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

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    March 26, 2015 at 8:56 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. RAYS 2, Twins 1 (boxscore) THE GOOD: The Rays and Twins have Spring Training complexes that are close to each other so they tend to play […]

     
  • The Tampa Bay Rays are now worth $625 million

    The Tampa Bay Rays are now worth $625 million

    March 25, 2015 at 12:55 pm 9 comments

    The Tampa Bay Rays are now worth $625 million according to the latest valuations of Major League Baseball franchises released by Forbes.com. The value of the Rays, who are still ranked last among all 30 teams, jumped 29% from last year when the franchise was valued at $485 million. The […]

     
  • Joe Girardi nails it on why shuffling starting pitchers just for Opening Day is a terrible idea

    Joe Girardi nails it on why shuffling starting pitchers just for Opening Day is a terrible idea

    March 25, 2015 at 7:45 am 15 comments

    Earlier this week, the Tampa Bay Rays made some moves that appeared to be setting up Chris Archer to pitch on Opening Day. The moves seemed odd because it will require the team to alter the pitching schedule of their three top starting pitchers just days before the season starts […]

     
  • Tampa Bay Rays to retire Don Zimmer’s No. 66 on Opening Day

    Tampa Bay Rays to retire Don Zimmer’s No. 66 on Opening Day

    March 24, 2015 at 2:06 pm 1 comment

    The Tampa Bay Rays have announced they will have a ceremony on Opening Day to retire the No. 66 of the late Don Zimmer. Zimmer wore the No. 66 for just one season, his last. It represented the number of years he had been in professional baseball. Zimmer’s number will […]

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

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    March 24, 2015 at 8:30 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. Pirates 7, RAYS 6 (boxscore) THE GOOD: I pretty much hate 99.9% of themed minor league jerseys. They are utterly predictable and excessively ugly for the […]

     
  • Rays make weird move and now it looks like Chris Archer will be the Opening Day starter

    Rays make weird move and now it looks like Chris Archer will be the Opening Day starter

    March 23, 2015 at 2:09 pm 8 comments

    Last week I speculated that Jake Odorizzi would replace the injured Alex Cobb as the Opening Day starter because it would be easier to adjust his schedule (give him one extra day of rest) than to adjust the schedule of Chris Archer (would need to go on short rest). However, […]

     
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    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    March 23, 2015 at 7:49 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. Blue Jays 3, RAYS 0 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Desmond Jennings is on fire this spring and everybody around the Rays raves about how good he looks. He […]

     
  • Former 1st round draft pick hits walk-off home run

    Former 1st round draft pick hits walk-off home run

    March 21, 2015 at 4:16 pm 2 comments

    Allan Dykstra, who was the first-round draft pick of the San Diego Padres in the 2008 draft, hit a walk-off home run for the Rays today against the Minnesota Twins. Dykstra, a 27-year-old first baseman who most recently played in the Mets’ organization, was signed this off-season by the Rays […]

     
  • Playing time gives us a hint at what the Rays will do during regular season

    Playing time gives us a hint at what the Rays will do during regular season

    March 20, 2015 at 4:06 pm 3 comments

    The positions that a player plays in spring training, the amount of playing time the players receive, and when that playing time is logged, gives us some insight into what Kevin Cash and the Rays are thinking as we head towards the regular season. Below is a look at how […]

     
  • Another bad sign that attendance at Rays games will be even worse this season

    Another bad sign that attendance at Rays games will be even worse this season

    March 20, 2015 at 11:23 am 5 comments

    Last month we got an ominous sign of just how bad attendance numbers might be this season when the number of people who showed up to Fan Fest was down 20% from the year before. It was hardly scientific, but it did suggest that interest in the Rays was down. […]