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Via Fox Sports Florida
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz-Chris Archer Showdown Highlights Red Sox-Rays Series Opener

The Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays don’t have much to play for as both teams are just about out of contention. That still might not take away from one of baseball’s hottest rivalries. The Sox and Rays will open a four-game series on Friday night at Tropicana Field, and it marks the first time the two clubs have met since late July where the two clubs were none too pleased...
Via NESN.com
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball: Brad Boxberger, The Next Great Reliever?

Source: Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images North America Relievers don’t garner much interest unless they occupy the closer role. It’s just the way it is. As we know, though, closers – and bullpens in general – change on a whim. So, this week, I’ve spent a lot of time planning for next year, or at least thinking about it. In Tuesday’s Rookie Report, I focused mainly on Ken...
Via The Fantasy Fix
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Drew Smyly (SP, TAM) – Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In All Mixed Leagues & AL-Only Leagues Immediately ANALYSIS: Mazel Tov Tampa, you have managed to get pretty decent return for one of the top established aces in the league, David Price. The best part is that they traded a lefty for a lefty, so in theory, their rotation only loses potential skill, but […]
Via RotoBaller
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ranking the 60-win teams

  Credit: Twitter @RaysBaseball 11. Tampa Bay Rays (64-67): With an off year by Evan Longoria, who’s hitting .249 with a .388 slugging percentage, the Rays are an offense by committee. Maybe the return of Wil Myers will give them a boost, they are an easy lineup to shutdown. But as for the starting rotation, Chris Archer is 8-6 with a 3.09 ERA and Alex Cobb is 9-6 with a 3.01...
Via Reading Between The Seams
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays Injury Update: Kevin Kiermaier sits with stiff neck

The Rays will leave rookie Kevin Kiermaier out of the line up Monday, as they start a four game series against the division leading Orioles. Kiermaier is dealing with a stiff neck, and isn't feeling 100%.#Rays Kiermaier said neck stiff as a result of headfirst slide into 2nd Sunday, collided with #BlueJays Reyes— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) August 25, 2014Kiermaier has done...
Via Sports Injury Alert
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon’s Bunting Identity Crisis

Two facts, with which you as a FanGraphs reader are likely familiar: The Tampa Bay Rays are among the most sabermetrically-inclined organizations in major league baseball. Sabermetrically-inclined folk generally are against the decision to sacrifice bunt. One more fact, with which you are less likely to be familiar: The Tampa Bay Rays have attempted 58 […]
Via Fangraphs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays Injury Update: Ryan Hanigan, David DeJesus

The Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday by the score of 2-1. The win moved the Rays to within two games of .500 at 64-66. Although 10 games out in the division, the Rays could still make a push in the last 32 games of the season to finish above .500. Two players who could help are Ryan Hanigan and David DeJesus, both rehabbing at Class A Charlotte. #450301720...
Via Sports Injury Alert
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays Protesting Blue Jays Win Over Replay Snafu

((HT: MLB.com))Rays manager Joe Maddon is protesting the Rays-Jays result from earlier today because of how the replay function of Major League Baseball was handled during the game.Here's how all hell broke loose with the new baseball wrinkle...Your browser does not support iframes.Maddon says he would be surprised if the protest isn't upheld because of how the whole thing...
Via Online Sports Guys
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays protest game after controversial replay decison

It’s safe to say Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon isn’t a fan of Major League Baseball’s replay system at the moment. Maddon protested Saturday afternoon’s Rays game against the Toronto Blue Jays after a controversial replay challenge in the fourth inning. During the frame, first base umpire Bill Welke initially called Rays outfielder Will Myers safe after an attempted...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays Injury Update: Jose Molina dealing with sore knee

The Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday behind a 14-hit attack and shutout pitching from Drew Smyly. The win improved the Rays to 63-65, fourth in the American League West. The Rays were without catcher Jose Molina, due to a sore knee. Curt Casali started for Molina and went 2-for-5 with a run scored. The good news is that Molina's injury does not appear...
Via Sports Injury Alert
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Myers Can Wil You to Fantasy Glory

Last night, I finally took a break after nearly 30 non-stop hours of watching the Every Simpsons Ever marathon to watch Wil Myers at bat. Much like Grandpa Simpson, I imagine someday I'll tell my grand kids about watching the at-bats of a young Wil Myers, before he went on to achieve fantasy superstardom. Also like Grandpa Simpson, I imagine my story won't really go anywhere...
Via Razzball
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: David Price tips cap to crowd after Rays video tribute

Your browser does not support iframes.Detroit Tigers pitcher David Price tipped his cap to salute the crowd at Tropicana Field on Tuesday night as the Tampa Bay Rays gave him a video tribute to thank him for his time with the Rays. It was the first time Price had faced his former team since being traded last month. Price did not pitch in Tuesday night's game, but is scheduled...
Via Holdout Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon disappointed with Rays fans

A capacity crowd at Tropicana Field is 31,042 and, as you would imagine, the fourth place Tampa Bay Rays haven’t come close to filling the place since Opening Day. That was, of course, until Derek Jeter came to town. You see, the New York are drawing crowds all across baseball…with fans hoping to get one last glimpse of their team captain and his retirement sideshow. Saturday...
Via Hall of Very Good
13 days ago  |  Discuss

The Rays are salty about their flag at Wrigley Field

This weekend, the Rays take on the Cubs at Wrigley Field. Hanging outside of the park is a flag emblazoned with “Devil Rays”, Tampa Bay’s former moniker. The club isn’t too happy about that. Hey, @Cubs, look for that Orphans flag next time you're at our place. pic.twitter.com/TfSZD0FAF9 — Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) August 8, 2014 To be fair, it is a turn back the...
Via The Outside Corner
21 days ago  |  Discuss
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