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The Rays promoted assistant pitching coach Stan Boroski to bullpen catcher, replacing Bobby Ramos, who missed the second half of last season with a respiratory and throat illness.

#76: Will Jeremy Hellickson’s strikeouts come back?

Before I address the matter of Jeremy Hellickson‘s strikeouts, I’d like to take a moment to remind you that Hellickson’s 2.95 ERA was insanely lucky. If you draft him based on that number you should be ashamed of yourself. Of course, he has the talent to actually earn that ERA this season, but if Billy Beane and Moneyball taught us anything it’s that we should care about...

Rays promote Stan Boroski to bullpen coach

The Tampa Bay Rays have promoted Stan Boroski to bullpen coach, replacing Bobby Ramos. Boroski filled in for Ramos for the final two months of last season while Ramos was ill. He held the position of assistant to the pitching coach for the past two years. The Rays also announced Wednesday that the remainder of manager Joe Maddon's staff - bench coach Dave Martinez, third base...

Rays Roundup: Friedman in No Rush to Deal

In this week's edition of Rays Roundup: Andrew Friedman says Rays can be patient this off-season but refuses to discuss Astros rumors, Johnny Damon and Casey Kotchman are still possibilities to return to team, John Jaso is swapped for reliever Josh Lueke and two Rays rookies are honored by Topps.

Preppy Bandit Rays Robber Wearing LiveStrong Bracelet Is Popped

Via the Herald-Tribune: A man wearing a Tampa Bay Rays ball cap robbed the RBC Bank on Tamiami Trail on Wednesday. A few hours later the video was released to the media, and someone recognized the robber on the TV news, alerting deputies in Sarasota that the same man was also wanted on a bank robbery charge in Hillsborough County. Robert I. Hubbard, 33, of Tampa, was arrested Thursday...

The Art of Acquiring Intangibles

Our correspondent Jordi Scrubbing is back with his latest take on all things Rays… With the annual baseball winter meetings almost upon us (and no, I am not going this year as I did in 2006 and 2010), the Rays are looking to tweak, twist, and trade their way into a better roster than they had last year. Anyone who watched them last year knows they had problems. Even though they...

Rays' Friedman says Damon, Kotchman 'in play'

Rays executive vice president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said free agents Casey Kotchman and Johnny Damon are "very much in the discussion" when it comes to the 2012 season.

The Rays' New Rape Problem

The Tampa Bay Rays just traded for Mariners reliever Josh Lueke, a righty who's undervalued because he dodged a rape charge a few years back. Our resident Rays fan, Mobutu Sese Seko, is not pleased. TB brass is advised to read his debunking of the various pro-Lueke factions sooner rather than later. [Mr. Destructo] More »

Rays Notes: Pitching, Kotchman, Damon, Friedman

Andrew Friedman spoke with the media today about the Rays' plans heading into the Winter Meetings.  Here are some highlights, courtesy of Marc Topkin of the St. Petersburg Times... Friedman stuck to only discussing the Rays and declined to comment on his connection to the Astros' open general manager's job.  The Astros have permission to speak to Friedman and he...

Rays 1 of 13 teams eligible for competitive balance lottery

The Rays are one of 13 teams eligible for the Competitive Balance Lottery in next year’s draft. Jonathan Mayo of breaks down this new system.

Coaching staff returns, three promotions in baseball ops

The Rays will bring back all but bullpen coach Bobby Ramos next season, resigning the staff to two-year deals. Stan Boroski, who has served as the assistant pitching coach during the past two seasons, has been promoted to bullpen coach. Ramos, who missed the second half of the season because…
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