Articles by: Cork Gaines
 

  • Derek Shelton has been fired

    Derek Shelton has been fired

    September 6, 2016 at 12:15 pm 3 comments

    Derek Shelton has been fired by the Tampa Bay Rays, effective immediately, the team has announced. Chad Mottola has been promoted to take his place. Mottolla has spent the last three seasons as the Rays’ minor league hitting instructor. “We are grateful for all that Derek has given to the […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans will be talking about today

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans will be talking about today

    September 6, 2016 at 9:38 am 1 comment

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. Orioles 7, RAYS 3 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Is there a more hot-or-cold hitter than Logan Morrison? He had the one bright moment on Monday, hitting a 3-run […]

     
  • Tim Beckham’s brainfart leads to yet another loss

    Tim Beckham’s brainfart leads to yet another loss

    August 31, 2016 at 4:08 pm 11 comments

    The Rays lost 8-6 to the Red Sox on Wednesday afternoon. It was a loss that once again saw the Rays struggle with the fundamentals, something that has plagued this team all season. The latest came in the fourth inning with the Rays already leading 4-1. Kevin Kiermaier singled up […]

     
  • [Rays 4, Red Sox 3] What Rays fans will be talking about today

    [Rays 4, Red Sox 3] What Rays fans will be talking about today

    August 31, 2016 at 9:07 am 0 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: If you had Luke Maile in your Pick To Click pool, you win! With the Rays trailing 3-1 in the 7th inning and […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans will be talking about today

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans will be talking about today

    August 29, 2016 at 9:39 am 4 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 10, Astros 4 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Matt Duffy has been good in his first two weeks with the Rays. In 14 games, he has 17 hits […]

     
  • The Desmond Jennings era is over as the Rays finally let go of their ‘fool’s gold hope’

    The Desmond Jennings era is over as the Rays finally let go of their ‘fool’s gold hope’

    August 27, 2016 at 1:27 pm 10 comments

    The Desmond Jennings era is over. On Friday, the Rays released the oft-injured and oft-underperforming outfielder after seven seasons with the club. Cash spoke about the move, via Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. “It was time,” Cash said. “Best for him, best for us going forward.” The Rays […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans will be talking about today

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans will be talking about today

    August 24, 2016 at 9:19 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. Red Sox 2, RAYS 1 (boxscore) THE GOOD: The Rays got on base! Sorta? Well, the leadoff hitters got on base early in the game. In […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans will be talking about today

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans will be talking about today

    August 23, 2016 at 8:55 am 4 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. Red Sox 6, RAYS 2 (boxscore) THE GOOD: The Rays have been better. Prior to the All-Star break, the Rays ranked 26th in MLB with a […]

     
  • The Rays are freezing ticket prices for some fans and it is a terrible sign

    The Rays are freezing ticket prices for some fans and it is a terrible sign

    August 18, 2016 at 10:09 am 18 comments

    The Tampa Bay Rays have announced a freeze to some ticket prices for the next two seasons, but it comes with a catch and it is all a terrible sign. According to the Rays, season-ticket holders can now freeze the prices for their tickets for the 2017 and 2017 season […]

     
  • Owner says Kevin Cash has done a ‘tremendous’ job during the most disappointing season in Rays history

    Owner says Kevin Cash has done a ‘tremendous’ job during the most disappointing season in Rays history

    August 15, 2016 at 11:14 am 16 comments

    On May 20, the Rays were 20-19, in third place in the East and just 4.5 games back. Since then, they have Major League Baseball’s worst record at 27-50 — the equivalent of losing 105 games in a full season — and have lost 20.5 games to the Blue Jays in […]