Found February 07, 2012 on
PLAYERS: Matt Joyce
TEAMS: Tampa Bay Rays
Matt Joyce returns to the North Brandon Little League where his camp offers kids tips, a chance to talk to a big leaguer, and $10,000 for the organization to do some field renovations.

Carlos Pena Among Rays' Quiet Offensive Upgrades As Tampa Bay May Pose Even Stronger Threat in AL East

The silent style suits the Rays perfectly. Since 2008, Tampa Bay has lurked in the bushes, quietly leapfrogging rivals for elusive playoff spots -- see the 2011 Red Sox -- or division titles -- see the 2010 Yankees. Staying true to form, the Rays' offseason has been silently productive. By signing first baseman Carlos Pena, the team regained one of the key cogs from its run to...

Sun Sports to televise 150 Rays games in 2012

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. Sun Sports will produce and televise 150 Tampa Bay Rays games in high definition during the 2012 Major League Baseball season. Coverage begins on Opening Day when the Rays host the rival New York Yankees on Friday, April 6 at 3:10 p.m. ET. For the first time ever, both home and away game telecasts will feature half-hour Rays LIVE pregame shows and all will...

Player Profile #74: Ben Zobrist | 2B/OF | TB

Remember that Rays-Twins doubleheader on April 28 when Ben Zobrist erupted for 10 RBI, going 7-for-10 with two homers, five runs scored and a stolen base? I do. If you remove that one day from Zobrist’s 2011 stat line, he finishes the season with a line of 95 runs, 18 homers, 81 RBI, 18 steals and a .261 average. Those stats would have ranked 85th last season instead of 40th. That’s...

Player Profile #70: James Shields | SP | TB

On March 1 of last season I wrote a post called “6 Reasons Why You Should Draft James Shields.” At the time of that post’s writing, Shields had an ADP of 209. After a stunning turnaround last season, Shields now has an ADP of 68. He’s not without his concerns entering this season, but so much of what Shields did last season is completely repeatable, and that’s an exciting...

Former Baltimore Oriole shot dead.

LANCASTER, S.C., Feb. 7– Former MLB player Danny Clyburn Jr. was shot and killed outside his Lancaster, S.C., home Tuesday, police said. Please click the link to read more about the details of his death and recent lifestyle.

Inbox: Can Zobrist be an All-Star?

Would Ben Zobrist be an All-Star if he played only one position? Rays beat reporter Bill Chastain answers that question and more in the latest edition of his Inbox.

Tampa Bay Rays 2012 Top-50 Prospects

It is time for us to FINALLY unveil our Top-50 prospect list for the 2012 season. Inside you will find a subscriber-only sneak peak at our rankings, which will be released for all towards the end of Spring Training.

Rays TV sked includes 150 games plus pre and postgame shows

Sun Sports will produce and televise 150 Tampa Bay Rays games in high definition during the 2012 Major League Baseball season, beginning with the season-opener April 6 against the visiting Yankees. Game time is 3:10 p.m. For the first time ever, both home and away game telecasts will feature half-hour…

Sun Sports to show 150 Tampa Bay Rays games, expand pregame show<br /><br />

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Rays to televise 150 games on Sun Sports this season

Sun Sports will carry 150 Tampa Bay Rays games this season with a slight twist: pregame and postgame shows, with extended postgame coverage from the ballpark.
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