2:04 PM EDT, Sat June 23, 2018
Tampa Bay Times 1 hour ago
For starters: Rays vs. Yankees, looking for two straight

For starters: Rays vs. Yankees, looking for two straight

After hanging on for a 2-1 last night over the MLB-best Yankees, the Rays are looking to make it two in a row today.And their lineup will have a different look, with INF Joey Wendle making his first career appearance,- majors or minors, in the outfield.RHP Wilmer Font
Tampa Bay Times 14 hours ago

Marc Anthony pays a visit to the Trop

By Allana BarefieldTimes Staff WriterST. PETERSBURG - Latin pop star Marc Anthony visited Tropicana Field on Friday to see his beloved Yankees play the Rays.Anthony spent nearly an hour on the field before the game as fans and
Tampa Bay Times 14 hours ago

Rays hang on for a 2-1 win over Yankees

ST. PETERSBURG : Many times this season the Rays' strategy of opening the game with a short reliever and using the bullpen to finish hasn't had much success.Friday wasn't one of those nights.A total of six pitchers held the Yankees and their vaunted lineup to five hits
DRaysBay 15 hours ago

Yankees: 1, Rays: 2 - Wonderful Willy

Strong Defense and Bullpen Day Helps Rays Top Yankees This part of the schedule is rough. The Rays are in the middle of a 14 game streak where they play the Yankees AND Astros seven times each, with a nice little 2 game series against the Nationals. Rays would send out Ryne Stanek to open against...
Mike Axisa / River Ave. Blues 4 hours ago
Saturday Links: Watson, Giambi, YES Network, Kay, Singleton

Saturday Links: Watson, Giambi, YES Network, Kay, Singleton

The Yankees and Rays will continue their three-game series with the middle game later this afternoon. Here are some links and notes to check out in the meantime. Yankees pursued Watson over the winter According to Joel Sherman, the Yankees tried to sign left-hander Tony Watson during the offseason. He instead signed a luxury tax […] The post Saturday Links: Watson, Giambi, YES Network, Kay, Singleton appeared first on River Avenue Blues.

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Tampa Bay Times 2 hours ago
Rays Tales: Why 'trades' and 'prospects' are always in same conversation

Rays Tales: Why 'trades' and 'prospects' are always in same conversation

Besides the continual evolution of their intriguing pitching plan, the primary topics of conversation for the Rays over the next several weeks will be trades and prospects. And not mutually exclusively.Some sooner than others, the Rays are going to clear out a number of veterans.
DRaysBay 7 hours ago
Rays prospects and minor leagues: Schnell homers in 1st AB

Rays prospects and minor leagues: Schnell homers in 1st AB

Nick Schnell made an impression in his pro debut Friday. It’s difficult to describe how well Colin Poche has been pitching this season. Between two Double-A affiliates and now Triple-A Durham, he’s allowed just 15 hits in 39 1⁄3 innings. He has a 56 percent strikeout rate. How is that even possible? Triple-A Durham Bulls (40-31) Andrew Moore and Colin Poche combined to shut down Indianapolis in a 6-1 Durham win. Indianapolis scored first in the first inning, but that would be the only run Moore allowed in six innings. Poche struck out five in three perfect innings of relief to wrap up...
Tampa Bay Times 15 hours ago
Rays journal: Robertson's return crowds up infield

Rays journal: Robertson's return crowds up infield

ST. PETERSBURG - The Rays reinstated INF Daniel Robertson from the 10-day disabled list (left hamstring strain). To make room, RHP Austin Pruitt was sent to Triple-A Durham."It's out of my mind. I don't think about (the hamstring) when I'm bending over or doing anything, so
DRaysBay 22 hours ago
Game 75 Preview: Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees

Game 75 Preview: Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees

The Rays are opening yet another series against the Yankees CC Sabathia Scouting Report CC Sabathia’s pitch usage, courtesy of Brooks Baseball In 2018, he has relied primarily on his Cutter (89mph) and Slider (80mph), also mixing in a Sinker (91mph) and Change (84mph). He also rarely throws a Fourseam Fastball (92mph). His cutter is blazing fast, has good “rise”, results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers’ cutters and has strong cutting action. His slider sweeps across the zone and generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers’ sliders. His sinker is...
DRaysBay 23 hours ago
Series Preview: Time to crack down on the Yankees

Series Preview: Time to crack down on the Yankees

Rays Thor about to tell the baby bombers to pipe down The Tampa Bay Rays head home after two tough road series in New York and Houston. The Rays salvaged one game in each, but played the top teams in baseball tough more often than not. And who doesn’t appreciate hard fought losses? The New York Yankees won three out of four against the Rays last weekend, and since has won four in a row against the Washington Nationals and Seattle Mariners (not pushovers). The Matchups: Friday 7:10 PM: CC Sabathia vs Ryne Stanek / Ryan YarbroughSaturday 4:10 PM: Sonny Gray vs Wilmer Font / Austin...
DRaysBay Jun 22, 2018
The Hit Show: Which players are here to stay on the Tampa Bay Rays roster?

