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Rays comfortable falling back into role as underdogs

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) A year after being a trendy preseason pick to contend for the World Series, the Tampa Bay Rays are back in a familiar role as underdogs. ''That's good. ... We like that,'' three-time All-Star third baseman Evan Longoria said, noting the team has a history of flourishing most when little is expected from outside the organization. ''I just think it's going...
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5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Longoria drives in two runs as Rays beat Mets

Evan Longoria drove in two runs with a single and sacrifice fly, leading the Tampa Bay Rays to an 8-4 victory over the New York Mets on Sunday. Right-hander Matt Andriese continued his bid for a spot in Tampa Bay's pitching rotation, working three scoreless innings in his third spring start. The Rays scored five runs off Mets starter Bartolo Colon, and Allan Dykstra and Juan Francisco...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Evan Longoria's bat flew far and hit a fan, sending him to the hospital

Tampa Bay Rays star Evan Longoria "lost the grip on his bat during the second inning and it sailed in the seats along the third-base line, striking a fan. The fan, whose name was not released, left the stands on a stretcher and was taken to Fawcett Memorial Hospital. He was visited there after the game by Longoria, Cash and Rays vice president of communications Rick Vaughn."Follow...
Via Bob's Blitz
15 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...
19 days ago  |  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

Player Profile #45: Evan Longoria | 3B | TB

The 2015 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide is here! Get your copy for FREE! Editor’s Note: Longoria ranked 49th overall in our 2015 Draft Guide and comes in as player number 45 in our Top 200 Countdown (rankings originally compiled in November). Evan Longoria is the definition of frustrating inconsistency. He’s played seven MLB seasons now and hasn’t turned in back-to-back...
Via Baseball Professor
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays: Fallout from the Zobrist Trade

John Jaso will be a key addition to the Rays lineup in 2015. The Tampa Bay Rays made news once again as they traded second baseman Ben Zobrist and shortstop Yunel Escobar to the Oakland A’s for catcher John Jaso, minor league shortstop Daniel Robertson and outfielder Boog Powell. Zobrist is a two-time All-Star and will be a free agent after the 2015 season. He is set make $7.5...
January 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Evan Longoria watched fiancee Jaime Edmondson deliver couple’s son via FaceTime

Evan Longoria is among the contingent of MLB players currently in Japan to take part in a five-game “All-Star Series.” Somewhat complicating matters as he embarked on his trip was that the Tampa Bay Rays third baseman and his fiancée, Jaime Edmondson were expecting the couple’s second child, with a due date set for Nov....Read More The post Evan Longoria watched fiancee Jaime...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays: 3 Up and 3 Down

Tampa Bay Rays: 3 Up and 3 DownThe Tampa Bay Rays had a very successful 2013 season, especially given the fact that they are one of baseball’s lowest budget teams. The Rays finished in second place in the AL East with a record of 92-71, earning one of the two American League Wild Card spots. This would be quite an impressive season for a team in any division, but is especially...
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Evan Longoria gets engaged to Playboy playmate Jaime Edmonson

Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria and girlfriend Jaime Edmondson are officially engaged.
Via Gamedayr
December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

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