The regular season starts in a month and we now finally know that Major League Baseball will add a second Wild Card team to each league this season. That means, there can potentially be three playoff teams from the AL East. And that is exactly what would have happened in three of the four previous seasons.


  • Matt Moore says he felt better and played did some light throwing yesterday…Also, Jeremy Hellickson will be on the mound for Sunday’s second game of the spring. James Shields won’t pitch until Wednesday. []
  • Here is a list of how much each team spent in free agency and where each team ranks. The Rays were pretty much middle of the road. [BI Sports]
  • Some of the Rays talked about the expanded playoff format. [The Heater]
  • Alex Cobb joined JP Peterson on “Happy Hour with JP Peterson” on 1010 Sports and described Spring Training as “pretty much a vacation.” You can listen to the interview here. []
  • For those of you that think we are paying too much attention to Evan Longoria’s personal life, Jaime Edmondson was a guest on a Sports Illustrated podcast and talked about dating Longoria. []
  • Peter Gammons explains why he thinks the Rays can be even better in 2012. []
  • Jim Caple of has ranked the uniforms of each team and the Rays come in 28th, ahead of only the Padres and Indians. [ESPN]
  • This off-season might be a disappointing one for Bucs fans. []
  • Here’s Joe Maddon’s new car. [The Heater]






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