Archive for November, 2015

  • Here is the Rays’ 2016 spring training schedule

    Here is the Rays’ 2016 spring training schedule

    November 27, 2015 at 11:34 am 3 comments

    The Rays will being their 29-game, spring training schedule on March 2, with a game at home against the Nationals. In all, they will play 15 games in Port Charlotte and one game in Tampa against the Yankees, on March 24. Single-game tickets will go on sale Monday morning at […]

     
  • Aug 25, 2015; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Rays right fielder Daniel Nava (7) at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    November 23, 2015 at 9:24 am 0 comments

    With the Rays needing to protect minor leaguers from the upcoming Rule 5 Draft, several players were added to the 40-man roster and several players lost their jobs. The Rays started by adding right-handed pitcher Chase Whitley off of waivers from the Yankees. Whitley started 16 games for the Yankees over the […]

     
  • Rays fans still support Joe Maddon after he wins Manager of the Year in first season with Cubs

    Rays fans still support Joe Maddon after he wins Manager of the Year in first season with Cubs

    November 19, 2015 at 12:27 pm 6 comments

    Joe Maddon was named National League Manager of the Year following his first season with the Chicago Cubs. Maddon received 18 of the 30 first-place votes, easily out-pacing Mike Matheny of the Cardinals and Terry Collins of the Mets, the two managers who also received first-place votes. This, of course, […]

     
  • Kevin Kiermaier received a nice ovation at a Lightning game

    Kevin Kiermaier received a nice ovation at a Lightning game

    November 16, 2015 at 5:32 pm 1 comment

    The photo above is from a recent Tampa Bay Lightning game. No video, but during one break at the game, the Lightning showed Kiermaier on the big board and the crowd responded. The AL #GoldGlove winner in center field catching a little @TBLightning action. #GoBolts #TeamTampaBay pic.twitter.com/L18heMtn7o — Tampa Bay […]

     
  • Rays have already traded one starting pitcher and they might not be done

    Rays have already traded one starting pitcher and they might not be done

    November 16, 2015 at 12:32 pm 5 comments

    The Rays jumped into the off-season early by completing a 6-player trade with the Seattle Mariners while the Kansas City Royals were still hungover from their World Series celebration. The key player the Rays gave up was starting pitcher Nate Karns. Trading a pitcher like Karns is almost unheard of. […]

     
  • Teams showing a lot of interest in trading for Jake McGee and Brad Boxberger

    Teams showing a lot of interest in trading for Jake McGee and Brad Boxberger

    November 12, 2015 at 2:57 pm 5 comments

    The Rays have to top-level relievers in Jake McGee and Brad Boxberger and a well-earned reputation for being able to build a bullpen from shopping at the salvage yard. So it makes sense that a lot of teams have inquired about the possibility of trading for one or the other. The […]

     
  • The Rays had a Gold Glove cake made for Kevin Kiermaier

    The Rays had a Gold Glove cake made for Kevin Kiermaier

    November 10, 2015 at 8:27 pm 1 comment

    Kevin Kiermaier won his first career Gold Glove Award on Tuesday night. Afterwards, the team had a celebration that included a cake. But it was not just any cake. It was a Gold Glove cake. Anyone for some #GoldGlove cake? pic.twitter.com/g4kbn8jlyi — Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) November 11, 2015 Likes(4)Dislikes(0)

     
  • Kevin Kiermaier wins Gold Glove Award

    Kevin Kiermaier wins Gold Glove Award

    November 10, 2015 at 7:49 pm 0 comments

    Kevin Kiermaier won his first career Gold Glove Award on Tuesday night. Evan Longoria was also nominated at third base, but came up short as the award went to Manny Machado (of course). This makes it official. #OutlawGoldRush pic.twitter.com/MjAzZtkDGn — Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) November 11, 2015 Kiermaier led all […]

     
  • Rob Manfred comments on Rays’ stadium mess, continues to sound more optimistic than Bud Selig

    Rob Manfred comments on Rays’ stadium mess, continues to sound more optimistic than Bud Selig

    November 10, 2015 at 2:35 pm 3 comments

    Commissioner Rob Manfred is in the area this week. On Monday he attended a ground-breaking ceremony for the Astros’ and Nationals’ new spring training ballpark in West Palm Beach. While there, Manfred was asked the Rays’ quest for a new stadium. Manfred’s answer is pretty much consistent with what he has […]

     
  • ESPN graphic shows how good Kevin Kiermaier was this season with his glove

    ESPN graphic shows how good Kevin Kiermaier was this season with his glove

    November 10, 2015 at 11:13 am 1 comment

    ESPN put together this graphic which bodes well for Kevin Kiermaier’s hopes for winning his first Gold Glove later today. Likes(0)Dislikes(0)