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Bob Melvin Wins AL Manager Of The Year Award, Alex Cora Finishes Second

The 2018 Major League Baseball season was a renaissance in managerial approaches, and Bob Melvin was deemed to have stood above the rest.

The Oakland Athletics manager was named the 2018 American League Manager of the Year on Tuesday, beating out Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora and Tampa Bay Rays skipper Kevin Cash. 328 more words

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Mariners trade Zunino to the Rays

The Tampa Bay Rays and Seattle Mariners pulled off a big blockbuster trade to begin the offseason as the Mariners dealt catcher Mike Zunino, outfielder Guillermo Heredia, and left-handed pitcher Michael Plassmeyer to Tampa Bay in exchange for outfielders Mallex Smith and Jake Fraley. 786 more words

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Rays acquire Zunino, Heredia in trade

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Seattle Mariners and the Tampa Bay Rays made a trade on Wednesday night. The Rays are receiving catcher Mike Zunino and outfielder Guillermo Heredia, along with minor-league left-handed pitcher Michael Plassmeyer. 292 more words

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MLB Rumors: The First Big Trade of the 2018-19 Offseason is Nearing Completion

The Rays and Mariners are nearing a deal that would send Catcher Mike Zunino and Outfielder Guillermo Heredia to Tampa Bay in exchange for Outfielder Mallex Smith. 143 more words

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MLB Rumors: How Rays Could Make Offseason Run At Catching Red Sox, Yankees

Kevin Cash should win American League Manager of the Year for the job he did with the Tampa Bay Rays.

Despite the Rays selling off some valuable pieces at the trade deadline — how’d Nathan Eovaldi work out for the Red Sox? 291 more words

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Can We Have 3 AL Managers of the Year?

I’ll confess: Manager of the Year was never the MLB Award I focused on. Maybe it’s because we had John Farrell for so long, who knows? 421 more words

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And Your Name Is?

And Your Name Is?

What’s in a name? Potentially millions of dollars. Sometimes the quest for that sponsorship money causes a ballpark to change its name, but not always. 178 more words

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