RAYS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Sources: Rays to acquire Hechavarria

The Marlins and Rays have agreed to a deal to send shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria to Tampa Bay for two Minor Leaguers, pending medical evaluations, two Major League sources tell MLB.com's Joe Frisaro.
Via Rays.com
1 hour ago

Tampa Bay Rays actively pursuing SS Adeiny Hechavarria from Miami

The Tampa Bay Rays are actively pursuing a deal with the Miami Marlins for SS Adeiny Hechavarria. (Photo Credit: Joshua Sarner/Icon Sportswire) According to multiple sources, the Tampa Bay Rays are actively pursuing a deal with the Miami Marlins for SS Adeiny Hechavarria. Joe Frisaro (MLB.com) was the first to report that Tampa Bay had become the frontrunner for the middle...
Via X-Rays Spex
3 hours ago

Tampa Bay Rays Top Minor League Performers

Let us take a look around the minor leagues at a few Tampa Bay Rays prospects that are flying under the radar despite strong performances. Prospects are the life blood of the Tampa Bay Rays. Even though several players have been signed to team friendly extensions, giving the Rays a solid core to build around, […] Tampa Bay Rays Top Minor League Performers - Rays Colored Glasses...
Via Rays Colored Glasses
8 hours ago

Tampa Bay Baseball Attendance Report – June 25, 2017

Tampa Bay baseball attendance for Sunday, June 25, 2017: Total Attendance: 18,134 Tampa Bay Rays: Team Home Game #: 42 Attendance: 15,943 Starting Pitcher: Jake Odorizzi Opponent: Baltimore Orioles Opponent Starting Pitcher: Chris Tillman Avg Attendance to Date: 14,955 Avg Attendance vs Opponent: 19,591 Avg Attendance per Day of the Week: 18,207 Avg Attendance for Starting Pitcher...
Via Tampa Bay Baseball Market
8 hours ago

Tampa Bay Rays are a trade away from the post-season

A few weeks ago, it seemed as though the Tampa Bay Rays would be sellers as the trade deadline approached. After injuries to several key players, Tampa’s playoff hopes seemed to be slipping away and the team was struggling to break their .500 record. As the month of June passed, however, the Rays suddenly found themselves within striking distance of first place in the AL East....
Via isportsweb.com
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays: Blake Snell Returning to Rotation

After a demotion to Durham, Blake Snell has shown enough progress that the Tampa Bay Rays feel confident that he is ready to return to the rotation. The inability to take command of his game resulted in Blake Snell‘s demotion to Triple-A Durham where he has since found success, showing the Tampa Bay Rays that […] Tampa Bay Rays: Blake Snell Returning to Rotation - Rays Colored...
Via Rays Colored Glasses
22 hours ago

Bullpen falters late as Rays drop finale

A three-run ninth led the Orioles to an 8-5 win over the Rays Sunday afternoon at Tropicana Field.
Via Rays.com
1 day ago

LBWMF: Rays fall to the Orioles, 8-3; Blake Snell to be recalled

The Buffalo didn’t fare as well as he could have in his debut, going 1-4 with a strikeout. (Photo Credit: Tampa Bay Rays) Jake Faria put together a fourth consecutive quality start on Saturday for the Tampa Bay Rays, however, the bullpen allowed four runs to break open a tie game in the seventh. The Rays saw their three-game win streak come to an end with an 8–3 loss to...
Via X-Rays Spex
1 day ago

Rays plan to recall Snell; put Erasmo in 'pen

Blake Snell will be recalled by the Rays to start against the Pirates on Wednesday, while Erasmo Ramirez will head back to the bullpen. A corresponding roster move will take place prior to Wednesday's game.
Via Rays.com
1 day ago

Tampa Bay Rays: Should Stephen Vogt be an Option?

