Tampa Bay Rays
Tampa Bay Rays news, rumors and injuries
Sun, 22 Nov 2015 13:33:19 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Arencibia is a backup catcher with minimal fantasy value in most drafts, but Nava could be a decent fourth outfielder in some markets depending on where he lands.
Mon, 16 Nov 2015 11:09:44 -0800
Fantasy Tip: The Detroit Tigers and Houston Astros are also believed to be interested. Boxberger surprisingly led the American League with 41 saves this year. He's expected to remain as their closer if he isn't traded, but a trade could negatively affect both relievers' fantasy value depending on where they land. Stay tuned.
Sun, 15 Nov 2015 14:03:52 -0800
The Tampa Bay Rays may deal another starting pitcher before spring training, with SP Drew Smyly and SP Matt Moore among the names discussed. SP Alex Cobb (elbow) will be back in August and several young arms will be ready during the season.
Fantasy Tip: Obviously, the draft stock of Smyly or Moore could go up if either one leaves Tampa Bay, so check and see if either pitcher is traded. Both players are still young and their best years are ahead. Moore could be a sleeper, as he will be nearly two years removed from Tommy John surgery at the start of the 2016 campaign.
Wed, 11 Nov 2015 14:40:26 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Both relievers have had peaks and valleys over the past two seasons, including injuries. At this point, they're only viable fantasy options in the majority of formats if receiving ninth-inning duty, so until their roles are solidified with Tampa Bay or another team, view them as cavernous mixed and only-league options.
Fri, 06 Nov 2015 15:12:35 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Without catcher eligibility, Jaso's fantasy value plummets in all mixed leagues, and Sizemore is nothing more than an only-league option. Cabrera is likely to join his fourth team in three seasons, and while there is power-average potential, Cabrera doesn't project as a starting shortstop in the majority of fantasy leagues for the 2016 season.
Fri, 06 Nov 2015 09:04:59 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Cabrera managed to hit 15 home runs in 143 games with the Rays, but it's hard to see him finding a job as anything more than a utility middle infielder moving forward. He's strictly an AL-only commodity in 2016.
Thu, 05 Nov 2015 17:59:45 -0800
The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired 1B/OF Logan Morrison, SS/OF Brad Miller and RP Danny Farquhar from the Seattle Mariners, in exchange for SP Nathan Karns, minor league P C.J. Riefenhauser and minor league OF Boog Powell.
Fantasy Tip: Morrison appears likely to serve as the Rays' designated hitter in 2016, with James Loney expected to remain the team's regular first baseman. Miller could compete for the starting shortstop position, with Asdrubal Cabrera eligible to become a free agent. Farquhar has closing experience at the major league level but will probably be used in a setup role in 2016. Morrison and Miller could be of interest to owners in AL-only leagues during the middle and later rounds of fantasy drafts next spring.
Mon, 19 Oct 2015 00:42:36 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays C John Jaso or OF Grady Sizemore could come back to the team in 2016, but team management indicates it will be one or the other and not both if it happens. While Jaso could command a two-year deal worth $10 million on the open market, Sizemore may get a deal around $1 million.
Fantasy Tip: Sizemore could be a sleeper in AL-only leagues as he had six homers in 175 at-bats and a .746 on base plus slugging percentage this season.
Fri, 16 Oct 2015 20:41:32 -0700
Updating a previous report, Toronto Blue Jays 1B Edwin Encarnacion's (finger) X-rays came back negative, but manager John Gibbons said Encarnacion's finger has swelled up, and he is now considered day to day.
Fantasy Tip: It sounds like Encarnacion ($5,200, 10.4% of cap) could at least miss a game or two, so be prepared to look elsewhere for a big bat at FantasyScore.
Sun, 04 Oct 2015 11:21:21 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Although Beckham ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) is 4-for-11 against Buehrle in his career, the lefty is only expected to pitch two innings this afternoon, so that he can reach the 200-inning mark for the 15th consecutive year. Beckham is just 2-for-17 over the past seven days and is not a recommended option in FantasyScore today.
Sun, 04 Oct 2015 07:27:07 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Cobb will be a stash candidate to select in the late middle rounds of drafts next spring. He projects to return at some point in the middle of the season. Cobb has ample upside, as he has posted a 2.82 ERA with a 1.14 WHIP and a 8.2 K/9 over his past 49 starts in the majors.
Sat, 03 Oct 2015 20:30:47 -0700
Fantasy Tip: With Cobb not returning until next August at the earliest, be can be left on waivers in seasonal leagues until later in the year.
Sat, 03 Oct 2015 12:37:39 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Forsythe ($4,400, 8.8% of cap) suffered a bruised right foot Tuesday, Sept. 29, and it is growing increasing likely that he won't play again this season. Avoid using him in all fantasy formats.
Sat, 03 Oct 2015 11:53:25 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Rivera ($2,600, 5.2% of cap) is batting just .162 with two RBIs in 74 at-bats since the All-Star break and is 4-for-38 against Toronto this season. FantasyScore owners should avoid using him Saturday.
Sat, 03 Oct 2015 11:49:18 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Beckham ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) is hitting just .167 (7-for-42) since Sept. 1. FantasyScore owners should look elsewhere for middle infield help.
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