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Are the Tampa Rays in Collapse Mode? Because in MLB's new reality, that's how teams build

It's been a while since the Yankees owned Tampa. You could say it's been seven years - since Evan Longoria arrived on the scene. Before Longoria, the Devil Rays were lovable Yankee patsies, a stream of Jorge Cantus and Rocco Baldellis. Around 2008, they became a contender, thanks to Longoria and a seemingly endless line of young pitchers, most of them top picks in the MLB draft.This...

What Will Evan Longoria’s Legacy Be?

This season will be Tampa Bay Ray‘s third basemen Evan Longoria‘s eighth year in the big leagues. Longoria is the face of the Rays franchise, and helped the club move away from the “devilish days” of Tampa Bay baseball. He has played his entire career for the Tampa Bay franchise, but what exactly will his legacy be when he finishes his professional career? Longoria is in...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays' Longoria does DH duty a day after being hit by pitch

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Evan Longoria will be the designated hitter for the Tampa Bay Rays, one day after getting hit on the left hip by a pitch. The third baseman got a break from playing the field in Friday night's game against the New York Yankees. He left Thursday night's game in Toronto in the eighth inning because of a bruise. ''Hopefully a day and he'll be back out there...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees at Tampa Bay Rays game preview

TV: SUN SPORTS TIME: PREGAME COVERAGE STARTS AT 6:30 P.M. The Tampa Bay Rays are looking for more wins following a successful first road trip of the season and will try to get them by adding to the New York Yankees' woes. It's unclear, though, if the Rays will have Evan Longoria available for their attempt to send the Yankees to their worst start in 26 years Friday night. Tampa Bay...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Evan Longoria's Off-Season Strength and Resistance Workout

After a somewhat disappointing 2014 season, in which the Tampa Bay Rays missed the playoffs for only the second time in the last five years, Rays slugger Evan Longoria attacked
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays: Opening series observations

Desmond Jennings scored a run in Tampa’s first win of the year on Wednesday. The Tampa Bay Rays began opening day by retiring Don Zimmer’s number 66. They ended it with a 6-2 loss. In the second game, the Rays scored five runs but gave up six in the losing effort. Game three proved to be more fortunate for the Rays as they won 2-0. Here are some observations on that opening...
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays acquire Erasmo Ramirez

Erasmo Ramirez will look to contribute to a battered Rays pitching staff. Yesterday, the Tampa Bay Rays got some much-needed depth to their pitching staff. The Rays received right-handed pitcher Erasmo Ramirez in a trade with the Seattle Mariners for lefty Mike Montgomery. Ramirez made the Mariners Opening Day roster in 2014 and started their second game of the year. In 17 games...
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays: can revamped roster compete in AL East?

Cobb was named opening day starter for the Rays on March 4th, 2015 Kevin Cash and the Tampa Bay Rays are coming into Spring Training looking to shine a light on their revamped roster. Cash, a former major league catcher, was hired as the Rays manager on December 6th, 2014. He and new general manager, Matthew Silverman, have some big shoes to fill. In Tampa’s case, change started...
March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays stadium update

The Rays future is uncertain in the Tampa Bay area. Spring Training has finally begun for the Tampa Bay Rays but the main storyline behind the organization has nothing to do with their personnel on the field. In fact, it involves their quest for a new stadium. The lease on the Rays current stadium, Tropicana Field, does not expire until the 2027 season. With that said, the organization...
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

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