David Price was promoted to Triple-A Durham on Saturday. Although Price will not jump right from Double-A straight to the majors, he will likely only make a few appearances in the International League. His Bulls debut will come on Wednesday night against the Norfolk Tides.
August 9, 2008
The Tampa Bay Rays are setting a trend that many small to mid-market teams are likely to follow by locking up young stars to long-term deals. The team just locked up Evan Longoria to an unprecedented 9-year contract. Ted Fleming of Rays Digest reports from Tropicana Field.
April 18, 2008
A weak ‘pen has been a crutch nearly every season in the 10-year history of the Tampa Bay Rays franchise, and, even with new closer Troy Percival, there is no telling how effective Rays' relief corps can become in '08. While reaching the 80-win plateau is a realistic possibility for this team, and the Rays will certainly not again be the laughing stock of the AL East, Percival is perhaps the key.
February 18, 2008
As expected, the Tampa Bay Rays exercised the $2.3 million option on Al Reyes' contract on Wednesday, ensuring that the team's most reliable relief pitcher will be back in 2008. Reyes, who emerged as the team's closer after a strong April, provided the Rays with a consistent arm in relief, finishing the season with 26 saves, the fifth-highest total in franchise history.
November 14, 2007