Articles by: Cork Gaines
 

  • Evan Longoria hit one of the longest home runs you will ever see at The Trop

    Evan Longoria hit one of the longest home runs you will ever see at The Trop

    July 17, 2016 at 2:44 pm 2 comments

    Evan Longoria just killed a baseball. Funeral services will be held later this evening. Longoria hit two home runs on Sunday in the win over the Orioles, but it was the second one that has Rays fans buzzing. The moon shot would have landed past the Ducky’s patio beyond the center […]

     
  • Teams have made trade offers for Chris Archer that only have ‘some comedic value’

    Teams have made trade offers for Chris Archer that only have ‘some comedic value’

    July 15, 2016 at 4:51 pm 1 comment

    At this point it is no surprise that teams are calling the Rays to ask about trading for one of their many starting pitchers. It is also not surprising that some of the same teams have asked about Chris Archer. After all, like your parents said, you never know if you don’t ask. […]

     
  • Rays attendance is up in 2016, for now

    Rays attendance is up in 2016, for now

    July 12, 2016 at 2:06 pm 1 comment

    In what may be the biggest upset of the season for the 2016 Tampa Bay Rays, they are averaging 16,614 tickets distributed per game. Through 45 home dates, attendance is actually up 7.0% from a year ago. They are on pace to reach 1.33 million this season after attendance reached […]

     
  • Everybody wants the Rays’ pitchers but surprisingly, they might not be available

    Everybody wants the Rays’ pitchers but surprisingly, they might not be available

    July 11, 2016 at 3:08 pm 6 comments

    Another day and more stories about teams scouting Rays pitchers and rumors about teams interested in trading for Rays pitchers. But in the latest twist, one report suggests the Rays are playing hard to get. Here are the latest rumors and reports: According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, […]

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

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

    July 11, 2016 at 9:44 am 6 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 4, RAYS 0 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Evan Longoria is still good at baseball. While the rest of the team can’t hit, pitch, or field their […]

     
  • One miserable play that perfectly sums up the 2016 Tampa Bay Rays

    One miserable play that perfectly sums up the 2016 Tampa Bay Rays

    July 7, 2016 at 2:03 pm 10 comments

    The Tampa Bay Rays are dumpster fire and the fire trucks are all on vacation. Remember when the staple of the Rays was good pitching, good defense, and decent fundamentals? A lot has been made about how bad the pitching has been, but the defense has been equally as bad and […]

     
  • One chart that sums up the 2016 Tampa Bay Rays

    One chart that sums up the 2016 Tampa Bay Rays

    July 6, 2016 at 10:21 am 1 comment

    Not much to say here. It is just a chart tracking the Rays’ record this season in terms of how many games over or (mostly) under .500 they have been. Earlier this year it looked like the Rays were heading to a repeat of last year. That is, they were […]

     
  • [Angels 13, Rays 5] What Rays fans will be talking about today

    [Angels 13, Rays 5] What Rays fans will be talking about today

    July 6, 2016 at 7:58 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. Angels 13, RAYS 5 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Alex Colome is the Rays’ representative on the AL All-Star team because somebody had to be picked. He is […]

     
  • Steven Souza Jr was benched for not hustling

    Steven Souza Jr was benched for not hustling

    July 5, 2016 at 7:26 pm 3 comments

    [UPDATE] Souza admitted after the game that he was indeed benched for not hustling. [EARLIER] It is not often that you see a manager call out a player for not hustling and even less often on a play in which the player picked up a triple. But that appears to […]

     
  • Rays trade rumors are heating up and falling out of the playoff race early could be a blessing in disguise

    Rays trade rumors are heating up and falling out of the playoff race early could be a blessing in disguise

    July 5, 2016 at 12:47 pm 4 comments

    Now that the calendar has turned to July and the Rays can’t see the playoff race with a telescope, trade rumors are starting to heat up and it sounds like the Rays won’t wait until the deadline to start selling players. Because of the relative dearth of starting pitchers that […]