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  1. 2014 Free Agent Tracker

    Dec 25, 2013, 12:26 AM EDT

    MLB: Yankees-Brian McCann Press Conference

    Here’s the rundown of where this winter’s top 150 free agents are landing, continuously updated throughout the offseason. Re-signings are posted in red, while players signing with new teams are in blue. Stars denote players who received qualifying offers and thus will cost their new team a draft pick if they sign elsewhere. (Non-tenders have…

  2. Luke Scott signs with Korean team

    Dec 18, 2013, 10:14 PM EDT

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    Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that free agent Luke Scott has agreed to a contract with the SK Wyverns of the Korean Baseball Organization. The financial details have not been disclosed, but it’s probably safe to assume that the deal comes with a hefty salary given that the KBO doesn’t often attract legitimate…

  3. The Rays will use a DH rotation

    Nov 18, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT

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    Edgar Martinez’s and David Ortiz‘s Hall of Fame cases often get bogged down in “they’re only part-time players” and “anyone can just DH” arglebargle. But when you look around you realize that there are fewer and fewer guys who can make the full-time DH thing work. Indeed, there are 15 teams who use a DH…

  4. HardballTalk’s Top 150 Free Agents for 2014

    Nov 1, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Robinson Cano

    This year’s annual free agents column has expanded to a top 150, though I’m writing up just the top 55 (it was going to be 50, but I couldn’t help myself). The rest are presented in a list. Not included are players whose contract options are sure to be exercised. Players are ranked based not…

  5. So, what’s the market for Billy Butler anyway?

    Oct 22, 2013, 7:10 PM EDT

    Josh Phegley, Jerry Meals, Billy Butler

    This kind of doubles as a “what’s the market for Kendrys Morales?” post, too. Anyway, the Royals have let it be known that Billy Butler is available, according to ESPN’s Buster Olney. Had they done this a year ago, they would have been in line for a nice return. Now? Probably not so much. Butler…

  6. American League Wild Card Game: Rays-Indians lineups

    Oct 2, 2013, 5:17 PM EDT

    Terry Francona, Joe Maddon

    Here are the lineups for tonight’s American League Wild Card Game between the Rays and Indians, in Cleveland: Rays: LF David DeJesus RF Wil Myers 1B James Loney 3B Evan Longoria 2B Ben Zobrist CF Desmond Jennings DH Delmon Young SS Yunel Escobar C Jose Molina SP Alex Cobb Wil Myers only batted second 11…

  7. The Rays had the all-good-citizen lineup in the game last night

    Sep 3, 2013, 9:14 AM EDT

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    Lana Berry made a great, albeit depressing observation during the Rays-Angels game last night: holy s***. Rays played Josh Lueke, Delmon Young, Luke Scott, and Yunel Escobar in the same game. they are really just…going for it, huh? And by “going for it” she means the good citizen award. Lueke, as most know by now,…

  8. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 22, 2013, 5:12 AM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v New York Mets

    Mets 5, Phillies 0: It’s getting close to the time for us to break out all of that “we are all witnesses” kind of hyperbole for Matt Harvey. Not that it’s really hyperbole. He’s simply toying with hitters at this point, throwing ungodly stuff in just about every count. Seven innings, three hits, ten strikeouts,…

  9. Rays keep rolling behind red-hot Chris Archer

    Jul 21, 2013, 5:17 PM EDT

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    The Rays are by far the hottest team in baseball. With young right-hander Chris Archer yielding only one run over seven innings and both Evan Longoria and Luke Scott providing home runs, Tampa Bay won its sixth straight game on Sunday afternoon in a sweep of the Blue Jays at Toronto’s Rogers Centre. Archer has…

  10. Brandon Barnes hits for the cycle

    Jul 19, 2013, 11:33 PM EDT

    Seattle Mariners v Houston Astros

    Astros outfielder Brandon Barnes doubled in the bottom of the eighth for his fourth hit in as many at-bats to complete the cycle. He homered in the second, tripled in the fourth, singled in the sixth, leaving himself a double short with one at-bat to go. The eighth-inning double also set up a rally as…

  11. Jarred Cosart dazzles in Major League debut against the Rays

    Jul 12, 2013, 10:00 PM EDT

    Houston Astros v Tampa Bay Rays

    23-year-old Astros pitching prospect Jarred Cosart made his Major League debut tonight against the Rays. He carried a no-hit bid into the seventh inning, losing it on a one-out single to right field by Ben Zobrist. He went eight-plus innings, shutting out the Rays and out-dueling reigning AL Cy Young award winner David Price. Throughout…

  12. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 12, 2013, 6:50 AM EDT

    Kansas City Royals v New York Yankees

    Yankees 8, Royals 4: Jeter returns. And got a hit! And an RBI! And scored a run! And left with a strained quadricep! Oy vey. Braves 6, Reds 5: Freddie Freeman wins the Final Vote than goes out and has himself a nice night (3 for 4, 4 RBI). Bad news, though: Jason Heyward left…

