Trade Analysis: Edwin Jackson For Matt Joyce

According to a report on, the Edwin Jackson era in Tampa Bay has come to an end. The Rays, the report says, are close to finalizing a deal that will send Jackson to the Detroit Tigers in exchange for power-hitting outfielder and Tampa native Matt Joyce. This deal looks like a first-glance winner for the Rays, writes Tyler Hissey.
December 10, 2008

World Series Preview

The oddsmakers in Las Vegas have it right: the Rays are the easy favorite to win the World Series, says Tyler Hissey
October 21, 2008

Too Early To Tell

It is truly way too early to label a team winners or losers at the trade deadline, says Tyler Hissey. Just ask Omar Minaya, who was applauded for landing Bartolo Colon back in 2002 when he was the GM of the Montreal Expos. Minaya, however, parted ways with three future stars—Brandon Phillips, Cliff Lee and Grady Sizemore—as the Expos fell apart the rest of the way and failed to reach the playoffs.
August 3, 2008

Interview With XM Radio's Grant Paulsen

A student at George Mason University in Virginia, Grant Paulsen is the host of "Minors and Majors," a two-hour weekly show focusing on Major League Baseball and its minor league prospects on XM Radio. Grant recently offered his opinions about the latest news and notes around the league in an interview with
August 2, 2008

Prospect Glance: Alex Cobb

Alex Cobb has been effective in the South Atlantic League, posting a 3.34 ERA, 81-to-28 K/W ratio and 1.08 WHIP in 21 starts overall for the Columbus Catfish. He has struggled since making the league All-Star team, however, having registered a 6.48 ERA in seven post-break starts. He has turned in a nice showing overall, though, and is a prospect to keep an eye on.
August 1, 2008

Rays 6-11 In Past 17 Games

The Tampa Bay Rays are 6-11 in their past 17 games, as the offense continues to struggle. Tampa Bay, after splitting a four-game series with the Kansas City Royals, will look find a cure for their road woes as they travel to Toronto to face the Blue Jays.
July 28, 2008