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John Gregg

Staff Writer

I cover the Tampa Bay Rays on DRaysBay with an emphasis on prospects and the minor leagues.

MOST RECENT POSTS

The Rays Tank: Minimalist Prospect Edition

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Some notes on the Rays system.

Early Spring Training Impressions

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My initial impressions on a few Rays players from my first few days at big league camp.

Rays' State of the Farm with Frankie Piliere

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I'm posting this because I thought it would be interesting to quite a few folks here who have been debating the future of some Rays prospects - in particular Josh Sale and Tim Beckham. I specifically asked his opinion on those guys for the folks here at DRaysBay. Frankie isn't as famous as Keith Law or Kevin Goldstein, but he knows his stuff and used to be a scout for the Rangers. Verdict? Too soon to give up on either.

Shay Crawford Is Already Winning: A Story Of Perseverance

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Shay Crawford is Already Winning: A Story of Perseverance. Just one of many minor leaguers toiling away, Crawford is having fun living out his dream.

Rays Leave No Stone Unturned When It Comes to Player Development

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Rays attention to player development is a huge part of the franchise's recent success.

The Keppinger signing is official, the Twitter account was not.

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It's O-fficial. FYI--the @jeffkeppinger account was a fake. RT @rayspressbox: RAYS SIGN JEFF KEPPINGER TO ONE-YEAR CONTRACT— Jonathan Gantt (@Jonathan_Gantt) January 27, 2012

"#Rays closing in on a major-league deal with INF Jeff Keppinger, likely to be finalized by end of...

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"#Rays closing in on a major-league deal with INF Jeff Keppinger, likely to be finalized by end of the week."

Marc Topkin

Rays Interested in Jeff Keppinger

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The Keppinger rumor is now MLB Trade Rumor worthy as Jerry Crasnick is now reporting that the Rays have indeed expressed interest in the infielder. It's very nice to finally have confirmation of this from another source.

Rays Prospect Q & A: Jacob Faria

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A Q & A with Rays 2011 tenth round draft pick pitcher Jacob Faria.

Rays Official Press Release on Announced Contracts

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The following is the official press release from the Rays on deals with RHP Burke Badenhop, LHP J. P. Howell, LHP David Price and OF B. J. Upton: RAYS AGREE TO ONE-YEAR CONTRACTS, AVOID...

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