Chris Archer RUMORS & NEWS

  • Rays 'will not turn away' from trade involving Longoria, Archer

    CBS Sports "The Tampa Bay Rays have the potential to be one of the offseason's biggest movers and shakers. Not only do the Rays have starting pitching to move, but they could theoretically make stars like Evan Longoria and Chris Archer available through trade. Predictably, the cash-strapped Rays are taking..." December 01

  • Prospect-rich Braves could trade for Gray or Archer if not Sale "The Chicago White Sox, looking to start a rebuilding phase, have said they'll listen on any player on their roster with three or fewer years of team control remaining, including Chris Sale. The Braves, nearing what they hope will be the final stage of their own rebuild, recently signed veteran..." November 15

  • Rays Chris Archer honored to pitch for US team in WBC

    Tampa Bay Times "Top Rays starter Chris Archer has accepted an invitation to pitch for the U.S. team in the upcoming World Baseball Classic. "It's an honor. I know not everbody gets asked, not everybody gets invited. It's been one of my dreams to do since it started in 2006. I was in high school and I remember..." November 11

  • Rays Chris Archer: "We've got to spend more money" to win

    Tampa Bay Times "Top starter Chris Archer called on Rays ownership to increase payroll to get the team back to contending status. Archer, speaking Thursday on SiriusXM MLB Network Radio, also said that talk by top officials of being at a "competitive disadvantage" has a negative effect on the players and that..." November 10

  • Report: Braves have spoken to the Rays about Chris Archer

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "To express the importance that the Braves have placed on adding starting pitchers this offseason and where that ranks compared to acquiring a catcher, general manager John Coppolella turned to … The Rolling Stones. “On our hierarchy of needs, at the apex of the pyramid is starting pitching,” he..." November 09

  • Rays’ Chris Archer will again contribute to ESPN’s World Series coverage

    Awful Announcing "Chris Archer will again be going from the mound to the media this October. The Tampa Bay Rays’ pitcher contributed to ESPN’s postseason coverage last fall and won praise for his fresh perspective, and he’ll be back for Games 1, 2, and 5-7 (if necessary) of this year’s World Series, contributing to..." October 14

  • Dodgers pursuing Rays' Archer

    The Score "With a little over 24 hours to go before Monday's trade deadline the Los Angeles Dodgers are apparently trying for a big splash, as sources have told Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports the team is pursuing Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Chris Archer. Moments after the initial report, Rosenthal noted that..." July 31

  • Report: Good chance Chris Archer ends up with Dodgers

    Larry Brown Sports "Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Chris Archer is one of the more intriguing names on the trade market this month, and he may be inching closer to a new destination. ESPN’s Jayson Stark reported that he has been told by an executive that the chances of Archer going to the Los Angeles Dodgers are..." July 21

  • Dodgers among clubs scouting Archer "Because they can never have enough pitching, the Dodgers were among clubs scouting the Friday night start of Tampa Bay's Chris Archer. Despite a 4-13 record and 4.68 ERA, Archer is an obvious candidate for the Dodgers because he's with the Rays, having been acquired by current Dodgers..." July 17

  • Rays have only received 'comedic' offers for Archer

    Mass Live "With just a couple of weeks until the 2016 MLB Trade Deadline, teams are starting to zero in on the players that they're trying to make a move on to try and bolster their rosters for a playoff run. The Boston Red Sox made the first major splash of the deadline by acquiring Drew Pomeranz from..." July 16