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Matt Moore was a tippy-top pitching prospect, and like all tippy-top pitching prospects, he was supposed to become an ace. Based on his current sub-3 ERA and number of strikeouts, he’s arrived at a young age. Based on the rest of the picture, Moore remains at least partially unfinished, as he con...
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The best teams in baseball that have success on a consistent basis seem to have one thing in common, and that is they have a strong pitching staff. The Tampa Bay Rays are one of these teams that always receive great contributions from their pitchers.
This is one of the reasons that in past couple of seasons, they either have a great chance of winning their division or earning a wild...
As a three-time All-Star, Evan Longoria is a favorite of autograph-seekers at Tropicana Field and elsewhere throughout the majors. However, he will leave Comerica Park with a memorable signature of his own.
On Wednesday night, the Tampa Bay Rays' third baseman tweeted a photo of a bat signed by guitarist and Metallica co-founder James Hetfield. Hetfield was present for the Rays...
A couple weeks back, manager Joe Maddon said the Rays would be cautious bringing starting pitcher David Price back from the D.L. Today, talking on 620 WDAE’s Ron & Ian Show (interview’s at the end of this post), pitching coach Jim Hickey said that Price may not return until the end of June. However, the team is monitoring him closely and Hickey stated Price is doing good...
The Rays do not pass up the opportunity of drafting a catcher with their first pick on Thursday’s First-Year Player Draft. With pick No. 21, the Rays selected catcher Nick Ciuffo from Lexington (S.C.) High School and at No. 29 selected right handed pitcher Ryne Staneck from the University of Arkansas. Videos of each prospect can be found after the media release from the Rays. Ciuffo...
– Wil Myers: OF – Photo by: Minda Haas
Tampa Bay Rays fans are impatiently awaiting the arrival of their team’s top prospect Wil Myers’ to the big club. The Rays acquired Myers from the Royals in a trade last December, a trade that sent James Shields and Wade Davis to Kansas City. Big game James was a fan favorite in Tampa and I am sure how well he is pitching for KC...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. The Tampa Bay Rays selected catcher Nick Ciuffo with the 21st overall pick in the MLB Draft onThursday.
Ciuffo, from Lexington (S.C.) High School, is a 6-foot-1, 200-pound talent who has been compared to Texas Rangers catcher A.J. Pierzynski. He hit .468 last season with five home runs and 33 RBI.
Scouts have praised Ciuffo for his strong arm and quick release...
As we often mention here, there are some pretty specific steps pitchers take in recovering from an injury. There's the initial rehab phase, there's the playing catch phase, there's the long toss phase, then there's the pitching from a mound phase. The Tampa Bay Rays will have David Price move to the pitching from a mound phase Friday. It's a big step in...
Tampa Bay Rays ace David Price is scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Friday his first work off the mound since landing on the disabled list May 16 according to Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune. Price suffered a triceps strain and was projected to be out until mid to late June.Price was 1-4 with a 5.24 ERA over nine starts this season. Jake Odorizzi and Chris Archer have...
You know all about xFIP, because you read FanGraphs, and it’s a distinctly FanGraphs-y statistic. You don’t quite know how you feel about it. Some pitchers demonstrate an ability to suppress runs more than one would expect. Some pitchers appear to be unusually homer-prone. Lots has been written about the handful of apparent exceptions, but xFIP isn’t trash, as some might suggest...
Twice, Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon intentionally walked Miguel Cabrera with a runner on second, giving Prince Fielder a chance to break the game open with a big hit.
The move worked both times - and it was the Rays who finally ended a scoreless deadlock with three runs in the ninth inning.
Matt Joyce, Evan Longoria and Desmond Jennings each drove in a run in Tampa Bay's last...
DETROIT (AP) -- Matt Joyce hit a sacrifice fly to break a scoreless tie in the ninth inning, and Evan Longoria and Desmond Jennings each drove in another run to lift the Tampa Bay Rays to a 3-0 win over the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night.
Longoria added an RBI single later in the ninth off Doug Fister (5-3), who pitched well again for the Tigers but got no offensive support....
The Tampa Bay Rays finished May with a record of 18-10 and come into June as one of the hottest teams in the American League. The Rays won the weekend series against the Cleveland Indians and although Tampa Bay was shut out 5-0 on Saturday, the Rays outscored the Indians 20-10 in the series. The [...]
DETROIT (AP) Matt Joyce hit a sacrifice fly to break a scoreless tie in the ninth inning, and Evan Longoria and Desmond Jennings each drove in another run to lift the Tampa Bay Rays to a 3-0 win over the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night.
Longoria added an RBI single later in the ninth off Doug Fister (5-3), who pitched well again for the Tigers but got no offensive support. Jennings...
Since getting swept by the Tampa Bay Rays last month, the Baltimore Orioles have been one of the hottest teams in baseball.
The visiting Orioles will try to keep rolling with a better performance against the Rays in a three-game series that begins Friday night.
Baltimore gave up 25 runs in its three home losses to Tampa Bay from May 17-19, part of a season-high six-game losing...
Prince Fielder homered and drove in four runs, and the Detroit Tigers handed Matt Moore his first loss of the year with a 10-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night.
Fielder also hit a two-run single that capped a four-run second inning for the Tigers. Moore (8-1) got only six outs while allowing six runs, seven hits and six walks. He was pitching on three days' rest...