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BEST OF MAXIM
While the procrastinator in me is partially to blame, I finally finished the outlooks for the Tampa Bay Rays last week. We all know their story; they’re a low budget team who builds up on prospects via the trade and draft and by doing such is able to compete with big-budget teams like the Yankees and Red Sox. In fact, on the last day of the regular season, they eliminated the Red...
In this week's edition of Rays Roundup: Matt Moore's new deal may have secured him a rotation spot, J.P. Howell will be back with the team in 2012 but Andy Sonnanstine will not, the Rays acquire ground-ball wizard Burke Badenhop from the Miami Marlins, and catcher Kelly Shoppach returns to the Red Sox.
The Tampa Bay Rays announced today that Neil Solondz has been named the team’s new pre- and postgame radio host. Full press release inside.
“At a recent charity event hosted by Rays manager Joe Maddon, Stephanie Katz approached David Price and James Shields about filming a short video, knowing the pair had previously been involved with the Fan Cave…they happily obliged.” Check out the video at Business Insider. [BI SPORTS]
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The Rays named Neil Solondz the team’s new pre- and postgame radio host, replacing Rich Herrera, who resigned at the end of the 2011 season. Solondz (SO-lahnz ) has been with Triple A Durham since 2004 and for the last two seasons has filled in on the Rays pre- and…
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The Rays have announced that Neil Solondz, a broadcaster for the Durham Bulls, will be the new pre- and post-game radio voice for the Rays. Solondz is replacing Rich Herrera, who was a polarizing voice that most people seemed to either love or hate.
We haven’t heard too much of Solondz’ work. But based on the reactions we are...
The Rays always seem one bat away from the World Series:
The Rays were one bat away from returning to the World Series in 2009. The team realized this and added Pat Burrell.
The Rays were still one bat away in 2010 when they tried to trade Burrell for Milton Bradley and signed Hank Blalock to a minor league deal.
Both Burrell and Blalock were eventually released.
And last year...