Spring Training

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

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    March 2, 2016 at 10:10 am 2 comments

    Happy Baseball Season! The Rays open the spring training season today against the Washington Nationals with Jake Odorizzi on the mound. Erasmo Ramirez will start on Thursday with Chris Archer going on Friday. That means actual games played on actual baseball fields with player names we may or may not […]

     
  • Playing time gives us a hint at what the Rays will do during regular season

    Playing time gives us a hint at what the Rays will do during regular season

    March 20, 2015 at 4:06 pm 3 comments

    The positions that a player plays in spring training, the amount of playing time the players receive, and when that playing time is logged, gives us some insight into what Kevin Cash and the Rays are thinking as we head towards the regular season. Below is a look at how […]

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

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    February 19, 2015 at 10:02 am 6 comments

    It is 2015 and Major League Baseball still refuses to broadcast all Spring Training games on television. Of the Rays’ 31 spring games, only six will be televised. To make matters worse, only one of the first 20 games will be televised. Oh yay! (head hits desk). March 19 vs […]

     
  • 10 days until Rays pitchers and catchers report (or maybe it is 12)

    10 days until Rays pitchers and catchers report (or maybe it is 12)

    February 11, 2015 at 10:01 am 0 comments

    We are closing in on the day when pitchers and catchers will report for the Rays, a day that many look forward to as the unofficial start to spring training. However, a couple of different dates have been mentioned which is causing some confusion. Saturday, February 21: This is the […]

     
  • Spring Playing Time: Week 3

    Spring Playing Time: Week 3

    March 24, 2014 at 10:12 am 1 comment

    The positions that a player plays in spring training, the amount of playing time the players receive, and when that playing time is logged, gives us some insight into what Joe Maddon is thinking as we head towards the regular season. Here are the updated numbers after three weeks. This […]

     
  • Spring Playing Time Offers Hints Of What Rays Will Do During Regular Season: Week 2

    Spring Playing Time Offers Hints Of What Rays Will Do During Regular Season: Week 2

    March 17, 2014 at 11:22 am 2 comments

    The positions that a player plays in spring training, the amount of playing time the players receive, and when that playing time is logged, gives us some insight into what Joe Maddon is thinking as we head towards the regular season. Here are the updated numbers after two weeks. Playing […]

     
  • Spring Highlights: Stu Sternberg Chatting, Balls Disappearing, And Mikie Mahtook Grand Slamming

    Spring Highlights: Stu Sternberg Chatting, Balls Disappearing, And Mikie Mahtook Grand Slamming

    March 15, 2014 at 6:13 pm 0 comments

    Here are the highlights from the Rays’ 6-3 win over the Blue Jays… Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • That Tampa Bay Rays Spring Training Roster Is In Its Prime

    That Tampa Bay Rays Spring Training Roster Is In Its Prime

    March 11, 2014 at 8:00 am 1 comment

    Here is a look at the Rays’ Spring Training roster (including a few players that have already been cut) and how it breaks down by age. The average age of the 63 players is 28.3, up from 27.8 a year ago. Considering the average big leaguer peaks around ages 28-29, […]

     
  • Spring Playing Time Offers Hints Of What Rays Will Do During Regular Season

    Spring Playing Time Offers Hints Of What Rays Will Do During Regular Season

    March 10, 2014 at 9:00 am 3 comments

    While most people over-obsess about batting average, home runs, and ERA in the spring, the most important stat during Spring Training is playing time. The positions that a player plays, the amount of playing time the players receive, and when that playing time is logged, gives us some insight into […]

     
  • Spring Playing Time And What The Rays Will Do During Regular Season (Week 5)

    Spring Playing Time And What The Rays Will Do During Regular Season (Week 5)

    March 28, 2013 at 12:33 pm 2 comments

    Let’s take one last look at the spring playing time and see if it gives us some insight into what Joe Maddon is thinking as we head towards the regular season. Playing time is broken down to the early innings (1-5) and the later innings (6+). This is important because […]