Articles by: Cork Gaines
 

  • Rays’ TV ratings are still among top 15 in Major League Baseball

    Rays’ TV ratings are still among top 15 in Major League Baseball

    June 2, 2015 at 1:56 pm 4 comments

    Attendance for Rays games are still bad. But in a sporting universe where television ratings are king, the Rays are still doing better than most and it is just another reminder of why Major League Baseball will never give up on the Tampa Bay market. According to Fox, viewership for […]

     
  • Rays have the lowest-scoring games in the AL and it is not even close

    Rays have the lowest-scoring games in the AL and it is not even close

    June 2, 2015 at 12:10 pm 2 comments

    On defense, the Rays are giving up just 3.58 runs per game, tops in the American League.  That’s damn good, especially if you consider all of the injuries to the pitching staff. However, on offense, the Rays are averaging 3.75 runs per game this season, 13th in the American League […]

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

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    June 2, 2015 at 8:36 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 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Kevin Kiermaier has struggled from the leadoff spot, hitting .194 in 23 games from the top spot entering last night’s game. But […]

     
  • One insider thinks the Rays have a good shot to trade for Ryan Howard

    One insider thinks the Rays have a good shot to trade for Ryan Howard

    June 1, 2015 at 12:53 pm 7 comments

    Could Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard end up with the Rays at some point this season? One MLB insider thinks the Rays have a good chance to land the slugger. In his latest “Inside Baseball” column for CBSSports.com, Jon Heyman discusses Howard and lists eight possible landing spots now […]

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

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    June 1, 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. RAYS 9, Orioles 5 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Everybody will point to the Steven Souza home run in the 5th inning and it was huge. But it […]

     
  • John Jaso is using a ‘Shelty Stick’ during his slow rehab

    John Jaso is using a ‘Shelty Stick’ during his slow rehab

    May 29, 2015 at 2:31 pm 5 comments

    John Jaso continues to rehab from the wrist injury he suffered on opening day when his hand jammed into the second base bag on a slide. Jaso was a guest on “This Week in Rays Baseball” with Neil Solondz and discussed his slow recovery which still has not progressed to […]

     
  • Attendance for Rays games is on pace to be worst in MLB in 9 years

    Attendance for Rays games is on pace to be worst in MLB in 9 years

    May 28, 2015 at 3:47 pm 12 comments

    The Rays finished dead-last in attendance last season at 1.45 million with just 17,857 tickets distributed per game, and with one-third of the home games in the books, it is clear things are a lot worse this year. Through 27 home games, the Rays are averaging just 14,650 fans per […]

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

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    May 28, 2015 at 9:30 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. Mariners 3, RAYS 0 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Chris Archer needed to be on top of his game going head-to-head with Felix Hernandez and he was, striking […]

     
  • 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 15 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 […]