12:23pm: MLB.com has the particulars: $17.5MM guaranteed over six years, with the potential for $44MM over nine years. I like this unprecedented move by the Rays.
11:25am: Rosenthal says it will be something like $17MM over six seasons plus options for two free agent years. There will also be incentives along the way.
10:45am: Ken Rosenthal has the scoop. It’s a long-term deal for Evan Longoria. I definitely didn’t see this coming – he only has six games in the bigs! Interesting move. I’m curious to see if the Rays snagged options for any free agent years.
10:12am: Baseball Digest Daily reports that the Rays have a press conference and major announcement planned a couple hours from now. No one has any idea what it’s about.
Barry Bonds signing? B.J. Upton extension? Something about the new stadium? Let’s hear your guesses.