Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Tampa Bay Rays

What insiders say about new Rays C Mike Zunino

What insiders say about new Rays C Mike Zunino

Seattle Times beat writer Ryan Divish took to his @RyanDivish Twitter account to post some interesting thoughts on C Mike Zunino, who was traded from the Mariners to the Rays on Thursday in a five-player deal also featuring OF Mallex Smith. Divish ha...
Published: 11/09/18
What getting Mike Zunino, dealing Mallex Smith deal means to Rays

What getting Mike Zunino, dealing Mallex Smith deal means to Rays

ST. PETERSBURG — It all started, Rays general manager Erik Neander said to beat everyone else to it, "with the bromance, as you know.''He was having fun, but the funny thing is he was right, too. All those talks Neander and Mariners counterpart...
Published: 11/08/18
Rays get their catcher, acquiring Mike Zunino from Mariners for Mallex Smith in 5-player deal

Rays get their catcher, acquiring Mike Zunino from Mariners for Mallex Smith in 5-player deal

UPDATE, 2:50: Neander said Zunino checks so many boxes in what they value in a catcher as well as a teammate, and they are okay with offensive profile he has shown, obviously hoping for the high end. Also, that they view Heredia as a "top of the line...
Published: 11/08/18
5 things about the Raysí Mike Zunino-Mallex Smith deal

5 things about the Raysí Mike Zunino-Mallex Smith deal

Five things about the trade between the Rays and Mariners agreed to late Wednesday, with the Rays getting C Mike Zunino, OF Guillermo Heredia and 2008 draftee LHP Michael Plassmeyer, and the Mariners getting OF Mallex Smith and OF prospect Jake Frale...
Published: 11/08/18
Rays completing deal to get C Mike Zunino for OF Mallex Smith

Rays completing deal to get C Mike Zunino for OF Mallex Smith

UPDATE, 12:34 AM: The deal has been agreed to and barring any unexpected issues with final details or medical reports is likely to be announced  on Thursday.UPDATE, 12:20 AM: The basic framework of the deal is Zunino and Heredia for Smith, but t...
Published: 11/07/18
Updated: 11/08/18
Chaim Bloom: Looking forward to get Rays back to playoffs

Chaim Bloom: Looking forward to get Rays back to playoffs

After interviews that led to serious consideration for the top jobs with the Mets and Giants, senior vice president Chaim Bloom is set to stay with the Rays, at least for now.Bloom, 35, was a finalist for the Giants' head of baseball operations job t...
Published: 11/07/18
Rays Kevin Kiermaier wins Wilson top defensive centerfielder award

Rays Kevin Kiermaier wins Wilson top defensive centerfielder award

Kevin Kiermaier dealt with a lot of bad during a disappointing injury-marred 2018 season.So he was excited and honored to get some good news Wednesday, named the game's top centerfielder in the Wilson defensive player of the year awards."I'm happy as...
Published: 11/07/18
Chaim Bloom expected to stay with Rays as Giants fill job

Chaim Bloom expected to stay with Rays as Giants fill job

Senior VP Chaim Bloom is expected to stay with the Rays,  at least for now, after the Giants opted for Dodgers executive Farhan Zaidi to become head of their baseball operations.Bloom was among the finalists for the Giants job after recently fin...
Published: 11/06/18
Updated: 11/07/18
Say thanks back to Rocco Baldelli with your favorite memory

Say thanks back to Rocco Baldelli with your favorite memory

Longtime Rays player, front office executive and coach Rocco Baldelli took to Twitter today to offer a thanks to Tampa Bay fans as he settles into his new job as manager of the Minnesota Twins.As you read Baldelli's thanks, please take a moment and s...
Published: 11/06/18
Raysí Willy Adames, Ryan Yarbrough named to Topps All-Star Rookie team

Raysí Willy Adames, Ryan Yarbrough named to Topps All-Star Rookie team

Rays SS Willy Adames and LHP Ryan Yarbrough were chosen for the  2018 Topps MLB All-Star Rookie team.Rays 2B Joey Wendle, who was considered a potential finalist for the AL Rookie of the Year award, was not, beaten out again by Yankees 2B Gleybe...
Published: 11/06/18
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