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  • Rays To Interview Hall Of Famer Barry Larkin For Managerial Position

    Rays To Interview Hall Of Famer Barry Larkin For Managerial Position

    November 10, 2014 at 3:18 pm 2 comments

    The Rays announced today that they have added two more candidates to their “intial round of interviews.” In addition to the original eight candidates, the Rays will also interview Hall of Famer Barry Larkin and Doug Glanville. Both currently serve as commentators for ESPN. Larkin has limited coaching experience and […]

     
  • Report: Rays Will Likely Trade Jeremy Hellickson This Week

    Report: Rays Will Likely Trade Jeremy Hellickson This Week

    November 10, 2014 at 11:34 am 13 comments

    The Rays are “moving closer” to trading Jeremy Hellickson and a deal could happen this week according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post. #Rays are moving closer to dealing Jeremy Hellickson to an NL team. Likely this week — Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) November 10, 2014 This should not […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] What Rays Fans Need To Know Today

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays Fans Need To Know Today

    November 10, 2014 at 8:48 am 1 comment

    The Josh Lueke era in the Rays’ organization now appears to finally be over. Lueke was one of 21 Rays minor leaguers who were granted free agency. Lueke spent each of the last three seasons splitting time between triple-A Durham and the Rays’ bullpen. Originally acquired in a trade for […]

     
  • Evan Longoria Calls Dave Martinez ‘The Obvious Pick’ To Be Rays Manager

    Evan Longoria Calls Dave Martinez ‘The Obvious Pick’ To Be Rays Manager

    November 7, 2014 at 3:48 pm 3 comments

    Evan Longoria was a guest on the MLB Network this afternoon and of course he was asked about the list of managerial candidates. Amazingly, Longoria was asked if he knew any of the candidates (hello! Dave Martinez? Charlie Montoyo?). But Longo handled the question in stride and went on to […]

     
  • The 8 Candidates To Be The Next Manager Of The Rays Include One Surprise And One Who Stands Out

    The 8 Candidates To Be The Next Manager Of The Rays Include One Surprise And One Who Stands Out

    November 6, 2014 at 3:37 pm 9 comments

    The Rays have released eight names as their “preliminary” list of managerial candidates: Dave Martinez Charlie Montoyo Manny Acta Ron Wotus Don Wakamatsu Raul Ibanez Craig Counsell Kevin Cash President of baseball operations Matt Silverman said he expects other names will be added in the near future. “This is a […]

     
  • Joe Maddon Made A Meaningless Last-Minute Offer To Stay With Rays

    Joe Maddon Made A Meaningless Last-Minute Offer To Stay With Rays

    November 6, 2014 at 11:49 am 3 comments

    After negotiating his 5-year, $25 million contract with the Chicago Cubs, Joe Maddon made one last offer to the Rays according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. But while Heyman describes the offer as a “real effort to stay in Tampa Bay,” Maddon almost certainly knew the offer would be rejected […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] What Rays Fans Need To Know Today

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays Fans Need To Know Today

    November 6, 2014 at 8:50 am 7 comments

    The exodus of big league talent continues as the Rays announced they have traded left-handed pitcher Cesar Ramos to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim near Disneyland for right-handed pitching prospect Mark Sappington. The move is not terribly surprising as Ramos is now 30 and is projected to make close […]

     
  • The Rays Have Two Years Left To Get A New Stadium Approved

    The Rays Have Two Years Left To Get A New Stadium Approved

    November 5, 2014 at 11:59 am 5 comments

    Earlier today we talked about the latest report linking the Rays to Montreal. But there was another small detail that most overlooked, something we have talked about here in the past. If the Rays are going to stay in the Tampa Bay area, they need to have a new stadium […]

     
  • There Is More Evidence The Rays Have Talked About Moving To Montreal But It’s Not As Bad As It Sounds

    There Is More Evidence The Rays Have Talked About Moving To Montreal But It’s Not As Bad As It Sounds

    November 5, 2014 at 10:40 am 1 comment

    Another report has come out that appears to support what we have already heard about the Rays and their mistress, Montreal. A Montreal newspaper reports that Tampa Bay Rays officials have met with business people from Montreal on two occasions, with one of those meetings taking place in New York […]

     
  • Watch Wil Myers Drill An Old Dude In The Back With A Wiffle Ball

    Watch Wil Myers Drill An Old Dude In The Back With A Wiffle Ball

    November 4, 2014 at 4:12 pm 1 comment

    Wil Myers was a guest on MLB Network’s “Hot Stove” to promote his work with The Miracle League of High Point, a charity wiffle ball league. During the interview, Myers talks about Madison Bumgarner (“[in high school] he could hit, man”), Joe Maddon (“You know what man, I love Joe […]