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  1. Rays not done with extensions?

    AJ Mass

    On Wednesday, the Tampa Bay Rays announced that they had reached an agreement with pitcher Chris Archer on a contract extension that -- if both option years are picked up -- could be worth up to $43.75 million for eight season. This may not be the la...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  2. Rays ready to make some noise?

    AJ Mass

    (UPDATE:Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports tweets that Chris Archer is the big winner for the Rays, as a source tells him the two sides have agreed to a six-year, $25 million extension that begins this season and includes two club options.) According to ...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  3. What will Braves rotation be in April?

    AJ Mass

    According to David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, both Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy will be making a Monday trip to visit Dr. James Andrews. Medlen has all but resigned himself to the inevitability of Tommy John surgery, and it's star...

    Blog | March 14, 2014
  4. New team inquiring about Nick Franklin?

    AJ Mass

    On Tuesday, we looked at the possibility of Seattle Mariners infielder Nick Franklin being traded to the New York Mets amid talk that the team from Flushing was growing more and more disillusioned with their current starting shortstop, Ruben Tejada. ...

    Blog | February 26, 2014
  5. Rays mystery solved

    AJ Mass

    The Tampa Bay Rays have scheduled a press conference this afternoon at 4:15 pm (local time) in order to make "a significant baseball-related announcement," according to Mark Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. However, as initial details as to exactly wha...

    Blog | January 23, 2014
  6. Diamondbacks might stand pat

    AJ Mass

    How will things turn out for the Arizona Diamondbacks pitching staff now that Masahiro Tanaka is no longer an option? ESPN.com's Jim Bowden predicts that the Diamondbacks will be in competition with the Los Angeles Angels to sign Matt Garza and, if t...

    Blog | January 23, 2014
  7. Price hoping to stay with Rays

    AJ Mass

    Although the Tampa Bay Rays staved off arbitration with David Price by agreeing to a one-year, $14 million deal earlier this week, that's by no means a guarantee that the ace pitcher will indeed make it all the way through 2014 in a Tampa Bay uniform...

    Blog | January 19, 2014
  8. Three biggest winners post-Kershaw deal

    AJ Mass

    The Los Angeles Dodgers have said that team president and CEO Stan Kasten, along with general manager Ned Colletti will be making a "special announcement" Friday morning. It is expected that they will be officially announcing their seven-year, $215 m...

    Blog | January 17, 2014
  9. Thursday Roundup: Price avoids arbitration

    AJ Mass

    The Tampa Bay Rays and David Price have come to terms on a deal on Thursday, but it was far less lucrative and far less permanent an agreement than the one Clayton Kershaw reached with the Dodgers on Wednesday. Price reportedly agreed to a one-ye...

    Blog | January 16, 2014
  10. Seattle making a change at catcher?

    AJ Mass

    According to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports, the Seattle Mariners are "very close" to a one-year deal with veteran catcher John Buck. The catcher had a huge April last season, with nine home runs and 25 RBIs for the New York Mets before petering out as...

    Blog | January 14, 2014
  11. Why David Price could stay put

    Doug Mittler

    Now that we have reached the new year, the prospect of the Tampa Bay Rays trading David Price is no longer a slam dunk. At the very least, the courting of Japanese star Masahiro Tanaka is slowing down the process. Rumor Central's AJ Mass noted Sun...

    Blog | January 06, 2014
  12. Rays keeping staff together?

    AJ Mass

    The prevailing wisdom this offseason has been that the Tampa Bay Rays would be looking to trade away pitcher David Price in order to maximize his value while there are still two years of team control left on his contract. However, now that January ha...

    Blog | January 05, 2014
  13. In or out on Tanaka?

    AJ Mass

    Until he ultimately signs a contract, the courtship of Masahiro Tanaka is sure to be a daily soap opera that bears following. While there's no "official list" of what teams are in or out of the pursuit process, two teams seem to have taken up residen...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  14. No rush with Rays on Price

    AJ Mass

    Even though one of the more "obvious" moves that was predicted to take place this offseason was the trading away of pitcher David Price by the Tampa Bay Rays, no such deal has even come close to happening as of yet. Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Ti...

    Blog | December 23, 2013
  15. Friday Roundup: O's changing course

    AJ Mass

    Earlier today, the Baltimore Orioles were supposed to be holding a press conference to announce Grant Balfour as their new closer, but following his physical, the deal that was agreed to earlier in the week appears to have been called off. Dan Co...

    Blog | December 20, 2013
  16. Can a Price deal come together?

    AJ Mass

    The longer it takes for the Tampa Bay Rays to find someone willing to make them an offer for David Price that they're willing to accept, the less likely it seems that a deal will come to pass at all. Right now, there certainly don't seem to be any de...

    Blog | December 20, 2013