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Cobb begins spring training as elder statesman of Rays rotation

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- At age 27, he says being tagged as the veteran of his rotation feels weird, but he better become used to becoming considered the sage voice. Old enough to be seasoned, yet young enough to smash ceilings, Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Alex Cobb stands on a bridge between gains made and discoveries to come. Weird? Wacky? Way out there? Whatever it is, this is...
Via Fox Sports Florida
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Bobbleheads, Gumby, Longoria duck highlight Rays' 2015 giveaways

Picture Evan Longoria as a rubber duck. Or Alex Cobb as Gumby. How about visualizing Kevin Kiermaier as an action figure? Or Chris Archer as a bobblehead? All those and more will come fans' way at Tropicana Field during the 2015 Tampa Bay Rays season, as announced Thursday with the release of the team's promotional schedule. Three Fridays will feature giveaways for women, including...
Via Fox Sports Florida
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #78: Alex Cobb | SP | TB

Reserve your FREE copy of Baseball Professor’s 2015 Draft Guide, complete with our list of the Top 100 Dynasty League Prospects. 10,000 words of prospect coverage available on February 17! In three MLB seasons, Alex Cobb hasn’t topped 166.1 IP or 149 K in a single year. Last season was probably his best fantasy season, yet he still ranked 37th among starting pitchers...
Via Baseball Professor
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Cobb, McGee among eight arbitration-eligible Rays players to come to terms

The Tampa Bay Rays settled contracts for the upcoming season with all eight of their arbitration-eligible players Friday. Right-hander Alex Cobb will receive $4 million, reliever Jake McGee $3.55 million plus incentives, catcher/designated hitter John Jaso $3.175 million, outfielder Desmond Jennings $3.1 million plus incentives, reliever Kevin Jepsen $3.025 million, catcher Rene...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Rays reach deals with eight arbitration-eligible players

The Tampa Bay Rays settled contracts for the upcoming season with all eight of their arbitration-eligible players Friday. Right-hander Alex Cobb will receive $4 million, reliever Jake McGee $3.55 million plus incentives, catcher/designated hitter John Jaso $3.175 million, outfielder Desmond Jennings $3.1 million plus incentives, reliever Kevin Jepsen $3.025 million, catcher Rene...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Rays reach agreements with eight arbitration-eligible players

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Rays have reached agreement on one-year contracts with all eight of their players in salaru arbitration, including starting pitchers Alex Cobb and Drew Smyly, relievers Kevin Jepsen and Jake McGee and centerfielder Desmond Jennings. Catcher Rene Rivera, infielder Logan Forsythe and designated hitter/catcher John Jaso also agreed to deals Friday...
Via AP on Fox
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

What is a Mike Bolsinger?

In November, the Dodgers traded for the little-known Mike Bolsinger as part of a flurry of minor moves. We noted it as inconsequential, especially since the Dodgers acquired him for cash considerations. That Bolsinger started the brawl with Erisbel Arruebarrena last year was probably the most interesting thing about him. He’s almost 27, was never really a prospect, and has only...
Via Dodgers Digest
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Does the Changeup Have a Strikeout Problem?

There is one pitcher out there that throws his changeup over 30% of the time and calls it a ‘heavy sinker.’ Alex Cobb aside, though, we traditionally lump the changeup in with the slider, the curve, the splitter — it’s not a fastball. And yet, in some really important ways that go beyond movement and […]
Via Fangraphs
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Rays offer contracts to all six arbitration-eligible players

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Rays have offered contracts for next season to all six of their arbitration-eligible players, including pitchers Alex Cobb, Jake McGee and Drew Smyly. The team also made the offers before Tuesday's deadline to infielder Logan Forsythe and outfielders Desmond Jennings and Matt Joyce. Cobb was 10-9 with 2.87 ERA in 23 starts this year, and...
Via AP on Fox
December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays offer contracts to Cobb, 5 others

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) The Tampa Bay Rays have offered contracts for next season to all six of their arbitration-eligible players, including pitchers Alex Cobb, Jake McGee and Drew Smyly. The team also made the offers before Tuesday's deadline to infielder Logan Forsythe and outfielders Desmond Jennings and Matt Joyce. Cobb was 10-9 with 2.87 ERA in 23 starts this year, and McGee...
Via AP on Fox
December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays position analysis: Starting pitchers

The offseason has arrived, and the time has come for the Tampa Bay Rays to study what went right and wrong from a season that ended short of October. In the coming weeks, we'll break down the Rays at each position. The review will include highlights and lowlights for the players who saw a majority of the action there, and we'll touch on the possibility of their returns. This week...
Via Fox Sports Florida
November 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Sox Falters in the Late Innings and Give Away Game to the Rays

The Red Sox headed back to Fenway for the final homestand of the season.  The Sox have a series against the Rays and then a series against the Yankees.  The Sox had Clay Buchholz on the mound against Alex Cobb of the Rays.  Clay had a lead going into the 8th inning, however the Rays would turn that around scoring 5 runs and turn his positive performance into just another loss...
Via Fenway West
September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox Preview

TV: Sun Sports Time: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. Tampa Bay's Alex Cobb wasn't quite as sharp as he had been over the past two months in his last start, and his impressive team record came to an end. He'll look to bounce back by extending the Boston Red Sox's home woes in Tuesday night's series opener. Cobb (9-8, 2.82) leads all of baseball with a 1.38 ERA in 11 starts since...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox Preview

