- The Rays lost out on another potential free agent signing as the Milwaukee Brewers signed Eric Thames to a three year deal with an option for a fourth year
- The Process Report proposed a couple of hypothetical trades with the Colorado Rockies
- One of the most impactful players if off the market as the New York Mets signed Yoenis Cespedes to a four year - $110 million deal, making him one of the highest paid position players in history
- Someone made a 400 pound replica of Wrigley Field...out of gingerbred
- The Chicago Cubs signed outfielder Jon Jay to a one year deal for $8 million
- The Houston Astros lost out on Cespedes, so now they’re trying to land Edwin Encarnacion...which could lead to a huge deal going down
One rival exec theorizes #Astros trying to load up on offense so they can trade a young hitter (Springer? Bregman?) for an elite starter.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 30, 2016
- Today is the last day for MLB and the players’ union to negotiate a new CBA — unless the make an extension
Source with knowledge of CBA talks, moments ago: "There is very positive dialogue right now. More meetings to come tonight."— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 30, 2016
Owners, players met late into night on CBA. “Progress, but tough issues still to be done,” one source said.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 30, 2016
As others have said, labor talks advancing. Avoidance of lockout not yet certain, but momentum could extend talks past Dec. 1, if necessary.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 30, 2016
November 30th in Rays History
One Rays player was born; Mikie Mahtook (1989)
2007 - The Rays signed veteran reliever Troy Percival. He would spend most of the next two seasons either suffering on the disabled or list or making Rays fans suffer as he narrowly finished close games. He pitched in 64 games for the Rays - finished 48 of them - as he racked up 34 saves, but also had a 4.89 ERA and a 6.07 FIP.
Fun with pinch-runners in franchise history.
After the 2016 season, the Rays have used a total of 102 players to pinch-run.
Sean Rodriguez has been used the most - 25 times - with the closest active Rays player being Tim Beckham, who has been used 8 times.
Anyway, there have only been four players to have entered a game as a pinch-runner, then go on to homer later in the game.
Name the four.