Rays sign RHP Pete Fairbanks to a 3-year extension
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by Darby Robinson
14h ago
Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images This pleases both Pete and the Rays The Rays continue to work towards both rewarding and securing their core players. Pete Fairbanks and the Rays today agreed to a 3-year contract extension, with a club option for a 4th year. Reliever Pete Fairbanks and the Tampa Bay Rays are in agreement on a three-year, $12 million contract extension, sources tell ESPN. Deal includes a fourth-year club option and comes off a year in which Fairbanks finished with 22 scoreless IP. — Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) January 27, 2023 Per Marc Topkin, the deal could be as much as $2 ..read more
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2023 DRaysBay Community Prospect List No. 12
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by jtmorgan
1d ago
Osleivis Basabe takes down the 11th spot. Previous Winner MI Osleivis Basabe (6’1” 188, 22 in 2023) Osleivis Basabe was acquired by the Rays in the Nate Lowe trade with the Texas Rangers. Basabe spent the 2022 season split between A+ and AA. He combined to hit .324/.385/.462 and put up a 129 wRC+ over 495 plate appearances. He posted a 8.1% walk rate and 11.9% strikeout rate. He split time at second base, shortstop, and third base. He was added to the 40 man to protect from the Rule 5 draft this winter. 2023 DRaysBay Community Prospect List Osleivis Basabe (18 votes) outpaced Carlos Colmenare ..read more
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Rays to host screening of documentary film ‘After Jackie’ at Tampa Theater on February 2
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by Daniel Russell
2d ago
To kickoff Black History Month, the Rays are screening the film After Jackie on Thursday, February 2 at 7 p.m. at the Tampa Theatre. The Tampa Bay Rays are sponsoring a free community screening of the UNINTERRUPTED film, After Jackie, at Tampa Theatre on Thursday, February 2 at 7 p.m. Released in 2022, during the 75th anniversary year of Jackie Robinson becoming the first Black player allowed to play modern Major League Baseball, After Jackie tells the often-overlooked story of the second wave of talented Black baseball players after Jackie Robinson, including Bill White, Curt Flood and Bob G ..read more
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Rays sign LHP Jeffrey Springs to 4-year extension
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by Daniel Russell
2d ago
Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images No Springs Chicken In a somewhat surprising move, the Tampa Bay Rays announced they signed left-handed starting pitcher Jeffrey Springs to a four-year deal: $31 million contract through the 2026 season, and includes a $15 million club option for the 2027 season. The contract can max out at $65.75 million if innings pitched incentives are reached and the standard Cy Young Award escalators are triggered. Springs, entering his age-30 season, is credited with 14 wins and 6 losses with a 2.70 ERA (180.0 IP, 54 ER) in 76 appearances (25 starts) since being acquired ..read more
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2023 DRaysBay Community Prospect List No. 10
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by jtmorgan
5d ago
Photo By Winslow Townson/Getty Images Jonathan Aranda takes home the number 9 spot. Previous Winner 1B Jonathan Aranda (6’0” 210, 25 in 2023) Jonathan Aranda made his major league debut in 2022. He hit .192/.276/.321 and put up a 74 wRC+ in 87 plate appearances in sporadic playing time. At AAA he hit very well putting up a .318/.394/.521 line and put up a 142 wRC+. The bat is MLB quality but the trouble will come in finding a defensive home. He split time between first base, second base, and third base during his time in the majors and minors but it seems like first base might be the only one ..read more
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2023 DRaysBay Community Prospect List No. 8
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by jtmorgan
1w ago
Junior Caminero rides a strong showing in Australia to the 7th spot. Previous Winner 3B Junior Caminero (5’11” 157, 20 in 2023) Junior Caminero enjoyed a successful first year stateside that saw him split time between the Florida Complex League before being promoted to A ball. He hit .314/.384/.498 and put up a 142 wRC+ over 271 plate appearances. He posted a 8.5% walk rate and 15.9% strikeout rate. He’s continued his success in the Australian Winter League where he’s hit .252/.320/.495 and hit eight homers (second in the league) in 111 at bats. 2023 DRaysBay Community Prospect List Junior Ca ..read more
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Is it too late to build a stadium in Tampa?
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by Elizabeth Strom
1w ago
As we approach the Jan. 30 announcement from St. Petersburg Mayor Ken Welch on his preferred stadium developer, the question remains: what about Tampa? Not long after the Rays submitted their proposal to St. Pete, there were reports that the team was also looking at a Tampa site along the Ybor Channel, bring back the long desired hope among Rays fans for a water front stadium in a downtown area. This location on the downtown Tampa waterfront had been an active shipyard, which we wrote about as a potential site back in 2016. To refresh your memory, we had thought it was unlikely that the shipy ..read more
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Open Thread: What should the Rays do next?
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by Daniel Russell
1w ago
Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images Come join the conversation. Are the Tampa Bay Rays done? The team has yet to acquire the left handed bat that was expected to be procured, either by the free agent market or by trade, this off-season. After veteran players David Peralta, Kevin Kiermaier, and Mike Zunino departed by free agency, the team is also without the long prioritized veteran presence. Do we expect the Rays to continue making moves to fill either of these voids ..read more
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The latest updates on Tropicana Field redevelopment plans
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by Elizabeth Strom
1w ago
Latest updates and analysis in the #StadiumSaga While we await news — about stadium developments, trades, signings, anything — we thought we’d review the status of Tropicana Field redevelopment proposals, along with links to commentary on the submissions. In full disclosure, I am pretty confident that the Rays/Hines proposal will be the choice, for many perhaps obvious reasons (such as the awkwardness of moving ahead with a different developer while the team plans the stadium site, and the Rays suggestion that they would not work with another development team). Editor’s note: Indeed Lizzie is ..read more
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2023 DRaysBay Community Prospect List No. 7
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by jtmorgan
1w ago
Mason Auer takes home the number six spot. Previous Winner OF Mason Auer (6’1” 210, 22 in 2023) Mason Auer was the Rays fifth round pick in the 2021 draft out of San Jacinto Junior College. Auer hit the ground running in his first full professional season. Split between A and A+ he hit .290/.372/.487 and put up a 134 wRC+ over 529 plate appearances. He posted a 10.4% walk rate and 20.8% strikeout rate. He hit 15 homers while stealing 48 bases. His speed would allow him to stay in center, but could be a plus-plus defender if he moves to a corner. 2023 DRaysBay Community Prospect List Mason Aue ..read more
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