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  • Rays president calls poor attendance a ‘distraction’ the team tries to ignore

    Rays president calls poor attendance a ‘distraction’ the team tries to ignore

    May 27, 2015 at 11:56 am 5 comments

    Rays President of Baseball Operations Matt Silverman was a guest on MLB Network’s “High Heat” and had some interesting comments regarding the team’s continued struggle with attendance. Buried amongst the other standard Raysian clichés (they have payroll flexibility, getting Desmond Jennings back is like trading for a hitter!, etc.) Silverman […]

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

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    May 27, 2015 at 7:31 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. Mariners 7, RAYS 6, 10 innings (boxscore) THE GOOD: Jake Elmore was called back up and made the most of his first game back with a […]

     
  • Rays get screwed when MLB’s replay review blows another easy call

    Rays get screwed when MLB’s replay review blows another easy call

    May 26, 2015 at 6:56 pm 4 comments

    The Rays got screwed again by MLB’s replay review system when an obvious out at home was missed both by the umpire on the field and by the replay review crew in New York when the call was challenged. The play came in the first inning when a short ground […]

     
  • 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 12 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 10 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 11 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 7 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 […]