Rays seek answers as 1-run losses mount

Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Dodgers marked the first time in franchise history that the Rays lost four straight games by just one run apiece. Six of the seven losses following the All-Star break have been by one run, leading to a mounting frustration by the team and manager Kevin Cash.
21 hours ago

Cash: Rays have plenty to play for in second half

Despite dropping 22 of their final 25 games before the All-Star break, manager Kevin Cash insists that the start of the second half means there's something on the line for the Rays.
13 days ago

Kevin Cash on Communication and Collaboration

Kevin Cash is in the final week of his first season as a big league manager. He’s had quite the learning experience. Working closely with one of baseball’s most progressive front offices, the 37-year-old former catcher has helped keep the Tampa Bay Rays competitive, despite several key injuries and one of the lowest payrolls in the game. Currently the youngest manager in MLB...
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September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Ex-Red Sox Catcher Kevin Cash One Of Many Backstops To Become Manager (Video)

Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash, hired last offseason to take over as manager of the club, is just the latest former MLB catcher to take on a manager’s role. The former Boston Red Sox backstop joined Mike Matheney (St. Louis Cardinals), Brad Ausmus (Detroit Tigers), Ned Yost (Kansas City Royals) and A.J. Hinch (Houston Astros) are among a handful of the managers across baseball...
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Kevin Cash Is Good and Bad at Challenges

While I was on my daily ambulation through the equivalent of the basement archives at Baseball Reference (the manager pages), I came across a strange fact: Kevin Cash, rookie manager of the Tampa Bay Rays, has challenged nine times this season and has not won a single time. That seems very strange, given the fact that […]
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April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Peter Abraham: Kevin Cash Changing Face Of Red Sox-Rays Rivalry (Video)

Most ball clubs play music for players during batting practice. Even on the road, teams are typically given that courtesy. But not in St. Petersburg — at least not when the Boston Red Sox came to town and Joe Maddon managed the Tampa Bay Rays. Maddon, of course, left Tampa over the winter to manage the Chicago Cubs. In turn, the Rays signed former Red...
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Ex-Indians Bullpen Coach Kevin Cash Hired As Tampa Bay Rays Manager

This embed is invalid" /> ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Kevin Cash is the new manager of the Tampa Bay Rays. The team announced the former Cleveland Indians bullpen coach as Joe Maddon’s replacement on Friday, selecting him over ex-Seattle Mariners manager and current Kansas City Royals bench coach Don Wakamatsu. Cash, who turns 37 on Saturday, has no...
December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays Hire Ex-Sox Catcher Cash As New Manager

(Getty Images)Kevin Cash's Red Sox career was kind of forgettable. It spanned three years and 102 games—with Cash hitting .188 and delivering a dismal .279 OBP. He was a pretty good defensive backstop—but not that good. He did, however, get a ring on the 2007 World Championship team—albeit only playing in 12 games that year. But now, he will forever be the answer to the trivia...
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December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Cash named Rays manager

The Tampa Bay Rays finally have named Joe Maddon’s replacement as manager – Indians bullpen coach Kevin Cash. Please welcome #Rays Manager Kevin Cash! Cash becomes the fifth skipper in club history. — Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) December 5, 2014 Cash turns 37 on Saturday, and is a two-time World Champion with the Red Sox and Yankees. He grew...
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December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays hire Indians bullpen coach Kevin Cash as new manager

Over the past two seasons, the Cleveland Indians pitching staff has been a constant surprise. The development of starters like Corey Kluber, Ubaldo Jimenez, Carlos Carrasco and more have propelled the Tribe to back-to-back successful campaigns. Two of the unheralded coaches behind this success are pitching coach Mickey Callaway and bullpen coach Kevin Cash. Well, the surprise is...
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December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

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