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Logan Morrison delivered one of the year’s best bat flips on a game-tying two-run homer

Tampa Bay Rays’ first baseman Logan Morrison hit an impressive home run Sunday against the Angels, but what was perhaps even more impressive was his celebratory bat flip. Here’s video: Let’s see that in GIF form: Sadly for the Rays, Morrison’s homer wasn’t enough; they’d wind up losing 4-3. But that was his 26th of the year, which is already a single season career-high...
Via The Comeback
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The 'Summer lovin', had me a blast' quiz

With three of the big four sports currently in their offseasons, athletes have time to live life and celebrate other events that are just as important as hoisting a championship. That’s right, folks, we’re talking about getting hitched, and summer is wedding season for world-class athletes, too.Just this past weekend, Lionel Messi married his childhood sweetheart in their hometown...
16 days ago  |  Discuss

The 'Nice work if you can get it' quiz

While America is currently in the middle of an extended four-day, July 4th holiday, hardcore baseball fans recently celebrated the sport's best unofficial holiday: Bobby Bonilla Day. Yes, every July 1, the New York Mets cut a check to a retired player who last suited up for the team in 1999. You can read a primer on the whole deal here, but this paragraph in particular explains...
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Players who need to turn around their season to save their teams

There is an unprecedented amount of parity around the MLB this year, with four divisional races that look primed to go the distance and a wild card scene that is wide open on both sides of the league gates. To that extent, there are a handful of key contributors mixed into this wide-spanning pennant race in the making who could stand to pick it up personally. Which players can kick...
Via Yardbarker
June 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Aaron Judge robs Longoria with insane diving catch

New York Yankees rookie Aaron Judge has made a name for himself with the bat, drilling monster homeruns on a nearly nightly basis. But his skills don’t begin and end with unparalleled power at the plate.Although he appeared a little clunky at first due to his 6-foot-7 frame, it’s turned out that Judge is actually quite capable in right field. Some might even argue that he’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Evan Longoria launches first HR of 2017 MLB season

Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria didn’t waste any time making an impact on the new MLB season.During his first at-bat of the 2017 campaign, the right-handed slugger took advantage of the short left-field porch at Tropicana Field and took Masahiro Tanaka deep for the first home run of the season. This three-run shot put the Rays up by four runs over the New York Yankees...
Via Sportsnaut
April 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Rays nearing $50 million extension with CF Kiermaier

The Tampa Bay Rays have liked what they’ve gotten out of Kevin Kiermaier the past few seasons, so they’re trying to lock him up.The Tampa Bay Times reports that Kiermaier and the Rays are close to reaching agreement on a $50 million contract extension for the centerfielder that would be for six years.Kiermaier was already under team control with Tampa Bay through 2020, so this...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 14, 2017  |  Discuss

Longoria ‘surprised and upset’ Rays traded Forsythe

Evan Longoria and Logan Forsythe were teammates on the Tampa Bay Rays for the last three seasons, and Longoria feels blindsided that their tenure together ended so abruptly.On Monday, Longoria expressed his shock and sadness at the Rays’ decision to trade Forsythe away.“I’m surprised and upset at losing a player, clubhouse presence and friend like Logan,” Longoria said, according...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 24, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Rays not interested in dealing Evan Longoria

The Tampa Bay Rays will look at a lot of different ways to get better this winter, but trading Evan Longoria does not sound like it will be one of them. According to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, the Rays are willing to listen to offers for a number of players, but Longoria is not one of them. The team is said to be uninterested in moving him after a year in which he hit ...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Now Might Be the Best Time to Trade Evan Longoria

Evan Longoria is the Tampa Bay Rays’ best player in franchise history. That’s not a particularly controversial suggestion: the franchise has only been around for 19 seasons and Longoria has been a mainstay on the team for nearly a decade. His 47 WAR bests Carl Crawford‘s sum with club by 10 wins and, with 25 more games, he will secure the record for games played in a Rays uniform...
Via Fangraphs
July 21, 2016  |  Discuss

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