Phillies take a flyer on lefty starting pitcher Drew Smyly

Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'BLWXXSyzQXJYOjfqx7-tOw',sig:'X8h8K-65MZxDmcac7M1cSOHJO3XyG5-bDPZPcekOPCQ=',w:'594px',h:'389px',items:'1147318100',caption: true ,tld:'com',is360: false })});//embed-cdn.gettyimages.com/widgets.jsDrew Smyly still has not returned to form after TJ surgeryThe Philadelphia Phillies have reached a contract agreement with 30-year-old free agent starting pitcher Drew Smyly, according to numerous reliable sources.Smyly is expected to step into the club’s starting rotation quickly. That could mean as soon as this weekend … Continue reading Phillies take a flyer on lefty starting pitcher Drew Smyly

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

2016 Winter Meetings: Tampa Bay Rays

When newly named Tampa Bay Rays GM and senior VP of baseball operations Erik Neander arrives at the Winter Meetings, he is likely to be a popular fellow.The Rays have what is generally considered to be a top ten farm system. They finished the 2016 season at 68-94 in fifth place in the always tough AL East … Continue reading 2016 Winter Meetings: Tampa Bay Rays