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Tampa Bay Rays News and Links: How is the Rays bullpen shaping up?

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The Rays current bullpen situation, tracking the Rays rebuild, and some former Rays news

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The MLB off-season continues its slow chug towards spring training as the hot stove has failed stay lukewarm this winter.

First, it was thought that Shohei Ohtani and Giancarlo Stanton were clogging up the works, but it’s been over a month since their respective deals went down and little has happened since, with the exception of the Rays ripping the hearts out of most of their fanbase as they traded Evan Longoria

(I’ll get over it eventually)

An important day coming up on Friday as it is the deadline for teams to submit their arbitration figures with all of their eligible, tendered players. The Rays are one of the several teams that commit to a ‘File and Trial’ system, so if they can’t reach agreements by Friday, they will go to an arbitration hearing.

They offered contracts to 9 arbitration eligible players at the beginning of December: Alex Colome, Corey Dickerson, Jake Odorizzi, Dan Jennings, Matt Duffy, Adeiny Hechavarria, Brad Miller, Steven Souza Jr, and Jesus Sucre