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    Rays declined Scotts option i wonder if they re-sign him for less and i wonder if Los comes back.

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    They'll probably offer Scott something to come back, but if someone offers him more, off he goes. Carlos back again?? Uh no. The one thing that set him apart was his defense and even that was lacking in 2012. I would rather they use some of the money set aside to bring back Keppinger and put him at 1B. He was the best all around hitter on the team, and can play multiple positions, which the Rays love. I saw a rumor that the Angels will go all in to acquire Shields if they lose Haren and Greinke; they already traded Santana yesterday and would be desperate for starters. Not familiar with their farm system, but Shields should bring back a Garza-like haul.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raysnbran View Post
    They'll probably offer Scott something to come back, but if someone offers him more, off he goes. Carlos back again?? Uh no. The one thing that set him apart was his defense and even that was lacking in 2012. I would rather they use some of the money set aside to bring back Keppinger and put him at 1B. He was the best all around hitter on the team, and can play multiple positions, which the Rays love. I saw a rumor that the Angels will go all in to acquire Shields if they lose Haren and Greinke; they already traded Santana yesterday and would be desperate for starters. Not familiar with their farm system, but Shields should bring back a Garza-like haul.
    If they lose Zach and go all in after Sheilds i would Demand Trout or Trumbo and a prospect or two.

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    I may have confused my LA based teams, as this article says the Dodgers are very interested in Shields because of the health of Billingsley & Lilly. But the Angels would make sense too. Not sure what the Dodgers have left in their farm; they traded their top prospects to the Red Sox for Gonzalez, Crawford & Beckett.
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    The Twins have inquired about Shields, and what it would take to get him. I would say Mauer, but the Rays cannot afford his deal. Phillies are the front runners to win the Upton sweepstakes. I don't expect us to sign any name free agents, any offense coming this way will have to be via a trade of some of our pitching depth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raysnbran View Post
    The Twins have inquired about Shields, and what it would take to get him. I would say Mauer, but the Rays cannot afford his deal. Phillies are the front runners to win the Upton sweepstakes. I don't expect us to sign any name free agents, any offense coming this way will have to be via a trade of some of our pitching depth.
    If the Twins want Sheilds the Rays will get Mauer and or a OF'er and they will have the Twins eat some of mauer's Contract

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    BJ is an ex-Ray, officially...Rays get a compensating pick at the end of the first round of next years draft

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    Now Rays will go after Justin

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    Congrats to David Price!
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    Indeed didn't get robbed again

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    BBWA calling Andrew Friedman: "Andrew? Hi, this is (so & so) from the Baseball Writers of America. I have good news and bad news for you. Which do you want first?"
    Friedman: "I'll take the good news"
    BBWA: "David Price won the AL Cy Young Award!"
    Friedman: "What's the bad news?"
    BBWA: "His agent is on his way to your office to talk about his contract"


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    Quote Originally Posted by raysnbran View Post
    BBWA calling Andrew Friedman: "Andrew? Hi, this is (so & so) from the Baseball Writers of America. I have good news and bad news for you. Which do you want first?"
    Friedman: "I'll take the good news"
    BBWA: "David Price won the AL Cy Young Award!"
    Friedman: "What's the bad news?"
    BBWA: "His agent is on his way to your office to talk about his contract"

    Sad But true

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    BJ Upton taking the grand tour of the NL East...he has been wined and dined by the Phillies, Braves and Nationals so far. The Mets have no money and the Marlins offered to treat him to a Five Guys burger instead of McDonalds if he came and visited with them

    Melky Cabrera signs a 2 year deal with Toronto for $16M...and I thought he may have been in the Rays price range after his drug suspension. I am way off of what I thought guys would get if I thought we had a chance to sign him. How about Shields to Texas for Andrus, Olt, Martin Perez and a prospect SP? Or to Miami for Stanton, Logan Morrison, Nolasco and a catching prospect? Andrew better think of something this offseason, pitching and defense got us 3rd place in 2012 and every team in the division is improving.

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    Rather upton go to the NL anyways

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    I don't see this ever happening, but any bit of Rays FA rumors is news at this time of year. Unless we make a trade at the owners meetings in December, we usually wait to pick thru the bottom of the free agent barrel after the 1st of the year...

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    Crazy idea: trade for switch-hitting Carlos Beltran of the Cardinals as Rays' DH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue387 View Post
    Crazy idea: trade for switch-hitting Carlos Beltran of the Cardinals as Rays' DH.

    http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=16033593

    Not a bad idea, but I don't think our position of strength (SP) matches up with the Cardinals' needs...they have a lot of good young pitching and vet SPs. Beltran may still see himself as an everyday, 130+ game outfielder and not a DH. It's tough for guys that have never DH'ed to switch leagues and get that mindset to do it (see Burrell, Pat). We've been down that road before and it did not work out well for both parties.

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    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/royals-...015456742.html

    Get it done Andrew! Wil Myers would be a star here. And while you are at it, find a way to get Keppinger back here. I would hate to see him 18 times a year in a Yankees uniform!
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    Rays extended Longorie thru 2022.

    Apparently, the Rays guaranteed Evan's options years ('14-'16). As it stands heading to this spring, he's now at 10 years / $136M (2013-2022) with a possible option for 2023. This looks much closer to his value - nice job Tampa!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Grimm View Post
    Rays extended Longorie thru 2022.

    Apparently, the Rays guaranteed Evan's options years ('14-'16). As it stands heading to this spring, he's now at 10 years / $136M (2013-2022) with a possible option for 2023. This looks much closer to his value - nice job Tampa!
    I just saw that good god what a great early Christmas present

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