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Rays beat Brewers again, now game shy of .500

The Rays are playing for a lot these days, not just to continue their improbable climb back to .500 and into playoff contention but potentially to keep ace David Price and others from being traded. And they are playing like it, battling from behind for a second straight night to beat the NL Central-leading Brewers 5-1 Tuesday. "It's kind of funny; we've been playing...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Brewers batters continue to struggle versus Tampa Bay

The Brewers are in a severe offensive funk and aren't winning because of it. For the third straight game, Milwaukee wasted a strong performance from its starting pitcher by providing little offensive support. A four-run eighth inning was enough for the Tampa Bay Rays to send the Brewers to a 5-1 loss at Tropicana Field on Tuesday night. Just like Jimmy Nelson on Sunday and Kyle...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cobb's strikeouts lead Rays over Brewers

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Alex Cobb struck out 12 in eight innings and Ben Zobrist drove in two runs Tuesday night, leading the Tampa Bay Rays to a 5-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers. It was the Rays' 11th win in 12 games. Zobrist hit his ninth home run in the sixth inning for the only run off Milwaukee starter Matt Garza. Zobrist's double in the eighth off reliever...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ben Zobrist, Alex Cobb keep Rays rolling past Brewers

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Alex Cobb struck out 12 in eight innings and Ben Zobrist drove in two runs Tuesday night, leading the Tampa Bay Rays to a 5-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers. It was the Rays' 11th win in 12 games. Zobrist hit his ninth home run in the sixth inning for the only run off Milwaukee starter Matt Garza. Zobrist's double in the eighth off reliever...
Via Fox Sports Florida
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball Value: Is Ben Zobrist on the move?

The second wild card has thrown a monkey wrench into the whole trade deadline process. It’s even caused some people to propose pushing the non-waiver deadline back into August. The problem is that too many teams think they are still in the hunt when the deadline comes this Thursday. The Rays are one of those teams caught in no man’s land. They have tradeable pieces in David Price...
Via The Fantasy Fix
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rays begin a telling week with a victory behind James Loney's clutch hit

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- James Loney watched his soft line drive flutter toward the gap and hoped it would land. At first, when he poked right-hander Kyle Lohse's 89-mph fastball toward right-center field, he felt good about his chances to deliver as the Tampa Bay Rays' Mr. Reliable again. Still, centerfielder Carlos Gomez was closing fast, and Loney braced for the best. Then...
Via Fox Sports Florida
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Giants Rumors: San Francisco's interest in Rays' Ben Zobrist may be intensifying

The San Francisco Giants took a low-risk investment in Dan Uggla when they signed him to a minor-league deal. Days after signing, he was called up, and was immediately thrown into the action. In three games with the team, he has gone 0-8 and has struck out four times and committed three errors.Uggla's struggles combined with Marco Scutaro and Ehire Adrianza's injuries are...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Brewers at Tampa Bay Rays series primer

Another series win? Check. More ground made up in the race for the second American League wild-card spot? Check. Living life on the edge? Check. Catch your breath. The Tampa Bay Rays' winning streak is over at nine games, after a 3-2 defeat to the Boston Red Sox on Sunday at Tropicana Field. Loss No. 54 was inevitable, of course, but there was plenty to draw from in the Rays...
Via Fox Sports Florida
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Zobrist homers to help Rays beat Red Sox for 9th straight win

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Ben Zobrist homered, Matt Joyce and Kevin Kiermaier each had an RBI single, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the skidding Boston Red Sox 3-0 Saturday night for their ninth consecutive victory. The stretch is the second-longest in team history, three short of a 12-game winning streak in June 2004. John Lackey (11-7) came up short in his first attempt to earn...
Via Fox Sports Florida
3 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Recap: Here Come the RAYS

photo credit: Keith Allison via photopin cc Here come the Tampa Bay Rays! Going into the seventh inning tonight at Tropicana Field, the Rays trailed the Boston Red Sox 3-2. Ben Zobrist then hit an RBI single to tie the game. Then with the bases loaded Evan Longoria hit a go-ahead 3 run double to make it 6-3. Boston would score one more in the ninth, but lose 6-4 to give the Rays...
Via Tha Sports Junkies 101
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Does recent surge change trade deadline approach for Tampa Bay Rays?

Don’t look now, but the Tampa Bay Rays are at it again. After spending the first couple months of the year buried in the depths of the league standings with the likes of the Chicago Cubs and Arizona Diamondbacks, the Rays are in the midst of a second half surge that has them rising up the rankings of a wide open American League East division. While they still reside four games...
Via Bloguin Best
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Does recent surge change trade deadline approach for Tampa Bay Rays?

