- Rays, Collin McHugh Close To Deal - Connor Byrne, MLB Trade Rumors
- Rays near deal with pitcher Collin McHugh - Marc Topkin, Tampa Bay Times: McHugh is an incredibly Rays-y pitcher. Can be a “starter”, reliever, multi-inning role, flex spot, etc. Has been excellent in non-traditional pitching roles with Houston when healthy.
- Kiley McDaniel’s top 100 MLB prospects for 2021 - Kiley McDaniel, ESPN: Rays well represented.
- Rays schedule also dropped yesterday:
MLB just announced game times for the regular season.— Adam Berry (@adamdberry) February 11, 2021
Here's the Rays' full schedule, with a 4:10 p.m. Opening Day game, a 3:10 p.m. home opener and a few different start times for Saturday home games... pic.twitter.com/CjKAJ2tvvk
- Neil speaks with Kevin Cash and Kevin Kiermaier in the latest Rays Radio podcast:
- Upton leads list of youngest Rays to debut - Adam Berry, MLB.com: Rays are gonna have some fun and very young names in Spring Training ready to continue their journey to the Show.
- Meadows and Yarbrough joined MLB Radio:
"We have what it takes to win a championship."@Austin_Meadows and @RyanYarbrough2 from @RaysBaseball, co-hosting with @CaseyStern and Brad Lidge, and throwing down gauntlets: pic.twitter.com/FbjPOT7t6V— MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM (@MLBNetworkRadio) February 11, 2021
- Rays’ Kiermaier, Phillips Inspire Kobe; Weekend Donor Drive Starts Saturday - Tom Ponzo, WDAE
- Rays might benefit from the new MLB plan to deaden the baseball in 2021:
OK and finally, here's the the impact of a deadened ball on pitchers at the team level. Twins, Reds, Rays and Dodgers benefit the most. Reds stand to benefit quite a lot, given the HR/FB rate there.— Choice Fielder (@choice_fielder) February 11, 2021
Note: I've removed the Athletics, Rangers and Marlins for underpowered BBE data pic.twitter.com/nO8w1wTQTN
- Well, Rays twitter did ask...
We're surprised you didn't pull your social media manager in middle of writing that great tweet. #NationalRoastDay— Wendy's (@Wendys) February 11, 2021
- We’ve all been there, Tom
Leaving Gasparilla Bar after a flight delay pic.twitter.com/Zi5hM1fzAP— Tampa International Airport ✈️ (@FlyTPA) February 11, 2021
Around the League
- Blue Jays considering a Dunedin home; MLS teams eye Tampa, Marc Topkin, Tampa Bay Times: Champa Bay might be adding another team to the area.
- Mariners reportedly in agreement with RHP Ken Giles on multi-year deal - Kate Preusser, Lookout Landing: Mariners pulling a Rays special, signing Giles for his return from TJS in 2022.
- Former Astro and Twin Utility man heads to Boston: