There’s not actually even smoke out there yet on this, but Jon Morosi tried to pique some interest, and Bill Chastain kicked the tires. The Rays will probably listen to offers on Evan Longoria and Chris Archer.
- On the Rays podcast, Neil Solondz talked to Kevin Kiermaier about his gold glove, and also to Topkin, who talked about the Longoria “trade” talk.
- Rays Radio took a gander at which Rays players are likely to be protected for the Rule 5 draft.
- Major League free agents get all the attention, but minor league free agency is already well under way. Baseball America wrote up who’s been signed, many of who are resigning by the Rays. Perhaps most notable are J.P. Arencibia, Andrew Bellatti, and Johnny Venters. Former-Ray Drew Vettleson signed with the Nationals.
- Former-Ray Jeremy Hellickson is leaning toward rejecting his qualifying offer.
- Shane Tourtellotte analyzes how exciting the postseason was, but also wonders whether the analysis is meaningful.
And finally, now he’ll catch twice as many.
A #GoldGlove for each hand. pic.twitter.com/YyJhSTkDK2— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) November 9, 2016