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Tampa Bay Rays: Charlie Morton drawing the interest of 8-10 teams

According to reports, former Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Charlie Morton is a hot commodity in free agency. It comes with no surprise that teams are interested in signing Charlie Morton for the 2021 season. According to reports, at least eight to ten teams are interested in adding the former Tampa Bay Rays pitcher to their […] Tampa Bay Rays: Charlie Morton drawing the interest of 8-10 teams - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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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...

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Five top free agents that could fit the Tampa Bay Rays

Photo by Ronald Martinez/ This according to R.J. Anderson of CBS Sports Free agency is officially underway and this offseason will be one like no other in the sport’s history as teams will be slashing their payrolls and less inclined to give out large paydays to those players seeking large contracts this winter. However, several of the game’s top players are available to sign and although the Rays usually wait until the barrel is empty to scrape the possible scrumptious treats from the bottom. Although, there are some top tier players that the team may target on the open market....

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How about a Charlie Morton-Astros reunion?

Photo by Loren Elliott/MLB Photos via Four days ago, the Rays declined Morton’s option for 2021, leaving him as one of the better options in the free agency. Could the Astros pursue him? The Astros began this offseason needing some pitching insurance, especially considering they won’t have Justin Verlander at all in 2021. And while we were wondering about how the team was going to address these needs, a transaction just occurred. On Friday, the Rays decided not to exercise Charlie Morton’s club option, leaving him as a free agent. That sounds so good for Houston! How about...

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Houston Astros should pursue Charlie Morton in free agency

The Tampa Bay Rays declined their option on Charlie Morton, making him a free agent. The Houston Astros should bring him back. According to multiple reports, the AL Champion Tampa Bay Rays declined their options on two players – Charlie Morton and Mike Zunino. The Houston Astros would do well to pursue a reunion with Morton, who […] Houston Astros should pursue Charlie Morton in free agency - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Mark your calendar: Important dates this offseason

Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports Now that the World Series has concluded the MLB offseason has officially begun. The end of the season, which happens with the final World Series out, is accompanied by the expiration of each final year contract. The only player to depart from the Rays roster was left-handed pitcher Aaron Loup, whom the team signed to a one year minor league contract prior to the start of the season. MLB teams do have a five day exclusive negotiating window with all of their respective departing free agents. Free agency signings can begin on November 1st, allowing teams...

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Detroit Tigers News: The latest on Matt Manning plus the beginning of free agency

Photo by /Icon Sportswire via The World Series is over, which means the long and dark winter lies ahead of us, but there are a few shimmering lights in the distance. BREAKING NEWS: Baseball is officially over! The Los Angeles Dodgers overcame the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 6 of the 2020 World Series to take home the Commissioner’s Trophy after one of the craziest summers ever. Now that is all said and done, Tigers fans can finally give their undivided attention to the team’s offseason activities. But before we dive into the gloom that comes with the winter doldrums, there is some very...

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Red Sox Outright Three Players From Major League Roster After World Series

The Boston Red Sox outrighted three players from their major league roster Wednesday, one day after the 2020 MLB season officially ended with the Los Angeles Dodgers defeating the Tampa Bay Rays in the World Series. The players: infielder José Peraza, outfielder César Puello and right-handed pitcher Dylan Covey. Peraza and Puello elected free agency. […] The post Red Sox Outright Three Players From Major League Roster After World Series appeared first on NESN.com.

Lefty reliever Jonny Venters available in free agency

Jonny Venters is available on the free-agent market after splitting 2018 between the Rays and Braves, compiling a 3.67 ERA over 34.1 innings About Major League Baseball: Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic professional sports league in the U

Wilson Ramos enters free agency this offseason

Wilson Ramos, after playing with the Rays and Phillies in 2018, heads to the free-agent market this offseason About Major League Baseball: Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic professional sports league in the United States and consists of 30