Tampa Bay Rays

  • 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
  • Tigers win the David Price Sweepstakes!

    Tigers win the David Price Sweepstakes!

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    [caption id="attachment_21624" align="aligncenter" width="576"] espn.com[/caption] Reality has finally set in for the Tampa Bay Rays as they pulled the trigger on their prize phenom. Price will definitely be a huge difference maker for Detroit Tigers as he immediately puts the Tigers rotation as the best in baseball.  The Tigers rotation will ...Read More
  • Whoops! MLB Network displays Ken Rosenthal parody account

    Whoops! MLB Network displays Ken Rosenthal parody account

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    MLB Network announced that a second huge trade was close to being agreed upon earlier today; this time between the Tigers and the Rays. The only problem, they were using a parody Twitter account as their source. As a blogger I know how important it is to responsibly source all ...Read More
  • WATCH: Jeff Baker’s walk-off single

    WATCH: Jeff Baker’s walk-off single

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    Jeff Baker's walk-off single to Bryce Harper made it clear that the Tampa Bay Rays aren't the only team in south Florida conjuring up second-half magic. The Miami Marlins trailed the Washington Nationals by six runs after the sixth inning. They rallied with seven runs in the final three innings, ...Read More
  • WATCH: Jackie Bradley Jr.’s catch at the wall

    WATCH: Jackie Bradley Jr.’s catch at the wall

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    If the Boston Red Sox stay alive, one reason will be this running catch in deep center by Jackie Bradley Jr (mlb.com). It was one of the key plays to the Red Sox' 3-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays. Your browser does not support iframes. The Red Sox lost ...Read More
  • Top five active managers

    Top five active managers

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    [caption id="attachment_21214" align="alignright" width="267"] Tony LaRussa, Joe Torre, Bobby Cox Credit: Baseball Reference[/caption] Three of the greatest managers in this era are being enshrined into the baseball Hall of Fame: Tony LaRussa, Joe Torre and Bobby Cox. They have been familiar faces to the game for so long, and they ...Read More
  • Evan Longoria becomes Rays’ leader in career RBIs

    Evan Longoria becomes Rays’ leader in career RBIs

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    [caption id="attachment_21158" align="alignright" width="308"] Credit: Jeff Roberson/AP[/caption] One reason the Tampa Bay Rays are still trying to recover from a 24-42 start is a career-worst season from star third baseman Evan Longoria. Coming into the two-game series with the St. Louis Cardinals, Longoria was hitting .262 with 11 home runs ...Read More
  • Ranking the divisions in baseball

    Ranking the divisions in baseball

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        [caption id="attachment_20723" align="alignnone" width="585"] Hanley Ramirez and Charlie Blackmon Credit: Twitter @Dodgers[/caption] 6. National League West: The Los Angeles Dodgers (51-40, 20-10 in the last 30 games) have the talent to win it all and may take off soon. The San Francisco Giants (49-39, 12-18) have won two ...Read More
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