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  • 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 […]

     
  • The Rays led all teams in defensive shifts

    The Rays led all teams in defensive shifts

    October 6, 2015 at 11:11 am 0 comments

    Joe Maddon and the Tampa Bay Rays are often credited with starting the recent trend in defensive shifts and now the Rays appear to be getting back to what made them great defensively. The Rays led all MLB teams with 1,462 defensive shifts on balls in play, according to an AP […]

     
  • Kevin Kiermaier reaches 100 mph on throw that nails runner at plate

    Kevin Kiermaier reaches 100 mph on throw that nails runner at plate

    October 2, 2015 at 9:31 am 7 comments

    Kevin Kiermaier had another huge throw to help preserve the win on Thursday night. With the Rays nursing a 2-1 lead and runners on first and second with two outs, Ichiro Suzuki hit a single up the middle. Kiermaier charged hard, and with the momentum of his body behind the […]

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

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    September 22, 2015 at 11:12 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. Red Sox 8, RAYS 7 (boxscore) THE GOOD: It’s fun to watch Richie Shaffer hit. Both he and Brandon Guyer went out of Fenway Park. Your browser does not […]