TV: Sun Sports Time: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. Tampa Bay's Alex Cobb wasn't quite as sharp as he had been over the past two months in his last start, and his impressive team record came to an end. He'll look to bounce back by extending the Boston Red Sox's home woes in Tuesday night's series opener. Cobb (9-8, 2.82) leads all of baseball with a 1.38 ERA in 11 starts since...
Via AP on Fox
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays-Red Sox Preview

Tampa Bay's Alex Cobb wasn't quite as sharp as he had been over the past two months in his last start, and his impressive team record came to an end. He'll look to bounce back by extending the Boston Red Sox's home woes in Tuesday night's series opener. Cobb (9-8, 2.82) leads all of baseball with a 1.38 ERA in 11 starts since July 23. However, he's just 4-2 in that span and has received...
Via AP on Fox
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Preview: Yankees at Rays (9/17/14)

Brandon McCarthy (6-4, 2.54 ERA) and Alex Cobb (9-7, 2.75 ERA) face off again at the Trop. McCarthy is coming off a great outing not allowing a run to the Orioles on four hits over seven innings, walking none and striking out six. He lost to the Rays on August 15th, giving up four runs ,two earned, in 6 1/3 innings as the Yankees were shut out (shock.) Cobb had a no hitter against...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Yankees at Tampa Bay Rays game preview

TV: SUN SPORTS TIME: PREGAME COVERAGE BEGINS AT 6:30 P.M. The New York Yankees seem to have reached a boiling point after their batters have repeatedly been hit by Tampa Bay Rays pitchers. Unfortunately for their fading playoff chances, their offense has hit rock bottom. New York hopes its beleaguered bats can wake up Wednesday night against Rays right-hander Alex Cobb. The Yankees...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays' rookie dress-up night follows disappointing loss to Yankees

From a heartbreak loss to ... rookie dress-up night? The Tampa Bay Rays lost to the New York Yankees on Thursday in wild fashion, seeing a no-hitter from right-hander Alex Cobb through 7 1/3 innings become a 5-4 defeat at Yankee Stadium after relievers Brad Boxberger and Jake McGee, both usually reliable, allowed four runs and three hits as Tampa Bay fell to 70-77. Still, Rays' rookies...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Pitch hits Chase Headley on chin, then Yanks top Rays on walk-off

  Chris Young broke up Alex Cobb's no-hit bid in the eighth inning and then launched a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth that rallied the New York Yankees to a 5-4 victory Thursday night over the stunned Tampa Bay Rays. Pinch-hitter Martin Prado connected for a two-run shot immediately after Cobb was pulled in the eighth, and the Yankees climbed out of a four-run hole for...
Via AP on Fox
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees break Alex Cobb's no-hit bid in the 8th, rally to beat Rays 5-4

NEW YORK (AP) -- Chris Young broke up Alex Cobb's no-hit bid in the eighth inning and then launched a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth that rallied the New York Yankees to a 5-4 victory Thursday night over the stunned Tampa Bay Rays. Pinch-hitter Martin Prado connected for a two-run shot immediately after Cobb was pulled in the eighth, and the Yankees climbed out of a four...
Via AP on Fox
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees break Alex Cobb's no-hit bid in the 8th, rally to beat Rays 5-4

NEW YORK (AP) -- Chris Young broke up Alex Cobb's no-hit bid in the eighth inning and then launched a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth that rallied the New York Yankees to a 5-4 victory Thursday night over the stunned Tampa Bay Rays. Pinch-hitter Martin Prado connected for a two-run shot immediately after Cobb was pulled in the eighth, and the Yankees climbed out of a four...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays RHP Cobb holding Yankees hitless through 6

NEW YORK (AP) Alex Cobb of the Tampa Bay Rays has not given up a hit through six innings against the New York Yankees. The only runner allowed by Cobb came on an error by center fielder Kevin Kiermaier, who dropped Stephen Drew's long fly to left-center leading off the third Thursday night. Tampa Bay leads 4-0 on a pair of homers by Yunel Escobar, the first multihomer game of his...
Via AP on Fox
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Preview: Yankees vs Rays (9/11/14)

Michael Pineda (3-4, 1.80 ERA) and Alex Cobb (9-7, 2.83 ERA) close out the Yankees homestand in the rubber match. His last time out against the Royals, Pineda became the second Yankees pitcher in the last 10 years to lose a game in which he did not allow an earned run. “We just really never got anything going,” Joe Girardi said after that game. Pineda has allowed two earned...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Cobb, Rays beat Orioles for AL-best 19th shutout

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Alex Cobb and two relievers combined on a six-hitter for Tampa Bay's AL-best 19th shutout this season, and the Rays beat the Baltimore Orioles 3-0 Friday night. Yunel Escobar's run-scoring single snapped a scoreless tie in the eighth inning. Cobb didn't figure in the decision despite going seven innings and allowing two runs or less in his team-record 11th...
Via AP on Fox
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Alex Cobb, two Rays relievers combine to shut out Orioles

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Alex Cobb and two relievers combined on a six-hitter for Tampa Bay's AL-best 19th shutout this season, and the Rays beat the Baltimore Orioles 3-0 Friday night. Yunel Escobar's run-scoring single snapped a scoreless tie in the eighth inning. Cobb didn't figure in the decision despite going seven innings and allowing two runs or less in his team-record...
Via AP on Fox
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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