01. Players

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

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    February 17, 2015 at 9:47 am 1 comment

    Unlike the statistical projection systems, Las Vegas is much less bullish on the Tampa Bay Rays this season. According to the online sportsbook Bovada, the Rays have an over/under win total betting line of 78.5 wins. The 78.5 win total ranks 12th in the American League and last in the […]

     
  • Jake Odorizzi has added 15 pounds this winter

    Jake Odorizzi has added 15 pounds this winter

    February 9, 2015 at 2:39 pm 3 comments

    Chris Archer was recently a guest on the MLB Network and he was asked about his off-season workouts. Archer spoke at length about training at the Performance Compound in Tampa. He also mentioned some of the other players who also train there and that is when he dropped this little […]

     
  • New manager expected to use more stable lineup but that may not be much different than Joe Maddon

    New manager expected to use more stable lineup but that may not be much different than Joe Maddon

    February 9, 2015 at 12:32 pm 3 comments

    We can expect the quiet, no-nonsense Kevin Cash to be a lot different from Joe Maddon with the media and in the clubhouse. However, it is unclear just how different he will be during games since much of the Rays’ gameplan is data-driven and comes from the front office. However, […]

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

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    February 9, 2015 at 10:21 am 10 comments

    Former Rays pitcher James Shields has agreed to a contract with the San Diego Padres according to several reports. The deal is reportedly worth approximately $75 million over four years with a 5th-year option. Shields was considered one of the top three free agents available and there were some early […]

     
  • REPORT: Rays insist they have ‘proof’ the Cubs tampered with Joe Maddon

    REPORT: Rays insist they have ‘proof’ the Cubs tampered with Joe Maddon

    February 6, 2015 at 8:55 am 11 comments

    The investigation into tampering charges against the Chicago Cubs for the hiring of Joe Maddon has taken an interesting twist. According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, the Rays claim to have proof that the Cubs tampered with Maddon while he was still manager of the Rays. The #Cubs insist […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] What Rays Fans Need To Know Today

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays Fans Need To Know Today

    January 29, 2015 at 10:53 am 3 comments

    We have our second 2015 projection and this one is better than the last, with PECOTA projecting the Rays to win 86 games, tied for the Red Sox for the best team in the AL East. We previously looked at Fangraphs, which has the Rays projected to win 83 games. […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] What Rays Fans Need To Know Today

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays Fans Need To Know Today

    January 15, 2015 at 8:30 am 14 comments

    Here is an interesting twist to the Ben Zobrist-Yunel Escobar trade with the Oakland A’s. Escobar has now been traded to the Washington Nationals for Tyler Clippard. That is mildly interesting since Escobar will be replacing Asdrubal Cabrera, who signed with the Rays, meaning Escobar will play second base. But […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] What Rays Fans Need To Know Today

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays Fans Need To Know Today

    January 14, 2015 at 9:00 am 2 comments

    All eight Rays players eligible for arbitration have officially filed according to Marc Topkin. The players include (with projected salary in parentheses): Alex Cobb ($4.5 million) Jake McGee ($3.8 million) John Jaso ($3.3 million) Desmond Jennings ($3.2 million) Drew Smyly ($3.0 million) Kevin Jepsen ($2.6 million) Rene Rivera ($1.3 million) […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] What Rays Fans Need To Know Today

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays Fans Need To Know Today

    January 13, 2015 at 10:42 am 4 comments

    The Rays have announced that Fan Fest, also known as “who are these guys?” will be Saturday, February 21 from 11 am until 4 pm. As in years past, autographs for specific players will require a special pass which must be purchased ahead of time. Those passes are not on […]

     
  • The Rays’ Rebuilding Plan Is Starting To Look A Lot Like The Cubs And It Is Working Perfectly

    The Rays’ Rebuilding Plan Is Starting To Look A Lot Like The Cubs And It Is Working Perfectly

    January 12, 2015 at 3:44 pm 13 comments

    Now that Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar have both been traded, there is no denying that the Rays are neck-deep in a rebuilding mode as 14 players from last year’s opening day roster are now gone. Sure, the Rays will still be competitive and they still have a strong pitching […]