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St. Pete city council will not vote on revised ballpark plan

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) St. Petersburg mayor Rick Kriseman has decided against asking the City Council to vote on a revised proposal to allow the Rays to search for new ballpark sites on both sides of Tampa Bay. Council members voted down an initial agreement in December. The mayor feared the adjusted plan would fail, too. The team has played since its inception in Pinellas County...
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2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Longoria homers as Rays and Orioles finish in a 10-inning tie

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) -- Evan Longoria hit his third homer of the spring and drove two runs as the Tampa Bay Rays and Baltimore Orioles played to a 6-6 tie in 10 innings Monday. Alejandro De Aza had two RBIs for Baltimore. For the second time in three days, Orioles manager Buck Showalter used a minor league pitcher against an American League East opponent. Zach Davies started...
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James Loney: An Exception to the Rule

There’s a vast misconception throughout the game of baseball concerning what epitomizes an elite first baseman in this day and age. It’s an erroneous notion that often takes just one characteristic into consideration: power. Numerous talented players have been deemed unworthy to play the position due to a slugging deficiency, even if they excel in multiple other aspects. That’s...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Deep League Thoughts: Nick Franklin

Ah, the middle infield. Can you think of any other fantasy position where people praise mediocrity more than here? I owned Daniel Murphy in 2014 and it was great! Kudos to you, my friend...kudos. Pardon me if my pants don't get tight about someone who has a 10/15 season. That's just not for me because you're drafting to not get hurt rather than drafting to succeed. What happened...
Via Razzball
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays: will the Myers deal pan out?

Wil Myers (Photo credit: Elsa/Getty Images) The Tampa Bay Rays will be putting the weight of the world on the back of RF Steven Souza. Souza was part of the three-team deal that sent former rookie of the year Wil Myers to San Diego. Along with Souza, the Rays received LHP Travis Ott from Washington, and C Rene Rivera, 1B Jake Bauers, and RHP Burch Smith from Tampa Bay. Along with...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Life on the Rays side- Ready for Baseball?

How Will Asdrubal Cabrera Do For The Tampa Bay Rays? Last season, Asdrubal Cabrera experienced one of his most challenging years of his career. Not only was he traded away from the Cleveland Indians, but he struggled in limited action with Washington to end the year. The free agent was hoping to earn a sizable payday, but his lack of production in fantasy baseball really hurt his...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Durham Bulls unveil jerseys for team’s ‘Game of Thrones Night’ (pic)

On April 23, the Duraham Bulls, the Triple-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays, will hold “Game of Thrones Night” at their home ballpark when it hosts the Charlotte Knights. No word if the visiting squad will wear the white cloaks of the Kingsguard. The Bulls, however, will be wearing special jerseys to commemorate the...Read More The post Durham Bulls unveil jerseys for team’s...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Opening Day Preview: Tampa Bay Rays

Tampa Bay Rays 2015 Preview The Tampa Bay Rays are starting this 2015 season much differently than they did the 2014 season; without some old-staples and familiar faces.  Gone are ace starting pitcher David Price, promising right fielder Wil Myers, Rays original – second baseman Ben Zobrist, and the glue that held them all together, their faithful leader in manager Joe Maddon...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays: Is Teaford the answer?

Everett Teaford looks to make his way into the Rays starting rotation in 2015. To nobody’s surprise, the injury bug has bitten the Tampa Bay Rays once again. Starting pitcher Matt Moore is still recovering from a torn UCL, which will sideline him for the first two months of the regular season. Also, starter Alex Cobb is expected to miss his Opening Day start against the Baltimore...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Durham Bulls To Wear Awesome ‘Game of Thrones’ Inspired Jerseys

The Durham Bulls – Triple-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays – will host a Game of Thrones night in April and they’ll take the field in an awesome special jersey to celebrate the promotion. The team unveiled the Thrones-inspired uniform on Monday; not only does it look pretty sweet, there was also quite a Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

What will the Tampa Bay Rays starting five look like?

