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No big deal for Rays at winter meetings, but it�s still coming

Tampa Bay Online LAKE BUENA VISTA � Here�s the one thing we definitely know:Rays officials headed home from the winter meetings and back across I-4 Thursday without making deals to trade any of their bigger-name,...
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Rays re-sign pitcher Jonny Venters, among 13 invited to spring training

Tampa Bay Online LAKE BUENA VISTA � LHP Jonny Venters got as far as Triple A in September. Now the former All-Star is positioned to make it all the way back to the majors for the first time since 2012, re-signing...
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Veteran Jonny Venters, prospect Joe McCarthy among 13 Tampa Bay Rays spring invitees

Tampa Bay Online Inspiring veteran LHP Jonny Venters and intriguing prospect 1B/OF Joe McCarthy are among 13 players invited to major-league spring training camp with the Rays.Others coming as a result of signing...
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Are Tampa Bay Rays going to make a major deal involving Alex Colome, others? Well �

Tampa Bay Online Rays officials headed back across I-4 this afternoon, leaving the winter meetings while working toward resolution of "advanced" trade talks that could include some of their biggest name...
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Tampa Bay Rays lose RHP Burch Smith in Rule 5 draft, keep Nick Ciuffo

Tampa Bay Online The Rays lost RHP Burch Smith in Thursday's Rule 5 draft but were happy to see him get an opportunity in Kansas City.They also were pleased to hang on to C Nick Ciuffo, who was left exposed but...
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Live from Disney: Winter meetings update, day 4

Tampa Bay Online The Rays are still talking about a lot of things as the winter meetings wrap up today, most importantly the potential trade of closer Alex Colome - and perhaps others, including Evan Longoria - to...
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Winter meetings journal: Rays trade for money to sign top international free agent

Tampa Bay Online LAKE BUENA VISTA � While most of the business conducted at the meetings impacts the big-league team one way or another, the Rays are working to finalize a move they hope pays off big sometime in...
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Market starting to set itself as Rays� trade talks intensify

Tampa Bay Online LAKE BUENA VISTA � Alex Colome claimed he was just showing good social media manners Tuesday night in following four Cardinals-related Instagram accounts since they were saying nice things about...
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Tampa Bay Rays making progress in trade talks

Tampa Bay Online Without getting into specifics - especially the who and the where - Rays officials are for the first time talking optimistically about making a trade before the winter meetings end...
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Alex Corddry won�t be back on Tampa Bay Rays telecasts

Tampa Bay Online Alex Corddry won't be back on Fox Sports Sun's Tampa Bay Rays telecasts.Corddry completed a one-year contract with Fox.  She also covers college football for ESPN and does freelance work in...
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Live from Disney: Winter meetings update, day 3

Tampa Bay Online The Rays have been doing a lot of talking about big deals but making only small ones thus far at the winter meetings.Though willing to at least consider trading any of the bigger-name, higher-paid...
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Rick and Tom podcast: Should the Rays go full fire-sale mode?

Tampa Bay Online As baseball�s hot stove starts heating up, should the Rays go full fire sale to build for the future?In their latest podcast, Rick Stroud and Tom Jones discuss whether the Rays should trade guys...
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Canseco�s tweets about sexual misconduct could jeopardize job on A�s telecasts

Tampa Bay Online LAKE BUENA VISTA � A series of tweets by former Tampa Bay Devil Rays and Oakland Athletics slugger Jose Canseco about sexual misconduct and politicians could put in jeopardy his job as a studio...
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Is Alex Colome telling us something about Rays� plans with his Instagram account?

Tampa Bay Online Closer Alex Colome was not traded by the Rays to the Cardinals on Tuesday night.But he appeared to be either prepping for or having some fun with the possibility.On his alexcolome37 verified...
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Winter meetings journal: Rays add more infield depth, claim it isn�t prelude to a trade

Tampa Bay Online LAKE BUENA VISTA � The Rays on Tuesday adding their third infielder in the past two weeks would sure look like a precursor to trading front-liners such as 3B Evan Longoria or 2B Brad Miller.But GM...
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GMs-turned-pundits believe now may be the time for Rays to sell

Tampa Bay Online LAKE BUENA VISTA � The Rays have been doing a lot of talking, making another small deal Tuesday while still working toward bigger ones of a still-being-determined degree.And there have been a lot...
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Tampa Bay Rays make another small deal, acquiring INF Ryan Schimpf

Tampa Bay Online The Rays made another small move to add infield depth on Tuesday, acquiring Ryan Schimpf from the Padres for minor league infielder Deion Tansel.Schimpf, 29, has played parts of the last two...
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Live from Disney: Winter meetings update, day 2

Tampa Bay Online The Rays have talked about a lot of things but not done much so far at the winter meetings, but that could change today.They have offers on the table for closer Alex Colome, and some of the...
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Could the Yankees� new Death Star prompt a Rays surrender?

