Fox Sports Florida "Their band will be back together, a four-piece collection worthy of gold. None of the Tampa Bay Rays' infielders won an American League Gold Glove Award last season, but don't let semantics fool you. Third baseman Evan Longoria, shortstop Yunel Escobar, second baseman Ben Zobrist and..." January 04
Source: Loney to #Rays, three years, $21M, pending physical.
Marlins now telling teams they WILL trade Logan Morrison shortly. One team that appears very interested is the Rays, to replace James Loney
Hardball Talk "First baseman James Loney had a career rebirth of sorts in 2013 with the Rays and the team would like to bring him back, but not at his current asking price, reports Mark Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. Loney is currently seeking a three-year, $27 million deal. If the Rays have to search for a..." December 08
Source: James Loney started offseason seeking a four-year, $40M deal. Belief is he's now seeking something in the three-year, $27-30M range.
Clubs that have talked to #Pirates believe James Loney emerging as their top choice at 1B. Heard they've also asked on Adam Lind & Moreland
Tampa Bay Times "The Rays still need a first baseman, and team president Matt Silverman said this morning they are "hopeful" of re-signing free agent James Loney, who is also of considerable interest to the Pirates. "He's someone that we're interested in, and he knows that,'' Silverman said this morning on..." December 04
Rant Sports "The Pittsburgh Pirates‘ biggest need in the offseason is first base. Garrett Jones will likely be non-tendered, Gaby Sanchez may or may not be back, and Justin Morneau isn’t worth bringing back unless there aren’t any better options. Sanchez is a good player, but only against left-handed pitching...." October 28
Tampa Bay Times "The Rays pulled out another stunning win in Monday's home finale as pinch-hitter James Loney homered to lead off the ninth to give them a 5-4 walkoff win over the Orioles. It was the team's franchise record-tying 13th walkoff win of the season. It was the Rays' first pinch-hit homer of the..." September 23