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It's been Kelly Johnson, not Evan Longoria, who has surprised fantasy owners this season. (Credit)
Kelly Johnson (2B TB) 63% owned in Yahoo! – Johnson has raised his career from the dead in Tampa Bay. He has 10 homers, 32 RBI and batting .296. Second base has been a weak position in fantasy this year and he needs to be owned in all leagues. He’s been one of the best waiver-wire gems this year. He plays almost every day and has legitimate power.
Francisco Rodriguez (RP MIL) 27% owned in Yahoo! – All of a sudden “K-Rod” has value again. He is the favorite for saves in Milwaukee with Jim Henderson on the DL. John Axford has also been good lately and might get a chance at saves, but Ron Roenicke won’t go down that road again right now. Rodriguez has been excellent so far this year and wants to get to 300 career saves. He’s worth a shot if you need saves.
Ricky Nolasco (SP MIA) 13% owned in Yahoo! – Nolasco has been underrated in fantasy this season. He has 56 strikeouts...
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The Tampa Bay Rays Rays suspended prospect Josh Sale on Wednesday for conduct detrimental to the organization.
Sale, an outfield prospect taken 17th overall in the 2010 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft, had just completed a 50-game suspension after testing positive for methamphetamine and an amphetamine.
His latest controversy stemmed from an offensive status update he made on...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Kelly Johnsons recent outburst is no surprise to someone known for offensive displays of his own: Evan Longoria.
A day after Johnson, a Tampa Bay Rays infielderoutfielder, went 4 for 5 with two home runs and six RBI in a 10-6 victory over the Miami Marlins, the star third baseman praised his streaking teammate.
When asked if Johnsons numbers this season ...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. For almost eight minutes, Kelly Johnson tried to explain the flurry of production, the reasons behind his breakout May, the answer to why he has become so dangerous at the plate in his new home. He is grounded, soft-spoken and somewhat reserved, so it was little surprise the Tampa Bay Rays Mr. Versatile turned the topic into a self-warning for the future.
The Tampa Bay Rays have suspended Josh Sale, their 2010 first-round pick, for conduct detrimental to the organization, the team announced Wednesday.
"Threw 50 cents at a stripper tonight. First time. Got kicked out and she got so (mad) thought she was gonna cry. Your a stripper. Be thankful," Sale posted.
He was suspended for not knowing the difference between...
The Tampa Bay Rays are a notoriously cheap franchise. But can’t they at least give enough money to their prospects so they can give the strippers dollar bills? Take for instance, 2010 draft pick Joshua Sale. Now, Sale hasn’t quite lived up to his billing at teh #17 overall prospect. In fact, his biggest moment so far was a 50-game suspension after testing positive for amphetamines...
Could be this be the next Josh Hamilton in the making?
But for now, the Rays have another case of a troubled young draft pick on their hands in the case of Josh Sale.
Yesterday BSO posted the story about how Sale bragged about tossing quarters at strippers. Well today, karma’s paying the 21-year-old a visit as the Rays have decided to suspend him indefinitely for behavior...
MIAMI (AP) -- Matt Joyce and James Loney homered to support pitcher Alex Colome in his major league debut Thursday night and helped send the Tampa Bay Rays to a 5-2 victory over the Miami Marlins, who lost their ninth straight.
Colome (1-0) allowed an unearned run and five hits in 5 2-3 innings. He walked two and struck out seven as the Rays won their fifth straight.
Ultimately, I think we realize that baseball doesn't matter. It's a fun sport -- even a beautiful sport -- but baseball doesn't add anything tangible to our lives. We can't eat it, can't use it to build anything, and most of us aren't paid by or because of it. Instead, we follow baseball for the joy it brings to our lives, and because life is too short to...
Kelly Johnson and Yunel Escobar each had an RBI and Roberto Hernandez turned in his strongest effort of the season pitching into the ninth-inning and leading the Tampa Bay Rays over the Miami Marlins 3-1. Tampa Bay won their fourth game in a row, and the Marlins lost their eighth straight game.Hernandez came into the game having allowed 10 earned runs in six innings in his previous...
Kelly Johnson hit a pair of three-run homers Monday and the Tampa Bay Rays handed the Miami Marlins their sixth straight loss, 10-6.
Johnson also doubled, singled and stole a base. He matched his career highs for RBIs and hits during his eighth multihomer game, and first since May 30, 2011, against the Marlins while with Arizona.
Johnson, who 24 RBIs in 21 games this month, homered...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Desmond Jennings drove in the winning run with a two-out single in the bottom of the ninth inning Tuesday night, lifting the Tampa Bay Rays to a 7-6 victory over the Miami Marlins.
The Rays came back from an early 4-0 deficit and won their third in a row. Miami lost its seventh straight game.
Kelly Johnson opened the ninth with an infield single and...
MIAMI (AP) Roberto Hernandez bounced back from two rough outings and pitched 8 2-3 innings, leading the Tampa Bay Rays over Miami 3-1 Wednesday night and sending the Marlins to their season-worst eighth straight loss.
Kelly Johnson and Yunel Escobar each drove in a run as the Rays won their fourth in row. Tampa Ray has taken 12 of its last 13 against the Marlins and improved to...
It’s bad enough being a member of MLB’s worst team, the Miami Marlins. But on Tuesday night at Tropicana Field against the Tampa Bay Rays, it got even worse for outfield Marcell Ozuna. Attempting to catch a foul ball off the bat of Evan Longoria, Ozuna went head first into the wall after he tripped and fell over the bullpen mound. Pretty dangerous situation and luckily Ozuna...