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

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    March 6, 2015 at 9:17 am 2 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. Orioles 3, RAYS 2 (boxscore) THINGS THAT STOOD OUT TO US: Tim Beckham got the start at second base while Asdrubal Cabrera started at shortstop and […]

     
  • Joe Maddon had gotten too ‘gimmicky,’ it was time for him to go, and the Rays are looking forward to normal baseball

    Joe Maddon had gotten too ‘gimmicky,’ it was time for him to go, and the Rays are looking forward to normal baseball

    March 4, 2015 at 12:51 pm 6 comments

    We have spoken at length around these parts about how losing Joe Maddon and Andrew Friedman may not mean much on the field. The Rays are a data-driven team with a clear idea of how they want to build a team and how they want that team to lineup and […]

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

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    March 4, 2015 at 8:42 am 0 comments

    It’s official, the Rays have announced that Alex Cobb will be the opening day starter. He will be followed in the rotation by Chris Archer, Drew Smyly, and Jake Odorizzi. Of course, the big question is, who keeps Matt Moore’s spot warm for the first 3 months of the season. THE […]

     
  • Hopefully, a bat is the only equipment John Jaso will need this season.

    John Jaso explains why moving to the outfield is not nearly as easy as it sounds

    March 3, 2015 at 3:02 pm 0 comments

    John Jaso is back with the Rays but this is not the same John Jaso who came up through the Rays’ system and spent parts of three seasons with the Rays. This Jaso is no longer a catcher and instead will be used mainly as a DH. However, he could […]

     
  • Juan Francisco and Eugenio Velez

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    March 3, 2015 at 9:32 am 6 comments

    Here is the Rays’ TV broadcast schedule, which will include 150 games  on Sun Sports and three more on Fox Sports 1. That leaves nine games that will not be broadcast locally. Most of those are mid-week afternoon games or late-night west coast games. On a related note, I just […]

     
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    Rays have no ‘elite’ prospects according to minor league expert

    March 2, 2015 at 4:27 pm 6 comments

    John Sickels of the highly-respected Minor League Ball has released his annual list of the top 20 prospects in the Tampa Bay Rays farm system and a couple of things stand out. The first is that Sickels did not give any Rays prospects an A grade, his grade for elite […]

     
  • Yunel Escobar was upset when he was traded by the Rays

    Yunel Escobar was upset when he was traded by the Rays

    March 2, 2015 at 2:44 pm 11 comments

    In the past month and a half Yunel Escobar has been traded twice, has been forced to switch positions, and he wasn’t happy about any of it. Escobar was “upset” about being traded by the Rays to the Oakland A’s as part of the Ben Zobrist deal according to James […]

     
  • Evan Longoria, Alex Cobb, and Asdrubal Cabrera on Photo Day

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    March 2, 2015 at 8:49 am 2 comments

    Veteran relief pitcher Ronald Belisario is a non-roster invitee to Rays spring training camp and his chances of making the team just took a big hit when it was announced he has a broken bone in his non-throwing shoulder. But it is when Balisario broke his shoulder that will leave […]

     
  • Rays release former 1st-round pick who had been suspended 3 times

    Rays release former 1st-round pick who had been suspended 3 times

    February 27, 2015 at 3:58 pm 9 comments

    The Rays have released Josh Sale, the 17th pick of the 2010 MLB draft, according to multiple reports. Sale had been suspended three times by the Rays and played in just 224 games in the four seasons since being drafted. The first suspension came in 2012 when Sale was one […]

     
  • Evan Longoria ranked as the 51st best player in MLB

    Evan Longoria ranked as the 51st best player in MLB

    February 27, 2015 at 10:50 am 6 comments

    The MLB Network is working their way through their annual list of the top 100 players in Major League Baseball and even though the top 40 have yet to be revealed it seems safe to say that there won’t be any Rays among them and it appears that just two […]