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PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. Alex Cobb has heard the buzzwords. They fall from lips like snowflakes, the armchair analysis varying in appearance but each line offering the same cold message.
Tampa Bay Rays pitchers must do more without right-hander James Shields.
Each member of the rotation must pick up more innings.
Each must become a larger clubhouse presence.
Each must embrace a greater leadership role.
Each must evolve to improve.
Cobb is savvy. The right-hander knows what was lost when Shields was sent to the Kansas City Royals in a six-player December deal, a celebrated move that stripped the Rays of an emotional and productive leader.
Shields effect in numbers: A team-high 227.2 innings last season with 15 victories in 33 starts, also a club-high, now gone.
Shields effect in impact: A wily veteran who taught others how to work, be accountable and tackle business at hand all day, each day.
Can Shields loss be measured?
I dont think it can, Cobb told FOXSportsFlorida.com. Pe...
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The prize for most bizarre spring training injury is always hotly contested, but Joel Peralta's latest injury is going to be tough to top.
The Tampa Bay Rays executed a trade with the Kansas City Royals this season which landed them one of the brightest prospects in the majors, OF Will Myers. In exchange the Rays had to surrender one of their best starting pitchers in James Shields, but it was a certainty that Shields would be departing Tampa at some point as his salary continued to escalate. The Rays players got a...
Feel free to not only add this to the list of bizarre baseball injuries over the years, but add it somewhere near the top.
Yahoo Sports is reporting that relief pitcher Joel Peralta has injured himself…getting sandwiches. Yes, you read that correctly.
The story goes as so, Peralta injured his neck getting out of his Camaro while on his way to get a sandwich. Now, Peralta is...
Baseball players, definitely more so than any other group of professional athletes, seem to injure themselves in the most bizarre ways imaginable. The list of incomprehensible injuries is literally almost too long to tackle here (although SI has compiled a fantastic rundown of some prime examples for those interested), but Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Joel Peralta, thanks to his peculiar...
Another day, another MLB pitcher sidelined because of a bizarre injury. Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Joel Peralta is the latest victim of what is becoming a recurring theme with spring training now underway. Peralta is going to be sidelined for a short while with a neck injury, and you’ll never guess how he hurt it. Actually, you probably can guess with the way things have been going...
For some odd reason, Tampa Bay Rays pitchers seem to get hurt in the weirdest way possible during Spring Training. And these aren’t normal injuries to say an arm or leg. These injuries always happen to the player’s neck.
Last year it was David Price having to leave a Spring Training start because he hurt his neck toweling off too hard. And now, Joel Peralta has injured his neck...
You’re off the hook, Francisco Liriano. Tampa Bay’s Joel Peralta has officially taken over the mantle of strangest preseason injury.
The Rays reliever, who is currently in spring training with the team in St. Petersburg, Fla., apparently hurt his neck while getting out of his car to get sandwiches. Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times chronicled the events, reporting that Peralta...
Baseball players have a reputation of suffering some bizarre injuries. Unfortunate slips in the shower, harmful sneezes, and failed attempts at scaring one's own kids are just some of the more memorable ones. And now can add the weird circumstance involving Tampa Bay Rays reliever Joel Peralta to that list, too.The right-hander reportedly hurt his neck on Tuesday morning while...
So...after seeing this, we just kind of felt obligated to pass it on, mostly because it's funny.
Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Joel Peralta has now, in the 1st week of Spring Training, had the worst Spring Training of anybody.
Why you ask?
Because Peralta apparently hurt his neck Wednesday getting out of his Camaro to pick up a sandwich at the "Cuban Taste" restaurant...
The Tampa Bay Rays today announced they have traded infielder Reid Brignac to the Colorado Rockies. In return Tampa Bay, will get a player to be named or cash considerations per the team’s release. Brignac, 27, was designated for assignment back on February 5th. He only appeared in 16 games last season with the Rays and hit .095. The post Rays trade infielder...
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. This was his first day of school, the initial step on a long path, the opening line of a tale yet to be told. Right-hander Jake Odorizzi walked through the Tampa Bay Rays spring training clubhouse Wednesday morning straight to a corner stall feet from franchise face Evan Longoria and met his future. For the Kansas City Royal turned Ray, his wait, finally,...
The Tampa Bay Rays designated INF Reid Brignac for assignment last week after adding Kelly Johnson to the 40-man roster. The club had 10 days to either trade him or send him to waivers. The Rays found a trade partner for the utility infielder on Thursday and sent him to the Colorado Rockies. He was traded in exchange for a player to be named later.
Brignac was out of minor league...
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. For now, it appears there have been no talks about an extension for Tampa Bay Rays closer Fernando Rodney. However, the right-hander would be open to such discussions at some point in the future.
Rodney, 35, on Wednesday refuted a quote attributed to him late last month in El Dia, a Dominican Republic newspaper, that said he was close to signing a two-year...
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. Mans best friend has a home in the Tampa Bay Rays clubhouse, and he has become quite the star.
Meet Astro, Rays left-hander David Prices 3-year-old French bulldog. He has entertained fans, kids and teammates wherever the defending American League Cy Young Award winner leads.
The canine companion was back to snatching the spotlight in front of cameras Wednesday...