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Do the Tampa Bay Rays even have a first baseman?

The GM position in any sport has to be one of the toughest roles to play within all of the sports field. When any facet of the team goes wrong, all eyes go directly to them looking for answers – especially when the arising issue was avoidable. At the beginning of April, the Rays released one of the more reliable hitters they’ve had on their squad for a number of years now...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays part ways with 1B James Loney

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Rays have released James Loney, the team's regular first baseman the past three years.The club announced the move Sunday, hours before starting the season against the Toronto Blue Jays. He had been told last week that he would not be on the opening day roster. He has a guaranteed $8 million salary.Loney batted .280 with four homers and 32...
Via Associated Press
April 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Rays release James Loney hours before season opener

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) The Tampa Bay Rays have released James Loney, the team's regular first baseman the past three years. The club announced the move Sunday, hours before starting the season against the Toronto Blue Jays. He had been told last week that he would not be on the opening day roster. He has a guaranteed $8 million salary. Loney batted .280 with four homers and...
Via Associated Press
April 03, 2016  |  Discuss

LEADING OFF: Yankees await update on Miller, Rays' Loney out

A look at what's happening all around spring training in Florida and Arizona today: --- BAD BREAK Yankees reliever Andrew Miller is going to see a hand specialist after he broke his non-pitching wrist when he was struck on the right arm by a line drive in the seventh inning of New York's 2-0 win over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday. The left-hander threw his glove and walked into...
Via Associated Press
March 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays: Why James Loney has been their best player so far

The Tampa Bay Rays have not had much to be happy with in the opening quarter of the 2014 season. They have suffered through key injuries and underperformances, which has caused them to play well below expectations. The Rays are 19-28, which puts them in last place in the AL East and second to last in the entire American League. The only team worse than the Rays in the AL is the Houston...
Via isportsweb.com
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

James Loney a complex persona, but Rays better for having him back

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- James Loney always has been an enigma with the Tampa Bay Rays. He can be a man of few words but one of many actions, his complexity an asset in his rise to become one of the game's best first basemen. He's "great in the clubhouse," as center fielder Desmond Jennings calls him, but he reveals little when notepads and cameras turn his way. He fits "right in...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays, 1B James Loney finalize 3-year, $21 million deal

First baseman James Loney has finalized a $21 million, three-year contract with the Tampa Bay Rays. The deal announced Friday is the largest the budget-minded club has given a free agent since current ownership led by Stuart Sternberg took control after the 2005 season. Loney hit a team-leading .299 with 13 homers and 75 RBIs for the Rays last season, his first with Tampa Bay....
Via Associated Press
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

James Loney’s Contract With Rays Marks Largest Free-Agent Investment by Current Ownership Group

The Tampa Bay Rays typically don’t spend much money in free agency, so James Loney‘s contract is large by their standards. The Rays officially announced Friday that they have signed Loney to a three-year, $21 million deal. It is the largest free-agent investment made by the Rays since Stuart Sternberg‘s ownership group took over in 2005. News of an agreement between Loney and...
Via NESN.com
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates Renewing Interest in James Loney

The Pittsburgh Pirates reportedly are engaged  in talks about signing free-agent first baseman James Loney.  Loney was thought to be the top target all along for Pittsburgh at first base, however there seems to be some difference on the financial framework of a potential deal. While Loney’s representatives are said to be looking for a three-year deal worth as much as $30 million...
Via Baseball News Source
December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Rays targeting first baseman, James Loney may be too expensive

The Tampa Bay Rays are in the market for first base help, according to the Tampa Bay Times' Marc Topkin.Topkin's article details one of the team's main areas of focus this offseason: first base. The Rays reportedly are interested in retaining James Loney, who had a marvelous 2013 season that found him slashing .299/.348/.470/ with 13 home runs, 75 RBIs and 33 doubles. However, Loney...
Via Sports Injury Alert
December 08, 2013  |  Discuss
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