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DRaysBay Nov 17, 2020
What is Kevin Kiermaier’s trade value?

What is Kevin Kiermaier’s trade value?

Photo by Ronald Martinez/ The most expensive man on the roster is a premium defender. Can the Rays trade away what they value more than the market? Coming off a World Series appearance the Tampa Bay Rays could have gone with roster stability. Instead they have decided to some uncertainty behind the plate by declining Charlie Morton and Mike Zunino’s option and DFAing Michael Perez. The Rays like to move pieces around. Some of this has been due to financial restraints, but some has been in making bets on different players. While nobody could ever say the Rays are financially aggressive...
DRaysBay Nov 9, 2020
View from the Catwalk: What will free agency look like in this year of uncertainty?

View from the Catwalk: What will free agency look like in this year of uncertainty?

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports What will the Rays 2021 roster look like? One of the first decisions the Rays have to make is who to protect from the Rule 5 draft. Neil Solondz provides an overview. Juan Toribio previews a Rays possible opening day roster. Don’t assume Charlie Morton and Mike Zunino won’t be back. In addition to awarding individual Gold Glove awards, MLB has added an award for team defense, based on an index of defensive metrics. The Rays were rated fourth in the American League. Interestingly they scored high on the quality of their outfield, but their infield and...
DRaysBay Nov 6, 2020
Before any moves happen, here’s a look at the 40-man roster

Before any moves happen, here’s a look at the 40-man roster

Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via The MLB offseason is just starting dawn, but that hasn’t stopped the Tampa Bay Rays from making a flurry of moves that has already significantly altered their roster from the way it looked when the regular season ended over a month ago. The Rays have already declined their options on Charlie Morton and Mike Zunino, while also parting ways with the likes of Michael Perez, Chaz Roe, Andrew Kittredge, Kevan Smith, Oliver Drake, and Aaron Loup. That’s a total of eight players who were on the 40-man roster when the season ended that are no longer...
Lookout Landing Oct 31, 2020
Mariners Moose Tracks, 10/31/20: Mike Zunino, Mike Montgomery, Sue Bird, and Megan Rapinoe

Mariners Moose Tracks, 10/31/20: Mike Zunino, Mike Montgomery, Sue Bird, and Megan Rapinoe

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports Four names? I broke the Moose Tracks laws. Please forgive me. Good morning everyone and Happy Halloween! However you’re choosing to celebrate — like by doing nothing, for instance, like me — let’s get you the latest from around baseball on this Saturday. In Mariners news... Here are some stats from yesterday’s game for you to peruse. #Mariners fall to the Padres in Fall League action on Friday afternoon. pic.twitter.com/THTma8mkmA— Mariners PR (@MarinersPR) October 31, 2020 Around the league... Bring him home! The #Rays decline the $15...
DRaysBay Oct 30, 2020
Tampa Bay Rays to decline options on Charlie Morton and Mike Zunino

Tampa Bay Rays to decline options on Charlie Morton and Mike Zunino

Photo by Ronald Martinez/ The Rays are cutting ties, at least for now, with two integral members of the team According to the Tampa Bay Rays Senior Vice President of Baseball Operations, Erik Neander, the team will be declining their options on right-handed pitcher Charlie Morton and catcher Mike Zunino. Charlie Morton was the largest free agent signing in franchise history when the Rays gave him a three-year deal in December of 2018. Two of those seasons were guaranteed with the Rays possessing an option for the third season, that has since been renegotiated. However, despite the...

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