Friday, April 5, 2019
How they were built: Tampa Bay Rays
The Rays are always an interesting team. They have success despite a low payroll, so it should be interesting to see how they made that team. This is how they were built.
In November 2018, the Rays acquired Zunino, Guillermo Heredia and Michael Plassmeyer from the Mariners for Mallex Smith and Jake Fraley.
In July 2018, the Rays acquired Perez and Brian Shaffer from the Diamondbacks for Matt Andriese.
In June 2018, the Rays acquired Choi from the Brewers for Brad Miller and cash.
Lowe was drafted in the third round of the 2015 draft
Adames was acquired in a three team trade with the Tigers and Mariners on July 31st, 2014. The Rays acquired Adames, Drew Smyly and Nick Franklin, and traded David Price.
Diaz was acquired in a three team trade with the Mariners and Indians in December 2018. The Rays acquired Diaz and Cole Sulser, and traded Jake Bauers.
In January 2015, Robertson was acquired from the A's along with John Jaso, Boog Powell and cash. The team gave up Yunel Escobar and Ben Zobrist.
Arroyo was acquired in December 2017 from the Giants with Denard Span, Stephen Woods and Matt Krook for Evan Longoria.
Kiermaier was drafted in the 31st round in 2010.
Pham was acquired from the Cardinals in July 2018 with international bonus pool money for Justin Williams, Roel Ramirez and Genesis Cabrera.
Meadows was acquired from the Pirates in July 2018 with Tyler Glasnow and Shane Baz for Chris Archer.
Heredia was acquired in November 2018 along with Mike Zunino and Michael Plassmeyer for Mallex Smith and Jake Fraley.
The Rays signed Garcia to a one year deal this January.
Snell was a first round pick (52nd overall) in 2011.
Morton signed a two year deal with the Rays in December.
Glasnow was acquired on July 31st, 2018 from the Pirates with Austin Meadows and Shane Baz for Chris Archer.
Yarbrough was acquired in January 2017 from the Mariners with Mallex Smith and Carlos Vargas for Drew Smyly.
Chirinos was signed by the Rays in June 2012 as an amateur free agent.
Castillo signed with the Rays in March 2014 as an amateur free agent.
Beeks was acquired in July 2018 from the Red Sox for Nathan Eovaldi.
Kolarek signed as a free agent in March 2017.
Font was acquired in May 2018 from the A's for Peter Bayer.
Stanek was a 1st round pick (29th overall) in 2013.
In July 2017, Roe was purchased from the Braves.
In March 2012, the Rays signed Alvarado as an amateur free agent.
In August 2016, the Rays acquired Duffy, Lucius Fox and Michael Santos from the Giants for Matt Moore.
In December 2017, the Rays acquired Wendle from the A's for Jonah Heim.
Jose De Leon
The Rays acquired De Leon from the Dodgers in January 2017 for Logan Forsythe.