The Tampa Bay Rays have received some help at catcher as Wilson Ramos returned from the disabled list. Should they consider Stephen Vogt as an upgrade as their backup catcher and overhaul the position? Back in 2012, Stephen Vogt had a miserable time as a member of the Tampa Bay Rays. He made the team out of […] Tampa Bay Rays: Should Stephen Vogt be an Option? - Rays Colored...
Via Rays Colored Glasses
1 day ago

Rays 6/24/17 starting lineup; pregame notes

More of this, please. (Photo Credit: Anthony Ateek/X-Rays Spex) Rays 6/24/17 Starting Lineup Smith CF Dickerson DH Longoria 3B Morrison 1B Souza Jr. RF Ramos C Peterson LF Beckham SS Robertson 2B Faria RHP Noteworthiness — Brad Boxberger will not be activated today, and there hasn’t yet been an explanation why not. — Behold, the Buffalo has been activated is in the lineup...
Via X-Rays Spex
2 days ago

The Baltimore Orioles tied an MLB record they can’t be proud of

In mid-May, the Baltimore Orioles were 10 games over .500 and one of the clear surprises in baseball. Even entering June 8th, they were five games over .500, right in the thick of the AL East race and the AL Wild Card race.While the Orioles were playing well, the computers and projection systems weren’t buying it, and waited for the Orioles to regress. That’s happened. Baltimore...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays To Designate Derek Norris, Activate Wilson Ramos

The Rays have designated catcher Derek Norris, according to Roger Mooney of the Tampa Bay Times (via Twitter). He’ll make way for Wilson Ramos, who’ll be activated from the 60-day DL.
Via MLB Trade Rumors
2 days ago

Rays DOTF 6/22: Blake Snell continues to cruise in Durham

Blake Snell and Casey Gillaspie lead Rays prospect performances down on the farm. Blake Snell continued his strong run with Durham since his demotion. Casey Gillaspie had a good day at the plate in what has been a rough season. Triple-A Durham Bulls (43-28) The Durham Bulls defeated the Norfolk Tides 6-4 behind a strong start by Blake Snell. Snell threw six very good innings...
Via DRaysBay
4 days ago

Trevor Plouffe, Mallex Smith help Rays take series from Reds

Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays: Alex Cobb trade rumors

Every year around this time, it seems the Rays are sellers. It has become a tradition for the team to trade away veterans with expiring contracts for a heap of young talent. This makes sense for a small-market team with a low budget; trading away players expected to receive a contract bump for some kind of return is a logical move for a team who cannot afford to sign players to large...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Tampa Bay Rays Contenders?

Coming off a blow-out win in Detroit yesterday the Tampa Bay Rays stand at 37-35. Although this is not the most impressive record, they currently hold one of the wild card spots and are 3.5 games out of first place. The Rays are 8-4 in the last 12 games and don’t appear to be going away anytime soon. Are the Rays becoming Contenders? The Rays pitching currently ranks seventh in...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Logan Morrison leads Rays' HR barrage in win over Tigers

Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Miguel Cabrera will not sit out despite myriad of injuries

Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera is dealing with a whole host of injuries, but isn’t going to let that keep him off the field.Cabrera admitted Thursday that he is coping with back, oblique, and groin strains, and picked up a hip flexor problem during Thursday night’s win over the Tampa Bay Rays. Despite all that, he managed a walkoff opposite field home run, his first...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the Rays Ever Achieve League-Average Attendance?

This is Michael Lortz’ third piece as part of his June residency at FanGraphs. Lortz covers the Tampa Bay baseball market for the appropriately named Tampa Bay Baseball Market and has previously published work in the Community pages, as well. You can find him on Twitter, as well. Read the work of all our residents here. In my recent interview with Rays President Brian Auld, he...
Via Fangraphs
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Brendan McKay announced as first baseman when selected by Rays

Highly touted prospect Brendan McKay is headed to the Tampa Bay Rays — potentially as a first baseman.McKay doubles as a slugging first baseman and a left-handed pitcher for the Louisville Cardinals, and there had been some dispute as to what position he’d play professionally. When MLB announced the pick, they called McKay a first baseman.While it’s unclear if that was an indication...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Job Posting: Tampa Bay Rays TrackMan Stringers (Operators)

To be clear, there are two job postings here. Position: Tampa Bay Rays TrackMan Stringers (Operators) Location: Princeton, W.V. Description: TrackMan Stringers (operators) will be responsible for running the TrackMan system for Princeton Rays’ home games in Princeton, W.V. The number of games each Stringer works varies by week. Stringer(s) will start on or around June 28. Responsibilities...
Via Fangraphs
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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