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RotoWire MLB 2012 Tampa Bay Rays Preview

The Rays made one of the most improbable end-season runs to sneak into the playoffs as the wild card. Literally minutes after Boston lost in Baltimore on the season's final day to set up a movie-ending scenario, Evan Longoria roped a homer down the left field line to send the Rays to the postseason. Lost in the Longoria homer was that Dan Johnson saved the game in the bottom...

Luke Scott Calls Red Sox Fans 'Vulgar,' Says 'They Swear at You' and 'Talk About Your Family'

Apparently Luke Scott has never heard the "sticks and stones" rhyme. But next time he comes to Boston, he's going to hear a whole lot of fun things from the Boston crowd. Scott spoke out about Red Sox fans on Wednesday, saying how vulgar and ruthless they are. He added how "awesome" it felt, as a member of the Orioles last year, to spoil the Sox' postseason...

Rays owner excited about upcoming season

Stuart Sternberg doesn't want to place unrealistic expectations on his cost-conscious Tampa Bay Rays. Even after an offseason in which he approved spending that boosted one of baseball's lowest payrolls by more than 50 percent, the owner is reluctant to say he'd be disappointed if the club does anything less than win enough games to make the playoffs for the fourth time...

Rays’ Luke Scott Rips Red Sox Fans As ‘Arrogant’ & ‘Vulgar’

Highlight Of Scott's Career Let’s hope Tampa Bay Rays player Luke Scott is never traded to Boston. And when the Rays and Scott — who calls Red Sox fans “arrogant” and “vulgar” — visit Fenway for the first time this season, April 13? We suggest earplugs. Scott, who was with the Orioles last season when Baltimore beat Boston on the last day of the...

Ex-Rays announcer has 'Idol'-worthy daughter

When Shannon Magrane was a little girl, she would often visit the broadcast booth of the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. She loved visiting her dad, then-Rays color analyst Joe Magrane and former standout pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals. By the time she was 11, the young Tampa native had developed an impressive gift of her own: singing. And she made her baseball debut, belting...

Given opportunity, Peralta earns Rays' trust

Joel Peralta went fishing the other day with teammates Brandon Gomes and Dane De La Rosa. He hooked one, too, on his very first cast.

Moore throws pain free

ROGER MOONEY PORT CHARLOTTE Matt Moore sent smiles through the Rays on Wednesday morning when he played catch at 75 feet. The left-hander had been sidelined the past two days because of a mild strain in his mid lower abdomen. “Everything was good today,” Moore said. “Everything has been…

Rays notes: Three's a crowd in backup catcher competition

The Rays open their spring schedule Saturday against the Twins in Fort Myers, and that is when the two biggest battles begin as the team looks for an everyday shortstop and a second catcher.

Rays' Longoria hit by pitch in intrasquad game

Tampa Bay's Evan Longoria was hit by a pitch during an intrasquad game and has a bruised right hand.

Longoria to get X-ray on bruised right hand

ROGER MOONEY PORT CHARLOTTE Evan Longoria just went for X-rays on his right hand after being struck on the fleshy part of the hand by a pitch from Matt Bush during the Rays intrasquad game this morning. Longoria left the game and headed to the clubhouse. The team said…

Ex-Oriole Luke Scott rips Red Sox fans

It’s hard to think of a more polarizing personality in Orioles history than Luke Scott.
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