Here's what we know. The Rays have called a press conference for 4:15 this afternoon to make "a significant baseball-related announcement," and Stu Sternberg, Matt Silverman, and Joe Maddon will be there.
The owner, the President, and the Manager. VP (GM) Andrew Friedman's attendance has not been confirmed.
Naturally, the mast head is losing it's mind.
Possible reasons for the press conference thus far?
Ian Malinowski: Joe Maddon has found a cure for cancer.
Allie Kranick: DRaysBay has been given rights for sole coverage of the team
Drew Liang: David Price has been traded for Turner Field.
Michael Valancius: It's another extension...
Chris Moran: It's another Longoria extension
Gareth Rees: Sponsorship deal
Erik Hahman is both nervous and excited, and is worried Andrew Friedman is following stadium guru and former VP Kalt to work at a hedge fund... :(
I think Joe Maddon is announcing a cookbook, but I generally have terrible ideas. Maybe Garza is coming home!
One more idea:
SB Nation MLB: "Surprise! We built a stadium in Jacksonville."
Meanwhile, the team's media outlets are also going insane:
Don't you agree with me on this... pic.twitter.com/e4pVnfss0T— Raymond (@RaysRaymond) January 23, 2014
and the Rays facebook page changed their picture to this less than ten minutes ago:
Of course, our Chris Cotillo is on the scene...
#Rays say they will make a "significant baseball-related announcement" today. One lg source believes it is likely transaction news.— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) January 23, 2014
What say you?