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Who Will Be The Amica Pitcher Of The Week?

Vote for the Amica Pitcher of the Week and give yourself a chance to win a $100 gift card to the Yawkey Way Team Store. Voting begins every Monday, and winners are picked every Saturday, so make sure to come back every week to give yourself another chance to win. First read the official rules, then completely fill out the form below for your chance to win. Tuesday: Clay Buchholz...
Via NESN.com
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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...
Via Fox Sports Florida
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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...
Via AP on Fox
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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...
Via AP on Fox
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Tampa Bay Rays @ Boston Red Sox Pitching Matchups: 9/22-9/24

Note: Pitching matchups are subject to change Tuesday, September 23 @ 7:10 PM Alex Cobb, RHP (9-8, 2.82) vs Clay Buchholz, RHP (8-9, 5.29) TV: NESN, MLB.tv Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday Audio Wednesday, September 24 @ 7:10 PM Jake Odorizzi, RHP (11-12, 3.98) vs Anthony Ranaudo, RHP (3-3, 5.29) TV: NESN, MLB.tv Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday Audio Thursday,...
Via Sox and Dawgs
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End of season post-mortem: Tampa Bay Rays

This was supposed to be *the* year for the Rays. They looked like one of the most talented teams in the American League, and were going to be a playoff lock. But just like with the Rangers, their season derailed quickly and couldn’t get back on the tracks. By the time all was said and done, all the dust had settled, and the smoke was cleared, the Rays were in no man’s land in...
Via The Outside Corner
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End of season post-mortem: Tampa Bay Rays

This was supposed to be *the* year for the Rays. They looked like one of the most talented teams in the American League, and were going to be a playoff lock. But just like with the Rangers, their season derailed quickly and couldn’t get back on the tracks. By the time all was said and done, all the dust had settled, and the smoke was cleared, the Rays were in no man’s land in...
Via Bloguin Best
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Maddon, Rays searching for new offensive edge

When Joe Maddon, Andrew Friedman and company joined the Rays prior to the 2006 season, they brought a wealth of ideas along with an eagerness to try them out in an untapped frontier. Among those ideas were advanced metrics and shifting on defense. Primarily, the ideas helped thwart the offenses of opposing teams. Since that beginning, the Rays have seen their ideas pay off with...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Rays set franchise season record for strikeouts, sit within reach of MLB record

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Tampa Bay Rays' pitchers have set a new franchise standard for strikeouts, and the major-league record could come next. Sunday, right-hander Nathan Karns struck out Josh Phegley on an 82-mph curveball to begin the fifth inning of the Chicago White Sox's 10-5 victory at Tropicana Field. The sequence marked the 1,384th strikeout for Rays' pitchers...
Via Fox Sports Florida
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Rays' Matt Joyce expecting to be traded this offseason

Tampa-born OF Matt Joyce takes the field today figuring it "most likely" will be his last game at the Trop as a Ray. Joyce figures that his arbitration-driven salary increase for next season to around $5 million likely will make him too expensive for the Rays to keep, and thus likely to be traded this winter. "I think there's a good chance, just knowing the organization...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Tampa Bay Rays Game Day Chatter

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Via Fox Sports Florida
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Chicago White Sox at Tampa Bay Rays game preview

TV: Sun Sports Time: Pregame coverage begins at 1 p.m. Though no longer in playoff contention, the Tampa Bay Rays at least have a chance to evaluate some young talent for the future. Perhaps auditioning for a spot in the 2014 rotation, Nathan Karns looks to build on his strong Rays debut Sunday against the visiting Chicago White Sox. After reaching the playoffs four of the previous...
Via Fox Sports Florida
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Nick Franklin continues to make right first impressions with Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- There's still much to learn about Nick Franklin. These are the earliest glimpses of him in a Tampa Bay Rays uniform, and the September teases are either indicative of what the utility man will offer in the future or they're something else. He'll always be one of the three players gained in the David Price trade, so there will be intrigue whenever...
Via Fox Sports Florida
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Chris Archer, Nick Franklin lead Rays past visiting White Sox

