Tampa Bay Rays News and Links for November 14th, 2016 – A very busy weekend around baseball
A busy weekend seen trades and several free agent signings
- The Atlanta Braves have added another veteran pitcher to their starting rotation as they signed Bartolo Colon to a one year deal
- The Toronto Blue Jays made a couple of moves over the weekend as they signed Kendrys Morales to a three year deal, and then they also signed Lourdes Gurriel to a seven year pact
- Josh Reddick could be on his way to the American League East as both the Baltimore Orioles and the Blue Jays have expressed interest in the outfielder
- The Angels signed former Ray for a month, Jesse Chavez, to a one year deal
- The Athletics traded Danny Valencia to the Seattle Mariners
- Ivan Nova has already received at least three multi-year contract offers north of $30 million
- The American League Rookie of the Year will be announced tonight on MLB Network. One of the candidates, Michael Fulmer, has an interesting off-season profession
- Topkin has a blurb on the Rays trading a starting pitcher, and also noted an interesting date coming up as the Rays have until Friday to protect players from the Rule 5 draft
November 14th in Rays History:
2012 – David Price becomes the first, and so far only player in franchise history to be award the American League Cy Young award after an incredible season he which he went 20-5 with a 2.56 ERA and a 3.05 FIP over 31 starts and 211 innings pitched.
2014 – 2011 Rookie of the Year winner and former Rays top prospect, Jeremy Hellickson is traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks for Justin Williams and Andrew Velazquez.
The Rays have had 36 instances in which the bases were loaded when they walked off to victory. The Yankees have fallen victim to this the most of any opposing team, losing five of these games and August tends to be the hotspot for these occurrences, having happened 11 times during those dog days.
Anyway, the question which I pose is, who was the first player to give the Rays a walk-off victory with the bases loaded and who was the last Rays player to do it?
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