Articles by: Cork Gaines
 

  • New York Times: Kevin Kiermaier is probably the best defensive player in baseball

    New York Times: Kevin Kiermaier is probably the best defensive player in baseball

    July 13, 2015 at 11:44 am 8 comments

    Kevin Kiermaier is a very good defensive player. That is not a surprising statement to make to Rays fans who watch him play every day. But it might surprise you when the New York Times declares Kiermaier the No. 1 defensive player in the Majors. “Kiermaier, a center fielder, is […]

     
  • "Just dunk yourself, this thing is heavy."

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    July 13, 2015 at 9:18 am 3 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 4, Astros 3 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Was it good? Matt Moore worked 5 innings to pick up the win. He gave up 3 runs, striking out […]

     
  • Chris Archer’s chances to start All-Star game just got a huge boost

    Chris Archer’s chances to start All-Star game just got a huge boost

    July 12, 2015 at 1:51 pm 1 comment

    In the days leading up to the All-Star game, Chris Archer was consider one of several candidates to be chosen to start the All-Star game for the American League. Those chances got a big boost on Sunday. Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura told the media the team would prefer […]

     
  • Why the Rays are never buyers or sellers at the trade deadline

    Why the Rays are never buyers or sellers at the trade deadline

    July 10, 2015 at 9:36 am 5 comments

    We are three weeks from the (non-waiver) trade deadline and despite being just 4.0 games behind in the playoff race and in seemingly desperate need of some offense and a fresh arm or two for the bullpen don’t look for the Rays to be too active. That’s because the Rays […]

     
  • Jake Odorizzi will start Saturday against the Astros

    Jake Odorizzi will start Saturday against the Astros

    July 9, 2015 at 8:40 am 0 comments

    The Rays will get another piece of the rotation back on Saturday when Jake Odorizzi will be activated and start against the Houston Astros, the team told the media after last night’s game (via TampaBay.com). This was the plan all along, however, the Rays were waiting to make sure Odorizzi felt […]

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

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    July 8, 2015 at 8:59 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. Royals 9, RAYS 5 (boxscore) Royals 7, RAYS 1 (boxscore) THE GOOD: John Jaso returned to the lineup, leading off as the DH in the second […]

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

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    July 6, 2015 at 8:16 am 8 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 8, Yankees 1 (boxscore) THE GOOD: After losing 7 straight, the Rays’ longest losing streak in over a year, the Rays finally got a win, […]

     
  • Matt Moore made an interesting change in his first start back from Tommy John surgery

    Matt Moore made an interesting change in his first start back from Tommy John surgery

    July 3, 2015 at 9:57 am 2 comments

    Matt Moore made his return to the mound on Thursday, his first start in 15 months following Tommy John surgery, giving up 4 runs in 4.2 innings and throwing 81 pitches. As we discussed yesterday, we have to temper our expectations from Moore as it will be a while before […]

     
  • Matt Moore is back but will be limited for the rest of this season

    Matt Moore is back but will be limited for the rest of this season

    July 2, 2015 at 9:34 am 1 comment

    Happy Matt Moore Day! It has been 15 months since Matt Moore has taken the mound for the Tampa Bay Rays but the end is near as he will make his first start since Tommy John surgery when he takes the mound on Thursday. It is easy to get overly-excited […]

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

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    July 2, 2015 at 8:32 am 8 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. Cleveland 8, RAYS 1 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Thank goodness for Joey Butler. With 2 outs in the 9th inning, Butler broke up Hector Carlos Carrasco’s bid for a no-hitter […]