Tampa Bay Rays

  • Power Rankings: American League

    Power Rankings: American League

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    [caption id="attachment_51530" align="alignnone" width="291"] Credit: Sportslogos.net[/caption] The trade deadline has come and gone with several teams making big splashes and bolstering lineups and rotations for an October run. There has already been a few minor moves in August, but for the most part the real contenders will have the club ...Read More
  • Rangers make statement with sweep

    Rangers make statement with sweep

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    [caption id="attachment_51953" align="alignright" width="327"] Prince Fielder leads the AL with a .327 average Credit: Jim Cowsert/AP[/caption] The Rangers continue to be one of the best teams since the All-Star break and they punctuated that with an emphatic sweep of the Astros. It capped off a successful home stand against three ...Read More
  • Red Sox, Tigers in uncertain times

    Red Sox, Tigers in uncertain times

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    [caption id="attachment_51772" align="alignright" width="226"] David Ortiz hit a grand slam in game two of the 2013 ALCS Credit: Photo File[/caption] The series at Fenway Park finds the 2013 ALCS participants in an unusual position from where they were two years ago. Game two at Fenway changed everything. The Detroit Tigers ...Read More
  • WATCH: Asdrubal Cabrera gets raucous ejection

    WATCH: Asdrubal Cabrera gets raucous ejection

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      [caption id="attachment_51345" align="aligncenter" width="369"] Asdrubal Cabrera, umpire Kerwin Danley, third base coach Charlie Montoyo Credit: Chris O'Meara/AP[/caption] One effect that replay has had on baseball is the reduced number of ejections over the course of a season. Instead of the customary arguments about whether a call was missed, the ...Read More
  • AL East resurgence

    AL East resurgence

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    [caption id="attachment_51185" align="alignright" width="246"] Credit: flashgames555.com, sportslogos.net[/caption] A common lamentation over the past several weeks is how futile the American League East is this year. Compared to what it has been with the championship runs of the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees; the Tampa Bay Rays under ...Read More
  • Five most surprising MLB teams so far in 2015

    Five most surprising MLB teams so far in 2015

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    [caption id="attachment_50908" align="alignright" width="373"] Winning has been a surprise for some teams' fansCredit: AP/Kathy Kmonicek[/caption] Although we are less than 20% of the way through the 2015 Major League Baseball season, there have been a few surprise teams that have seemed to elevate themselves from the conversation of "also ran" ...Read More
  • REPORT: Wil Myers to San Diego Padres in three-team deal

    REPORT: Wil Myers to San Diego Padres in three-team deal

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    The San Diego Padres are getting serious about upgrading their offense.  After adding former NL MVP runner-up Matt Kemp, the Friars appears poised to land another key outfielder piece as they try to move from second division, to contender against the 3-time (in five year) World Champion San Francisco Giants ...Read More
  • Tampa Bay Rays hire Kevin Cash as new manager

    Tampa Bay Rays hire Kevin Cash as new manager

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    After vetting an extensive list of what was more than 10 candidates at one point, the Tampa Bay Rays have tapped their new manager.  The club announced via Twitter that Kevin Cash will take the reigns. Please welcome #Rays Manager Kevin Cash! Cash becomes the fifth skipper in club history. ...Read More
  • Tampa Bay Rays whittle manager search to three finalists

    Tampa Bay Rays whittle manager search to three finalists

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    The Tampa Bay Rays are nearing a selection for their next manager to succeed Joe Maddon, who left suddenly after the 2014 season.  Fox Sports Florida's Andrew Astleford revealed the final three candidates: Kevin Cash, Raul Ibanez and Don Wakamatsu were named the three finalists for the Tampa Bay Rays' ...Read More
  • Joe Maddon’s agent vehemently denies tampering charges

    Joe Maddon’s agent vehemently denies tampering charges

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    In the soap opera that has resulted in Joe Maddon being named the Chicago Cubs manager on Monday, hard feelings were left behind in Tampa, where some experts are expecting tampering charges to be raised.  It's not like the tampering charges will change the final result of who is employed ...Read More
  • Maddon departure signifies end of era for Rays

    Maddon departure signifies end of era for Rays

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    The perennially futile Kansas City Royals are on the verge of possibly winning the World Series. And amidst a postseason that also included the Baltimore Orioles, the Washington Nationals and the Pittsburgh Pirates, it feels ironic and bittersweet that the end of an era is upon the one that started ...Read More
  • Ranking the 60-win teams

    Ranking the 60-win teams

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      [caption id="attachment_22387" align="aligncenter" width="521"] Credit: Twitter @RaysBaseball[/caption] 11. Tampa Bay Rays (64-67): With an off year by Evan Longoria, who's hitting .249 with a .388 slugging percentage, the Rays are an offense by committee. Maybe the return of Wil Myers will give them a boost, they are an easy ...Read More
  • Watch: Adam Jones Makes The Play of The Year

    Watch: Adam Jones Makes The Play of The Year

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    [caption id="attachment_22370" align="aligncenter" width="522"] mlb.com[/caption] The three-time Gold Glove Winner Adam Jones just bid for his fourth overall and third consecutive Gold Glove after displaying what might be the play of the year Monday night in the sixth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays.  Watch how Adam Jones turns a deep flyball ...Read More
  • WATCH: Jose Molina beats out infield single

    WATCH: Jose Molina beats out infield single

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    Coming into his start against the Tampa Bay Rays, Sonny Gray was 5-1 with a 1.18 ERA in his last six starts. Gray had five straight wins in July and in a 1-0 loss to the Kansas City Royals, he went seven innings allowing three hits, one run and striking ...Read More
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