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DRaysBay 5 hours ago
Where does Joey Wendle go to get his apology?

Where does Joey Wendle go to get his apology?

Photo by Maddie Meyer/ On profiles and production. When Joey Wendle made the Opening Day roster in spring of 2018, DRaysBay managing editor Danny Russell was distraught. Wendle wasn’t just a slick-fielding utility infielder who probably couldn’t hit: he was a symbol of everything that was wrong with a Rays team that had lost its way and given up on its window. The Rays had sent catcher Jonah Heim to Oakland as the PTBNL to acquire Wendle, but in Danny’s mind they had chosen Wendle over Corey Dickerson. They had broken up a core that should have competed but never...
DRaysBay 10 hours ago
Rays Your Voice: Rays add Cy Young winner, trade All-Star Joey Wendle

Rays Your Voice: Rays add Cy Young winner, trade All-Star Joey Wendle

Photo by Mike Carlson/ We’ll miss ya, Joey Forearms After a flurry of moves made by the Rays and the rest of Major League Baseball were made before an inevitable lockout, it was time for a new episode of Rays Your Voice. The front office has been busy solidifying the big league roster, signing free agents Brooks Raley and Corey Kluber. To make room for those signings, a 40-man roster space needed to be cleared, and that spot belonged to infielder Joey Wendle, who was traded to the Miami Marlins. Despite being a favorite of Kevin Cash’s and the entire fanbase, Joey...
DRaysBay 18 hours ago
Rays trade Joey Wendle to Miami

Rays trade Joey Wendle to Miami

Photo by Mike Stobe/ The return is 2019’s 35th overall draft selection OF Kameron Misner. The Tampa Bay Rays have traded 2021 All-Star 3B Joey Wendle to the Miami Marlins for 2019 first round draft pick OF Kameron Misner. Joey Wendle was acquired as a top defensive second baseman from the Oakland Athletics four seasons ago for C Jonah Heim before transitioning to a utility role, and solidifying himself as the top third base defender on the team in September 2020, appearing as the Rays starter in the World Series. Wendle performed at a high level in the first half of...
DRaysBay Nov 29, 2021
Rays sign LHP Brooks Raley to a 2-year contract, pending physical

Rays sign LHP Brooks Raley to a 2-year contract, pending physical

Photo by Daniel Shirey/MLB Photos via The lefty will add depth to the Rays bullpen. The Rays continue to make moves ahead of the December 1 tender deadline (and the potential lockout). In addition to their earlier signing of Corey Kluber last week, they don’t appear to be quite finished with the pitcher market, and are adding arms to bolster their bullpen. According to Ken Rosenthal, the Rays have agreed to a two-year deal, with a one-year option, worth $10 million with left-handed reliever Brooks Raley, who was most recently with the Houston Astros. 2-year deal...
DRaysBay Nov 28, 2021
Tampa Bay Rowdies playing in USL Championship Final Sunday night

Tampa Bay Rowdies playing in USL Championship Final Sunday night

Luis Santana - Tampa Bay Times Can the Rowdies bring another trophy home to Champa Bay? In October 2005, Stuart Sternberg became the managing general partner of the Tampa Bay Rays, after an ownership group led by Sternberg agreed to purchase the team from Vince Naimoli in 2004. Three years later, the Rays found themselves playing for their first World Series title. In October 2018, Sternberg purchased the Tampa Bay Rowdies, a second-division soccer club playing in the USL Championship, from Bill Edwards. Now, three years after Sternberg and other Rays brass have come...