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Organizational Talent Rankings via Baseball America
2012 (11) | 2011 (3) | 2010 (1) | 2009 (4) | 2008 (1)
2012 Affiliate Records
MLB: [90-72] AL East
AAA: [66-78] International League – Durham
AA: [74-63] Southern League – Montgomery
A+: [55-79] Florida State League – Charlotte
A: [80-60] Midwest League – Bowling Green
A(ss): [52-24] New York-Penn League — Hudson Valley
Arizona Fall League Players — Phoenix Desert Dogs
Lenny Linsky (RHP); Tim Beckham (2B); Hak-Ju Lee (SS); Richie Shaffer (3B); Kevin Kiermaier (OF)
Matt Moore (RHP); Jake McGee (LHP)
The Run Down
The Rays' player development systems have always been top-notch, and for the past several years, they've maintained one of the better farm systems in the game. As a matter of timing more than anything else -- some bad luck, too (see Beckham) -- the system was a little lighter than usual in the high-impact department near the end of last season. They were growing older, and more expensive at ...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
The Tampa Bay Rays could leave spring training with 32-year-old Juan Sandoval, who was blinded in his right eye as a result of a restaurant shooting.
After word circulated on the internet that Price would not play for the Yankees due to their policy regarding facial hair the reigning AL Cy Young Award winner softened his stance.
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GETTIN' PIGGY WITH IT
Tampa Bay Rays DH Luke Scott is a bizarre man. When Scott showed up at Rays Spring Training on Monday, he showed up with the head of a boar in tow. Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times shared the picture to the right, and Gary Shelton of the Times has the full story on the head. Scott bounced through the clubhouse carrying a large boar's head — the first one he killed with...
The Tampa Bay Rays finished 2012 with a 90-72 record and 3 games shy of a wildcard berth. It was a season in which their star player, Evan Longoria missed 88 games due to injury. The Rays led the majors with a 3.19 team ERA and their staff was anchored by the AL Cy Young Award winner, David Price.
Tampa Bay also had a historic season from their closer, Fernando Rodney, who set a...
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. The past is a distant memory for Yunel Escobar, something hed rather sweep into a dustbin and forget forever. For good reason, he wants to keep his gaze fixed on the path ahead. His uniform has changed, his colors are different, the clubhouse culture he enters with the Tampa Bay Rays is loose and free.
Still, a player's record is never discarded so simply...
Tampa Bay Rays first baseman Luke Scott — a unique, eccentric fellow with interesting theories and thoughts on a variety of topics — arrived at spring training on Sunday afternoon with a curious object, something one wouldn’t typically consider a necessary accessory for a major league ballplayer to have in his possession as he embarks on camp: A boar’s head.
And no, we are...
Last season Rays DH Luke Scott told the Tampa Tribune that he had hunted down a wild boar and killed it with a spear–turns out he wasn’t lying.
As reported by Yahoo Sports Scott brought in the severed wild boar’s head for ‘show and tell’, a ritual manager Joe Maddon has continued on in spring training. While there has yet to be any photographic proof of the bizarre...
ALL BOBBLE, NO BITE
Your browser does not support iframes.Mark your calendars, Rays fans.On April 21, the Rays will be giving away bobbleheads depicting David Price's canine to kids 14 and younger. Price can be seen with the bobblehead and his French bulldog, Astro, in the video clip above.So, if you are younger than 14, and planning to be in attendance for the Rays vs. A's game at Tropicana...
After the Rays and David Price avoided arbitration back in January, many believed there may be hope that the 2012 Cy Young winner will stay in Tampa Bay for the long term. However, at the end of the day it’s still a business and Price realizes that. “I do know this could be my last year here — or half-year, whatever it is,” Price told FOXSports.com during an interview....
Evan Longoria and Jamie Edmondson are having a baby. One teammate was unsure of what to give the couple and asked Longoria. So naturally the third-basemen told him breast pump.
“Hey, Evan told me to buy a breast pump. So I bought a breast pump.” said Price via USA Today.
The actual price of the pump was not announced but Price summed it up anyway.
“Most expensive thing on the...
The good vibes of spring training, and the beginning of baseball after a long winter, cover a lot of ills. Players get second chances, guys are excited to be around each other, and things that wouldn’t be acceptable in the thick of a competitive season — or, perhaps, in the rest of humanity — are laughed at and accepted.
Enter the boar head.
Luke Scott, who has one of the stranger...
Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price is probably nearing the end of his tenure with the Rays. Price has two seasons of arbitration eligibility remaining after 2013, and will be in line for eight figure salaries after signing a $10.1 million contract for 2013. After the contracts recently signed by Felix Hernandez, Zack Greinke, Cole Hamels, and Matt Cain, Price figures to...
The Tampa Bay Rays have David Price under team control for a few more seasons, but history would tell you they are not opposed to trading him before their time with him is up. Price is 27 years old and one of the best left-handed starters in the game. If he continues to pitch the way he has over the past few seasons, he could be destined to become the highest-paid pitcher in MLB...
After dealing with injury issues last season, Tampa Bay Rays 3B Evan Longoria is expected to be a large part of the team’s offensive plans this season. As the Rays prepare to play their first game of the 2013 spring training season, Longoria has reportedly left camp. Fear not Rays fans, Longoria is not injured, he has departed camp in order to be with his girlfriend in order to...
Tampa Bay Rays P David Price made some news on Wednesday by stating that he didn’t think he could ever be a member of the New York Yankees because of their rules, especially the one regarding facial hair. Interviewed by John Paul Morosi of FOXSports.com, Price expressed his dislike over the team rule which forbids facial hair.
“Joe wants us to be comfortable in our own skin....