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Odorizzi, Zobrist, Longoria take home BBWAA awards

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Ben Zobrist found Don Zimmer's influence most powerful when discussing baseball's small moments. If attention to detail is present, Zobrist learned, production will follow in time. Zimmer's ethos was wise: Master the job's little duties and large reward will come. So it was appropriate that the utility man reflected on the late Tampa Bay Rays...
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Rays notes: Longoria interested in connecting with Jeter

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Evan Longoria sees opportunity in Derek Jeter spending more time in nearby Tampa after retirement. In fact, the Tampa Bay Rays third baseman would enjoy picking Jeter's mind about baseball, leadership and other topics. "I feel like his insight and ideas and thoughts would be pretty useful to me," Longoria said of the New York Yankees shortstop...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

'Inside the Rays: Cooking with Longoria' premieres Aug. 3 on Sun Sports

TAMPA, Fla. -- On Sunday, August 3 at 5 p.m., Sun Sports, the statewide television home of the Tampa Bay Rays, will debut a new episode of "Inside the Rays" upon conclusion of the Rays vs. Anaheim Angels game. Titled "Cooking with Longoria," this episode sets the table at Ducky's for a must-watch cooking competition between Rays third baseman Evan Longoria...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Evan Longoria has a blond mohawk

Evan Longoria is absolutely styling with his new haircut. The Tampa Bay Rays third baseman was seen sporting a new ‘do during his team’s game against the Baltimore Orioles Monday. He’s got a bleached-blond mohawk happening: Rays Longoria sports his new blonde mohawk against the Baltimore Orioles at the Trop. #mlb #rays — Dirk […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Longoria: A-Rod shouldn't be playing

The Rays superstar third baseman says it's unfair to other teams in pennant races for Alex Rodriguez to be on the field while he appeals his 211-game suspension. 

Via The Victory Formation
August 09, 2013  |  22 Comments

Foot injury limits Rays' Evan Longoria to DH role

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Evan Longoria has suffered from plantar fasciitis in his right foot for about two weeks and could continue to be slotted as the Tampa Bay Rays' designated hitter in upcoming days as he recovers. Longoria, who is hitting .305 (79 for 259) with 13 home runs and 39 RBI this season, was placed in the Rays' lineup as the designated hitter for the second consecutive...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Evan Longoria connects with Metallica's James Hetfield

As a three-time All-Star, Evan Longoria is a favorite of autograph-seekers at Tropicana Field and elsewhere throughout the majors. However, he will leave Comerica Park with a memorable signature of his own. On Wednesday night, the Tampa Bay Rays' third baseman tweeted a photo of a bat signed by guitarist and Metallica co-founder James Hetfield. Hetfield was present for the Rays...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Does MLB even need a draft?

The Major League Baseball Rule 4 Draft begins this week. The modern draft was instituted in 1987, but a filtration system for entry-level talent existed before World War II. Today, the draft exists for two purposes — competitive balance and wage suppression, with the former being publicly cited as the reason for its existence but the latter being more of the actual motivation for...
Via Fangraphs
June 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Are missed calls bad for baseball?

As a rule, Mondays suck, but as Mondays go, this is always a good one, as the Red Sox play a frightfully early home baseball game. On 2013′s Patriots’ Day, the Red Sox hosted the Rays, and it was 2-1 Boston in the top of the sixth when Evan Longoria batted with two down and runners on the corners. In a full count against Ryan Dempster, Longoria returned a grounder up the middle...
Via Fangraphs
April 15, 2013  |  1 Comment

Rays 2013 roster and season preview

The Rays finished third and with a record of 90-72 in the A.L. East last season.  To start the season, the Rays have placed designated hitter Luke Scott (right calf strain) on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 24, designated C Stephen Vogt and C Robinson Chirinos for assignment and reassigned C Craig Albernaz to the minor leagues. The Rays have selected the contracts...
Via The Bay Cave
April 01, 2013  |  Discuss
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