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    Rays used 2nd round pick on a catcher who needs Tommy John surgery

    July 20, 2015 at 9:00 am 0 comments

    Many thought the Rays got a steal when they nabbed high school catcher Chris Betts in the second round, a bulky 6-1, 215-pound catcher many thought was one of the best back stops in the draft. Now we know why he slipped in the draft. Two days after the signing of Betts […]

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

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    July 20, 2015 at 7:33 am 0 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. Blue Jays 4, RAYS 0 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Chris Archer got the short-end of the stick against the Blue Jays. Toronto is baseball’s highest-scoring offense and it is […]

     
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    Rays giving free tickets to all military personnel for all remaining regular season games

    July 17, 2015 at 2:00 pm 6 comments

    The Tampa Bay Rays announced a pretty cool promotion today, the “Honor Pass,” a pass that entitles all active or retired military personnel two tickets to all remaining regular season home games. “The Rays Honor Pass program will allow active-duty military personnel and retired or honorably discharged veterans to receive […]

     
  • Rays attendance is hard to look at, difficult to ignore

    Rays attendance is hard to look at, difficult to ignore

    July 16, 2015 at 11:41 am 19 comments

    The Rays finished dead-last in attendance last season at 1.45 million with just 17,857 tickets distributed per game, and with more than half of the home games in the books, it is clear things are a lot worse this year. Through 48 home games, the Rays are averaging just 14,730 fans per […]

     
  • Chris Archer looked ‘like a celebrity’ on the All-Star Game red carpet

    Chris Archer looked ‘like a celebrity’ on the All-Star Game red carpet

    July 14, 2015 at 3:15 pm 1 comment

    Chris Archer was a guest on the MLB Network during the MLB All-Star Game’s red carpet parade before the game. When he was first introduced, the hosts were wowed by his appearance with one saying “you look like a celebrity!” “I wanted to do something special, stand out a little […]

     
  • It sounds like Montreal has a better chance to land an expansion team than the Rays

    It sounds like Montreal has a better chance to land an expansion team than the Rays

    July 14, 2015 at 2:37 pm 4 comments

    MLB rookie commissioner Rob Manfred held his annual All-Star break town hall meeting on Tuesday and of course the topic of the Tampa Bay Rays and their attendance struggles was brought up. In the latest comments that suggest Manfred understands the Rays’ situation better than his predecessor — or is […]

     
  • Report: Yankees interested in trading for Ben Zobrist

    Report: Yankees interested in trading for Ben Zobrist

    July 14, 2015 at 11:12 am 3 comments

    Former Rays do-it-all Ben Zobrist is expected to be one of the most sought-after position players over the next two weeks and according to one report he could end up back in the AL East. With the Oakland A’s in last place and 8.5 games back in the AL West Zobrist, […]

     
  • New York Times: Kevin Kiermaier is probably the best defensive player in baseball

    New York Times: Kevin Kiermaier is probably the best defensive player in baseball

    July 13, 2015 at 11:44 am 8 comments

    Kevin Kiermaier is a very good defensive player. That is not a surprising statement to make to Rays fans who watch him play every day. But it might surprise you when the New York Times declares Kiermaier the No. 1 defensive player in the Majors. “Kiermaier, a center fielder, is […]

     
  • "Just dunk yourself, this thing is heavy."

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    July 13, 2015 at 9:18 am 3 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. RAYS 4, Astros 3 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Was it good? Matt Moore worked 5 innings to pick up the win. He gave up 3 runs, striking out […]

     
  • Chris Archer’s chances to start All-Star game just got a huge boost

    Chris Archer’s chances to start All-Star game just got a huge boost

    July 12, 2015 at 1:51 pm 1 comment

    In the days leading up to the All-Star game, Chris Archer was consider one of several candidates to be chosen to start the All-Star game for the American League. Those chances got a big boost on Sunday. Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura told the media the team would prefer […]