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  • Dave Martinez Is Out As Rays’ Bench Coach

    Dave Martinez Is Out As Rays’ Bench Coach

    November 25, 2014 at 4:31 pm 2 comments

    In a move that is no surprise, Dave Martinez has resigned as bench coach for the Tampa Bay Rays stating that he has chosen to “move forward and consider other opportunities that may present themselves outside the organization.” Martinez was under contract for the 2015 season, however, there was little […]

     
  • Former GM Has Idiotic Criticism Of Rays’ Search For A New Manager

    Former GM Has Idiotic Criticism Of Rays’ Search For A New Manager

    November 24, 2014 at 11:12 am 3 comments

    Former Reds, Expos, and Nationals general manager Jim Bowden is now an analyst for ESPN and recently wrote a column criticizing the Rays for how they are conducting their search for a new manager to replace Joe Maddon. Bowden’s biggest criticism seems to be that the Rays interviewed a bunch […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] What Rays Fans Need To Know Today

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays Fans Need To Know Today

    November 24, 2014 at 9:21 am 1 comment

    After the Rays narrowed their managerial search to three candidates on Friday, the biggest news to come out over the weekend is that Matt Silverman actually asked some of the veteran players for their opinion on who should be hired and according to Jim Bowden, they pushed for Dave Martinez. […]

     
  • Dave Martinez Not Among 3 Finalists To Be Next Rays Manager

    Dave Martinez Not Among 3 Finalists To Be Next Rays Manager

    November 21, 2014 at 5:46 pm 14 comments

    Kevin Cash, Raul Ibanez, and Don Wakamatsu are the three finalists to be the next manager of the Rays the team announced on Friday. The one name not on the list that may surprise many Rays fans is bench coach Dave Martinez. However, as we have mentioned before there were […]

     
  • Rays Trade Joel Peralta To Andrew Friedman And The Dodgers

    Rays Trade Joel Peralta To Andrew Friedman And The Dodgers

    November 21, 2014 at 10:01 am 19 comments

    The Rays have announced that they have traded Joel Peralta and triple-A reliever Adam Liberatore to the Los Angeles Dodgers for relief pitcher Jose Dominguez and single-A starting pitcher Greg Harris. Dominguez made 14 appearances out of the bullpen for the Dodgers over the last two seasons. Harris was a […]

     
  • Rays To Cut Jose Molina

    Rays To Cut Jose Molina

    November 20, 2014 at 7:58 pm 7 comments

    The Rays are going to designate Jose Molina for assignment according to Marc Topkin of TampaBay.com. #Rays will DFA C Jose Molina tonight as they clear roster space. Is signed for $2.75M for 2015. — Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) November 20, 2014 The Rays need to make the move to clear […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] What Rays Fans Need To Know Today

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays Fans Need To Know Today

    November 17, 2014 at 10:15 am 10 comments

    Ben Zobrist did it again. While playing for the MLB team in Japan, Zobrist went to bat in the sixth inning of a game and used the wrong helmet. Batting right-handed, Zobrist wore his left-handed hitting helmet which of course has the flap on the wrong side. Zobrist faced three […]

     
  • Jeremy Hellickson Traded To Diamondbacks For Two Single-A Prospects

    Jeremy Hellickson Traded To Diamondbacks For Two Single-A Prospects

    November 15, 2014 at 2:11 pm 17 comments

    The Rays have announced that Jeremy Hellickson has been traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks for a pair of minor league prospects. Coming back to the Rays’ organization are infielder Andrew Velazquez and outfielder Justin Williams. Both will likely start the 2015 season in single-A. Velazquez is a 20-year-old switch-hitter who […]

     
  • Why Attendance Still Matters In The Era Of Huge TV Contracts

    Why Attendance Still Matters In The Era Of Huge TV Contracts

    November 14, 2014 at 9:02 am 10 comments

    We recently took a look at the Rays’ upcoming television contract and how it could be worth $80-100 million based on the Rays’ strong local TV ratings and the deals recently signed by other teams. Considering the Rays are only taking in about $20 million per year on their current […]

     
  • It Would Cost The Rays As Much As $45 Million To Break Their Tropicana Field Contract

    It Would Cost The Rays As Much As $45 Million To Break Their Tropicana Field Contract

    November 13, 2014 at 2:39 pm 8 comments

    The Tampa Bay Rays and the City of St. Pete appear to be nearing a deal that would allow the Rays to “explore new stadium sites in Hillsborough County” and a deal could be reached before Christmas according to Stephen Nohlgren and Charlie Frago of TampaBay.com. Meh. That’s nice, I […]