Archive for February, 2016

  • We just got our first sign that attendance will be just as bad in 2016

    We just got our first sign that attendance will be just as bad in 2016

    February 27, 2016 at 6:21 pm 8 comments

    The Rays hosted their annual Fan Fest on Saturday and by all accounts everybody had a great time and the Rays raised nearly $70,000 for the Rays Baseball Foundation and ALS research. Unfortunately, it also gave us our first hint about attendance this season and it is not good. According […]

     
  • Chris Archer faced Tim Beckham in batting practice and that’s when things got interesting

    Chris Archer faced Tim Beckham in batting practice and that’s when things got interesting

    February 26, 2016 at 5:13 pm 0 comments

    Today was the first day of workouts for the Rays’ full squad and that included live batting practice where things got interesting between Chris Archer and perennial prospect Tim Beckham. During the BP session, Beckham hit a home run off of Archer. As he tends to do, Archer reacted in […]

     
  • The best photos of Rays players from picture day

    The best photos of Rays players from picture day

    February 26, 2016 at 12:26 pm 0 comments

    Every year, on the eve of spring training, professional photographers show up to camp, the players put on regular season uniforms, and then pose for photos that will be used by media outlets (e.g. stats pages, etc.). The Rays had this year’s photo day on Thursday. Here are some of […]

     
  • You can now buy Tampa Bay Rays wine to drink away your Derek Shelton anger

    You can now buy Tampa Bay Rays wine to drink away your Derek Shelton anger

    February 25, 2016 at 3:24 pm 0 comments

    A wine company called Mano’s has apparently acquired the rights to use MLB team names and is now selling wine in bottles for every team. Even the Rays! The Rays bottle comes filled with a 2013 Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon. Certainly Joe Maddon would have approved. Likes(2)Dislikes(0)

     
  • Rays rookie named 15th-best prospect who will make an impact in 2016

    Rays rookie named 15th-best prospect who will make an impact in 2016

    February 25, 2016 at 1:37 pm 1 comment

    ESPN has released their list of the 25 best prospects who will make an impact this season, and Rays rookie Richie Schaffer comes in at No. 15. With just 88 at bats last season, Shaffer carries over his rookie status to the 2016 season. The big question is figuring out […]

     
  • Why nobody has any idea how good the Rays will be this season

    Why nobody has any idea how good the Rays will be this season

    February 25, 2016 at 12:07 pm 0 comments

    The Tampa Bay Rays always seem to be a mystery entering the season. Ever since their miracle run in 2008, it seems like every year there are experts who think they are a World Series contender and others who think they won’t reach .500. The split on the Rays this […]

     
  • Video made by Chris Archer helped 15-year-old foster child find a forever family

    Video made by Chris Archer helped 15-year-old foster child find a forever family

    February 24, 2016 at 2:52 pm 2 comments

    A year ago, Chris Archer made a video with a foster child. A couple with grown children of their own saw the video and decided to adopt the 15-year-old. “It is hard to believe,” Archer told ABC Action News. “I try to do things for the community all the time and […]

     
  • It looks like Matt Moore is promoting a new pitchers helmet, but the picture is disturbing

    It looks like Matt Moore is promoting a new pitchers helmet, but the picture is disturbing

    February 23, 2016 at 11:48 am 3 comments

    A few Major League Baseball teams are testing out a new cap-helmet hybrid to be worn by pitchers and now it appears that Matt Moore is one of the pitchers promoting the product. However, there is a catch. The helmet is made by a company called Boombang. That company’s webpage […]

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

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    February 22, 2016 at 11:11 am 2 comments

    The Rays’ first full workout isn’t until Friday, but 61 of the 64 players have already reported. The only players still missing are Evan Longoria, Desmond Jennings, and infielder Juniel Querecuto. Two players who did not report early — or perhaps early enough — were pitchers Jacob Faria and Blake Snell, who […]

     
  • Anonymous MLB executives are not impressed with the Rays’ off-season moves

    Anonymous MLB executives are not impressed with the Rays’ off-season moves

    February 18, 2016 at 1:54 pm 4 comments

    With the Rays announcing the signing of reliever Ryan Webb and with spring training now underway, we now have a pretty good idea what the roster is going to look like on Opening Day and some MLB executives are not impressed. Jayson Stark of ESPN has published his annual “Best […]