The Rays Tank: Bow and Arrow Goes Cross Country

Shoot the Moon! - Tim Heitman-US PRESSWIRE

Rodney to Seattle, Archer discusses his upbringing, and Odorizzi looks forward to competing for the fifth rotation spot.

It is officially the end of the "Lids to the Left" era for the Rays as Fernando Rodney signed a two-year, $14 million deal with the Seattle Mariners.

Rodney’s new teammate, Logan Morrison, apparently doesn’t know the difference between bananas and plantains, as he tweeted out the following welcome to Fernando.

Chris Archer was interviewed by a Raleigh news station and discussed the adversity that he overcame to bring him to where he is today.

WNCN: News, Weather for Raleigh. Durham, Fayetteville

Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune talked with Jake Odorizzi about his chance to join the Rays rotation this year. Odorizzi told Mooney,

"The opportunity just kind of fell in my lap, I guess you would say. I'm going to go in with the same mindset. Just go in, get ready, throw the ball well and leave the decision up to the front office. That's all you can do, and that's all I can control. No one's told me I'm the fifth starter, so I'm going to go in there and try to win a job."


-The Nationals are still reportedly in talks with the Rays for Jose Lobaton.

-Hal Bodley of explains why the Rays are a serious contender in the AL East.

-Steve Staude introduces his hitting correlation tool, live on the Hardball Times.

-Weren't the Toronto Blue Jays supposed to be a surprise team last year? Matthew Kory of Sports On Earth thinks that they could be in 2014 as well.

-Jeff Sullivan of FanGraphs examined the Fernando Rodney deal. Also from Sullivan, a very interesting article on Tommy John Surgery.

-Needles and creams are a thing of the past! Now, all athletes need to do is inhale a little Xenon for an extra boost, which Hardball Talk is calling the next PED.

-Happy Friday! Here’s a post from Grant Brisbee -- now of SB Nation MLB, where he has joined forces with David Roth and Marc Normandin -- in which you get to see Alex Rodriguez’s crying face.

Grant's writing partner of the past few years, Rob Neyer, is joining Fox Sports as their Senior Baseball Editor.

Update with his announcement:

Log In Sign Up

Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join DRaysBay

You must be a member of DRaysBay to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at DRaysBay. You should read them.

Join DRaysBay

You must be a member of DRaysBay to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at DRaysBay. You should read them.




Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.