In this edition of Rays Roundup: Carlos Pena and the Rays literally run into bad luck in Sunday's loss to the Braves, Jeff Keppinger has a right foot injury that has required him to wear a walking boot, Alex Cobb remains calm and confident in his 2012 debut and Matt Joyce his his third career grand slam. All of that plus the latest on all of the injured Rays inside.
May 21, 2012
Pitchers and catchers went through their first workout on Tuesday in Port Charlotte and off-season acquisition Jose Molina was one of the day's big storylines. In just his first day in a Rays' uniform, the middle-Molina brother has already shown why the organization sought his services this off-season and the entire camp was abuzz about what the veteran catcher will bring to the team in 2012.
February 21, 2012
In this addition of Rays Roundup: The team feels pretty good about their off-season after upgrading at first base, designated hitter, catcher and adding bullpen depth, questions remain about who will share catching duties with Jose Molina, Jeff Niemann loses his arbitration case, two former Rays are now in Cleveland, and Game 162 hero Dan Johnson hopes for a shot on the South Side in Chicago.
February 4, 2012
Multiple media outlets are reporting that the Rays have signed free agent catcher Jose Molina to a 1.8 million dollar deal. The team is expected to make the official announcement on Monday afternoon. The deal is reportedly for 1.5 million in 2012 with a 2013 team option for the same amount that includes a team buyout of $300,000. What does Molina bring to the table? I examine inside.
November 28, 2011
The signing of free agent catcher Jose Molina appears imminent, Jeremy Hellickson is not satisfied with his 2011 performance, some notes on a couple of former Rays pitchers, and the front office ponders the new MLB Collective Bargaining Agreement all in this week's edition of Rays Roundup.
November 25, 2011
During Hot Stove season there is a never-ending supply of rumors about trades and free agent signings. It is usually the big time journalists that get the word before everyone else. But every once in awhile a tip will come to a smaller blogging outfit that turns out to be true. That may be the case in regards to the recent rumor that Jose Molina has signed with the Rays.
November 17, 2011