Hot-Stove: Winter Meetings Come to a Close; Rays Lose Two Players in Rule-5 Draft

The 2015 Winter Meetings have come to a close, and the Tampa Bay Rays have nothing to show for their efforts aside from a handful of productive conversations. That’s no necessarily a bad thing, however, as the Rays entered the meetings with no glaring roster wants or needs.

Hot-Stove: Rays Trade Rumors Don’t Gain Traction

Yesterday I wrote of the trade rumors surrounding the Tampa Bay Rays and the Chicago Cubs. More specifically, the potential for a trade of Javier Baez to Tampa Bay for pitching ― be it starting, relief, or both. Yet Tuesday provided little to no clarity on things, at least on that front.

Silverman and Cash Head to San Diego For the Winter Meetings

With the start of the winter meetings Monday morning, the Tampa Bay Rays — bolstered by new manager Kevin Cash — are in San Diego where the arduous task of meeting with representatives from the other 29 teams to start, or continue, discussions on trades is under way. As a result of all the Rays’ off-season …