback. A Tampa Bay version of the Colts leaving Baltimore in the dead of night, if you will.) A lot of those reactions are going to be negative. Many will see this as a salary dump. Those fans will undoubtedly threaten to not attend games in 2018 and...

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Who is Jermaine Palacios?

While a light trade return for Jake Odorizzi, Palacios is a prospect on the rise. The Tampa Bay Rays were the laughingstock of baseball for about an hour on Saturday evening following a pair of roster moves that had fans scratching their heads. Designating Corey Dickerson for assignment was probably the more puzzling of the two, but let’s talk about that Jake Odorizzi trade. It netted Jermaine Palacios, a Venezuelan shortstop prospect coming off a big 2017 season. Palacios hasn’t quite...

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Rob Rogacki

Who is Jermaine Palacios?

While a light trade return for Jake Odorizzi, Palacios is a prospect on the rise.

The Tampa Bay Rays were the laughingstock of baseball for about an hour on Saturday evening following a pair of roster moves that had fans scratching their heads. Designating Corey Dickerson for assignment was probably the more puzzling of the two, but let’s talk about that Jake Odorizzi trade. It netted Jermaine Palacios, a Venezuelan shortstop prospect coming off a big 2017 season. Palacios hasn’t quite...

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Jim_Turvey

An optimist’s view Rays Dickerson, Odorizzi moves

Yes, the glass is half full

All right, Rays Nation, let’s talk this out.

There are going to be a lot of emotions swirling after the Rays series of transactions on Saturday night. (One DRB writer asked if the timing was intentional to avoid blowback. A Tampa Bay version of the Colts leaving Baltimore in the dead of night, if you will.)

A lot of those reactions are going to be negative. Many will see this as a salary dump. Those fans will undoubtedly threaten to not attend games in 2018 and...

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Daniel Russell

What the hell just happened?

What the hell just happened?

The Tampa Bay Rays have traded their No. 2 starter and their the second most productive Designated Hitter of 2017. Jake Odorizzi and Corey Dickerson are gone. We all have questions and not a lot of answers.

Perhaps you’re like me, on a bachelor party in Tallahassee. You’ve just finished many beers around a bonfire, and turned to your phone at the end of a raucous evening. Maybe it’s daylight where you are. It doesn’t matter, the question is the same:

What...

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Ian Malinowski

Who is CJ Cron?

And why do the Rays want him?

The Rays have acquired first baseman CJ Cron, a right-handed-hitting first baseman, from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, for a player to be named later. As a corresponding move, the Rays designated All-Star Corey Dickerson for assignment, meaning that they have ten days to trade him before he will be available, on waivers, to the league.

This is an odd move. Productive players on affordable salaries with years of team control remaining do not get designated...

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Twins continue building rotation with trade for Jake Odorizzi

Twins add Jake Odorizzi is trade with the Rays.

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MLB trade news: Rays trade P Jake Odorizzi to Twins

The Rays shook things up Saturday by trading pitcher Jake Odorizzi to the Twins for a prospect.

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Mister Lizzie

MLB Trade Rumors: Jake Odorizzi traded to Minnesota Twins

Rays receive Jermaine Palacios, shortstop prospect

Coming on the heels of the Corey Dickerson DFA and trade for CJ Cron, the Rays have announced a trade of right-handed starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi to the Minnesota Twins. The Rays will receive in return Jermaine Palacios, a shortstop prospect who played last year in the Florida State League.

Odorizzi had been part of the massive 2013 trade with the Royals that brought Wil Myers to the Rays in exchange for James Shields and Wade Davis. In...

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