The Rays recently added infield prospect Curtis Mead to their 40-man roster.
Prospects Taj Bradley, Curtis Mead and Colby White all could factor into the team’s 2023 plans.
Tales | The trade to Pittsburgh made sense from a baseball standpoint, but the first baseman was a fan favorite in Tampa Bay.
Reliever Javy Guerra is traded to Milwaukee, and pitcher Ryan Yarbrough becomes a free agent.
John Romano | Tampa Bay has kept up with MLB’s big spenders by making shrewd moves at opportune moments. But could they have done even better?


  1. The Rays recently added infield prospect Curtis Mead to their 40-man roster.
  2. Ji-Man Choi, right, celebrates with Rays second baseman Brandon Lowe, left, after hitting a three-run home run during a game against the Oakland A's  in April at Tropicana Field.
  3. Infielder Yandy Diaz was among 14 arbitration-eligible players on the 40-man roster to whom the Rays tendered contracts Friday.
  4. The Rays signed shortstop Wander Franco to an 11-year, 182 million deal in 2021. It remains to be seen how long Franco will stay in Tampa Bay and how much of his salary the team will wind up paying.
  5. Did the Rays cut ties with, from left, David Price, Evan Longoria and Blake Snell too soon, too late, or at the right time?
  6. More than scouting a player or suggesting game strategy, Jon Daniels will provide guidance and counsel to what is a relatively inexperienced upper-management team.
  7. The Rays are launching the sale of single-game tickets for the 2023 season on Dec. 2 and moved up the start time for the bulk of their weekday home games to 6:40 p.m.
  8. “We’re going to be as active as we can to try to improve the roster and make the team better,” Rays general manager Peter Bendix said.
  9. Veteran lefty Ryan Yarbrough was among five players dropped from the Rays’ 40-man roster Tuesday to make room for prospects.
  10. A group tied to the Philadelphia Phillies has purchased this property at 21688 U.S. 19 N in Clearwater, directly south of BayCare Ballpark.
  11. Fred McGriff, who hit 99 of his 493 career home runs while in a Tampa Bay uniform, could be among the favorites on the Hall of Fame's new contemporary era committee scheduled to meet in early December.
  12. Rays centerfielder Kevin Kiermaier collides with the outfield wall after catching a fly ball by the Orioles' Manny Machado during a 2015 game in Baltimore.
  13. The Rays have released lefty Brendan McKay, the once-promising two-way prospect who commanded a $7-million-plus bonus as the fourth overall pick in the 2017 draft.
  14. Rays manager Kevin Cash, right, talks with then-third-base coach Rodney Linares, center, as assistant pitching and rehab coach Rick Knapp looks on during a game against the Minnesota Twins in May at Tropicana Field.
  15. Could Brandon Lowe be the best option to replace Ji-Man Choi as the Rays' first baseman?
  16. The Rays have hired longtime Rangers executive Jon Daniels as a senior advisor in baseball operations.
  17. The Rays on Thursday traded first baseman Ji-Man Choi, pictured, to the Pirates for Jack Hartman, a relief pitcher who spent last season at Class A Bradenton.
  18. Kevin Kiermaier tips his hat following a video presentation during a game against the Toronto Blue Jays in September at Tropicana Field.
  19. The Rays on Wednesday started the formal process of clearing 40-man roster space by placing reliever Nick Anderson on outright waivers.
  20. The Boston Red Sox take on the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in a 1998 spring training game at Al Lang Stadium.
  21. Fred McGriff is one of eight players on the new Contemporary Era ballot for the Hall of Fame that will be voted on a by a 16-person panel Dec. 4 at the winter meetings.
  22. The Astros celebrate their 4-1 win Saturday night against the Phillies to win the World Series in six games.
  23. Could Michael Brantley, most recently with Houston, be the veteran left-handed hitter the Rays use to balance their lineup?
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