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Rays exercised the $7.5 million option on Ben Zobrist.

Zobrist brings a lot of utility to the Rays given his ability to play multiple positions. He finished 2014 hitting .272 with 83 runs, 10 home runs, 52 RBI and 10 stolen bases.
Analyst: Jonathan Impemba  View Profile

31 Oct, 03:10 PMSource

Manager Joe Maddon has exercised an opt-out clause in his contract and is leaving the Tampa Bay Rays immediately.

First Andrew Friedman resigns his position and takes a job with the Dodgers and now Maddon jumps ship. Early speculation says that Don Mattingly might be looking for work soon.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

24 Oct, 12:29 PMSource

Rays signed reliever Michael Kohn to a one-year major-league deal.

Kohn made 25 appearances for the Angels in 2014 and posted a respectable 3.04 ERA. He was DFA'd by Los Angeles in early September and elected to become a free agent. He will work out of the Rays bullpen next year.
Analyst: David Kerr  View Profile

16 Oct, 06:25 PMSource

Sean Rodriguez went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in the Rays loss to the Indians on Sunday. 

Rodriguez's .211 average isn't pretty, but the 12 home runs and 41 RBIs in 96 games isn't terrible. He is a utility man for the Rays and doesn't have a large role cut out in the offense until someone gets hurt. While an average 2014 for Rodriguez, stay away from drafting him in 2015, but pay attention to him on the waiver wire in case a Rays infielder gets injured.
Analyst: Colby Conway  View Profile

28 Sep, 06:15 PM

Alex Cobb dropped to 10-9 after giving up four runs on 10 hits and no walks with five strikeouts over six innings in the Rays loss to the Indians on Sunday. 

While his 10-9 record may not be all that pretty, he was still a great fantasy starting pitcher option. He accrued 149 strikeouts in 166.1 innings, and had a terrific 2.87 ERA. Cobb's record next year will be more indicative of his performance next year, and he should be trusted as a high-end #2 or solid #3 starting pitcher.
Analyst: Colby Conway  View Profile

28 Sep, 06:14 PM

The Blue Jays have claimed RHP Cory Burns off waiver from the Rays.

Burns turns 27 next month and he has thrown 29.1 career innings in the big leagues. He has no fantasy value in any league.
Analyst: Steve Pimental  View Profile

28 Sep, 02:46 PMSource

Brandon Guyer LF, Wil Myers RF, Evan Longoria 3B, Logan Forsythe 2B, Sean Rodriguez 1B, James Loney DH, Nick Franklin SS, Jose Molina C, Kevin Kiermaier CF, (Alex Cobb P)

28 Sep, 10:20 AM

Evan Longoria will become the third player in club history to play in every regular season game.

This will be the first time in his career in which he will be able to play every game for the Rays, which is an incredible feat in this era. However,, he is slashing .253/.321/.404 so maybe a day off here and there could have helped out his production in 2014.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

28 Sep, 09:07 AMSource

Wil Myers went 2-for-4 with one RBI and a stolen base against the Indians on Saturday.

It's taken Myers a little more than a month to get back into the swing of things after missing so much time with a wrist injury, but he seems to be coming around lately. He's hit safely in four straight and while he has just one home run since his return, he's got five extra-base hits in September. he should continue to work in the offseason and be in full-force for 20156 spring training.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

27 Sep, 09:57 PM

Jake McGee struck out the side for a perfect ninth inning and his 19th save as the Rays beat the Indians 2-0 on Saturday.

While he wasn't made the closer until the second half of the season, McGee put together an outstanding year as both a set-up man and a closer. The 19 saves were a fantastic bonus, but his 1.89 ERA and 11.36 K/9 were really where fantasy owners reaped the benefits. He should enter 2015 as the Rays ninth inning man.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

27 Sep, 09:56 PM

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