Found May 24, 2012 on Fangraphs:
TEAMS: Tampa Bay Rays
Episode 186 David Laurila, curator of FanGraphs’ Q&A Series, talks to talented and erudite Tampa Bay outfielder Sam Fuld on the phone regarding the latter’s role in Sun Sports’ recent sabermetric broadcast. Don’t hesitate to direct pod-related correspondence to @cistulli on Twitter. You can s...

Tampa Bay looks for series win behind Shields

Tune into Sun Sports at 12:30 p.m. to watch the Tampa Bay Rays take on the Toronto Blue Jays. Although Tampa Bay's James Shields is tied for the major league lead in victories, he hasn't been particularly sharp lately. A start against the Toronto Blue Jays could help him regain his composure. Shields looks to become baseball's first seven-game winner as he takes the...

Rays post lineup card with superhero names for each player

The Tampa Bay Rays are never short on ideas to keep things loose in their locker room. A day after two of the team's relievers were spotted in the dugout wearing gladiator helmets, the team posted its lineup card with each player getting assigned a superhero name. Carlos Pena, for example, was dubbed Mr. Fantastic, B.J. Upton was The Flash, Luke Scott was Wolverine and so on...

Fernando Rodney Is Ricky Vaughn

Fernando Rodney‘s 2012 season is redefining relief domination. The veteran flamethrower is turning into the real life version of Ricky “Wild Thing” Vaughn, transforming from a wild pitcher who never harnessed his stuff into one of the surest ninth innings in baseball. Rodney will carry a 38 FIP- and an incredible 11 ERA- into his next appearance. It’s only 22.2 innings, but...

Carlos Pena Led Off Last Night

Carlos Pena led off last night. Carlos Pena led off for the first time in his career last night. Carlos Pena led off, despite averaging about two stolen bases per season and going against one old-school adage (speed at the top!) even as he fits another (second basemen bat second!). Just how rare was the occurrence, though? And given the current state of the Rays, was it a good idea...

Rays outfielder Guyer out for season

Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Brandon Guyer, who has been out since May 12 because of a shoulder injury to his left (non-throwing) arm, will miss the rest of the season after another surgery to repair a torn labrum. Dr. James Andrews will perform the surgery next week, according to the Tampa Bay Times. Guyer, 26, can play all three outfield spots. Reserves Brandon Allen, Sam Fuld...

Luke Scott: Living On The Outside

In January, the Tampa Bays signed 33-year-old Luke Scott to a one-year, $5M contract (plus a club option for 2013) to serve as the team’s primary designated hitter. He struggled last season with the Baltimore Orioles, only hitting .220/.301/.402 and failing to be at least a one-win player for the first time since his rookie season in 2005. The vast majority of his struggles, however...

Tampa Bay Rays post lineup card with players’ superhero aliases (photo)

Say what you want about the Tampa Bay Rays and their antiseptic stadium, the entire organization, from the players all the way up to management and the front office, those guys sure know how to have fun. When the Rays players aren’t wearing gladiator helmets in the dugout and the organization isn’t booking the Go-Gos [...]

Pedro Martinez, Bobby Valentine Put Tampa Bay Gladiators to Shame With Top 10 Dugout Hijinks (Gallery)

Baseball has a long and storied tradition, filled with many distinguished men and their historic contributions to the sport. It also is notorious for the many jokers and pranksters to fill its ranks, keeping teammates on their toes with their mirthful ways throughout the long grind of a major league season. The Tampa Bay Rays have recently emerged at the forefront of the silliness...

P John Gaub: Claimed off waivers by Texas

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Rays 7, Red Sox 4

Matt Joyce hit his second grand slam in six games and Elliot Johnson had a two-run shot to lift the Tampa Bay Rays to their third straight win, 7-4 over the Boston Red Sox on Friday night in a game that saw the benches empty in the ninth inning. Carlos Pena, inserted into the leadoff spot after a miserable slump, added a solo homer for the Rays. Adrian Gonzalez had an RBI double...

Red Sox Must Take Matters Into Their Own Hands Instead of Waiting on Help From Alex Cobb (Video)

Alex Cobb, who is pitching for the Tampa Bay Rays, was born in Boston. So, you might think that he could get intimidated by pitching in Fenway Park for the first time, considering he likely grew up dreaming of a moment like this. Right? Wrong. It turns out that Cobb might not have dreamt about playing in Fenway after all. NESN Nation's Dan Duquette explains in the video above...

“What a Dump!” Fenway Park Strikes Back

 DATELINE: HUMOR! Bobby Valentine oversaw his team begin to brawl in the ninth inning after Luke Scott, sometime Fenway Park detractor, was hit by a pitch. Scott despises Fenway Park and gave an interview to that effect, which has ranked him at the top of the enemies list all season among the most arrogant of Boston Red Sox fans. At his postgame interview, Bobby Valentine insisted...

Joyce's slam helps lift Rays by BoSox

Matt Joyce hit his second grand slam in six games and Elliot Johnson had a two-run shot to lift the Tampa Bay Rays to their third straight win, 7-4 over the Boston Red Sox on Friday night in a game that saw the benches empty in the ninth inning.

How we see it goin' down: Rays - Sox series

First Pitch: Friday 7:10, Saturday 7:15, Sunday 1:35 Arms: Friday: Alex Cobb, RHP (1-0, 2.57 ERA) vs. Jon Lester, LHP (3-3, 3.95 ERA) Saturday: David Price, LHP (6-3, 2.88 ERA) vs. Josh Beckett, RHP (4-4, 4.38 ERA) Sunday: Jeremy Hellickson, RHP (4-1, 2.73 ERA) vs. Clay Buchholz, RHP (4-2, 7.84 ERA)                    Yard: Fenway Park   Watch it:  NESN, FOX (Sat...

Rays hope win in Toronto changes momentum

ST. PETERSBURG The Tampa Bay Rays will travel to Boston Thursday night sporting specially designed bow ties officially dubbed "The Ken RosenthalNerd Road Trip" in honor of the Fox Sports baseball analyst. But their latest theme trek should be a lot more fun thanks to the bow that B.J. Upton helped them tie around a crucial home series Wednesday afternoon against the...
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