01. Players

  • 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 […]

     
  • David Ortiz says something nice about Chris Archer

    David Ortiz says something nice about Chris Archer

    June 30, 2015 at 10:56 am 1 comment

    Chris Archer and David Ortiz have had a bit of a rivalry over the last year or so built around David Ortiz’ LOOK AT ME, DAMNIT! routine and Archer’s occasional spontaneous acts of celebration. Well, after their most recent matchup on the field, Ortiz did something unexpected, saying something nice […]

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

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    June 30, 2015 at 8:23 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. Cleveland 7, RAYS 1 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Remember those days when the best thing we could say about a game was that the Rays weren’t no-hit? […]

     
  • Rays trade for Angels first baseman — here is what it means

    Rays trade for Angels first baseman — here is what it means

    June 26, 2015 at 7:46 am 8 comments

    On their off-day, the Tampa Bay Rays traded for first baseman/outfielder Marc Krauss from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim near Disneyland. The Angels received minor league pitcher Kyle Winkler. To make room on the big league roster, Nick Franklin was optioned back to triple-A Durham. Who? Krauss is a […]

     
  • Matt Moore to make first start for the Rays in 15 months

    Matt Moore to make first start for the Rays in 15 months

    June 24, 2015 at 11:17 am 1 comment

    Matt Moore is expected to make his first start for the Tampa Bay Rays since Tommy John surgery a week from Thursday, July 1 versus the Cleveland Indians at The Trop. It is not quite in stone yet — let’s call it ink with a bottle of white-out not far […]

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

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    June 24, 2015 at 8:35 am 15 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, Blue Jays 3 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Note to self: Do not write about how the Rays like to limit the number of batters their […]

     
  • Derek Shelton calls Joey Butler an ‘old school’ hitter

    Derek Shelton calls Joey Butler an ‘old school’ hitter

    June 22, 2015 at 1:47 pm 2 comments

    One of the pleasant surprises this season for the Rays has been the bat of Joey Butler. Reminiscent of Carlos Pena, who was not supposed to make the 2007 roster, Butler started the year in triple-A Durham, was later called up, and has done nothing but hit the ball well. […]

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

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    June 22, 2015 at 10:09 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. Indians 1, RAYS 0 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Alex Colome made a change to his mechanics and was great. He was perfect through 5. He allowed just […]