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  • Tim Beckham hit one of the longest home runs of the season and it was actually a really big deal

    Tim Beckham hit one of the longest home runs of the season and it was actually a really big deal

    May 23, 2015 at 8:19 am 8 comments

    Tim Beckham continues his surprising power surge and the latest is evidence that all these home runs are no fluke. With the Rays up 4-1 in the 8th inning against the A’s on Friday, Beckham launched a ball that didn’t land until it hit the Captain Morgan Party Deck in […]

     
  • Steven Souza Jr. is on pace to set a dubious Major League record

    Steven Souza Jr. is on pace to set a dubious Major League record

    May 22, 2015 at 10:16 am 9 comments

    Steven Souza tied a franchise record (again) on Thursday when struck out 4 times against the Oakland A’s and now leads Major League Baseball with 62 strikeouts. It was Souza’s third 4-strikeout game of the season and his fifth game with at least three Ks. What is more disturbing is […]

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

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    May 22, 2015 at 8:08 am 13 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 3, A’s 0 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Alex Colome lasted just 5 innings but he held the A’s scoreless on 4 hits and a walk. It […]

     
  • Tampa Bay sports market is overstretched and over-saturated

    Tampa Bay sports market is overstretched and over-saturated

    May 21, 2015 at 10:43 am 10 comments

    A few weeks ago, the American City Business Journals published a study that explored the economic capacity of various sports markets in America and Canada. The study was designed to see which markets were underutilized in regards to sports and which markets, if any, were overstretched. The results also gave […]

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

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    May 21, 2015 at 8:06 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. Braves 2, RAYS 1 (boxscore) THE GOOD: James Loney continues to hit the ball well. He went 1-2 with a walk last night and has a hit […]

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

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    May 20, 2015 at 9:11 am 11 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 5, Braves 3 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Erasmo Ramirez should not be a starting pitcher for the Rays. If everybody was healthy and the Rays didn’t care […]

     
  • Drew Smyly’s season may not be over after all

    Drew Smyly’s season may not be over after all

    May 19, 2015 at 6:05 pm 5 comments

    As we discussed last week, the national media was jumping the gun by reporting Drew Smyly’s season over due to a tear in his shoulder labrum. Now it sounds like Smyly will indeed try to return at some point this season. While the Rays have yet to officially announce that […]

     
  • Montreal mayor to meet with MLB commissioner still doesn’t have a plan for bringing baseball back to Québec

    Montreal mayor to meet with MLB commissioner still doesn’t have a plan for bringing baseball back to Québec

    May 18, 2015 at 12:59 pm 14 comments

    Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre is planning to meet with MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred about bringing baseball back to the city according to CBC Sports. The meeting should be of little concern to fans of the Tampa Bay Rays, a team often associated as a potential relocation target, as the meeting […]

     
  • Marlins surprising new manager has strong ties to the Rays

    Marlins surprising new manager has strong ties to the Rays

    May 18, 2015 at 10:42 am 4 comments

    It was no surprise that the Miami Marlins fired manager Mike Redmond as the move had been rumored for weeks. What was surprising was the person hired to replace Redmond, Marlins current General Manager Dan Jennings. Jennings has strong ties to the Rays have served as the team’s first director […]

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

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    May 18, 2015 at 8:36 am 8 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 11, Twins 3 (boxscore) THE GOOD: So Jake McGee looked like the old Jake McGee pitching the 7th inning for his first appearance of the […]