Chalk up a win for Drew Smyly, who beat the Rays in an arbitration case Thursday and will earn a raise to $3.75 million this season.
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Lefty Drew Smyly and the Rays argued MLB's first arbitration case of the year. Smyly asked for $3.75 million, whereas the team submitted a figure of $3.2 million. A ruling is expected Thursday.
Eric Karabell reacts to the Corey Dickerson for Jake McGee trade from the fantasy angle.
Jennings the odd man out in Tampa Bay?
The Rays have a hole to fill in their bullpen after trading Jake McGee, and dealing from their outfield surplus might be their best call. If so, Desmond Jennings could be the most likely candidate to be dealt. MLB rumors roundup
Buster Olney explains that sending Corey Dickerson to the Rays for Jake McGee is the kind of move the Rockies need to make and has today's links.
Acquiring hard-throwing lefty Jake McGee from the Rays was a bit of a strange move by the Rockies -- he has only two years left until free agency.
Rockies send Dickerson to Rays
Colorado has traded OF Corey Dickerson to Tampa Bay in exchange for reliever Jake McGee, according to multiple reports. Dickerson batted .304 with 10 HRs and 31 RBIs last season but was limited to 65 games because of injuries.
The Rockies, with a surplus of outfielders, traded Corey Dickerson to the Rays for left-handed reliever Jake McGee.
Some teams are throwing it back, back, back, back, back, and others are featuring logos that resemble ... emojis?
Will the Rays spring for Desmond?
Though the interest is reportedly mutual, Ian Desmond's expected salary and the sacrifice of a high-value draft pick are two big factors holding the Rays back from making the shortstop a deal, reports the Tampa Bay Times. MLB rumors roundup
Will Betts continue to fly under the radar and will Price be right in Boston? Can Tulo rebound in Toronto? A look at the division.
Oakland and Tampa Bay just aren't cutting it as major league homes. Christina Kahrl offers up new cities for both franchises that would maximize revenue for baseball.
Rays could use Jonathan Lucroy
If Milwaukee is willing to trade its catcher, Tampa Bay would be a good fit. Although it would cost the Rays a few quality prospects, Lucroy is a significant upgrade over Rene Rivera, Curt Casali and Hank Conger. Potential options for Lucroy
Rays sign lefty duo
Left-handed pitchers Justin Marks and Adam Wilk have agreed to minor league contracts with Tampa Bay. The team also announced Tuesday that both pitchers have received invitations to major league spring training.
Desmond makes sense for the Rays
Ian Desmond, who's a native of Sarasota, Fla., signing a short-term contract with Tampa Bay as a way to rebuild value seems logical to Jim Bowden. Fits for free agents (Insider)
Kiermaier makes Rays' defense go
If Tampa Bay's defense was its offense, center fielder Kevin Kiermaier would be the clear No. 3 hitter, Buster Olney writes. The group, which also features several strong infield defenders, is among the best in the game. Top 10 defenses (Insider)
Could the Rays become buyers?
With several notable free agents still available as the offseason comes to a close, Tampa Bay could emerge as a dark horse in the bidding for names like Ian Desmond and Pedro Alvarez. MLB rumors roundup
Boxberger makes sense for Dodgers
Los Angeles could still stand to upgrade its bullpen, and adding Brad Boxberger from the Rays would do just that. Jim Bowden thinks prospects Austin Barnes and Zach Lee would get a deal done. Bowden: Trades I'd like to see (Insider)
Rays avoid arbitration with nine
Tampa Bay announced one-year deals with Logan Morrison, Rene Rivera, Erasmo Ramirez and Hank Conger, in addition to previously reported deals with five others. The only player not to agree to a new contract is Drew Smyly, who will go to arbitration with the team next month if a deal isn't reached.
Rays, Forsythe reach extension
Tampa Bay avoided arbitration with 2B Logan Forsythe by signing him to a two-year deal worth a reported $10.25 million guaranteed with a club option for 2018. Forsythe enjoyed a breakout 2015 season, hitting .281 with 17 homers and 68 RBIs.
The Rays agreed to one-year deals with almost half their arbitration-eligible players.
A 5-3 city council vote has given the Rays permission to search for a new ballpark on both sides of Tampa Bay.
Pitching trade on the horizon for Rays?
Jake McGee, Brad Boxberger and any starter not named Chris Archer could be on the move. Trade talks have picked up considerably since the start of the new year. Who's most likely to move, and where would he go? MLB Hot Stove Daily
Ten Rays file for arbitration
RHPs Alex Cobb and Erasmo Ramirez, LHPs Drew Smyly and Jake McGee, OFs Desmond Jennings and Brandon Guyer, 2B Logan Forsythe, 1B Logan Morrison and Cs Hank Conger and Rene Rivera were among the 156 MLB players to file for salary arbitration on Tuesday. The 10 will swap proposed figures with Tampa Bay this week, unless they agree to contracts.