Found February 25, 2012 on
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Hak-Ju Lee addressed the media on Saturday morning, boldly speaking without the use of a translator and the native of Jeonju, Korea held his own.

Healthy Howell could be back to his old tricks

PORT CHARLOTTE J.P. Howell feels like his old self again after missing a season. Of course, the Tampa Bay Rays left-handed reliever and ebullient clubhouse presence didnt miss the 2011 campaign he rejoined the team in May and then wobbled down a road marked by inconsistency and intense frustration. The season he missed was spring. And that contributed to his fall. Now, for...

Reid Brignac’s girlfriend Playmate Lauren Anderson is reportedly pregnant

The Tampa Bay Rays are cleaning up this offseason. We don’t mean that the team’s roster has improved significantly. Tampa rarely makes any big splashes during the offseason but always remains in contention, so that isn’t a concern. As far as the players’ social lives are concerned, however, the Rays are dominating the league. Reid Brignac’s girlfriend, former Playboy Playmate...

Tampa Bay Rays excited to get look at top shortstop prospect Hak-Ju Lee

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Rays Comfortable Being the Hunted

The Rays are no longer underdogs and that is just fine with manager Joe Maddon who says the goal this season is to make it back to the World Series. Also inside: Notes on Kyle Farnsworth, Carlos Pena, Evan Longoria, Chris Gimenez and J.P. Howell.

With Longoria, Rays may be best in Majors

After a year in which almost nothing came easy, the Rays' Evan Longoria begins his fifth big league season in a good place both physically and mentally.

Don Zimmer meets the Zim Bear

It was only two days ago, but it seems like much longer than that, given the inordinate amount of disturbing dreams I’ve been having ever since I first gazed upon the frightening image of Zim Bear, the terrifying combination of Tampa Bay Rays senior adviser Don Zimmer and a teddy bear which will be given [...]

Maddon working on batting order

Rays manager Joe Maddon noted that one of his spring tasks will be to develop a batting order and have it flow.

Joe Maddon Not Banning Beer From Rays Clubhouse, Says 'We're Not the Boston Red Sox'

Whether it was a jab at the Red Sox, or he was just reaffirming what everyone already knows, Rays manager Joe Maddon turned a few heads on Sunday. "We're not the Boston Red Sox," Maddon said, according to the Tampa Bay Times, when asked about banning beer from the Rays clubhouse. Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine has banned alcohol from the Boston clubhouse, in addition...

Manager Joe Maddon tells Tampa Bay Rays to use high expectations as fuel in annual spring address

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Tampa Bay Rays: Don Zimmer meets Zim Bear; bed bugs bite; Nevin Ashley's baby

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Beer still available in Rays clubhouse

ROGER MOONEY PORT CHARLOTTE The Rays are in the minority among the 30 major league teams when it comes to allowing beer in the Tropicana Field clubhouse. They have and they will. Manager Joe Maddon, when asked today if he would join Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine in banning…

Future bright at shortstop for Rays

The battle for shortstop is between Reid Brignac and Sean Rodriguez, but they aren't the only shortstops in camp who will garner attention.

Tampa Bay Rays: Fake trade comes from fraudulent Twitter account; fried chicken goes well with beer

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Tampa Bay Rays say they respect Manny Ramirez, wish him well

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Longo on the team, expectations, Jennings and the fallout from Game 162

Evan Longoria reacts after hitting his Wild Card-clinching walk-off home run during the final night of the 2011 season. ROGER MOONEY PORT CHARLOTTE Evan Longoria held court for about 10 minutes before this morning’s workout, the first full squad workout of the spring. Here is what…
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