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80-82, 4th in AL East

Lack of resources hurting the Rays

Tampa Bay might contend in 2016 with arguably the best starting rotation in the AL East, but the team's small budget has it trending downward this offseason, Jim Bowden writes. MLB status check (Insider)

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Should Brad Boxberger pack his bags?

The Rays are determined to move Boxberger, and it will be a surprise if they don't trade him, Jim Bowden writes. Plenty of clubs would be interested in the All-Star closer. Bowden: Potential big-name trades (Insider)

Are the Rays open for business?

Tampa Bay will once again have a small payroll next year, meaning the team may have to trade a few players. What are some of the names that could be on the block? MLB rumors roundup

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Mets will not be going to Cuba during spring training. If the U.S. government grants permission, the Tampa Bay Rays have been selected to play on the island, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Rays could play spring training game in Cuba

The Tampa Bay Rays would be the team to make the trip if Major League Baseball returns to Cuba for an exhibition game during spring training.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Agent Scott Boras said this about outfielder Desmond Jennings on Wednesday: Hes fine. The doctors have cleared him. He should be ready to go and be set for the whole season. He had kind of a real dental issue that had to be taken care of, which kind of was the reason he wasnt playing at the end of the season. Boras added that Jennings knee is 100 percent.


2015 AL Gold Glove winning outfielders

  • LF: Yoenis Cespedes, Tigers
  • CF: Kevin Kiermaier, Rays
  • RF: Kole Calhoun, Angels


Kevin Kiermaier wins AL Gold Glove at CF

ESPN Insider Scott Spratt reacts: "This season, Kiermaier not only led all center fielders with his 42 Defensive Runs Saves, but he set the record for most DRS in a season by any player at any position since we at Baseball Info Solutions started tracking the stat in 2003."

14dMark Simon

Top stats to know: Gold Glove Awards

Baseball's annual awards of defensive excellence will be made Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN2. Here are the most intriguing statistical storylines.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Commissioner Rob Manfred on Tuesday indicated that Tampa/St. Petersburg can be a viable major league market if the stadium issue is addressed. My views with respect to the situation in Tampa are largely derivative of Mr. Sternbergs views, Manfred said at the GM Meetings. He is a very thoughtful and effective individual. He remains optimistic & that something can be accomplished in Tampa/St. Pete. And I believe that Tampa/St. Pete is a viable major league market with the right facility.

The Rays' lone desirable free agent

Asdrubal Cabrera doesn't turn heads as a shortstop. But the market looks a lot friendlier if he completes the move to second base. Top 50 free agents (Insider)

David Schoenfield SweetSpot blogger 

The Mariners-Rays trade looks like a win-win for both teams as the Rays needed a shortstop and the Mariners needed a starting pitcher. Brad Miller is interesting: The Mariners didn't think he was a good defensive SS, the fans didn't think he was good, but his metrics are OK. Nate Karns had a HR problem as a rookie but that could be mitigated some in Seattle.

Mariners and Rays involved in first big offseason trade (1:35)

Jim Bowden ESPN Insider 

Mariners - Rays Trade: What Mariners get: Karns is big, plus stuff 90-96 w/ nasty CB. Fits in 3-4 rotation spot. Powell is like an Adam Eaton type w/ + run, + D and top of lineup skills. Riefenhauser is a depth LHR who's been great in aaa. What Rays get: Miller will fit nicely for them as primary SS but was utility for Sea. Farquhar is a buy low candidate coming off a rough year. LoMo was going to be a non-tender for Mariners. Mariners win deal because they get deeper in rotation, more athletic in the OF, more dangerous on the bases and add 17 years of control in return for 9.

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M's send Miller, Morrison to Rays in 6-player deal

Seattle sent infielder-outfielder Brad Miller, first baseman Logan Morrison and pitcher Danny Farquhar to Tampa Bay for pitchers Nathan Karns and C.J. Riefenhauser and minor leaguer Boog Powell.

Mariners, Rays complete 6-player trade

The Mariners pulled off the first trade of the offseason, as they dealt SS Brad Miller, 1B/OF Logan Morrison and RHP Danny Farquhar to the Rays for pitchers Nathan Karns and C.J. Riefenhauser, and minor league OF Boog Powell. Karns went 7-5 with a 3.67 ERA in 2015, leading AL rookies in innings pitched and strikeouts.

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Rotation alone can't save Rays' future

The great young arms in Tampa Bay don't fix the holes in its offense. Without enough money to land significant upgrades, the Rays could struggle through the next few years. Future Power Rankings (Insider)

Offense still needed in Tampa Bay

A 2-13 record in extra innings made the Rays look much worse than they actually were this year. If the team can add some bats in the offseason, it has room to rise in our rankings. Way-Too-Early 2016 Power Rankings

Two Rays on AFL Stars roster

Shortstop Daniel Robertson and outfielder Jake Bauers will represent Tampa Bay this Saturday in a game designed to showcase the best prospects in the Arizona Fall League.

Rays are a long shot in 2016

Tampa Bay is getting 40-1 odds to win next year's World Series from the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook. Vegas odds

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.25213th
On Base Percentage.31418th
Slugging Percentage.40614th
Earned Run Average3.7411th
Quality Starts68Tied-26th

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