Showing posts with label Rays. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Rays. Show all posts

Monday, December 10, 2012

Royals add pitching with Rays Shields and Davis, Cost Royals Myers

The Royals continued adding to their rotation last night, acquiring James Shields and Wade Davis from the Rays.

It cost them the game’s top prospect, outfielder Wil Myers, and three others: right-hander Jake Odorizzi, left-hander Mike Montgomery and third baseman Patrick Leonard.

It would have taken Jon Niese and Zack Wheeler for the Mets to obtain a similar package to the one the Rays obtained, Andy Martino of the New York Daily News reports (on Twitter).

Friday, June 24, 2011

K-Rod Open to Trade to Contender Team As Setup Guy

K-Rod has stated that he would give up his closer role if traded to a contender team. "If I am going to be traded, obviously I want the opportunity to close out games, but if it's going to be good teams like the Yankees or the Rays, and it's going to be for two months, I can go out there and help them out," Rodriguez said Thursday, according to the New York Daily News. The Mets have incentive to dump Rodriguez. He has a $17.5 million vesting option for 2012 that kicks in if he finishes 55 games this season. He has already finshed 28. If a team picks him up to be a setup man, that issue wouldn't come into play. Rodriguez also has a no-trade clause to 10 teams, but he doesn't think that's a big deal. "Honestly I don't even know what (teams) are on the no-trade clause, I haven't even been asked about that yet," Rodriguez said, according to the Daily News. "I mean I would definitely love to stay here, but I have to be open to every possibility out there right now." Rodriguez has 20 saves and a 3.25 ERA this season but it seems he already has one foot out of the door. So let's all just give him that final shove and leave his uniform out on the front yard.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Friday, January 07, 2011

Garza Traded to Cubs???

According to ESPN Chicago,  The Tampa Bay Rays and Chicago Cubs have agreed to a multi-player deal that will bring right-handed pitcher Matt Garza to Chicago, according to a major league source.

The deal, which has been agreed to pending physicals, sends right-handed pitcher Chris Archer, outfielder Brandon Guyer, catcher Robinson Chirinos, shortstop Hak-Ju Lee and outfielder Sam Fuld to Tampa for Garza, a minor league pitcher and minor league outfielder Fernando Perez.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Rays have no intentions of trading Garza

Andrew Friedman
According to C. Trent Rosecrans of  CBS SportsRays general manager Andrew Friedman said on a conference call Friday that he has no intentions of trading one of his six starters -- Garza, David Price, James Shield, Wade Davis, Jeff Niemann and Jeremy Hellickson.

"I've said before it's not a situation we look at like having two first basemen," Friedman said, via the Tampa Tribune 's Roger Mooney . "We were very fortunate last year until August that all of our guys took the ball every five days. It doesn't always happen that way. Depth on the starting pitching front is more valuable than anywhere else. At this time our focus is on making deals that fit in our short-term and long-term objectives, and without pinning it to any one area, we're always going to be open-minded to something that fits that criteria. But as far as our motivation? No, that remains the same." 

The Rays could be telling the truth and stick to the old saying, you could never have enough pitching or the Rays could be posturing while still looking to make a deal, so they can demand more.  We will see...

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Mets Trade Rumors: Calling All Teams, Jose Reyes is available at the right price!

According to sources at the Seven train to Shea, the Mets have put the word out to teams that SS Jose Reyes is available and will look to trade Reyes during the Winter Meetings.

According to Matt Pignataro, The Red Sox, Orioles, and Rays have called to get a feel for the situation and trade talks will likely heat up during the winter, the sources believe.

Reyes, 27, hit .282 with 11 HR’s, 54 RBI’s, and 30 stolen bases in 133 games last season for the Mets.

Earlier in the month, the Mets picked up Reyes’s $11 MM option for next season.

It's hard for me to believe that Jose Reyes will get traded. Maybe Sandy knows something that has the Mets concerned and they would like to cash in now...
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