- The Rays Are Dollar-Poor, Savvy-Rich - Dan Szymborski, Fan Graphs: Dan takes a deeper look into what makes the Rays so impressive over the last ten years, despite new names, plenty of trades, rebuilding, all while still competing.
- Gold gloves isn’t cool. You know what’s cool? Platinum gloves. What’s also cool? The best defensive CF of this generation.
- Mark these key Rays dates for 2020 - Juan Toribio, MLB.com: The offseason is long, and feels longer during these whatever the Winter version of dog days are called, but there’s some dates to look forward to on the horizon.
- Tampa Bay Rays: This decade by the numbers - Austin Reimann, Rays Colored Glasses: It was a memorable decade to say the least.
Let's make 2020 a year to remember. pic.twitter.com/eqMjH6snJi— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) January 1, 2020
- Tatman’s wild ride continues post-baseball - Steve Gilbert, MLB.com: An old friend’s next chapter.
- Buster Olney’s top 10 starting pitchers: Which Big Apple ace is No. 1? - Buster Olney, ESPN ($): Charlie Morton gets some top 10 love. Glasnow and Snell will just have to remind Buster next year what they are capable of.
- A baseball legend passes.
We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Don Larsen, who remained a welcome & familiar face at our annual Old-Timers’ Day celebrations. The Yankees organization extends its deepest condolences to Don’s family and friends during this difficult time. He will be missed. pic.twitter.com/OgOdofzSTS— New York Yankees (@Yankees) January 2, 2020
Source: MLB suspends Yankees pitcher Domingo Germán 81 games under domestic violence policy - Hannah Keyser, Yahoo!Sports: The 4th largest suspension for domestic violence in league history.
The earliest date that Domingo German could return to the #Yankees is June 5. (Yankees vs. Rays)— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) January 2, 2020
- The Chicago White Sox have signed their top prospect OF Luis Robert on a 6 year $50M deal.
- And in Grass Rays news, John Lynch is one step closer to the Hall: