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Cobb Boom!

Yesterday, Alex Cobb's line was 8 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 12 Ks. March Grey, "You're welcome." April Grey, "Figures you show your face now." May Grey, "You know how much crap I took for you, March Grey?" June Grey, "Seriously!" All the Greys start yammering over each other. March Grey, "Hey! Hey! Hey! July Grey, defend...
Via Razzball
29 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Alex Cobb starting to feel old enjoyment again

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Alex Cobb has felt this enjoyment before. The right-hander's current comfort is similar to the rise he lived in dicing hitters late last season, when he emerged as the Tampa Bay Rays' most dependable starter. The enjoyment has been hard to recapture for much of this year. It's a sign of how difficult achieving consistency can be on the mound, where...
Via Fox Sports Florida
3 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
4 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
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rays Rumors: Tampa Bay 'talking and willing' to trade David Price

The Tampa Bay Rays are going to have to decide in the next day or so whether or not they will trade star left-handed pitcher David Price. All indications are that they will keep him, but it is still a possibility that they trade him.The Rays are "talking and willing" to trade Price, a Rays-connected source told Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com.#153668140 / gettyimages.comIf...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

This Wil Myers bike horn giveaway will steal your soul

On Sunday, the Rays are giving away a Wil Myers bike horn to kids 14 and under. And quite frankly, it’s terrifying. What, you ask? Head-on view of the #Rays @wilmyers bike horn to be given away Sunday. pic.twitter.com/ihnaR9QkMH — Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) July 30, 2014 Here's what that #Rays @wilmyers bike horn looks like from the side. Nice hair, right? pic.twitter.com...
Via Bloguin Best
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rays have odd Wil Myers giveaway planned

On Sunday, the Rays are giving away a Wil Myers bike horn to kids 14 and under. And quite frankly, it’s terrifying. What, you ask? Head-on view of the #Rays @wilmyers bike horn to be given away Sunday. pic.twitter.com/ihnaR9QkMH — Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) July 30, 2014 Here's what that #Rays @wilmyers bike horn looks like from the side. Nice hair, right? pic.twitter.com...
Via The Outside Corner
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rays notes: David Price eager for closure come trade deadline's end

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- David Price flashed a slight smile when asked about the closure that will come soon. It was Tuesday afternoon in the Tampa Bay Rays clubhouse at Tropicana Field, the hours ticking toward the non-waiver trade deadline. By 4 p.m. Thursday, Price will learn his destination, much to his relief. "Yeah, I guess so," he said. "It's here. So I guess...
Via Fox Sports Florida
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays Game Day Chatter

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Via Fox Sports Florida
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chris Archer is being a hypocrite with David Ortiz

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer isn’t the only one who had a problem with David Ortiz’s dramatic bat flip on Sunday. Big Papi has pissed the Rays off on several occasions by pimping his homers, and he is not going to stop just because people are complaining. But more importantly, why is Archer whining? […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rays Injury Update: Ryan Hanigan aiming for Friday return

Tampa Bay Rays catcher Ryan Hanigan is doing better and eyeing rehab games this week. He would like to rejoin the Rays on Friday after fully recovering from a oblique injury as reported by Marc Topkin.#Rays Hanigan (oblique) doing better, eyeing rehab games this week with @StoneCrabs, rejoin #Rays Friday— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) July 29, 2014#452283158 / gettyimages.comHanigan...
Via MLB Injury News
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chris Archer: Strikeout Celebration Came In ‘Infant Stages Of My Career’

There were a lot of raised eyebrows around the baseball world when Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer called out David Ortiz for his bat flip Sunday night. Ortiz’s post-home run actions are far from universally beloved — Archer’s rotation mate, David Price, is an outspoken Papi critic — but many didn’t think the 25-year-old right-hander was one to talk regarding such matters...
Via NESN.com
17 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
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rays ace may not be off market yet, but price of Price is going up

Some rival baseball executives believe there are Tampa baseball people who may still be inclined to trade star pitcher David Price for a big haul and give up the pennant chase, but even those folks acknowledge it would be hard to buck a committed clubhouse that has played its way into the race. The red-hot Rays certainly don't have the look or feel of a seller. And most think...
Via Pro Sports Daily
20 hours 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

Chris Archer Known To Showboat Despite Criticizing David Ortiz (Video)

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer is quite the hypocrite. Archer has criticized David Ortiz in recent days for showboating, as the Boston Red Sox slugger capped a three-run home run Sunday with an emphatic bat flip and a slow trot around the bases. But, as history shows, Archer isn’t exactly above showboating. In fact, he’s quite the ham. In the words of Randy “Macho Man”...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Sixth inning leaves Brewers feeling snakebit against Tampa Bay

Kyle Lohse appeared to be on his way to overcoming a lackluster performance from his offense when the right-hander just couldn't get a break in the sixth inning. Following a borderline 3-2 pitch to Evan Longoria that was called a ball by home-plate umpire Bob Davidson to load the bases with two outs, James Loney dumped a bloop single into center to plate a pair of runs. That...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
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

Rays' Chris Archer stands by criticism of David Ortiz

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Chris Archer, the man at the center of the latest tiff between his team and the Boston Red Sox, had a simple response when asked if he regretted his critical comments of David Ortiz on Sunday. "Do I regret saying the truth?" Archer said Monday at Tropicana Field. "No." Oh, this American League East rivalry remains...
Via Fox Sports Florida
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rays DFA Bedard, re-instate Peralta from DL

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Rays designated left-hander Erik Bedard for assignment Monday to make room for reliever Joel Peralta's return from the 15-day disabled list. Bedard, 35, was 4-6 with a 4.76 ERA and 64 strikeouts in 17 appearances (15 starts) for the Rays this season after making his debut in the rotation April 13 in a no-decision against the Cincinnati Reds...
Via Fox Sports Florida
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Updated David Price Rumors as Trade Deadline Nears

The idea of the Chicago Cubs trading for Tampa Bay Rays ace David Price didn’t make much sense in the first place. Why would they send Jeff Samardzija packing, only to give up prospects for a player in Price who will earn about $20 million next season and will hit free agency soon?  USA Today’s Bob Nightengale pretty much quieted all rumors linking Price to the Cubs. The #Cubs...
Via Sportsnaut
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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rays pitcher Chris Archer rips David Ortiz for 30-second home run trot (videos)

Like many pitchers before him, Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Chris Archer found himself victimized by a demonstration of clutch hitting power from Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz. With the Rays and Red Sox tied at zero in the top of the 3rd inning, Big Papi uncorked on a Archer offering for a three-run homer. […] The post Rays pitcher Chris Archer rips David Ortiz for 30-second...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz hits game-winning home run, irritates Rays again

David Ortiz has been a thorn in the Tampa Bay Rays’ collective side and his “get off me” bat flip on Sunday won’t help matters. You can watch his ultimately-game-winning home run at MLB.com, but the bat flip is in GIF form below (via Deadspin): Yeah, I can see why that might piss off some people. Rays pitcher Chris Archer said after the game, ‘‘I don’t know what makes...
Via Bloguin Best
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Beat Rays, and Brewers raise their chances to get David Price

The Brewers, by defeating the Rays the next three days, could improve their chances in two different races. Their realistic bid for the NL Central title. And their unlikely bid to land Rays left-hander David Price. The Brewers are among the teams to express interest in Price, according to major league sources. Their inquiry was akin to putting their "foot in the water,"...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss
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