The Hit Show: Which players are here to stay on the Tampa Bay Rays roster?

Who will stay, and who will go? Danny and Darby review the current pieces of the Rays rebuilding roster, analyzing who will be a part of the team’s future. Go Rays! *** Please note: Due to platform difficulties, this podcast was only uploaded to Soundcloud. We apologize for the inconvenience.
DRaysBay Jun 22, 2018
View from the catwalk: Daniel Robertson to be activated

View from the catwalk: Daniel Robertson to be activated

The Rays have a roster decision to make Rays Links Dave Brown of The Athletic wrote about how extended stays on the disabled list can affect a player’s psyche, and looked at Kevin Kiermaier as an example as well as several other Rays have had extended DL stays, like Rocco Baldelli and Jonny Venters Tonight, the Rays will begin another series with the New York Yankees as they’ll send Ryne Stanek to the mound against CC Sabathia What is the most pressing question facing the Rays? According to MLB.com, it’s whether or not they’ll trade Chris Archer Also on The Athletic, Emily Waldon...
DRaysBay Jun 22, 2018
FanPost Friday: Make a winning Rays trade offer

FanPost Friday: Make a winning Rays trade offer

The deadline is coming, so what’s your best deal? Hugwatch: it’s one of those fun baseball terms that sounds light and fluffy, but can spell heartbreak or excitement for fans. Hugwatch is the concept of watching players for sudden signs of trade, ie: farewell hugs in the dugout mid-game. But admit it, there’s something riveting and exciting about trade season. Armchair experts make their best guesses, and real experts try to assess the needs and offerings of each team. It’s the time of year when teams admit if they’ve decided to plan for next year, or if they’re going all in on...
DRaysBay Jun 22, 2018
Rays prospects and minor leagues: Choi homers twice in Durham win

Rays prospects and minor leagues: Choi homers twice in Durham win

Ji-Man Choi hit his first two home runs in the organization Thursday. Jesus Sanchez has never been a high-strikeout player, but starting in May, it seemed like he decided he was going to do it even less. Since May 1, he’s striking out in just 13 percent of his plate appearances, and he hasn’t struck out more than once in a game in a month. He’s batting .309 in that span, but he has only drawn three unintentional walks. Triple-A Durham Bulls (39-31) Durham socked four dingers in a 13-3 rout of Louisville. Brandon Lowe and Ji-Man Choi each went deep in the six-run third, and Choi hit a...
Tampa Bay Times Jun 21, 2018
Rays journal: Jake Bauers proves he's up to speed on bases

Rays journal: Jake Bauers proves he's up to speed on bases

ST. PETERSBURG :-Rookie 1B Jake Bauers has impressed at the plate and in the field since his June 7 promotion.Also, with his hustling on the bases."I knew he played hard; everybody said that at every level,'' manager Kevin Cash said. "I didn't realize he had the
DRaysBay Jun 21, 2018
MLB Trade Rumors: Trade destinations for Adeiny Hechavarria

MLB Trade Rumors: Trade destinations for Adeiny Hechavarria

Uuff. It’s no secret that the Rays need to move Adeiny Hechavarria, who has shown to have an elite defensive profile, but is hampered by his roller coaster offense. His position on the starting roster had recently been filled by top offensive prospect Willy Adames, and the Rays have Matt Duffy, Daniel Robertson, Christian Arroyo, and Joey Wendle all crowding the infield. “La Pantera” has an 83 wRC+ thus far in 2018, which matches his mark last year between the Marlins and Rays, although it should be noted he performed stronger in the second half of last season in Tampa Bay with a 92...
Tampa Bay Times Jun 21, 2018
Missed time a good mental reset for Rays' Matt Duffy

Missed time a good mental reset for Rays' Matt Duffy

ST. PETERSBURG - Missing all of 2017 might have been the absolute worst thing for Matt Duffy.Frustratingly idled as he eventually recovered and rehabbed from ongoing left heel issues, he couldn't play the game he loved, couldn't show the Rays or fans why they acquired him
DRaysBay Jun 21, 2018
View from the catwalk: The evolution of pitching

View from the catwalk: The evolution of pitching

It started a long time ago. Why? Rays Links Marc Topkin sounded an optimistic note, about how playing the Yankees and the Red Sox shows what the Rays are trying to become as they build for the future and transition to a core of young talent. Bill Chastain wrote about Matt Duffy’s bounceback season. A note in Steve Kinsella’s game recap, Daniel Robertson should come off the disabled list on Friday. This isn’t specifically about the Rays, but it’s sort of obliquely about the Rays. Behind the pay wall, but Russell Carleton looked at the evolution of pitchers over the whole course of...

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