Articles by: Cork Gaines
 

  • What Rays fans need to know today

    What Rays fans need to know today

    July 22, 2015 at 8:29 am 2 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 1, Phillies 0 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Nathan Karns did it all for the Rays, throwing 5 shutout innings (he was taken out after facing just one […]

     
  • Hideki Matsui is now a right-handed hitting pitcher in a NYC rec league

    Hideki Matsui is now a right-handed hitting pitcher in a NYC rec league

    July 21, 2015 at 10:30 am 0 comments

    What was Hideki Matsui doing batting right-handed on Randalls Island today? http://t.co/KmxsYZXWco pic.twitter.com/sINloXknsb — NYT Sports (@NYTSports) July 20, 2015 The New York Times caught up with Hideki Matsui, who is now playing for Team Matsui in  the championship game of the Nippon Club’s 40th annual President Cup baseball tournament […]

     
  • Evan Longoria is no longer the power-hitting superstar … or maybe he is just hurt

    Evan Longoria is no longer the power-hitting superstar … or maybe he is just hurt

    July 21, 2015 at 9:00 am 8 comments

    Ben Lindbergh of Grantland wonders what is up with Evan Longoria’s lack of power. You can read the entire column here, but here are the highlights: Longoria’s non-power numbers haven’t changed much while his power numbers are way down the last two years. Specifically, most of Longoria’s power decline has […]

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

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    July 21, 2015 at 8:15 am 5 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. Phillies 5, RAYS 3 (boxscore) THE GOOD: [The Good is not available today due to a season-long technical difficulty in the Rays’ bats. Hopefully we return […]

     
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    Rays used 2nd round pick on a catcher who needs Tommy John surgery

    July 20, 2015 at 9:00 am 0 comments

    Many thought the Rays got a steal when they nabbed high school catcher Chris Betts in the second round, a bulky 6-1, 215-pound catcher many thought was one of the best back stops in the draft. Now we know why he slipped in the draft. Two days after the signing of Betts […]

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

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    July 20, 2015 at 7:33 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. Blue Jays 4, RAYS 0 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Chris Archer got the short-end of the stick against the Blue Jays. Toronto is baseball’s highest-scoring offense and it is […]

     
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    Rays giving free tickets to all military personnel for all remaining regular season games

    July 17, 2015 at 2:00 pm 6 comments

    The Tampa Bay Rays announced a pretty cool promotion today, the “Honor Pass,” a pass that entitles all active or retired military personnel two tickets to all remaining regular season home games. “The Rays Honor Pass program will allow active-duty military personnel and retired or honorably discharged veterans to receive […]

     
  • Rays attendance is hard to look at, difficult to ignore

    Rays attendance is hard to look at, difficult to ignore

    July 16, 2015 at 11:41 am 19 comments

    The Rays finished dead-last in attendance last season at 1.45 million with just 17,857 tickets distributed per game, and with more than half of the home games in the books, it is clear things are a lot worse this year. Through 48 home games, the Rays are averaging just 14,730 fans per […]

     
  • Chris Archer looked ‘like a celebrity’ on the All-Star Game red carpet

    Chris Archer looked ‘like a celebrity’ on the All-Star Game red carpet

    July 14, 2015 at 3:15 pm 1 comment

    Chris Archer was a guest on the MLB Network during the MLB All-Star Game’s red carpet parade before the game. When he was first introduced, the hosts were wowed by his appearance with one saying “you look like a celebrity!” “I wanted to do something special, stand out a little […]

     
  • It sounds like Montreal has a better chance to land an expansion team than the Rays

    It sounds like Montreal has a better chance to land an expansion team than the Rays

    July 14, 2015 at 2:37 pm 4 comments

    MLB rookie commissioner Rob Manfred held his annual All-Star break town hall meeting on Tuesday and of course the topic of the Tampa Bay Rays and their attendance struggles was brought up. In the latest comments that suggest Manfred understands the Rays’ situation better than his predecessor — or is […]