Chris Archer RUMORS & NEWS

  • MLB Rumors: Yankees, Phillies battle for Rays' Archer?

    Newark Star-Ledger "It's been a long time (2009 World Series? Cliff Lee's free agency?) since the Yankees and Phillies were truly battling for the same thing. That could change this summer. With the Yankees possibly looking for the missing piece to a World Series title and the Phillies likely in need of one..." March 19

  • Chris Archer to start Opening Day for Rays

    MLB.com "Chris Archer will be the Rays' Opening Day starter, which should come as little surprise to Rays fans. Rays fans have been trained to associate Opening Day with Archer being on the mound. The 29-year-old right-hander will be making his fourth consecutive Opening Day start, setting a new..." March 16

  • MLB Rumors: 10 potential destinations for Rays ace Chris Archer

    Sporting News "Chris Archer is under contract for four more seasons. That fact has to be the starting point for any discussion about the potential of Chris Archer being traded by the Tampa Bay Rays. It doesn't matter whether the discussion is you and your friends talking about the hypothetical possibility or..." March 02

  • MLB Rumors: Rays' Chris Archer for top Yankees prospects?

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Yankees and Chris Archer have been linked for years. From an AL East division rivalry to past trade rumors to Tampa Bay's new reality (retooling or tanking in 2018), the drumbeat won't stop drumming for an eventual deal that lands Archer in pinstripes. The latest: Yankees manager Aaron..." February 26

  • Rays' Chris Archer is in Twins' sights as spring training approaches

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "After failing to land Yu Darvish with a five-year contract offer, the Twins are looking at several other free-agent pitchers, as well as exploring trades with multiple teams, according to several sources with know­ledge of the club’s search. One pitcher the Twins have targeted is Rays..." February 12

  • Brewers Recently Contacted Rays About Chris Archer

    MLB Trade Rumors "Seeking an upgrade for the front of their rotation, the Brewers recently circled back with the Rays to inquire on the availability of Chris Archer, reports Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic (Twitter link). A deal appears unlikely, though, Rosenthal adds, as Tampa Bay may not hold Domingo Santana or..." February 01

  • Chris Archer confident he won’t be traded by Tampa Bay Rays anytime soon

    Tampa Bay Times "Rumors abound, but Chris Archer is confident he won't be traded by the Rays anytime soon. "I've talked to (GM) Erik (Neander) a lot and he's made me feel pretty good about being with the Rays in 2018," Archer said Wednesday after a workout at the Trop. Archer has been the subject of trade..." January 24

  • Rays Still Engaged in Archer Trade Talks

    The Sports Post "Over the past couple of weeks, MLB’s offseason has picked up. But there’s still plenty of work to be done. Many free agents remain on the market. And, teams appear unwilling to pay up anything at all. But the trade market? That’s an entirely different matter altogether. For instance, the Tampa Bay..." January 20

  • Rays' Chris Archer to Yankees?

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Yankees lost out on the Gerrit Cole sweepstakes, but that doesn't mean the pursuit of an impact young arm is over. During the Yankees-Cole rumors bonanza, New York was linked to several other young, controllable starters such as Detroit's Michael Fulmer, Arizona's Patrick Corbin and Tampa..." January 16

  • Chris Archer leads list of 'high-end' starters Astros should pursue

    Sporting News "The Astros want to add another high-end pitcher to their rotation. We know this because the team's owner, Jim Crane, told everyone the reigning World Series champions are looking for another high-end starting pitcher. That's about as open and honest of an admission as you'll ever see from a..." January 09

  • Buyer's guide to a potential Rays sell-off following Longoria trade

    CBS Sports "On Wednesday, the Tampa Bay Rays traded third baseman and franchise cornerstone Evan Longoria to the San Francisco Giants for outfielder Denard Span, infielder Christian Arroyo, and two pitching prospects. Money also changed hands, as it is wont to do. Having shipped their sacred cow out west,..." December 21

  • Rays Getting Numerous Calls About Chris Archer

    Real GM Baseball "Chris Archer is drawing a lot of interest on the trade market and the Tampa Bay Rays have heard from the Atlanta Braves, Milwaukee Brewers, St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs and Minnesota Twins. Archer would bring back a huge haul, but it remains to be seen if the Rays would seriously consider..." December 12

  • New report suggests Cubs likely to pursue Rays All-Star pitchers Chris Archer and Alex Colome

    NBC Chicago "The Cubs might be looking to bring a little bit of Florida sunshine to the North Side this winter. Already rumored to be interested in signing free-agent pitcher Alex Cobb — something that might be a tad less likely after signing starting pitcher Tyler Chatwood a few days ago — a new report..." December 11

  • Chris Archer was randomly drug tested and had a great response

    Larry Brown Sports "The random drug-testing genie came knocking at Chris Archer’s door on Monday, and it made for one priceless reaction from him. The Tampa Bay Rays righty revealed that he was selected for a random blood and urine test for PEDs and told the story to Twitter in hilarious fashion. Got hit with a..." November 29

  • Chris Archer would really help these eight teams

    Sporting News "It has become something of a cycle. The Rays develop a good pitcher. That pitcher enjoys success while the good fortunes of the team ebb and flow. The Rays trade that pitcher for a package of prospects when the team’s fortunes ebb too far and the pitcher’s contract starts to get too..." November 29