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While the procrastinator in me is partially to blame, I finally finished the outlooks for the Tampa Bay Rays last week. We all know their story; they’re a low budget team who builds up on prospects via the trade and draft and by doing such is able to compete with big-budget teams like the Yankees and Red Sox. In fact, on the last day of the regular season, they eliminated the Red Sox minutes after the Orioles rallied to beat Boston (or as the Yankee fan in me likes to remember it, Papelbon FAILED), marking one of the more miraculous end-of-season runs. Either way, the Rays remain one of the more interesting teams in the league since they have a low payroll yet a ton of talent. With a few more savvy moves, you might want to watch out for the Rays going forward.
I totally expect the Rays to compete again, not only for the Wild Card but for the division. Here’s why:
Evan Longoria – First off, I love the guy as far as ceiling – I’ve written before he has an MVP-caliber season that wil...
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The Rays have been building bullpens on the cheap for years now, not necessarily because they want to but because they don’t have any other choice. They added to their stable of low cost relievers earlier this week by acquiring right-hander Burke Badenhop from the Marlins for catcher prospect Jake Jefferies. In his work for MLB Trade Rumors, our own Matt Swartz projects Badenhop...
In this week's edition of Rays Roundup: Matt Moore's new deal may have secured him a rotation spot, J.P. Howell will be back with the team in 2012 but Andy Sonnanstine will not, the Rays acquire ground-ball wizard Burke Badenhop from the Miami Marlins, and catcher Kelly Shoppach returns to the Red Sox.
The Tampa Bay Rays announced today that Neil Solondz has been named the team’s new pre- and postgame radio host. Full press release inside.
The Rays named Neil Solondz the team’s new pre- and postgame radio host, replacing Rich Herrera, who resigned at the end of the 2011 season. Solondz (SO-lahnz ) has been with Triple A Durham since 2004 and for the last two seasons has filled in on the Rays pre- and…
The Rays haven't given up on LHP J.P. Howell, despite his late-season struggles. In fact, executive vice president of baseball Andrew Friedman and manager Joe Maddon said they expect Howell to be a big part of the bullpen in 2012.
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The Rays have announced that Neil Solondz, a broadcaster for the Durham Bulls, will be the new pre- and post-game radio voice for the Rays. Solondz is replacing Rich Herrera, who was a polarizing voice that most people seemed to either love or hate.
We haven’t heard too much of Solondz’ work. But based on the reactions we...
ROGER MOONEY The Rays final two home runs of the regular season earned each author a GIBBY. Evan Longoria’s 12th inning home run that beat the Yankees on the final night of the regular season earned him a GIBBY for…