There is one less suitor on the market for Miami Marlins star catcher, JT Realmuto, as the Milwaukee Brewers agreed to a one year deal with Yasmani Grandal, for just over $18M for the 2019 season.
Earlier this offseason, Grandal turned down the $17M qualifying offer from the Los Angeles Dodgers and reportedly turned down a four year deal from the New York Mets.
Rays News and Links
- Reviewing Rays depth — Bullpen - Neil Solondz, Rays Radio
- Rays top 50 prospects: Number 21, Anthony Banda - Mat Germain, Wander Rays
- 5 bold predictions for 2019 - Austin Riemann, Rays Colored Glasses
- Juan Toribio will be rolling out his first Rays mailbag since joining MLB.com as a beat writer
- Shadow of the Stadium has a thread on the Rays stadium situation
Hillsborough commissioners discussed the future of a possible #Rays stadium in Tampa's Ybor City.— Shadow of Stadium (@StadiumShadow) January 9, 2019
This thread summarizes what happened. (HINT: it's not dead)
Around the League
- Texas Rangers sign Shelby Miller to one year deal - Adam J. Morris, Lone Star Ball
- Angels discussing trades for Giants’ left-handed relievers Will Smith and Tony Watson, per report - Rahul Setty, Halos Heaven
This Date in Rays History
- 2006 - Tampa Bay Rays sign INF Ty Wigginton
- 2015 - Tampa Bay Rays trade UTL Ben Zobrist and SS Yunel Escobar to the Oakland Athletics for SS Daniel Robertson, C/DH John Jaso, and OF Boog Powell.
- 2015 - Tampa Bay Rays signed SS Asdrubal Cabrera