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68-94, 5th in AL East

Rays select Gadea in Rule 5 draft

With the fourth pick in the major league portion of the Rule 5 draft, the Rays took RHP Kevin Gadea from the Mariners. The 22-year-old struck out 95 batters and had a 2.36 ERA in 68 2/3 innings pitched in the lower levels of Seattle's minor league organization this year.

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

With Chris Sale off the board, Rays now on clock. Astros, Nationals both interested after missing on Sale. But Rays show no sense of urgency

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Chris Archer to pitch in WBC

The Rays' All-Star right-hander will join Nolan Arenado, Adam Jones, Andrew McCutchen, Buster Posey and Max Scherzer on Team USA during the 2017 World Baseball Classic. Story

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Rays to make most noise this week?

Not only could Tampa Bay trade from its starting pitching depth, but closer Alex Colome figures to be of interest to other teams. Jesse Rogers expects the Rays to steal the show in Maryland. Winter meetings roundtable

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No motivation to move Chris Archer?

The Rays haven't told teams, "Hell, no," when they ask about Archer, but other clubs are convinced Tampa Bay would rather deal another starter. "With their other guys, they've got to see what they can get before they walk out the door," said one longtime exec. Stark: Winter meetings shopping guide

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Expect Drew Smyly to bounce back

Some of Smyly's stats last year painted him as one of the weaker qualifying starters in the AL, but a closer look suggests he was the victim of a fluky home run total, among other things. Tony Blengino explains. Pitchers poised for big seasons (Insider)

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How does the Rays' front office work?

With the winter meetings around the corner, you need a different kind of scorecard for who's calling the shots and stocking their rosters. Jim Bowden explains the chain of command and style for the Rays' baseball operations leadership teams. Breaking down all 30 MLB front offices (Insider)

Where do Rays stand for winter meetings?

What are the Rays' biggest needs heading into next week's winter meetings? What free agents could they be interested in? Who could they trade? Jim Bowden breaks it down. Winter meetings checklist for all 30 teams (Insider)

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Dodgers-Rays could pull off blockbuster

With Rich Hill and Justin Turner both free agents, the Dodgers are looking to add a top starter and third baseman this offseason. Why not try and get both from the Rays? Bowden: Bold December predictions (Insider)

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Wilson Ramos would be big get for Rays

Ramos' stock took a hit due to his knee injury, giving Tampa Bay the potential chance to add him on a contract that is within reason. Otherwise, the Rays will likely do the bulk of their work on the trade market. Bowden: Top targets, fallbacks (Insider)

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Brewers add Geltz off waivers from Rays

Milwaukee claimed RHP Steve Geltz off waivers from Tampa Bay on Monday. Geltz, 29, posted a 4.22 ERA in 108 appearances with the Rays over the last three seasons. To make room on the roster, the Brewers designated OF Adam Walker for assignment.

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How about Archer returning to Cubs?

Not just Chris Archer, but Kevin Kiermaier and Alex Colome going to the Cubs as well. The trade would fill several needs for Chicago, but big names like Ian Happ and Jorge Soler would have to head back to Tampa Bay to get a deal done. Bowden: Trades I'd like to see (Insider)

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16dDavid Schoenfield

Four surprising players who could be traded

It doesn't seem likely that Paul Goldschmidt or Evan Longoria will be traded, but it makes sense for their teams to explore every option.

What's the status of the Rays?

With the winter meetings approaching, where do the Rays stand? And what is their current big-picture objective? Jim Bowden breaks it down. Status check for all 30 teams (Insider)

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.24328th
On Base Percentage.30727th
Slugging Percentage.42613th
Earned Run Average4.2016th
Quality Starts74Tied-14th

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