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Ranking the 60-win teams

  Credit: Twitter @RaysBaseball 11. Tampa Bay Rays (64-67): With an off year by Evan Longoria, who’s hitting .249 with a .388 slugging percentage, the Rays are an offense by committee. Maybe the return of Wil Myers will give them a boost, they are an easy lineup to shutdown. But as for the starting rotation, Chris Archer is 8-6 with a 3.09 ERA and Alex Cobb is 9-6 with a 3.01...
Via Reading Between The Seams
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rays Injury Update: Kevin Kiermaier sits with stiff neck

The Rays will leave rookie Kevin Kiermaier out of the line up Monday, as they start a four game series against the division leading Orioles. Kiermaier is dealing with a stiff neck, and isn't feeling 100%.#Rays Kiermaier said neck stiff as a result of headfirst slide into 2nd Sunday, collided with #BlueJays Reyes— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) August 25, 2014Kiermaier has done...
Via Sports Injury Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon’s Bunting Identity Crisis

Two facts, with which you as a FanGraphs reader are likely familiar: The Tampa Bay Rays are among the most sabermetrically-inclined organizations in major league baseball. Sabermetrically-inclined folk generally are against the decision to sacrifice bunt. One more fact, with which you are less likely to be familiar: The Tampa Bay Rays have attempted 58 […]
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Escobar's agent: Tampa is a great fit for Yunel, Oakland may not be

Rays shortstop Yunel Escobar's claim on revocable waivers by Oakland has raised some concern in the Escobar camp, which apparently prefers he stay in Tampa Bay where he felt he had finally found a home. "I am very concerned with Yunel having been selected on waivers by Oakland," Escobar's agent, Alex Esteban, told CBSSports.com on Sunday night. "While I believe...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays Injury Update: Ryan Hanigan, David DeJesus

The Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday by the score of 2-1. The win moved the Rays to within two games of .500 at 64-66. Although 10 games out in the division, the Rays could still make a push in the last 32 games of the season to finish above .500. Two players who could help are Ryan Hanigan and David DeJesus, both rehabbing at Class A Charlotte. #450301720...
Via Sports Injury Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays Protesting Blue Jays Win Over Replay Snafu

((HT: MLB.com))Rays manager Joe Maddon is protesting the Rays-Jays result from earlier today because of how the replay function of Major League Baseball was handled during the game.Here's how all hell broke loose with the new baseball wrinkle...Your browser does not support iframes.Maddon says he would be surprised if the protest isn't upheld because of how the whole thing...
Via Online Sports Guys
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays protest game after controversial replay decison

It’s safe to say Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon isn’t a fan of Major League Baseball’s replay system at the moment. Maddon protested Saturday afternoon’s Rays game against the Toronto Blue Jays after a controversial replay challenge in the fourth inning. During the frame, first base umpire Bill Welke initially called Rays outfielder Will Myers safe after an attempted...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays Injury Update: Jose Molina dealing with sore knee

The Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday behind a 14-hit attack and shutout pitching from Drew Smyly. The win improved the Rays to 63-65, fourth in the American League West. The Rays were without catcher Jose Molina, due to a sore knee. Curt Casali started for Molina and went 2-for-5 with a run scored. The good news is that Molina's injury does not appear...
Via Sports Injury Alert
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Myers Can Wil You to Fantasy Glory

Last night, I finally took a break after nearly 30 non-stop hours of watching the Every Simpsons Ever marathon to watch Wil Myers at bat. Much like Grandpa Simpson, I imagine someday I'll tell my grand kids about watching the at-bats of a young Wil Myers, before he went on to achieve fantasy superstardom. Also like Grandpa Simpson, I imagine my story won't really go anywhere...
Via Razzball
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays activate OF Wil Myers from 60-day disabled list

  The Tampa Bay Rays have activated outfielder Wil Myers from the 60-day disabled list after he missed 70 games with a broken right wrist. The Rays made the announcement before Wednesday night's game against Detroit. The 2013 American League Rookie of the Year played seven games on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Durham. Tampa Bay also optioned infielder Vince Belnome to Durham...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: David Price tips cap to crowd after Rays video tribute

Your browser does not support iframes.Detroit Tigers pitcher David Price tipped his cap to salute the crowd at Tropicana Field on Tuesday night as the Tampa Bay Rays gave him a video tribute to thank him for his time with the Rays. It was the first time Price had faced his former team since being traded last month. Price did not pitch in Tuesday night's game, but is scheduled...
Via Holdout Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays Injury Update: David DeJesus, Wil Myers

The Tampa Bay Rays lost to the New York Yankees on Sunday by the score of 4-2. The loss dropped the Rays to 61-63, fourth in the American League East. With 38 games in the season, there is little time to get back in the race. The eventual return of David DeJesus and Wil Myers could provide the offensive spark the Rays need. Myers is improving in his rehab, while DeJesus took a...
Via MLB Injury News
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon disappointed with Rays fans

A capacity crowd at Tropicana Field is 31,042 and, as you would imagine, the fourth place Tampa Bay Rays haven’t come close to filling the place since Opening Day. That was, of course, until Derek Jeter came to town. You see, the New York are drawing crowds all across baseball…with fans hoping to get one last glimpse of their team captain and his retirement sideshow. Saturday...
Via Hall of Very Good
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Rays are salty about their flag at Wrigley Field

This weekend, the Rays take on the Cubs at Wrigley Field. Hanging outside of the park is a flag emblazoned with “Devil Rays”, Tampa Bay’s former moniker. The club isn’t too happy about that. Hey, @Cubs, look for that Orphans flag next time you're at our place. pic.twitter.com/TfSZD0FAF9 — Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) August 8, 2014 To be fair, it is a turn back the...
Via The Outside Corner
19 days 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
28 days ago  |  Discuss
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