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The Tampa Bay Rays have been the darling of MLB since they dropped the “Devil” out of their name. They have done a great job of developing young players who have made the team not only competitive, but up there with the likes of the best teams in the AL East division. They have made the playoffs 3 of the last 5 seasons, and managed to go 90-72 last season under manager Joe Maddon. General Manager Andrew Friedman has been shrewd in his decisions, deciding to rely on the influx of talent the Rays have in the minor leagues. That point was driven home by the off season trade of James Shields and Wade Davis to the Kansas City Royals. The deal brought over prized OF prospect Wil Myers as well as pitchers Jake Odorizzi and Mike Montgomery. Yes, the future looks brighter and it can be said the Rays have a chance to get the best in this trade. But, added to the free agent losses of CF BJ Upton and Carlos Pena, how much of a step back do the Rays take in 2013? I think there should be mi...

Jaime Edmondson: One Hot MLB WAG

Evan Longoria's WAG is now a MILF too.

Joel Peralta watches WBC, wonders 'what-if'

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. Joel Peralta sifted through his locker, his mind prepping for another day of spring training but his heart more than 1,000 miles away. On Sunday morning, the Tampa Bay Rays reliever continued his routine: changing from a dark-blue T-shirt into uniform for a game against the Boston Red Sox, holding court with teammates in a corner of a Charlotte Sports Park clubhouse...

Rays trim 8 pitchers from spring roster

The Tampa Bay Rays have trimmed their spring roster to 54 players by optioning five pitchers to the minor leagues and reassigning three others to minor league camp. Right-hander Alex Colome and left-handers Mike Montgomery and Frank De Los Santos were optioned to Triple-A Durham on Monday. Left-hander Enny Romero was optioned to Double-A Montgomery and lefty Felipe Rivero was optioned...

Rays rumors: Tampa Bay hasn’t considered trading David Price

Considering their limited payroll, the Tampa Bay Rays are ultimately expected to trade left-hander David Price rather than sign him to a lucrative long-term extension. However, owner Stuart Sternberg told reporters, including Roger Mooney of The Tampa Tribune, that the Rays can “absolutely” afford Price’s next contract and the team hasn’t discussed trading the reigning...

Difficult decisions ahead for Rays' Sternberg

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. Existing as the Tampa Bay Rays requires foresight with a healthy dose of optimism to make their challenges appear manageable. Theyre one of the major leagues' greatest success stories since 2008, a franchise that has evolved from an American League East also-ran to a contender, but each year presents new tests of their ability to preserve this standard....

Rays select David Price as Opening Day starter

The announcement was little surprise, but a familiar face will take the mound for the Tampa Bay Rays on Opening Day. Left-hander David Price, the returning American League Cy Young Award winner, was on Tuesday named the starter for the Rays season opener against the Baltimore Orioles on April 2. This will be the second Opening Day start for the 27-year-old, following a four-run,...

Photo: David Price bowls from the mound

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher David Price attempted to throw another strike from the mound today. He almost succeeded. Price is working with the “Bowl For Kids’ Sake” Program and attempted to throw a bowling ball from the pitching mound. Funds raised from Bowl For Kids’ Sake will allow the agency to pair more children with carefully screened volunteers, as well as provide professional...

Rays select David Price as opening-day starter

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) -- AL Cy Young Award winner David Price has been selected as Tampa Bay's opening-day starter against AL East rival Baltimore. Rays manager Joe Maddon made the announcement Tuesday before a spring training game against the New York Yankees. The three-time All-Star went 20-5 with a 2.56 ERA in 31 starts in last year, when he edged Detroit's Justin...

David Price Bowls 'em Over at Home Plate

The Tampa Bay Rays have a heck of a talent in pitcher David Price. Dude is so good he gets the ball over the plate even if its a dang bowling ball! Price is actually participating in the 'Bowl for Kids' Sake' charity event to benefit the Big Brothers Big Sisters program in Tampa Bay. [RaysIndex]

Longoria has pair of RBI doubles in Rays' loss

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) -- Evan Longoria had a pair of run-scoring doubles and a Luke Scott hit his first home run of the spring for the Tamp Bay Rays, who squandered a ninth-inning lead Monday night and lost to the Minnesota Twins 6-4 in 10 innings. Ray Olmedo had an RBI triple in the 10th and Clete Thomas doubled and scored the go-ahead run for Minnesota. Twins designated hitter...

Twins overcome Rays in 10th inning

PORT CHARLOTTE (AP) Sure, Desmond Jennings wants to see more pitches per at-bat. Yes, he'd like to take more walks this season. And maybe this is the year he finally masters the bunt. But the Tampa Bay Rays center fielder and leadoff man sees his job as a simple one: get on base. He did that two more times on a Monday night, but the Minnesota Twins rallied to tie it in the...
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