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80-82, 4th in AL East
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Blake Snell No. 14 prospect in 2016

Even without major improvement in command, Snell looks like an eventual No. 3 starter. But given the tweaks he's already made, he could be a top-10 lefty starter. He headlines a bundle of four Rays prospects on this list. Law: Top 100 prospects (Insider)

Rays have No. 14 farm system in 2016

Tampa Bay has a quietly deep system that's light on potential stars, but full of potential regulars and back-end starters. Ranking all 30 farm systems (Insider)

Who carried the 2006 Devil Rays?

This was a bad team, but it had interesting young talent: Carl Crawford, Scott Kazmir, James Shields, Ben Zobrist, Delmon Young and Rocco Baldelli. Two years later they were in the World Series. The best players on terrible teams

Rays, Ian Desmond now a 'long shot'

Earlier reports suggested the Rays were interested in the free-agent shortstop, but now Jerry Crasnick reports the club is a "long shot" to land him. Like other teams, Tampa Bay is reluctant to forfeit a draft pick. MLB rumors roundup

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Smyly, Rays have 1st arbitration dispute of year

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.

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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

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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.

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New-look MLB spring training gear

Some teams are throwing it back, back, back, back, back, and others are featuring logos that resemble ... emojis?

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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

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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.

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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)

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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)

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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

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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.

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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.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs64425th
Batting Average.25213th
On Base Percentage.31418th
Slugging Percentage.40614th
Earned Run Average3.7411th
Quality Starts68Tied-26th
WHIP1.239th
BAA.2403rd

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