Matt Moore is expected to return around June. The Tampa Bay Rays seem to have no luck in the ace department as of late. 2014 saw the trading of David Price and an injury to Matt Moore. With Price on the Tigers, and Moore out until June of this year, the Rays were left to put together a new rotation. Manager, Kevin Cash, gave Alex Cobb the opening day nod. That was until Cobb found...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Player Projection: Matt Joyce

Matt Joyce was supposed to be the new DH in town, but with the Hamilton saga still ongoing, the Angels’ newest slugger is going to be counted on for a lot more in 2015. Is he up to the task? What happened in 2014?It is kind of hard to say because Matt Joyce was with the Tampa Bay Rays, so we don’t have the benefit of watching him closely all year to craft a narrative around...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Baseball Profcast: Cobb’s Injury Woes

Give the Baseball Professor Profcast a review on iTunes to receive your 25% Discount Coupon for our 2015 Draft Pack! Just follow the steps below: Step 1: Review the Profcast on iTunes (we like the number 5).Step 2. Email your iTunes username to 3. Wait for us to respond (usually instantly) with your discount coupon.Step 4. Enjoy the Draft Pack and...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays’ Ace Alex Cobb Sidelined with Tendinitis

The Tampa Bay Rays 2015 season just started off on the wrong foot. It specifically won’t be Alex Cobb’s foot. #Rays confirm Cobb has tendinitis, as we reported, and is no longer expected to make opening day start — Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) March 18, 2015 Cobb, the Rays’ new ace since the departure of David Price, pulled himself from his Tuesday start against the the...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays Prospect Forced to Shave Off Impressive Beard

Tampa Bay Rays prospect Ryan Brett made a lot of pre-season “best of” lists. Unfortunately, it had nothing to do with the second baseman’s .297 career batting average through five minor league seasons. The fuss was all about Brett’s impressive lower face foliage. On Monday, however, after being sent to the team’s minor league camp, the “Duck Dynasty” lookalike was forced...
Via Hall of Very Good
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Do the Tampa Bay Rays Have the Best Rotation in the AL East?

View image | With the start of the MLB regular season right around the corner, TopSportsReport thought it was time to ramp up our baseball coverage.  In order to jump start our coverage, we decided it would be smart for us to have an article where we could share some opinions about each team.  In order to do so, we decided to put out a power rankings article...
Via TopSportsReport
12 days ago  |  Discuss

The Durham Bulls are holding Game of Thrones Night

This is on my short list of “best promotions” for the 2015 season. The Durham Bulls, AAA affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays, will be holding a Game of Thrones Night on April 23rd, and it sounds pretty awesome. Here are some of the details from the Bulls. -Good guys & bad guys: we’re playing the Charlotte Knights on 4/23…yes, we did that on purpose. -Awesome costumes: The...
Via The Outside Corner
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Archer interviews reporters about his start

Chris Archer is becoming one of my favorite players in the league to watch, and after his start for the Rays on Sunday, he interviewed reporters in the clubhouse about how they think he pitched. Pretty funny way to change things up. In his start against the Phillies on Sunday, Archer allowed one run on three hits over two innings, walking one and striking out one. But hey, it...
Via The Outside Corner
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays Righty Rescues Pooch

For the first time in seven years, the Tampa Bay Rays Opening Day starter will not be named David Price of James Shields. Also, with Alex Cobb getting the nod, it also makes this the thirteenth straight year the guy taking the bump for the team’s opener is 30 years old or younger. In case you were wondering, Tanyon Sturtze was 31 when he took the mound on Opening Day 2002…but...
Via Hall of Very Good
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays 2015 Preview and Prediction

Just like that, they were gone — David Price, Andrew Friedman, Joe Maddon and Wil Myers, a fab four who, seems like yesterday, were considered...
Via Athlon Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays Honor Don Zimmer

For the first time since Harry Truman was in the White House, Don Zimmer isn’t spending Spring Training in uniform. The longtime player, coach, manager and, arguably, one of the more recognizable faces of the New York Yankees franchise during their historic run in the late-90s died last June after spending 66 years in baseball. Saturday, the Tampa Bay Rays honored their former...
Via Hall of Very Good
February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Rays reliever sounds off on Yoan Moncada deal

The Boston Red Sox have reportedly agreed to terms with 19-year-old infielder Yoan Moncada, and the Cuban baseball player is set to receive a $31.5 million signing bonus to join their organization. However, $31.5 million seems like a lot of money for a player who has never played in a game at the Major League level. Tampa Bay Rays reliever Drew Smyly echoed those sentiments on Twitter...
Via The Sports Daily
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Kim DeJesus Runs 20 yards Sprints In A Bikini For Instagram

The wife of David DeJesus, a Tampa Rays outfielder who has bounced from team to team over 12 seasons including a stint with the Cubs, posted this sexy video to Instagram. Kim, well known Internet hottie from Wheaton, Illinois, loves to share photos/videos on Instagram showing off her amazing body and heartbreaking good looks. This video is no exception. The only thing we are having...
Via Sports Mockery
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

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