Don’t look now, but the Tampa Bay Rays are at it again. After spending the first couple months of the year buried in the depths of the league standings with the likes of the Chicago Cubs and Arizona Diamondbacks, the Rays are in the midst of a second half surge that has them rising up the rankings of a wide open American League East division. While they still reside four games...
Via The Outside Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants Trade Deadline Targets

The July 31st trade deadline is only nine days away and the Giants are sitting at 55-44 (.556) with a .002 pct lead on the Dodgers. It’s time to look at all the hottest rumours, evaluate the Giants biggest needs and find the most likely trade candidates.Evaluating the Giants biggest needs:Second Base: Second base has been by far the biggest weakness in the lineup this year. Collectively...
Via TopSportsReport
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Rays would not stay dead

American League East fans outside of Florida had to feel good about life on June 10, 2014 when the Tampa Bay Rays were fifteen games out of first place and were eighteen games under .500. After all, the Rays have been the perennial thorn in everyone's side winning over 90 games five of the previous six seasons on a shoestring budget and with a manager who had too much fun, showed...
Via The Flagrant Fan
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Redleg Weekly Episode 74 – Cold Start To The Second Half

The Reds lose the first 4 back from the break so David and Gale do the only reasonable thing and talk trade. With the deadline a little over a week away do the Reds have to make a move? Use promo code “RedLeg” on CincyShirts.com to save 15% In this week”s show: 0-4 Last week 51-48 Overall 3.5 back of the Brewers 4th in NL Central Ondrusek to DL Cueto & Simon 5IP 3ER Latos...
Via RedLegFans
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds looking to add a bat but in search of right asset

Hit with a rash of recent injuries to the lineup, it makes sense that the Reds would be interested in bolstering their bats. General manager Walt Jocketty said he would "like to add a bat" but the Reds haven't found anything that "attracts" them yet, MLB.com's Mark Sheldon reports. A few names have circulated surrounding the Reds. One is Tampa Bay'...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball: Ben Zobrist trade rumors

Ben Zobrist’s name has been shrouded with trade rumors over the past week With the trade deadline less than two weeks away, the trade market should grow continuously more active. We’ve already seen a few big names traded – Jeff Samardzija, Jason Hammel, and Huston Street for instance – and it seems like another big name that may be changing teams is the two-time All-Star...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Zobrist: The Best Alternative To Castro And Baez?

Ben Zobrist: 2015 Met? The Mets have two clear-cut positions to fill by Opening Day 2015: shortstop and left field. The Mets have gotten very little in the way of offensive production from those positions. That is both good and bad. While it hurts them this season, it gives the Mets two well-defined areas they need to improve upon. Given the run differential, production at each position...
Via Mets Merized Online
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays maintain momentum, top Twins

It was the first game after the All-Star break, a second Opening Day of sorts, but for the Rays it was a pretty big game. And that made their 6-2 victory against the Twins a pretty big one. The Rays, hoping to chase down either the first-place Orioles or the Mariners, who hold the second AL wild-card spot, kept the momentum going despite the four days off for the All-Star break...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays stay hot with 6-2 win over Tigers

MINNEAPOLIS -- Ben Zobrist homered and Evan Longoria had three RBIs to lead the Tampa Bay Rays to a 6-2 win over the Minnesota Twins on Friday night. Alex Cobb (5-6) allowed two runs in 5 2-3 innings and Matt Joyce added an RBI single as the Rays continue to play themselves back into contention. Trevor Plouffe homered for the Twins, a two-run shot in the third highlighted by a fan...
Via Fox Sports Florida
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays roll past Twins, 6-2

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Ben Zobrist homered and Evan Longoria had three RBI to lead the Tampa Bay Rays to a 6-2 win over the Minnesota Twins on Friday night. Alex Cobb (5-6) allowed two runs in 5 2-3 innings and Matt Joyce added an RBI single as the Rays continue to play themselves back into contention. Trevor Plouffe homered for the Twins, a two-run shot in the third highlighted by...
Via Fox Sports North
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays at Minnesota Twins series primer

There's optimism. That much can be said about the Tampa Bay Rays as they begin the season's second half. Unlike the dog days of late May and early June, when they were 24-42 and looked prepared to fade into a non-factor as the summer grew warmer, there remains a glimmer of hope that they can climb to the top of the American League East standings. It won't be easy. It...
Via Fox Sports Florida
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rays, Mariners Discussing Trade For David Price, Ben Zobrist

The underperforming Tampa Bay Rays roster could look very different by the time August rolls around. FOX Sports’ Jon Morosi reported Thursday, citing sources, that the Rays are discussing a trade that would send ace David Price and infielder Ben Zobrist to the Seattle Mariners. Morosi did clarify, however, that no deal is imminent. Price and Zobrist have spent their entire major...
Via NESN.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

M's, Rays discussing trade for David Price and Ben Zobrist

The biggest name on this year’s baseball trade market is Tampa Bay Rays lefty David Price. No one knows where the 2012 AL Cy Young Award winner will wind up but on Thursday we got a clue as to who was interested. The Seattle Mariners are reportedly in talks to acquire both Price and second baseman Ben Zobrist from the Rays. The surprising Mariners currently have a 51-44 record...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
13 days ago  |  1 Comment

Report: Reds eyeing to add hitter at trade deadline

With injuries decimating key players in the offensive lineup, the Reds are being forced to at least consider adding another hitter to the roster at the trade deadline. But who might general manager Walt Jocketty and the club be interested in? ESPN.com's Jim Bowden takes a closer look in his most recent column detailing what he is hearing at the trade deadline.In the piece, Bowden...
Via Redlegs Review
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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