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Nick Franklin hit his first home run with Tampa Bay and Chris Archer pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning, leading the Rays to a 3-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Saturday night. Franklin connected against Hector Noesi in the second inning, belting a drive to right after a leadoff double by James Loney. Franklin had to wait 79 seconds...
Via AP on Fox
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Chris Archer, Nick Franklin lead Rays past visiting White Sox

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Nick Franklin hit his first home run with Tampa Bay and Chris Archer pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning, leading the Rays to a 3-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Saturday night. Franklin connected against Hector Noesi in the second inning, belting a drive to right after a leadoff double by James Loney. Franklin had to wait 79 seconds...
Via Fox Sports Florida
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Franklin powers Rays to 3-1 win over White Sox

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Nick Franklin hit his first home run with Tampa Bay and Chris Archer pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning, leading the Rays to a 3-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Saturday night. Franklin connected against Hector Noesi (8-10) in the second inning, sending a drive to right after a leadoff double by James Loney. Franklin had to wait 79 seconds...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Generating more offense an offseason priority for Joe Maddon

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Elimination from postseason contention Friday has Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon considering an interesting offseason goal: Devising creative ways to generate more offense. With a 4-3 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Friday, the Rays faced the reality that they will miss the playoffs for just the third time since 2008. A large reason for Tampa Bay's...
Via Fox Sports Florida
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays Game Day Chatter

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Via Fox Sports Florida
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Chicago White Sox at Tampa Bay Rays game preview

Officially eliminated from playoff contention, the Tampa Bay Rays must get used to playing for pride. The Rays will look to avoid a fourth consecutive loss to the visiting Chicago White Sox on Saturday night. Tampa Bay (74-80) blew a 3-0 lead by allowing all of Chicago's runs in the fifth inning in a 4-3 loss Friday that officially eliminated the club from the postseason race...
Via Fox Sports Florida
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays fan makes sweet no-look catch on Wil Myers' liner (VIDEO)

Catching a foul ball off the bat of major league player is no easy feat. Now try doing it with your eyes closed and the prized souvenir coming towards you at 120 mph.This Rays fan makes a great no-look catch down the third-base line on a foul ball off the bat of Wil Myers Friday night — even with another fan in front of him diving for the same ball.Yeah. I planned that.Your browser...
Via The Other Paper
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays have final playoff hopes dashed by Jose Quintana, White Sox

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Jose Quintana pitched into the eighth inning and Avisail Garcia had a two-run double to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 4-3 victory over Tampa Bay on Friday night, eliminating the Rays from playoff contention. Chicago rookie Jose Abreu also had a run-scoring single during a four-run fifth, giving him 104 RBIs for the season. The Rays had a chance to tie...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Odorizzi, Zobrist, Longoria take home BBWAA awards

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Ben Zobrist found Don Zimmer's influence most powerful when discussing baseball's small moments. If attention to detail is present, Zobrist learned, production will follow in time. Zimmer's ethos was wise: Master the job's little duties and large reward will come. So it was appropriate that the utility man reflected on the late Tampa Bay Rays...
Via Fox Sports Florida
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays Game Day Chatter

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Via Fox Sports Florida
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Rays prospect Johnny Field wins team's top minor-league player award

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- A variety of minor-league award winners within the Tampa Bay Rays organization were announced Friday. The Rays named outfielder Johnny Field their Minor League Player of the Year and left-hander Blake Snell their Minor League Pitcher of the Year. Right-hander Jake Faria, meanwhile, was named the Erik Walker Community Champion, an honor given to the player...
Via Fox Sports Florida
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Derek Jeter Gift Meter: Tampa Bay Rays

Earlier this week the Tampa Bay Rays gave both a farewell and a welcome home to Yankees captain and Tampa resident Derek Jeter. 1. A 16-foot kayak decorated with Yankee pinstripes and Jeter's number 2.2. A framed jersey of Don Zimmer's, presented by his widow, Soot.3. A $16,000 check payable to Jeter's Turn 2 Foundation, which breaks down to $50 for every Jeter hit...
Via Lady At The Bat
3 days ago  |  Discuss
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