Chris Archer RUMORS & NEWS

  • Chris Archer Wants Haters To Stop Whining About How Long Baseball Games Are

    Complex "It's insanely beautiful outside when Chris Archer rolls into the Complex offices. A day removed from watching his Rays lose to the Yankees in the Bronx Bombers' warmest home opener since 1960, it's sinful that he's spending so much time inside while the Big Apple enjoys another day of abundant..." April 14

  • Rays tab Chris Archer for 3rd straight Opening Day start

    MLB.com "No big surprise: Chris Archer will be the Rays' Opening Day starter. Rays manager Kevin Cash annointed the right-hander as such following the Rays' 5-5 tie with the Yankees on Thursday afternoon at Charlotte Sports Park. Archer will be followed in order by Jake Odorizzi, Alex Cobb, Blake..." March 24

  • USA didn't recall Archer due to his pitching schedule

    Tampa Bay Times "RHP Chris Archer chose his words carefully, but it was clear he was disappointed to wake up early Sunday to a text telling him not to take his scheduled flight to Los Angeles because he wouldn't be pitching for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic final. "I don't know what happened other than..." March 20

  • Rays ace Chris Archer won't rejoin Team USA, says he wanted to pitch again in WBC

    ESPN "Tampa Bay Rays ace Chris Archer said he will not rejoin Team USA for the World Baseball Classic after being told that he would not pitch in the final round of the tournament. Archer tweeted the news Sunday morning, hours after the U.S. defeated the Dominican Republic to secure a spot in the WBC..." March 19

  • USA's Archer leaves perfect game early due to arrangement with Rays

    MLB.com "Making his World Baseball Classic debut, fulfilling a dream more than a decade in the making, right-hander Chris Archer flamed up to 97 mph and scattered 41 pitches over four perfect innings in Team USA's 3-2 walk-off win over Colombia on Friday night at Marlins Park in Miami. "It was amazing...." March 11

  • Chris Archer says WBC offers opportunity to 'show we are united'

    Sporting News "The World Baseball Classic is underway, and for one United States player it offers an opportunity to unify a country he says is in political distress. Rays ace Chris Archer, who is set to pitch Game 1 for the U.S. on Friday against Colombia, believes this year's tournament is even more..." March 07

  • Rays ace Chris Archer moving past 19-loss 2016: 'I'm capable of so much more'

    USA Today "Chris Archer is 28 now, with nearly four seasons of major league service time to his name, and suddenly the Tampa Bay Rays ace is closer to baseball middle age than his youthful appearance, energetic demeanor and 98-mph fastball would suggest. Yet with that advancing age comes deeper..." February 16

  • Report: Rays Rejected Huge Trade Offer for Star Player

    12 Up "​Despite their poor season in 2016, the Rays have quite a bit of talent on their roster that they could potentially trade in the event they wanted to rebuild. One of those is starting pitcher Chris Archer, who has reportedly been available. The Astros have been looking for a front-end starter..." January 05

  • 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

    MLB.com "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