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Tampa Bay Rays News and Links for November 18th, 2016 - Most Valuable Player Award Winners Named, Brian McCann Traded to Houston

Kris Bryant and Mike Trout are the MVPs, Brian McCann traded to Houston, and the Rays must set their 40-man roster by the end of the day

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Tampa Bay Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images


November 18th in Rays History

One former Rays player was born; Shawn Camp (1975)

1997 - The Rays participate in the expansion draft and select several notable players, such as Tony Saunders, Quinton McCracken, Bobby Abreu, Miguel Cairo, Dmitri Young, Esteban Yan, and Randy Winn as well as many others as they selected a total of 35 players.
1997 - The Rays had been busy leading up the draft and already had several pre-negotiated trades go through once the draft was completed as they traded away two future stars away (Abreu and Young) among others for several inconsequential players

1997 - The Rays purchased Fred McGriff from the Atlanta Braves and they also signed Robert Hernandez, two of the team’s best players for the next few years

Rays Trivia!

Which player in Rays history owns the single-season record for having the most home runs to lead off a game?