Articles by: Cork Gaines
 

  • Why nobody has any idea how good the Rays will be this season

    Why nobody has any idea how good the Rays will be this season

    February 25, 2016 at 12:07 pm 0 comments

    The Tampa Bay Rays always seem to be a mystery entering the season. Ever since their miracle run in 2008, it seems like every year there are experts who think they are a World Series contender and others who think they won’t reach .500. The split on the Rays this […]

     
  • Video made by Chris Archer helped 15-year-old foster child find a forever family

    Video made by Chris Archer helped 15-year-old foster child find a forever family

    February 24, 2016 at 2:52 pm 2 comments

    A year ago, Chris Archer made a video with a foster child. A couple with grown children of their own saw the video and decided to adopt the 15-year-old. “It is hard to believe,” Archer told ABC Action News. “I try to do things for the community all the time and […]

     
  • It looks like Matt Moore is promoting a new pitchers helmet, but the picture is disturbing

    It looks like Matt Moore is promoting a new pitchers helmet, but the picture is disturbing

    February 23, 2016 at 11:48 am 2 comments

    A few Major League Baseball teams are testing out a new cap-helmet hybrid to be worn by pitchers and now it appears that Matt Moore is one of the pitchers promoting the product. However, there is a catch. The helmet is made by a company called Boombang. That company’s webpage […]

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

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    February 22, 2016 at 11:11 am 2 comments

    The Rays’ first full workout isn’t until Friday, but 61 of the 64 players have already reported. The only players still missing are Evan Longoria, Desmond Jennings, and infielder Juniel Querecuto. Two players who did not report early — or perhaps early enough — were pitchers Jacob Faria and Blake Snell, who […]

     
  • Anonymous MLB executives are not impressed with the Rays’ off-season moves

    Anonymous MLB executives are not impressed with the Rays’ off-season moves

    February 18, 2016 at 1:54 pm 4 comments

    With the Rays announcing the signing of reliever Ryan Webb and with spring training now underway, we now have a pretty good idea what the roster is going to look like on Opening Day and some MLB executives are not impressed. Jayson Stark of ESPN has published his annual “Best […]

     
  • The Rays spent more on free agency than the Yankees, which isn’t saying much

    The Rays spent more on free agency than the Yankees, which isn’t saying much

    February 18, 2016 at 11:53 am 0 comments

    The Rays announced today the signing of right-handed relief pitcher Ryan Webb, to a 1-year, big league contract. According to Marc Topkin, Webb’s contract is worth $1 million plus incentives. Including Webb, the Rays committed $5.8 million in guaranteed big league contracts to free agents this winter, with the remaining $4.8 […]

     
  • David Price wearing Red Sox gear is not pleasant

    David Price wearing Red Sox gear is not pleasant

    February 17, 2016 at 9:44 am 3 comments

    David Price signed a 7-year, $217 million contract with the Red Sox this offseason, so we knew this day was coming. Still, it is unsettling to see Price in Red Sox gear. David Price heads out to the field. pic.twitter.com/Q5YYydha7c — Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) February 17, 2016 Likes(0)Dislikes(1)

     
  • Blake Snell named the 14th-best prospect in baseball

    Blake Snell named the 14th-best prospect in baseball

    February 17, 2016 at 9:22 am 0 comments

    The Tampa Bay Rays placed four players in ESPN.com’s annual list of the Top 100 prospects, including 2015 Minor League Player of the Year Blake Snell, who comes in at No. 14. Joining Snell on the list is right-handed pitcher Taylor Guerrieri (No. 35), right-handed pitcher Brent Honeywell (No. 64), […]

     
  • Popular model projects Rays to win 91 games and finish first in the AL East

    Popular model projects Rays to win 91 games and finish first in the AL East

    February 16, 2016 at 10:48 am 10 comments

    Welp, this should shake a few feathers. Baseball Prospectus has released their first PECOTA projections for the 2016 season and the Rays are projected to win the AL East. The PECOTA model projects how every player will perform this season based on their own history, their age, and how similar […]

     
  • Rays’ 2016 promotional schedule includes Kevin Kiermaier home run-robbing bobblehead

    Rays’ 2016 promotional schedule includes Kevin Kiermaier home run-robbing bobblehead

    February 12, 2016 at 10:27 am 2 comments

    The Rays have announced their giveaway schedule for the upcoming season. You can see the entire list below, but here are a couple of highlights. The first is the Kevin Kiermaier “platinum glove” bobblehead to be given out on April 16. And then there is the Chris Archer “K-counter” bobblehead to […]