Articles by: Cork Gaines
 

  • Sean Rodriguez Traded To The Pirates

    Sean Rodriguez Traded To The Pirates

    December 1, 2014 at 10:29 am 7 comments

    Sean Rodriguez has been traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for a player to be named later and cash according to the Tampa Bay Rays. Rodriguez was already on the way out from the team, having been designated for assignment last week. The Rays had ten days to work […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] What Rays Fans Need To Know Today

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays Fans Need To Know Today

    December 1, 2014 at 9:10 am 3 comments

    Will Hobson of the Tampa Bay Times has a fascinating and sad story about a local homeless program that appears to have taken advantage of local homeless people by having them work without pay at local sporting events. The Tampa Bay Rays are one of the teams accused of using […]

     
  • Rays Cut Sean Rodriguez To Make Room For Veteran Reliever

    Rays Cut Sean Rodriguez To Make Room For Veteran Reliever

    November 26, 2014 at 4:25 pm 5 comments

    The Rays have signed veteran right-handed relief pitcher Ernesto Frieri to a one-year, incentive-laden contract. To make room on the roster, the Rays have designated infielder Sean Rodriguez for assignment. Frieri will get $800,000 guaranteed but could make up to $3.15 million with incentives according to Roger Mooney. Those incentives […]

     
  • Dave Martinez Is Out As Rays’ Bench Coach

    Dave Martinez Is Out As Rays’ Bench Coach

    November 25, 2014 at 4:31 pm 5 comments

    In a move that is no surprise, Dave Martinez has resigned as bench coach for the Tampa Bay Rays stating that he has chosen to “move forward and consider other opportunities that may present themselves outside the organization.” Martinez was under contract for the 2015 season, however, there was little […]

     
  • Former GM Has Idiotic Criticism Of Rays’ Search For A New Manager

    Former GM Has Idiotic Criticism Of Rays’ Search For A New Manager

    November 24, 2014 at 11:12 am 3 comments

    Former Reds, Expos, and Nationals general manager Jim Bowden is now an analyst for ESPN and recently wrote a column criticizing the Rays for how they are conducting their search for a new manager to replace Joe Maddon. Bowden’s biggest criticism seems to be that the Rays interviewed a bunch […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] What Rays Fans Need To Know Today

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays Fans Need To Know Today

    November 24, 2014 at 9:21 am 1 comment

    After the Rays narrowed their managerial search to three candidates on Friday, the biggest news to come out over the weekend is that Matt Silverman actually asked some of the veteran players for their opinion on who should be hired and according to Jim Bowden, they pushed for Dave Martinez. […]

     
  • Dave Martinez Not Among 3 Finalists To Be Next Rays Manager

    Dave Martinez Not Among 3 Finalists To Be Next Rays Manager

    November 21, 2014 at 5:46 pm 14 comments

    Kevin Cash, Raul Ibanez, and Don Wakamatsu are the three finalists to be the next manager of the Rays the team announced on Friday. The one name not on the list that may surprise many Rays fans is bench coach Dave Martinez. However, as we have mentioned before there were […]

     
  • Rays Trade Joel Peralta To Andrew Friedman And The Dodgers

    Rays Trade Joel Peralta To Andrew Friedman And The Dodgers

    November 21, 2014 at 10:01 am 19 comments

    The Rays have announced that they have traded Joel Peralta and triple-A reliever Adam Liberatore to the Los Angeles Dodgers for relief pitcher Jose Dominguez and single-A starting pitcher Greg Harris. Dominguez made 14 appearances out of the bullpen for the Dodgers over the last two seasons. Harris was a […]

     
  • Rays To Cut Jose Molina

    Rays To Cut Jose Molina

    November 20, 2014 at 7:58 pm 7 comments

    The Rays are going to designate Jose Molina for assignment according to Marc Topkin of TampaBay.com. #Rays will DFA C Jose Molina tonight as they clear roster space. Is signed for $2.75M for 2015. — Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) November 20, 2014 The Rays need to make the move to clear […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] What Rays Fans Need To Know Today

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays Fans Need To Know Today

    November 17, 2014 at 10:15 am 10 comments

    Ben Zobrist did it again. While playing for the MLB team in Japan, Zobrist went to bat in the sixth inning of a game and used the wrong helmet. Batting right-handed, Zobrist wore his left-handed hitting helmet which of course has the flap on the wrong side. Zobrist faced three […]