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The Tampa Bay Rays seem no closer to landing a new ballpark, but team executives say they're selling slightly more tickets and are convinced baseball can work in the Bay area.

Meet the newest MLB mascot: DJ Kitty

Give the Tampa Bay Rays credit where credit is due. They apparently do not care what anyone thinks of them. Evidence of that will be presented this weekend when the Rays debut their new mascot, DJ Kitty. It's a cat in a Rays uniform with a backward hat wearing a cowbell around its neck. Seriously. Yahoo's Big League Stew blog has done some digging on the new mascot and discovered...

DJ Kitty, the new Tampa Bay Rays mascot

Per Tampa Bay Rays' spokesman Jonathan Gantt's Twitter account, the Tampa Bay Rays are going to be getting a new mascot next season which is not a stingray, a ray of sunshine, or even named Ray much to my dismay. The monstrosity you see above is called DJ Kitty. DJ Kitty for all intents and purposes appears to be the hippest cat in all the land. Look at him, waving his...

Maddon, Rays agree to 3-year extension

The Rays have tied up a sizeable loose end before heading into spring training. The club announced Wednesday that it has agreed on a three-year contract extension with manager Joe Maddon, confirming an unofficial report that had circulated in the media Tuesday. The news was hardly unexpected even before that. In fact, at his season-ending press conference in October, Maddon expressed...

Maddon, Rays agree on extension

Joe Maddon insisted all along that he wasn't interested in managing any other team than Tampa Bay. And apparently the Rays feel the same about Maddon. A person familiar with the deal said Tuesday that the Rays and Maddon had agreed on a three-year contract extension after the manager led the Rays to the playoffs three of the past four seasons. The person spoke to The Associated...

Johnny Damon’s Extra Swings in 2011

On Tuesday, Joel Sherman reported that some teams are wary of signing Johnny Damon because of how close he is to 3,000 hits. Three executives told Sherman that they were concerned Damon’s quest for the milestone has made him less patient at the plate, trading walks for chances to get a hit — an idea that was first observed by JC Mitchell at DRaysBay back in July. Sherman even...

Rays announce Maddon's 3-year contract extension

Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon, a two-time American League manager of the year, is officially under contract through the 2015 season.

Rays reward Maddon with three-year extension

Joe Maddon is eager to get to work at spring training after agreeing to a three-year contract extension that could keep him in Tampa Bay's dugout through 2015.

New contract done, Rays' Maddon ready to open spring training

Joe Maddon is eager to get to work at spring training after agreeing to a three-year contract extension that could keep him in Tampa Bay's dugout through 2015.

Joe Maddon Contract Finalized

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Rays sign C Gimenez to minor league deal with invite to big league camp

ROGER MOONEY The Rays signed C Chris Gimenez to a minor league deal with an invite to big league spring training. This is interesting, because Gimenez has major league experience. Jose Molina, who signed with the Rays early this offseason,…
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