- Rays’ Franco to miss rest of winter league - Sam Dykstra, MiLB.com: Relatively good news on the injury front, but Wander will take the cautious path and not return to the winter league.
- Big shoes to fill in Wander’s place:
- Bruján showing off wheels in winter league - William Boor, MLB.com: The remaining Ray in winter league is still playing well though!
- If it’s December, the Rays must be shopping for catchers - John Romano, Tampa Bay Times: Lots of interesting options, and hopefully two finds chairs on the Rays when the music stops.
- Rays prospect Bitsko has shoulder surgery - Juan Toribio, MLB.com: Sad news for the Rays 2020 1st round pick.
- 56 more players are now free agents - MLB.com: Rays tendered all of their Arb eligible players, but there were some notable names from other teams cut loose. The meat of the offseason is about to begin with some interesting new options available.
- Rays tendered the splitting machine, so look forward to more gymnastics from Ji-Man:
Ji-Man when he sees the ball coming in low at first base pic.twitter.com/gK0DRZJ838— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) December 3, 2020
- A few old friends in that pile of new FA, including The Opener himself: Ryne Stanek (bring him home, Erik!)
RHPs Ryne Stanek and Jose Ureña were not tendered contracts for the 2021 season.— Marlins Communications (@MarlinsComms) December 3, 2020
Additionally, the Marlins agreed to terms with INFs Jesus Aguilar and Garrett Cooper on one-year contracts. The remaining unsigned members of the 40-man roster were tendered 2021 contracts.
- Presenting an Updated International Prospect List - Eric Longenhagen, Fan Graphs: Always good to keep an eye on the IFA options, as the Rays scouting teams certainly are.
- Ryan Thompson talking about his remarkable 2020 season
Tomorrow’s episode will feature our first returning special guest, @raysbaseball relief pitcher, @R_Thompson15. We were able to talk about the 2020 season for him and the Rays and look back at memorable moments from summer! Listen for yourself tomorrow on Episode 27! #RaysUp pic.twitter.com/HkpRdD7Y4A— Table Talk Podcast (@TBLTalkPodcast) December 3, 2020
- Ex-Ray and forever Rays fan Trevor Plouffe calling a FA shot early:
Your newest Tampa Bay Ray platoon matchup nightmare. https://t.co/togqR1jrFW— Coach Trev (@trevorplouffe) December 3, 2020
- Rays and Rowdies on the Road - Rays Baseball: Come check out some hardware if you are in the Tampa/St Pete area in the next few weeks.
- Listen to Neil discuss the Rays Non-Tender deadline moves