Phillies Andy MacPhail right not to spend money on roster

Phillies President of Baseball Operations Andy MacPhailAndy MacPhail has just begun his third off-season as President of Baseball Operations with the Philadelphia Phillies organization.First hired by the Phillies as an assistant to Pat Gillick in June 2015, MacPhail has been an inside observer to the workings of the team as it finished with 63, 71, … Continue reading Phillies Andy MacPhail right not to spend money on roster

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Tampa Bay Rays successfully transition Alex Colome to the closer role

Colome (L) leads the American League in SavesWay back on July 28, 2000 the then Tampa Bay Devil Rays completed a trade with the Oakland Athletics. The D-Rays sent away a pair of arms in Jim Mecir and Todd Belitz, and in return received a Double A right-hander named Jesus Colome.Colome had a big arm, with pitches clocked at … Continue reading Tampa Bay Rays successfully transition Alex Colome to the closer role

Rays of Hope During Hot Spring in Tampa Bay

To say that the 2016 season was rough for the Tampa Bay Rays and their fans would be an understatement. The club’s 68-94 last place finish in the AL East was their worst in nearly a decade.From 2008, the year that a talented, young Rays club won the franchise lone American League pennant, through 2013, … Continue reading Rays of Hope During Hot Spring in Tampa Bay