Hot-Stove: Rays Deal Nathan Karns, CJ Riefenhauser, and Boog Powell to Seattle for Three Players

According to Jeff Todd (MLB Trade Rumors), the Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to a six player trade with the Seattle Mariners. Tampa Bay sent RHP Nathan Karns, LHP reliever C.J. Riefenhauser, and minor league outfielder Boog Powell to Seattle, in exchange for infielder/outfielder Brad Miller, first baseman Logan Morrison, and reliever Danny Farquhar.

Looking Backward While Moving Forward: Rays Fall, 7-4

A night removed from their big shutout victory, the Tampa Bay Rays fell to the Seattle Mariners by a 7-4 margin. Alex Cobb had a rough go of things; the typically dependable RHP was charged with seven runs on 11 hits in just 4-1/3 innings of work. Since it’s 6:00 AM and I’m en route …

The New What Next: Rays vs. Mariners — A Series Preview of Sorts

On the heels of their 10th consecutive loss — and third consecutive series sweep — the Tampa Bay Rays will start another four game series at the Trop, this time against the Seattle Mariners (31-28). Blame the pitching staff for Thursday’s loss; the Rays’ hurlers allowed three runs in each of the 5th, 6th, and 7th innings, and two more in the ninth. So far, on their all important “18-out-of-21 games at home in June” stand, Tampa Bay is 0-2. Ouch.