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Project One Four, a charitable foundation formed by Tampa Bay Rays pitcher David Price, recently held an enjoyable fund-raiser, Dining with David and Friends. The event included participation from fellow Vandy first-round picks Mike Minor, Pedro Alvarez and Sonny Gray along with Vanderbilt Head Coach Tim Corbin, Rays second baseman Ben Zobrist and ex-Shelbyville and Lipscomb star Rex Brothers among others. Joe Fisher was the emcee.
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The Rays decided to exercise their options on ace James Shields and closer Kyle Farnsworth while declining their option on catcher Kelly Shoppach.
Shields’ option was worth 7.5 million dollars. That is a somewhat steep price by the Rays’ standards, but Shields was their best pitcher in 2011 and they could be picking up his option just to trade him. It seemed to be a foregone...
One of the best pitchers available this off-season may have just been pulled off the market. With Matt Moore expected to grab a spot in the rotation, many expected James Shields to be available this off-season. That may no longer be the case, however, as CBS Sports’ Danny Knobler reported the Tampa Bay Rays are “dead-set against trading Shields.” While the Rays could choose...
With Casey Kotchman and Dan Johnson now both on the free agent market, the Rays have a very glaring hole on their 40 Man Roster. Russ Canzler would likely be the best option at first base if the season were to start today. Coming off an incredible year in AAA Durham, is he ready to produce at the big league level? Does he have the defense to man the position? We answer those questions inside.
James Shields is going to be a popular name in trade rumors this winter. But according to Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com, the Rays don’t seem like they are in a hurry to move their best pitcher.
Rays seem dead-set against trading Shields. They might listen on Hellickson before they listen on Shields (very unlikely they trade either)
Yesterday we looked at the projected payroll...
Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon is the prettiest girl in the room. Now that the
baseball offseason has officially begun, so has the usual managerial speculation. With Tony LaRussa
retiring, there are now two high profile manager positions open with the St. Louis Cardinals
and Boston Red Sox. Will Maddon stay or will he go?
So far this week, we have heard that Joe Maddon is a “popular candidate” to replace Tony LaRussa in St. Louis, and that Maddon is on the Cardinals’ “short-list.”
But now, Joe Strauss of the St. Louis post-Dispatch says the Cardinals will not pursue Maddon to be their next manager…
Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon, the popular choice among a segment of the organization...
Project One Four, a charitable foundation formed by Tampa Bay Rays pitcher David Price, recently held an enjoyable fund-raiser, Dining with David and Friends. The event included participation from fellow Vandy first-round picks Mike Minor, Pedro Alvarez and Sonny Gray along with Vanderbilt Head Coach Tim Corbin, Rays second baseman Ben Zobrist and ex-Shelbyville and Lipscomb star...
Thanks to the recent success of the Tampa Bay Rays and their manager Joe Maddon, bench coach Dave Martinez is often mentioned as a possibility to fill managerial openings. But the first team to come calling this winter is the Boston Red Sox.
According to Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald, new GM Ben Cherrington called the Rays and asked for permission to interview Martinez to replace...
Back in July, the U.S. women’s national soccer team received tons of media coverage and fanfare for their performance in the World Cup. They had a captivating comeback win over Brazil in the quarterfinals, and made it to the finals before losing to Japan. There were many reasons the team became so popular (having a [...]
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