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  • Baseball insider questions free agency and the draft and how it screws teams like the Rays

    Baseball insider questions free agency and the draft and how it screws teams like the Rays

    February 5, 2016 at 12:32 pm 0 comments

    We recently wrote about the case of the Tampa Bay Rays and how they are getting screwed by a system designed to help them. In the latest case, there is apparently mutual interest for the Rays to sign free agent shortstop Ian Desmond. However, because of MLB’s wonky free agency […]

     
  • MLB insider calls the Rays his ‘crush,’ thinks they are a playoff team

    MLB insider calls the Rays his ‘crush,’ thinks they are a playoff team

    February 2, 2016 at 2:18 pm 7 comments

    Sports Illustrated gave the Rays a D+ for their offseason moves and seemingly little chance of making the playoffs. Now comes Jon Paul Morosi of Fox Sports who has a completely different spin on the Rays’ offseason moves — he likes what the Rays did, a lot. Morosi was a guest on […]

     
  • Sports Illustrated gives the Rays a D+ for their off-season moves

    Sports Illustrated gives the Rays a D+ for their off-season moves

    January 25, 2016 at 9:38 am 14 comments

    It seems like every year the Rays enter the off-season seemingly needing just one or two big pieces to turn the corner and most off-seasons it seems like the Rays come up a little short. That being said, in most winters, the Rays typically do something that at least gets the […]

     
  • After 3 years in prison, former Rays prospect Matt Bush signs with the Texas Rangers

    After 3 years in prison, former Rays prospect Matt Bush signs with the Texas Rangers

    December 21, 2015 at 11:59 am 5 comments

    In the latest proof that there is always a job in professional sports if one is talented enough, the Texas Rangers have signed former Rays prospect Matt Bush, who recently completed a three-year prison sentence stemming from a DUI accident that nearly killed a motorcyclist. Evan Grant of the Dallas […]

     
  • Rays lose out on bidding for free agent catcher

    Rays lose out on bidding for free agent catcher

    December 9, 2015 at 4:27 pm 5 comments

    The Rays were reportedly one of the teams bidding for the services of free agent catcher Tyler Flowers. However, Bob Nightengale reports that Flowers will sign with the Atlanta Braves. Flowers is a plus-defensive catcher who spent parts of the last seven seasons with the Chicago White Sox. Last season, he […]

     
  • Here is the Rays’ 2016 spring training schedule

    Here is the Rays’ 2016 spring training schedule

    November 27, 2015 at 11:34 am 3 comments

    The Rays will being their 29-game, spring training schedule on March 2, with a game at home against the Nationals. In all, they will play 15 games in Port Charlotte and one game in Tampa against the Yankees, on March 24. Single-game tickets will go on sale Monday morning at […]

     
  • Rays have already traded one starting pitcher and they might not be done

    Rays have already traded one starting pitcher and they might not be done

    November 16, 2015 at 12:32 pm 5 comments

    The Rays jumped into the off-season early by completing a 6-player trade with the Seattle Mariners while the Kansas City Royals were still hungover from their World Series celebration. The key player the Rays gave up was starting pitcher Nate Karns. Trading a pitcher like Karns is almost unheard of. […]

     
  • Trade with Mariners is bad news for Tim Beckham

    Trade with Mariners is bad news for Tim Beckham

    November 6, 2015 at 1:33 pm 6 comments

    With Asdrubal Cabrera now a free agent and unlikely to re-sign with the Rays, it looked like Tim Beckham might finally have a shot to win the shortstop job, something he was drafted to do when the Rays used the first pick of the draft on him seven years ago. […]

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

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    November 2, 2015 at 11:51 am 2 comments

    The World Series is over and the Kansas City Royals are the World Champions. It is now time to start getting into the off-season and figuring out what the Rays’ roster will look like next season. Before that, here are a few links to get everybody caught up. THE JUNKYARD […]

     
  • Yankees playoff game still has tickets available just hours before first pitch

    Yankees playoff game still has tickets available just hours before first pitch

    October 6, 2015 at 3:27 pm 5 comments

    Approximately three hours before the first pitch for the American League Wild Card game at Yankee Stadium between the Yankees and Astros, there are still tickets available. This is according to Mike Francesa of WFAN in New York. Of course, the Rays have plenty of their own attendance issues, but […]