From Marc Topkin, Charlie Morton was not surprised the Rays turned down his option.
Morton figured #Rays would decline his $15M option. Now that they gave their answer, he has some questions of his own about his future in the game.#Astros #Phillies #Braves #Pirates https://t.co/Zrpjg1OUq0— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) October 31, 2020
Topper on the top five memorable moments.
John Romano on why Game 6 shouldn’t define the Rays.
Dayn Perry on why the Rays are positioned to contend again in 2021.
Baseball America ($$) released the Rays top prospects for 2021.
Bob Costas about analytics in baseball.
Ben Lindbergh at The Ringer on starting pitcher usage in the postseason.
During postseason play, starting pitchers are working less than ever. And regardless of whether those early moves make sense in practice or on paper, they kind of suck.@benlindbergh: https://t.co/tQEb7WYtEJ— The Ringer (@ringer) October 31, 2020
Chris Archer will be a free agent.
Source confirms: Pirates have declined Chris Archer’s $11 million for 2021.— Jason Mackey (@JMackeyPG) November 1, 2020
Some Qualifying Offers:
The following players will be extended $18.9M qualifying offers before the 5pm ET deadline, per source:— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) November 1, 2020
Trevor Bauer, Reds
Kevin Gausman, Giants
DJ LeMahieu, Yankees
JT Realmuto, Phillies
George Springer, Astros
Marcus Stroman, Mets
MLB Network on some young postseason heroes.
Sam Fuld is a finalist for the Red Sox managerial job.