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  1. Top 10 second basemen in MLB

    Buster Olney

    In keeping with the theme of the week, here's a ranking of the top 10 second basemen in the majors. Average OPS by position Pos. 2013 2014 1B .774 .757 2B .710 .686 SS .681 .678 3B .714 .715 ...

    Blog | November 19, 2014
  2. Top 10 players most likely to be traded

    Jim Bowden

    Get ready for a busy MLB offseason. Here is a ranking of the 10 players who I think are the most likely to be traded, from the most likely (No. 1) to the least likely (No. 10) among the group. 1. Cole Hamels, LHP, Philadelphia Phillies The Phil...

    Blog | November 13, 2014
  3. Will Zobrist be back with Rays?

    AJ Mass

    All major league teams are in the process of figuring out which contract options they're planning to pick up and which ones they're going to decline, and the Tampa Bay Rays are no exception. Their most expensive dilemma lies with the $7.5 million opt...

    Blog | October 31, 2014
  4. Zobrist a fit in LA?

    Doug Mittler

    Joe Maddon will not be following Andrew Friedman to the Los Angeles Dodgers, at least for the time being. But could one of Maddon's favorite players in Tampa end up at Chavez Ravine? The Rays will have until five days after the World Series to d...

    Blog | October 28, 2014
  5. Zobrist staying in Tampa Bay?

    Doug Mittler

    One of the big offseason decisions for the Tampa Bay Rays involves a $7.5 million option on Ben Zobrist, who started at five positions plus designated hitter and led the club with a .354 on-base percentage. Zobrist, who turns 34 next season, has ...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  6. Previewing 2015 positional eligibility

    Eric Karabell

    As we wind down another fantasy baseball regular season and look ahead to 2015, it seems worthwhile to give an update on eligibility situations that owners might not be aware of. Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz played first base in Pitts...

    Blog | September 19, 2014
  7. Rays looking to shed payroll?

    AJ Mass

    At ten games out of the final American League wildcard spot at this stage of the regular season, it's pretty clear that the Tampa Bay Rays are not going to making the post-season in 2014. That reality is causing management to take a long, hard look a...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  8. Zobrist on way out of Tampa Bay?

    AJ Mass

    One of the big deadline deals from Thursday was the three-way swap that sent David Price to the Detroit Tigers. In return, the Tampa Bay Rays received "left-hander Drew Smyly and minor league infielder Willy Adames from the Tigers." But they also...

    Blog | August 01, 2014
  9. Giants still searching at second?

    Dan Uggla has gone 0-for-8 in his first three games with the San Francisco Giants, and his two errors at second base on Sunday certainly didn't help make any better of a first impression with his new team. With the trade deadline coming on Thursday, ...

    Blog | July 28, 2014
  10. Mariners continue to ponder deals

    AJ Mass

    Earlier on Thursday, the Seattle Mariners completed a deal that brought back Kendrys Morales to the team. As ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick reports, the Mariners sent relief pitcher Stephen Pryor to the Minnesota Twins in exchange for Morales. "Morales...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  11. How the Los Angeles Dodgers fix their center-field problem - MLB

    Scott Spratt

    Scott Spratt provides defensive pickups that would bolster contenders going forward. One possibility is the Los Angeles Dodgers trading for Gerardo Parra.

    Story | Conversation | July 19, 2014
  12. Mariners set sights on Tampa Bay?

    AJ Mass

    It looks as though the Seattle Mariners have decided to move on from their pursuit of outfielder Marlon Byrd of the Philadelphia Phillies, and have instead turned their attention to the Tampa Bay Rays in order to improve their roster for a run at the...

    Blog | July 18, 2014
  13. Could Price go to the Dodgers?

    AJ Mass

    If there's going to be a blockbuster deal prior to the July 31 trade deadline, chances are that David Price will be involved. However, the number of teams that have the ability to give the Tampa Bay Rays enough in return for the pitcher in order to e...

    Blog | July 17, 2014
  14. How will Reds cope with loss of Phillips?

    As manager Bryan Price put it, the loss of second baseman Brandon Phillips is a "big blow" to the Cincinnati Reds. The infielder is expected to miss six weeks after being diagnosed with a torn ligament in his left thumb. While they wait for Philli...

    Blog | July 11, 2014
  15. What would it take to get Ben Zobrist?

    Jim Bowden

    Over the course of July, Jim Bowden will be looking at a number of high-profile trade candidates and explain what it would take for certain clubs to acquire that player. Player: Ben Zobrist | 2B | Tampa Bay Rays Possible destinations: Miami Mar...

    Blog | July 06, 2014
  16. Huge market for Ben Zobrist

    AJ Mass

    Over the past week, Ben Zobrist of the Tampa Bay Rays has hit .321, giving his potential trade value a big shot in the arm after having hit only .241 through June 10 for the last place club. On Monday, ESPN.com's Jim Bowden wrote that we should expec...

    Blog | June 19, 2014