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  • Why the Rays cut ties with Grant Balfour, their highest-paid pitcher

    Why the Rays cut ties with Grant Balfour, their highest-paid pitcher

    April 20, 2015 at 10:11 am 5 comments

    Following Saturday’s game, the Tampa Bay Rays made a surprising move when they designated Grant Balfour for assignment, the first step in ultimately releasing their highest-paid pitcher without getting anything in return. The move was a bit surprising, not only because the Rays will have to eat what’s left of […]

     
  • Ryan Brett picked up his first big league hit in the 9th inning.

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    April 20, 2015 at 7:57 am 6 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. Yankees 5, RAYS 3 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Steven Souza has Rays fans saying ‘Wil who?’ Souza has 10 hits in the last 6 games including 4 […]

     
  • Rays waive Grant Balfour despite $7 million salary

    Rays waive Grant Balfour despite $7 million salary

    April 18, 2015 at 10:54 pm 9 comments

    The Tampa Bay Rays have designated relief pitcher Grant Balfour for assignment after Saturday’s game the first step in releasing the former closer. The Rays have promoted Brandon Gomes to take Balfour’s spot. Gomes has been added to the 40-man roster. Balfour, struggled in the Rays’ loss to the Yankees […]

     
  • Chris Archer made a change this season and it is paying off big time

    Chris Archer made a change this season and it is paying off big time

    April 17, 2015 at 11:42 am 4 comments

    Chris Archer had his second straight dominant performance, shutting down the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday night and he can thank a big change in his game plan on the mound. In Archer’s last two starts, he has allowed just three hits in 14 shutout innings with 16 strikeouts and […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    April 17, 2015 at 7:52 am 20 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. RAYS 4, Blue Jays 2 (boxscore) THE GOOD: It’s early, but the Rays are 6-4 which is a lot better than most imagined. Even the most […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    April 16, 2015 at 7:46 am 12 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. Blue Jays, RAYS 7 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Mikie Mahtook picked up his first big league hit and it was a home run. When he got back […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    April 15, 2015 at 8:13 am 9 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. RAYS (boxscore) THE GOOD: Kevin Kiermaier needs to be starting everyday. He had a single. But the big blow came in the 9th when Kiermaier robbed […]

     
  • MLB is still investigating how the Chicago Cubs hired Joe Maddon

    MLB is still investigating how the Chicago Cubs hired Joe Maddon

    April 14, 2015 at 2:24 pm 5 comments

    It has been more than five months since the Chicago Cubs hired Joe Maddon and the Tampa Bay Rays asked Major League Baseball to investigate the move. Despite several reports that the case would be resolved before the start of the regular season, we are now into the second week […]

     
  • Allan Dykstra picked up his first big league black eye and Tim Beckham freaked out

    Allan Dykstra picked up his first big league black eye and Tim Beckham freaked out

    April 14, 2015 at 10:22 am 0 comments

    Allan Dykstra was in the lineup on Monday night for just his fifth big league game and still looking for his first big league hit seven years after being a first-round pick by the San Diego Padres in 2008. Well, poor Dykstra took some pre-game batting practice and on the […]

     
  • Some of the faces may change, but some things stay the same.

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    April 14, 2015 at 7:38 am 3 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. RAYS 2, Blue Jays 1 (boxscore) THE GOOD: The starting pitching is doing Rays starting pitching things even with all the injuries. Jake Odorizzi was the latest, […]