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Jacob Faria Looking Forward to Using Revamped Delivery

Jacob Faria has had an excellent start to his major league career, but the Tampa Bay Rays rookie is not satisfied. After his most recent start, Faria has revamped his delivery. After dominating at Durham to start the year, the majors did not appear to be a problem for Jacob Faria. He became the first […] Jacob Faria Looking Forward to Using Revamped Delivery - Rays Colored Glasses...
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56 minutes ago

Tampa Bay Baseball Attendance Report – July 24, 2017

Tampa Bay baseball attendance for Monday, July 24, 2017: Total Attendance: 16,213 Tampa Bay Rays: Team Home Game #: 50 Attendance: 15,187 Starting Pitcher: Blake Snell Opponent: Baltimore Orioles Opponent Starting Pitcher: Kevin Gausman Avg Attendance to Date: 15,975 Avg Attendance vs Opponent: 18,490 Avg Attendance per Day of the Week: 14,344 Avg Attendance for Starting Pitcher...
Via Tampa Bay Baseball Market
2 hours ago

McKay, 6 Rays on Top 100 Prospects list

MLBPipeline.com's midseason Top 100 Prospects list is defined by youth (eight of the top 10 players are 20 or younger) and headlined by more hitters (each of the top 11) and international players (each of the top eight) than ever before.
Via Rays.com
11 hours ago

Snell's gem spoiled as Rays' slump reaches 5

A funk continued to linger Monday night at Tropicana Field, where the Orioles handed the suddenly struggling Rays their fifth consecutive loss, 4-0.
Via Rays.com
11 hours ago

Ramos struck with broken bat, exits game

Rays catcher Wilson Ramos had to leave Monday night's game against the Orioles after getting struck on his catching helmet with Ruben Tejada's broken bat in the fifth inning.
Via Rays.com
12 hours ago

Tampa Bay Rays Sergio Romo Added to Roster, Weeks Released

The Tampa Bay Rays have officially added newly acquired reliever Sergio Romo to the active roster, released Rickie Weeks and optioned Andrew Kittredge to Durham. With the acquisition of Sergio Romo over the weekend, the Tampa Bay Rays made a couple of roster moves prior to their game against the Baltimore Orioles this afternoon in […] Tampa Bay Rays Sergio Romo Added to Roster...
Via Rays Colored Glasses
15 hours ago

Rays 7/24/17 starting lineup; team activates Romo and releases Weeks; Tebow-mania comes to the Rays (kind of)

Rickie Weeks Jr. hit .216/.321/.340 in 112 plate appearances with the Rays. (Photo Credit: USA Today Sports) After three consecutive one-run losses to the Texas Rangers, the Tampa Bay Rays will try to get off the schneid tonight against the Baltimore Orioles. Blake Snell (0-5, 4.98 ERA, 5.17 FIP) will get the start for the Rays, opposite of Kevin Gausman (6-7, 6.11 ERA, 5.05...
Via X-Rays Spex
16 hours ago

FSU Alums: Jameis Winston brings the heat with first pitch at Rays game

FSU fans know what kind of arm Jameis Winston has – and now, fans of the Tampa Bay Rays know that the NFL quarterback could still pitch and bring it. For all the accolades that Jameis Winston had during his time on the football field for the Florida State Seminoles, sometimes it is forgotten just […] FSU Alums: Jameis Winston brings the heat with first pitch at Rays game - Chop...
Via Chop Chat
17 hours ago

Rays Release Rickie Weeks

The Rays have released infielder Rickie Weeks to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for newly acquired Sergio Romo, the team announced. Weeks had been on the disabled list with a shoulder injury, though he’d been on a rehab assignment in Triple-A. Andrew Kittredge has been optioned to Triple-A Durham to clear a spot on the 40-man roster. Weeks, 34, hit .216/.321/.340 in 112 plate...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
18 hours ago

The 'When George Brett went completely batty' quiz

On this date in 1983, the most famous ejection and one of the most indelible moments in all of MLB history took place when George Brett hit a home run that gave his team a 5-4 lead but was then tossed from the game for having too much pine tar on his bat and proceeded to lose his mother-loving mind.The Pine Tar Incident was so famous that it warranted having both its own book and...
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jonny Venters Refusing to Give Up on Major League Return

It has been five years since Jonny Venters pitched in the majors. If he can stay healthy, his return could end up coming this season for the Tampa Bay Rays. There was a time when Jonny Venters was one of the top setup men in the game. Paired with Craig Kimbrel in the back of […] Jonny Venters Refusing to Give Up on Major League Return - Rays Colored Glasses - Rays Colored Glasses...
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1 day ago

