The Rays Trades
- Holly M. Wendt, in short relief, writes excellently about the trading deadline, sort of.
- Juan Toribio, at The Athletic, has really been doing excellent work, and in his most recent article he talked to Rays players about what it was like for them to be traded in the past. Really good quotes from Matt Duffy and Willy Adames.
- Already a day old, and the market has already moved, but Ken Rosenthal wrote about the decision making to trade or not to trade.
- Jeff Sullivan broke down the Nathan Eovaldi-Jalen Beeks trade.
- Baseball America, behind the pay wall, did so as well.
- As did Marc Topkin, who said that the Rays are creating a group of players who will come up and try to win in the “relative now.”
- Bill Chastain interviewed Andriese on the way out.
- This was from a few days ago, but Jason Collette’s timing in writing about Nathan Eovaldi was good, so here it is.
- Scott and Danny went in-depth on Beeks.
- Juan Toribio wrote about the trade too, with an important scouting report on Beeks from former college teammate Ryne Stanek: “He’s a really good dude.”
- Kiley McDaniel talked about Michael Perez and Brian Shaffer, the players the Rays acquired for Matt Andriese.
- Here’s our Arizona cousins’ analysis of the Andriese trade.
- Eric Longenhagen did the same for Jordan Beeks.
Other Rays Links
- In case you forgot, Sergio Romo played third base.
- Wander Franco is human.
I guess rain is the one thing that can slow down #Rays prospect Wander Franco. After 3 days of rainouts, the @PrincetonRays played a DH today. Wander had a hit in game one, but his hit streak ended in the nightcap at 25 games.— Neil Solondz (@neilsolondz) July 25, 2018
- What really goes in to snapping a bat over a knee?
- Matt Provenzano used the Josh Hader situation to think about the nature and philosphy of sportswatching and sportswriting, and whether it’s communal of transacational.
- The Rockies acquired Blue Jays relieve Seunghwan Oh.
- There continues to be plenty of potential trade noise around Wilson Ramos, Adeiny Hechavarria, and Chris Archer. There’s so much and also so little that it’s hard to know what to link to. I’ll let other people sort that out over the course of the next few days.