  13. Rays hope designated hitter duties will keep Evan Longoria in the lineup with foot injury

    Jul 4, 2013, 12:32 PM EDT

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    In an effort to keep Evan Longoria in the lineup and off the disabled list after aggravating the plantar fasciitis in his right foot the Rays will use the third baseman at designated hitter. Longoria missed three games with a tear in his foot, returning Tuesday at DH, and told Roger Mooney of the Tampa…

  14. Luke Scott’s brother is … interesting

    Jul 1, 2013, 5:05 PM EDT

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    What I wouldn’t give to be invited to a Scott Family Thanksgiving: Don’t miss @IntentionalTalk today w/Luke Scott and his brother Noah, who hasn’t had a haircut in 5 years. pic.twitter.com/EnflHOqr9v — Dave Haller (@HallerDave) July 1, 2013  

  15. Who was better? Babe Ruth or Barry Bonds?

    Jun 24, 2013, 11:03 AM EDT

    Ruth Called Shot Baseball

    This is a fun exercise from David Laurila of FanGraphs. He asked ten major leaguers — some players and some coaches — who they thought was “better,” Babe Ruth or Barry Bonds. David didn’t define the terms. He left it up to the respondents to decide what “better” meant and to explain their choices. I…

  16. UPDATE: Alex Cobb exits after taking a line drive to his head

    Jun 15, 2013, 6:00 PM EDT

    Alex Cobb

    In the top of the fifth inning in this afternoon’s game against the Royals, Rays starter Alex Cobb took a line drive to the head off the bat of Eric Hosmer. It was a scary moment, summed up by Jeff Passan: Alex Cobb being stretchered off with head immobilized. Teammates around the mound. Luke Scott…

  17. Rays are not yet planning a Wil Myers promotion

    Jun 9, 2013, 11:22 AM EDT

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    Jim Bowden of ESPN.com and SiriusXM’s Inside Pitch tweeted Saturday that the Rays “are getting closer to recalling” top outfield prospect Wil Myers and that it “should happen” within the “next 10 days.” But nobody else is corroborating Bowden’s report. In fact, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times says the Rays have not taken…

  18. Luke Scott placed on disabled list with calf strain, could miss five weeks

    Mar 30, 2013, 4:16 PM EDT

    Luke Scott Getty

    UPDATE: Marc Topkin of the Tampa Times reports that Scott has been placed on the disabled list. He could miss as much as five weeks. 3:20 PM: Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports that Scott received a cortisone shot in his calf and hopes to be return by April 8. In other words, he…

  19. “Show and tell” with Luke Scott

    Feb 18, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

    Tampa Bay Rays Photo Day

    It’s never a dull moment for everyone sharing a clubhouse with Rays designated hitter Luke Scott, via Roger Mooney of the Tampa Bay Tribune: Luke Scott promised to bring something interesting this morning for “show and tell” and he did–a stuffed boar’s head. “My first confirmed kill with a spear,” he said before heading out…

  20. Rays finalize one-year, $2.75 million deal with Luke Scott

    Feb 6, 2013, 10:12 PM EDT

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    As reported by beat writer Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, the Rays have finalized their one-year, $2.75 million free agent contract with Luke Scott. Dane De La Rosa, who allowed seven earned runs in five innings of relief last season with the Rays, was designated for assignment to open up a roster spot.…

  21. The Rays are going to re-sign Luke Scott

    Jan 24, 2013, 2:32 PM EDT

    luke scott getty

    Speculated on the other day, a reality today: Marc Topkin reports that the Rays are going to re-sign Luke Scott. No details on the dollars yet, and the deal is pending a physical. Also no word on whether the Rays require that Scott provide his birth certificate to prove his identity at the time the…

  22. Luke Scott could be back with the Rays this year

    Jan 23, 2013, 9:06 AM EDT

    luke scott getty

    The Rays are in search of a designated hitter, and with Delmon Young off the table, the options are dwindling. Which has them looking at bringing back an old friend: Luke Scott. Marc Topkin reports that there’s a “mutual interest” between Scott and the Rays at a reunion. Scott hit a Delmon Young-esque .229/.285/.439 with 14…

  23. Bargain-hunting Rays still have some holes

    Jan 18, 2013, 7:53 PM EDT

    Joe Maddon, Andrew Friedman

    The Rays have spent some money this winter, adding Yunel Escobar for shortstop, James Loney for first base and Roberto Hernandez to the pitching staff. Their rotation is fine even with James Shields gone and the infield might be set, if Ben Zobrist plays second base, but the team still has some needs as is.…

  24. Rangers still looking to add another hitter after signing A.J. Pierzynski

    Dec 27, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Yesterday the Rangers made their one-year deal with A.J. Pierzynski official, adding the veteran catcher to the lineup following his career-year for the White Sox, but general manager Jon Daniels also said that he’s still searching for another hitter after losing Josh Hamilton and Mike Napoli to free agency. “We’re looking at that now,” Daniels…

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