Tampa Bay Rays 7/23/17 starting lineup and pregame notes

Erasmo Ramirez (pictured) and Tommy Hunter threw a combined 24 pitches in the eighth and ninth innings last night. (Photo Credit: Tampa Bay Rays) The Tampa Bay Rays will wrap up the weekend series against Texas Rangers with Jake Odorizzi (6-4, 4.37 ERA, 5.58 FIP) on the mound. He’ll start opposite Tyson Ross (2-2, 7.22 ERA, 5.86 FIP). Odorizzi pitched his best start of the season...
Via X-Rays Spex
1 day ago

Plenty to Enjoy in Stroman, Archer and Price

We head into another summer Saturday slate with a solid trio of aces in isolation who are worth your time. Check ’em out! Aces in Isolation RHP Marcus Stroman (TOR) versus Cleveland RHP Danny Salazar After a rough start against Texas in late June—seven earned in four innings—Stroman has been incredible since, allowing just three earned runs in the four starts afterward to...
Via The Sports Post
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Rays Have a Road Map, Require Urgency

On Tuesday night, the Yankees made a considerable pre-deadline splash in acquiring Todd Frazier, David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle. While the Yankees hope a slumping Frazier returns to form and upgrades their corner-infield situation, the real impetus of this trade appears to be the attempt to create an uber bullpen that stacks up against any unit in the game, one that could give...
Via Fangraphs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays: Three keys to a strong second half

With the Home Run Derby and MLB All-Star game over, the second half of the regular season is officially under way. Teams have a semblance of where they may end up at the end of the year, and adjust their rosters accordingly. As the trade deadline approaches, teams are either trading for, or trading away players, depending on their end of season outlook. Teams typically sell players...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays’ Colby Rasmus has decided to ‘step away’ from baseball

In an abrupt and unexpected announcement, the Tampa Bay Rays revealed on Thursday that outfielder Colby Rasmus has decided to “step away” from the game of baseball. Marc Tompkin of the Tampa Bay Times also reports that Rasmus is not expected to return in 2017. Rasmus, who signed a one-year, $5 million deal with the Rays this offseason, had been productive until he was slowed...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays: Depth & Player Amelioration Key to Emergence

When 122 baseball writers and editors employed by Sports Illustrated, CBS, ESPN, Fox and MLB Network made their playoff predictions before Opening Day, only one picked the Rays. After a 47-43 first-half, the Tampa Bay Rays are leading the race for the AL wild-card spots. After three straight losing seasons, the Rays appear to have a team that can be playing games this October. Tampa...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays’ Brent Honeywell showcases filthy screwball at Futures Game

Tampa Bay Rays prospect Brent Honeywell, who was recently ranked the No. 14 prospect in MLB by Baseball America, had the chance to showcase his stuff on Sunday night during the Futures Game.The 22-year-old Honeywell, pitching for Team USA, struck out four and walked only one during two scoreless innings of work. And during those two frames, he showcased a high-90s fastball and a...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Entire rows of tickets still available for MLB All-Star Game

Through the years, the MLB All-Star Game has been consistently able to draw a strong attendance figure. But two days before 2017’s Midsummer Classic, the game has not sold out.In fact, as Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports noted, in certain parts of Marlins Park, eight seats can be had together. A few factors are certainly in play here.One, while the All-Star Game gives fans a chance...
Via Sportsnaut
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays voice support for removal of Confederate monument from downtown Tampa

You’ll find memorials and tributes to the Confederacy all across the American South. (And, given the rise of flags and truck decals, all over the rest of the country, too.) But as demographics shift, and time passes, those monuments and the ideology they can represent becomes more unappealing for a wide array of people. And that means controversy. New Orleans just removed a Robert...
Via The Comeback
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Up, Three Down: An infamous umpire calls out MLB

Welcome to this week's edition of Three Up, Three Down — your weekly catch-up of the three best highlights (and lowlights) from around the league. We're here for all of the cheers and the jeers, because it's baseball. You can't have a winner without someone losing along the way.This week we have the game's biggest rivals going in opposite directions in the American League East...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Steven Souza Jr. had funny exchange with critic on Twitter

Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Steven Souza Jr. has struck out 97 times this season, which is the sixth-highest total in the American League. But if you’re going to call him out about it on social media, you better be ready for a response.A fan who tweeted at Souza on Wednesday accusing him of “swinging at everything” was surprised when Souza fired back. It’s so much easier to...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays: Boxberger returns in series win

Brad Boxberger burst into the scene in 2014, boasting a strikeout percentage above 40% in over 64 innings pitched. He led the league in saves in 2015 after taking over the Rays closing job but has struggled with various injuries over the past two years. Brad Boxberger joined the Rays active roster for the first time in 2017 in the first game of the Orioles series. He pitched just...
Via isportsweb.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Six significant 2017 MLB All-Star snubs

On Sunday night, Major League Baseball announced the 64 (as of right now) All-Stars that will be playing next Tuesday night at Marlins Park in Miami. And while many deserving players (including nearly all of the starters – great job to the fans this year) made the game, many others didn’t.(For reference, here are the rosters for both teams and the ten players included in the...
Via The Comeback
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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