Tampa Bay Online I have a theory that Major League Baseball is always way more interesting when the New York Yankees are good.Well, the Yankees got way better in the past few days.But baseball didn�t get more...
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Blog Articles

What the Rays Opening Day roster would look like as of now

Tampa Bay Online (Adam Sanford) — The bullpen would be completely changed, but everything else the same for the most part The winter meetings have come and passed with plenty of fanfare and not much else as only one major trade...
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On this date in Tampa Bay Rays history: 2006, they signed 3B Akinori Iwamura

Tampa Bay Online (Adam Sanford) — A fan favorite joined the Tampa Bay Rays on this date in 2006 On this date in 2006, the Tampa Bay Devil Rays signed Japanese 3B Akinori Iwamura to a three year, $7.7M deal with an option for...
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2018 DRaysBay Community Prospect List: How and when to vote

Tampa Bay Online (Scott Grauer) — A brief primer for our annual exercise in prospect ranking, which begins Monday On Monday, we will begin the annual DRaysBay Community Prospect List. I believe this will be the eighth straight...
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Tampa Bay Rays news and links: Winter meetings end without a deal

Tampa Bay Online (Ian Malinowski) — Plenty to talk about in the Rays system, though. Baseball America analyzed every pick in the Rule 5 draft and gave Burch Smith , formerly of the Rays , a 90% chance to stick in Kansas City. ...
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DRaysBay Winter Meetings Recap for 2018

Tampa Bay Online (Jared Ward) — This year at the Winter Meetings was....uneventful to say the least. That is something we expected, and even though it was uneventful, that doesn’t mean it wasn’t exciting. Here is a short recap...
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Rays constantly fail to live up to their third-order winning percentage

Tampa Bay Online (Jim_Turvey) — By all predictions the Rays should be much better than they have been The Rays have posted four straight losing seasons. That is a fact. They finished below 81 wins each of the past four...
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Rays re-sign LHP Jonny Venters; announce seven minor league signings and Spring Training invitations

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — The Tampa Bay Rays announced this morning the following minor league contracts (with an invitation to major league spring training): LHP Jonny Venters RHP R.J. Alaniz RHP Cody Hall RHP...
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Rays fortunate Nick Ciuffo survived the Rule 5 draft

Tampa Bay Online (MatGermain) — On November 6th, 2017, the Rays outrighted Curt Casali to the minors and off their 40-man roster and he subsequently elected to become a free agent and signed late with the Los Angeles...
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Bloom: Matt Duffy is ready to play

Tampa Bay Online (Mister Lizzie) — Hot stove chatter focuses on trade and signing speculation, but one important piece of the 2018 Rays equation is already on the roster. Matt Duffy, who missed all of 2017 with a very stubborn...
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MLB winter meetings: Burch Smith selected by the Mets; traded to the Royals in the Rule 5 Draft

Tampa Bay Online (Adam Sanford) — The Rays lose a pitching prospect during the draft With the 6th overall selection in the Rule 5 Draft, the New York Mets acquired RHP Burch Smith from the Tampa Bay Rays, and have traded him to...
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Tampa Bay Rays news and links: Rule 5 draft today

Tampa Bay Online (Ian Malinowski) — The Rule 5 draft starts today. Like, right now. At 9:00. The Rays have a spot open, so they could make a pick if they see a player they like. They also have several players they’re likely to...
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MLB winter meetings: Listen live to the Rule 5 Draft

Tampa Bay Online (Adam Sanford) — listen live as one of the most exciting events of the off-season progresses The main event of the MLB winter meetings as finally arrived as the annual Rule 5 Draft will take place at 9am this...
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Four Rays could be taken in the Rule 5 draft

Tampa Bay Online (jtmorgan) — JJ Cooper comes down with Rule 5 fever every year and puts out the most comprehensive list of prospects that could be taken . The list ends up around 100 deep. Usually only about 15 are taken and...
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How the Marcell Ozuna trade impacts the Rays talks with Cardinals

Tampa Bay Online (Jared Ward) — Cardinals’ acquisition of Ozuna could helps Rays’ leverage The Cardinals have just acquired the Marlins ’ OF Marcel Ozuna per Craig Mish: Ozuna to Cardinals is done — Craig Mish...
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Tampa Bay Rays News and Links: Alex Colome trolls everyone...maybe?

Tampa Bay Online (Adam Sanford) — Colome follows Cardinals accounts, Rays make another trade with more to come, lots of former Rays things going on The winter meetings are in full force, meaning nothing is actually happening,...
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MLB Trade Rumors: The Cardinals’ trade chips for the Rays’ Alex Colome

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — The Rays need a right-handed outfielder. The Cardinals have them. From the abundance of the Instagram follows, the heart speaks. Alex Colome follows only 23 accounts on Instagram. His four...
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MLB trade rumors: Rays should target speed this offseason

Tampa Bay Online (Jared Ward) — Is speed the new 2%? In Kevin Cash ’s press conference on Monday, a reporter asked the Rays manager what he saw going forward as an advantage. Here was his response: I think that speed is...
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Rays sign international free agent Jelfry Marte

Tampa Bay Online (Scott Grauer) — The Rays make another big addition in international free agency. Tampa Bay may have been eliminated from the Shohei Ohtani sweepstakes earlier than it would have liked, but the Japanese star was...
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Rays acquire infielder Ryan Schimpf from the San Diego Padres

Tampa Bay Online (Adam Sanford) — Minor leaguer Deion Tansel heads to the Padres in return The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired infielder Ryan Schimpf from the San Diego Padres in exchange for minor league infielder Deion...
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