Tampa Bay Devil Rays

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Rumor Mill

  • Tampa Bay had preliminary talks with Kansas City about Johnny Damon, but nothing has materialized yet. (The Sporting News, 12/1/00)

  • Although Jose Canseco has expressed interest in returning to Tampa Bay, the club aparently has no desire to re-sign him. TripleSteal would have to rate this decision as a home run for the Devil Rays, the first one under GM Chuck LaMarr. (The Sporting News, 11/22/00)

  • The Devil Rays do not plan on being big players in the free agent market this off-season, and will likely keep their payroll around the $55 million level next year. (The Sporting News, 11/10/00)

  • Several teams have expressed interest in Roberto Hernandez, but the Devil Rays plan to hold on to their closer, possibly waiting until the trade deadline in July to trade him. (St. Petersburg Times, 11/8/00)

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