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  • Fan injured by Evan Longoria bat that flew into the stands

    Fan injured by Evan Longoria bat that flew into the stands

    March 10, 2015 at 4:52 pm 3 comments

    In a scary scene, a fan at Charlotte Sports Park was taken out of the stands on a stretcher after being struck by a bat during an Evan Longoria at bat. Longoria lost control of the bat and it flew into the second section of seats where it struck an […]

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

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    March 10, 2015 at 9:09 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. Yankees 4, RAYS 3 (boxscore) THINGS THAT STOOD OUT TO US: It is nice to see Desmond Jennings being aggressive on the basepaths again, swiping a […]

     
  • Rays pitcher gives himself the worst nickname ever

    Rays pitcher gives himself the worst nickname ever

    March 9, 2015 at 2:59 pm 2 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher hopeful Alex Colome has finally resolved his visa issues in the Dominican Republic and is on his way to camp. He is also coming with a new nickname, at least one that is new to us. On the surface, “The Horse” is not a terrible […]

     
  • What Drew Smyly’s injury means for the Rays’ rotation

    What Drew Smyly’s injury means for the Rays’ rotation

    March 9, 2015 at 12:05 pm 0 comments

    Last week, Kevin Cash made his first move that differed significantly from the Joe Maddon era when he announced the starting rotation — well, four-fifths of it — at the beginning of camp. Five days later, we already see the problem with that move as Drew Smyly has tendonitis in […]

     
  • Nick Franklin

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    March 9, 2015 at 7:44 am 7 comments

    RAYS (1-2) THINGS THAT STOOD OUT THIS WEEKEND: Still no sense of what is going to happen in the middle infield. Over the last few games, Nick Franklin has started at 2B and SS, Asdrubal Cabrera has started at 2B and DH, and Tim Beckham has a start at SS…The other interesting […]

     
  • [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 4 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 9 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 […]