Finding landing spots for MLB stars on the trade block

MLB’s annual November general manager meetings commenced this week in Phoenix, and several big names are undoubtedly being bantered about in the desert. The GM meetings serve as a place for front offices to discuss with each other their goals

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Rays GM Neander voted MLB Executive of Year

10:38 PM ET Associated Press SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Tampa Bay Rays general manager Erik Neander has been voted Major League Baseball’s Executive of the Year. Tampa Bay was 96-66, the second-most wins in team history, despite a big league-low payroll

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Kevin Kiermaier’s 10 best plays of 2019

Kevin Kiermaier won his third Gold Glove over the weekend, highlighting his league-best defense in center field last season. Kiermaier’s 17 Outs Above Average led all American League outfielders, while his 13 Defensive Runs Saved topped all center fielders in

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Kevin Kiermaier wins his third Gold Glove; Rays free-agent predictions

Kevin Kiermaier won his third Gold Glove in six seasons on Sunday. The superlatives for the Tampa Bay Rays, and individual members of the organization, continued on Sunday when centerfielder Kevin Kiermaier earned his third Gold Glove in six seasons

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Offseason outlook: Tampa Bay Rays

The Rays won 96 games to return to the postseason in style, defeating the A’s in the wild-card game and then taking the Astros to five games in the ALDS.  Tampa Bay will now look to put the final touches

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Rays will not hire external executive to replace Chaim Bloom

The Rays have decided not to hire an executive from outside the organization to replace the departing Chaim Bloom, as Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Rather, the club will deploy a trio of top lieutenants under the

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Pirates interview Rays bench coach Matt Quatraro for manager job

The Pirates have interviewed Rays bench coach Matt Quatraro as part of their search for a new manager, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic tweets. Quatraro has also reportedly interviewed with the Giants organization. Quatraro, who’ll turn 46 next month, served

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Rays bench coach Matt Quatraro in running for Giants manager job

Per Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, Rays bench coach Matt Quatraro is in consideration for the Giants managerial opening (link). Quatraro, 45, was previously the assistant hitting coach for the Indians from 2014 through 2017, and served as

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Rays starter Tyler Glasnow says he was tipping pitches against Astros

Rays starter Tyler Glasnow was rocked by the Houston Astros from the start of the deciding Game 5 of the ALDS on Thursday night. The ace allowed four straight hits to start the game and gave up four runs in

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Tyler Glasnow was tipping pitches with his glove/hand position

Tyler Glasnow was hammered by the Houston Astros in the first inning of his Game 5 ALDS start on Thursday night, and everyone’s suspicions have been confirmed: he was tipping pitches. Immediately when the Astros opened up the game with

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Watch: Rays stud Blake Snell vs. Astros slugger Yordan Alvarez: Snell comes to close ALDS Game 4

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Watch: Carlos Correa makes absurd web gem for first out in Game 2 of ALDS

The Houston Astros are already difficult to score on when Gerrit Cole is on the mound. It might be impossible to score on them when Carlos Correa makes plays such as this one. Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Yandy Diaz

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Rays announce wild-card roster, Charlie Morton tabbed as starter

As the Athletics did shortly before them, the Rays have announced their 25-man roster for Wednesdy night’s Wild Card showdown in Oakland. They’ll carry 10 pitchers, as Tampa Bay looks to have loaded up on right-handed bench bats in anticipation

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Rays to activate Yandy Diaz from IL

The Rays are set to reinstate infielder Yandy Diaz from the injured list on Sunday, according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. Since Diaz was transferred to the 60-day IL, the Rays will need to make room on the

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Justin Turner, Tommy Pham, Roberto Osuna to be represented by newly formed agency

Longtime MLB player representative Greg Genske has formed a new agency along with former Ballengee executive Alex Hicks, per Jon Heyman of MLB Network (via Twitter). The new outfit will be known as GEM Agency and will initially feature several

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Power ranking likely MLB playoff teams

Baseball fans waited months for the offseason to pass by and the MLB season to arrive. Now we are less than two weeks away from the conclusion to the 2019 regular season and the start of playoff baseball. Three clear

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Yonny Chirinos nears return to Rays; Brandon Lowe still hopeful

The Rays’ pitching staff has gotten a couple major injury reinforcements back in recent days as Tampa Bay attempts to earn an American League wild-card spot. Right-hander Tyler Glasnow returned from a months-long absence Sept. 8, while lefty Blake Snell

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Blake Snell slated to return next week

Rays lefty and reigning American League Cy Young winner Blake Snell is scheduled to return to action next week, he tells reporters including Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times (Twitter links). Snell will take the ball on Tuesday with

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Rays: 5, Rangers: 3 – Rays win 6th in a row

Rays head into Texas with a five game win streak, and looking to keep their hold on the 1st Wild Card standings. Ryan Yarbrough on the bump against Lance Lynn, in what turned out to be a semi pitchers duel,

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Rays to activate Tyler Glasnow for Sunday start

The Rays will activate righty Tyler Glasnow to start Sunday’s game, manager Kevin Cash told reporters, including MLB.com’s Juan Toribio. Glasnow, who has been sidelined for much of the season with a forearm injury, is expected to be limited to two

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Rays roster demonstrates an alternative approach to team building

This afternoon, the Rays won a 5-4 decision against the Orioles, their latest effort in pursuit of an AL Wild Card appearance. Now in sole possession of the first play-in spot, the Rays managed a victory thanks to a solid

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Rays prospects and minor leagues: McKay dominant in return to mound

With two days left in the season, there are four Rays affiliates still playing. Montgomery and Bowling Green are in the postseason. Hudson Valley is a game up with two to play, and Durham is a game down with two

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