Rays Recap: November 26th to December 1st
By Austin Reimann
It was a relatively quiet last week of the month for the Tampa Bay Rays but at Rays Colored Glasses we began to review their minor league teams and some other possible players who could end up in Tampa Bay.
Monday, November 26th
I discussed the possibility of Andrew McCutchen returning to his hometown to play baseball. He could provide the Tampa Bay Rays with a veteran presence in the clubhouse. The former MVP could also provide a solid right-handed bat.
I also began to review the 2018 seasons of each of the Rays minor league affiliates beginnings with both of their Dominican Summer League teams and their Gulf Coast League team.
Tuesday, November 27th
I talked about the decision to outright reliever Hoby Milner to the minors along with some other minor Rays announcements.
Wednesday, November 28th
Wednesday was another quiet day for the Tampa Bay Rays, but I did break down the seasons of the Hudson Valley Renegades and the Princeton Rays who were led by 17-year-old phenom Wander Franco.
Thursday, November 29th
I talked about the need for the Rays to acquire an impactful right hander like Noah Syndergaard and discussed what a potential package may look like. There is even a chance that a deal could be centered around Kevin Kiermaier and Matt Duffy. Thor would not only bring dominance on the mound but 3 years of control as well.
Also, the Bowling Green Hot Rods were named Baseball America’s Minor League Team of the Year. I broke down their fantastic season and talked about the star power that resided in Bowling Green in 2018.
Friday, November 30th
The Tampa Bay Rays had a quiet deadline for once, this one dealt with the decisions to tender contracts to their arbitration eligible players. Matt Duffy, Tommy Pham, Mike Zunino, and Chaz Roe were all tendered contracts.
Since it was the last day of the month, I put together a list of the best content to come from Rays Colored Glasses in November.
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Action may very well heat up for the Tampa Bay Rays in the coming weeks if not sooner. Expect them to become more aggressive as the winter progresses. Stay tuned to Rays Colored Glasses for all your Rays news, opinions, and insights.