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

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    April 24, 2015 at 9:07 am 5 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 2, Red Sox 1 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Jake Odorizzi now has 11 starts since the start of the 2014 season in which he worked at […]

     
  • C.J. Riefenhauser was the only left-handed pitcher in the bullpen.

    The Rays suddenly have a huge bullpen problem and it is going to cost them a player

    April 23, 2015 at 2:55 pm 10 comments

    The Rays today announced that reliever CJ Riefenhauser has been placed on the disabled list with left shoulder inflammation. Mikie Mahtook has been called up to take his place on the roster. Once we get over the shock of seeing 12 (12!) players on the DL less than three weeks […]

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

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    April 23, 2015 at 8:41 am 11 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 7, Red Sox 5 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Hey, look who showed up last night. It’s Evan Longoria! Remember him? He singled and scored as the […]

     
  • Boston media calls Chris Archer ‘a bit hypocritical’ for strikeout celebration

    Boston media calls Chris Archer ‘a bit hypocritical’ for strikeout celebration

    April 22, 2015 at 1:32 pm 4 comments

    Last night, Chris Archer and David Ortiz renewed their rivalry with an epic showdown that ended in a strikeout to end an inning. After finishing off Ortiz, Archer bounded off the mound as he tends to do from time to time. Mike Cole of NESN has a problem with this, […]

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

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    April 22, 2015 at 8:00 am 13 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 1, RAYS 0 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Chris Archer had his third straight start without allowing an earned run (I promise not to mention that […]

     
  • Chris Archer strikes out David Ortiz in classic at bat

    Chris Archer strikes out David Ortiz in classic at bat

    April 21, 2015 at 8:14 pm 5 comments

    In the boxscore it will go down as just another strikeout, one of dozens for Chris Archer this year. But this one was different and, oh boy, was it pretty awesome. With the Rays trailing 1-0 in the 5th, the Boston Red Sox got runners on first and second with […]

     
  • Why the Rays cut ties with Grant Balfour, their highest-paid pitcher

    Why the Rays cut ties with Grant Balfour, their highest-paid pitcher

    April 20, 2015 at 10:11 am 6 comments

    Following Saturday’s game, the Tampa Bay Rays made a surprising move when they designated Grant Balfour for assignment, the first step in ultimately releasing their highest-paid pitcher without getting anything in return. The move was a bit surprising, not only because the Rays will have to eat what’s left of […]

     
  • Ryan Brett picked up his first big league hit in the 9th inning.

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    April 20, 2015 at 7:57 am 6 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 5, RAYS 3 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Steven Souza has Rays fans saying ‘Wil who?’ Souza has 10 hits in the last 6 games including 4 […]

     
  • Rays waive Grant Balfour despite $7 million salary

    Rays waive Grant Balfour despite $7 million salary

    April 18, 2015 at 10:54 pm 9 comments

    The Tampa Bay Rays have designated relief pitcher Grant Balfour for assignment after Saturday’s game the first step in releasing the former closer. The Rays have promoted Brandon Gomes to take Balfour’s spot. Gomes has been added to the 40-man roster. Balfour, struggled in the Rays’ loss to the Yankees […]

     
  • Chris Archer made a change this season and it is paying off big time

    Chris Archer made a change this season and it is paying off big time

    April 17, 2015 at 11:42 am 4 comments

    Chris Archer had his second straight dominant performance, shutting down the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday night and he can thank a big change in his game plan on the mound. In Archer’s last two starts, he has allowed just three hits in 14 shutout innings with 16 strikeouts and […]