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After trading Souza, the Rays need to embrace the tank and deal Archer

It's the end of an era in Tampa Bay. But then again, when hasn't it been? It feels like we say that every single winter now. Tuesday's surprising three-way trade that sent Steven Souza Jr. from the Rays to the Arizona Diamondbacks for a haul of - yup, you guessed it - prospects was the latest in a l

THESCORE - 2018-02-21 02:43:18

The Rays are now the least interesting team in baseball

Let's check in with one of the Tampa Bay Rays' top prospects, or, as the front office in question would probably term him, one of the Rays' best "long-term assets" ... What is this- Brent Honeywell (@brent_honeywell) February 20, 2018 This, Mr. Honeywell, is the most boring team in baseball. The R

CBS SPORTS - 2018-02-21 02:35:00

Trade for Brandon Drury ramps up fight for jobs in Yankees' infield

TAMPA, Fla. -- Not so fast, Gleyber Torres and Miguel Andujar. The New York Yankees, Tampa Bay Rays and Arizona Diamondbacks made an intriguing, three-team deal that means the two Yankees rookies aren't going to be handed Opening Day starting jobs at second and third base. First, the deal: The Yank

ESPN - 2018-02-21 02:10:33

Attanasio: Brewers have roster to end postseason drought

PHOENIX -Milwaukee Brewers owner Mark Attanasio says his team has the roster to end the franchise's seven-year postseason drought without having to make another move. The Brewers exceeded expectations last year after finishing a game short of the playoffs - significantly accelerating the rebuilding

FOX SPORTS - 2018-02-21 00:55:51

The Rays Are Being Stripped For Parts

Photo: Brian Blanco/Getty The Miami Marlins are not the only Florida-based baseball team who will be punting on the 2018 season. Since the start of the offseason, the Rays have traded Evan Longoria to San Francisco, let Logan Morrison walk in free agency, designated all-star Corey Dickerson for assi

DEADSPIN - 2018-02-21 00:20:00

Report: Rays, Yankees, Diamondbacks make three-team deal

Update (6:35 PM ET): This is a three-team deal also involving the Diamondbacks, per Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic. The Diamondbacks will receive outfielder Steven Souza from the Rays and second baseman Brandon Drury will head to the Yankees. * Robert Murray of FanRag Sports reports that the R

NBC SPORTS - 2018-02-20 23:30:26

Daniel Murphy trying to get knee 100 percent healthy before return

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Daniel Murphy isn't sure whether he'll be ready for Opening Day as he continues to recover from offseason knee surgery. "I'm generally optimistic that when they put me in the lineup, I won't come out," Murphy said Tuesday when asked about his chances of being ready for the W

ESPN - 2018-02-20 23:26:15

Fehr or Foul: Sharks acquire a fourth-line center, but is he the solution?

Trade season has arrived in San Jose, after the Sharks acquired a veteran center on Tuesday. Six days before the NHL trade deadline, the Sharks traded a 2020 seventh round pick to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for Eric Fehr. The 32-year-old center has spent the bulk of his season on loan to

NBC SPORTS - 2018-02-20 23:03:20

Drellich: It's the bench where Martinez creates roster dilemma

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Now that J.D. Martinez is about to join the fold, the Red Sox have some roster intrigue. But it's not at first base with Mitch Moreland and Hanley Ramirez. It sits on the infield with Brock Holt, Blake Swihart and Deven Marrero. The ideal Red Sox lineup right now - or at least, th

NBC SPORTS - 2018-02-20 22:56:48

Did Ron Fowler just throw Wil Myers under the bus?

Padres owner Ron Fowler may have thrown outfielder and former first baseman Wil Myers under the bus in praising new first baseman Eric Hosmer's ability to be the "franchise face." Per ESPN's Jerry Crasnick, Fowler said, "We're hoping Eric is that guy. Myers has a lot of qualities, but he frankly doe

NBC SPORTS - 2018-02-20 22:10:47

Bryce Harper and Washington Nationals' skipper Dave Martinez getting to know each other in Spring Training...

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports Heading into his seventh major league season, Bryce Harper is in the process of getting to know what will be his fourth manager. Though change has been the one constant on the bench in the nation's capital so far in Harper's career with the Washington Nationals, he has

FEDERALBASEBALL.COM - 2018-02-20 22:00:15

David Price pitch to J.D. Martinez: You will 'love the guys' in the clubhouse, but prepare to be booed

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- J.D. Martinez had no shortage of information to consider before agreeing Monday evening to sign with the Boston Red Sox. But ace David Price tried to make the slugger's decision a little bit easier. "I've talked to him a couple of times," Price said recently. "I told him we'd lov

ESPN - 2018-02-20 21:39:26

Martin Maldonado, Willson Contreras willing to pay fines rather than follow new mound visit rule

On Monday, Major League Baseball announced some changes aimed at improving the game's pace of play, something that has been a pet cause for commissioner Rob Manfred. Among the changes was a limit on mound visits whether from managers and coaches, the catcher, or other defenders. Each team will have

NBC SPORTS - 2018-02-20 21:05:39

The Giants might not have room for any veterans in the bullpen, rotation, or bench

The Giants signed veterans Derek Holland, Andres Blanco, and Gregor Blanco to split deals that will pay them more if they make the 25-man roster. Which makes me think they aren't going to make the 25-man roster. The Giants' bullpen might actually be a team strength this year. I'm trying to maintain

MCCOVEY CHRONICLES - 2018-02-20 20:57:43

MLB spring training 2018: Three things on the Giants' to-do list

The Giants finished last season tied for the worst record in MLB (64-98 with the Tigers), but a couple of high-profile offseason trades may put them back on the map. San Francisco orchestrated a trade for Rays third baseman Evan Longoria, and then followed it up with a bold move for Pirates outfield

SPORTING NEWS - 2018-02-20 20:15:13

The Blue Jays' Incredible, Shrinking Future Payroll Commitments

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports It has been well documented how weird an offseason it has been. For the Blue Jays, this has manifested most obviously in the unprecedented amount of business they have transacted in the New Year. The Jays were hardly alone in this respect, as it was a league wide phenome

BLUEBIRDBANTER.COM - 2018-02-20 20:10:01

Angels Reportedly Will Lower Right Field Wall 10 Feet

Jae C. Hong/Associated Press The Los Angeles Angels are making a change to their stadium that could lead to more home runs in 2018. Per Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times, the right field wall at Angel Stadium will be lowered from 18 feet to eight feet. This article will be updated to provid

BLEACHER REPORT - 2018-02-20 20:09:35

MLB spring training 2018: Three things on the Cardinals' to-do list

Third place won't cut it in St. Louis. There were some calling for manager Mike Matheny's head after a disappointing 2017 season that saw the Cardinals finish 83-79, behind the Brewers and Cubs in the National League Central. After making the playoffs in his first four seasons, including a trip to

SPORTING NEWS - 2018-02-20 19:16:36

Baltimore Orioles: The need for a win-now attitude

BALTIMORE, MD - AUGUST 18: Manny Machado #13 of the Baltimore Orioles celebrates with teammates after hitting the game winning grand slam in the ninth inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on August 18, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland. Baltimore won the game 9-7. (Photo by

BIRDSWATCHER.COM - 2018-02-20 19:14:25

Minnesota Twins: Critical year for Phil Hughes

The Minnesota Twins have playoff aspirations in 2108 and the starting rotation will be at the forefront. For this team to reach those lofty goals it will be all "arms" on deck and a former ace is at the forefront. One name to keep a close eye on for Minnesota Twins fans this Spring is Phil Hughes. H

PUCKETTSPOND.COM - 2018-02-20 19:01:33