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  • MLB is still investigating how the Chicago Cubs hired Joe Maddon

    MLB is still investigating how the Chicago Cubs hired Joe Maddon

    April 14, 2015 at 2:24 pm 5 comments

    It has been more than five months since the Chicago Cubs hired Joe Maddon and the Tampa Bay Rays asked Major League Baseball to investigate the move. Despite several reports that the case would be resolved before the start of the regular season, we are now into the second week […]

     
  • Allan Dykstra picked up his first big league black eye and Tim Beckham freaked out

    Allan Dykstra picked up his first big league black eye and Tim Beckham freaked out

    April 14, 2015 at 10:22 am 0 comments

    Allan Dykstra was in the lineup on Monday night for just his fifth big league game and still looking for his first big league hit seven years after being a first-round pick by the San Diego Padres in 2008. Well, poor Dykstra took some pre-game batting practice and on the […]

     
  • Some of the faces may change, but some things stay the same.

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    April 14, 2015 at 7:38 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 2, Blue Jays 1 (boxscore) THE GOOD: The starting pitching is doing Rays starting pitching things even with all the injuries. Jake Odorizzi was the latest, […]

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

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    April 13, 2015 at 7:45 am 9 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 8, Marlins 5 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Nathan Karns pitched a hell of a game on Sunday, giving up just 2 runs (1 earned) on 2 […]

     
  • Tim Beckham’s first career home run comes with his first career bat flip

    Tim Beckham’s first career home run comes with his first career bat flip

    April 11, 2015 at 4:55 pm 13 comments

    Tim Beckham hit his first career big league home run, a solo shot that gave the Rays a 2-0 lead over the Marlins on Saturday. But what makes this home run even better is the big league bat flip. This is the best. Likes(5)Dislikes(1)

     
  • Drew Smyly

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    April 10, 2015 at 10:20 am 14 comments

      RAYS (Off day) THE JUNKYARD DOGS WEBTOPIA… John Jaso became the 9th player the Rays have placed on the DL. Mikie Mahtook, a first round pick in the 2011 draft, has been called up for his big league debut. Mahtook has always reminded me of a bigger Sam Fuld, a […]

     
  • The easiest way to keep track of the Rays’ top prospects

    The easiest way to keep track of the Rays’ top prospects

    April 9, 2015 at 1:58 pm 5 comments

    Yesterday we posted the list of the top 17 prospects in the Tampa Bay Rays organization. If you want to keep track of those players we will have notes on them during the daily Hangover post in the morning. But if you want to keep even closer tabs, head on […]

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

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    April 9, 2015 at 8:16 am 7 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, Orioles 0 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Kevin Cash picks up his first win as a big league manager. After the game, Cash was pulled into […]

     
  • The Tampa Bay Rays’ top 17 prospects for 2015

    The Tampa Bay Rays’ top 17 prospects for 2015

    April 8, 2015 at 10:57 am 0 comments

    Entering the 2015 season, shortstops Daniel Robertson and Willy Adames, two players picked up in recent trades, are the top prospects in the Rays’ organization Our top prospects list is a meta-analysis that averages the rankings for the Rays’ top prospects from ESPN.com, BaseballAmerica, Baseball Prospectus, MLB.com,and Minor League Ball. In the science community, a […]

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

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    April 8, 2015 at 7:30 am 9 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 6, RAYS 5 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Kevin Kiermaier is fast. The Orioles announcers were impressed (see below). He used that speed to turn what should […]