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What will the Tampa Bay Rays starting five look like?

Matt Moore is expected to return around June. The Tampa Bay Rays seem to have no luck in the ace department as of late. 2014 saw the trading of David Price and an injury to Matt Moore. With Price on the Tigers, and Moore out until June of this year, the Rays were left to put together a new rotation. Manager, Kevin Cash, gave Alex Cobb the opening day nod. That was until Cobb found...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Archer pitches 4 scoreless innings as Rays beat Jays 9-3

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) Chris Archer allowed one hit over four scoreless innings Wednesday, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Toronto Blue Jays 9-3. Archer's outing came a few hours after the Rays said pitcher Alex Cobb has tendinitis in his right forearm and will miss his planned opening-day start against Baltimore on April 6. Tampa Bay president of baseball operations Matt Silverman...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Spring Training Gameday: Rays (3-5-1) at Phillies (5-4-1)

Tampa Bay Rays (3-5-1) at Philadelphia Phillies (5-4-1) Starting Pitchers:PHI: Joely Rodriguez vs.TB: Chris Archer Time: 1:05 EST, Bright House Field, Clearwater, FloridaTV: TCN, MLBN (on delay, Saturday at 9AM)Weather: Scattered Clouds, 78Media: Twitter and Facebook A Note for Today:  Chase Utley is in the lineup as the Designated Hitter, batting third, in today’s game...
Via Phillies Nation
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Archer interviews reporters about his start

Chris Archer is becoming one of my favorite players in the league to watch, and after his start for the Rays on Sunday, he interviewed reporters in the clubhouse about how they think he pitched. Pretty funny way to change things up. In his start against the Phillies on Sunday, Archer allowed one run on three hits over two innings, walking one and striking out one. But hey, it...
Via The Outside Corner
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #134: Chris Archer | SP | TB

After a very successful 2013 in which Archer had a tidy 3.22 ERA and an even more impressive 1.13 WHIP — albeit over just 128 IP – he landed a contract that will keep his family set for life. Some people (certainly the Rays) were hopeful, if not expecting, that Archer was just getting started and would take his game to yet another level. The only sticking point was that Archer’s...
Via Baseball Professor
January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Sunday Notes: Archer’s Innings, Boston’s Backstops, much more

Chris Archer‘s attitude toward stats is a mix of new-school and old-school. The 26-year-old righty realizes pitcher Wins and ERA are influenced by things he can’t control. The number he cares most about, from a personal perspective, is innings pitched. Archer threw 194-and-two-third innings for the Tampa Bay Rays in 2014. He did so effectively, […]
Via Fangraphs
January 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays split series with Blue Jays

The Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 7-2 last night to pick up their second win of the season.  After receiving a six-year, $25.5 million contract extension, Chris Archer set out to prove to the Rays that he was worth that commitment.  Archer had an excellent start in which he pitched for six innings, allowing 2 earned runs and four hits.  He also struck out seven...
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Day after signing big deal with Rays, Chris Archer puts talent on display

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Chris Archer's new career began Thursday night. He had 29 starts with the Tampa Bay Rays the past two seasons, so he's not completely new, of course. But he's something different now, fresh off signing an eight-year, $43.75 million contract Wednesday that guarantees him $25.5 million the next six years. This new phase will be good -- as long as Archer lets...
Via Fox Sports Florida
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Archer signs big extension with Tampa Bay Rays

Chris Archer is a nice young pitcher, and I’m sure he’ll do great things for the Tampa Bay Rays. But on Wednesday, the 25-year-old righty signed a big contract that was yet another example of how baseball must be incredibly healthy money-wise. Archer and the Rays agreed to a six-year, $25.5 million contract that also includes two club options that could raise the total value...
Via Rumors and Rants
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

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