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DRaysBay 8 hours ago
We found it! The worst season preview possible for the Tampa Bay Rays

We found it! The worst season preview possible for the Tampa Bay Rays

Imagine the worst take you could make about almost every player on the Tampa Bay Rays roster. Write it down, then check below, because chances are it’s already been collected by Sports Illustrated. As part of its annual MLB preview issue, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED asked scouts to offer their honest—and anonymous—assessment of every club. This is not a good thing. It sounds like a great idea, like the exact kind of insight you’d want from veteran voices in the game. But that would have required a filter from SI’s editors, and instead — through the advantage of anonymity — what SI...
DRaysBay 11 hours ago
Tampa Bay Rays spring training game thirty two lineups against the Baltimore Orioles

Tampa Bay Rays spring training game thirty two lineups against the Baltimore Orioles

Just three games of spring training left The Tampa Bay Rays spring training schedule is nearly complete as they only have three games left until they take on the New York Yankees on Opening Day (Sunday). Today, the Rays will head back to Port Charlotte to take on the Baltimore Orioles at 1pm with MLB.com providing an audio stream of the game. Erasmo Ramirez goes to the mound for the Rays as they’ll have a bullpen day. Also slated to go will be Xavier Cedeno, Jaime Schultz, Tommy Hunter, Alex Colome, and Jumbo Diaz. Newcomer Peter Bourjous is leading off and playing center field while he...
DRaysBay 12 hours ago
Spring Training 2017: Jesus Sucre wins backup catcher job, Curt Casali and Luke Maile optioned

Spring Training 2017: Jesus Sucre wins backup catcher job, Curt Casali and Luke Maile optioned

Jesus Sucre will be on the Opening Day roster after Rays announce more cuts Prior to this afternoon’s game against the Baltimore Orioles, the Rays announced another wave of reassignments and options. Two of the most notable were Curt Casali and Luke Maile, meaning that Jesus Sucre has won the backup catcher job. The three entered spring battling for the starting catcher job with the recent signing of Derek Norris, that opportunity went out the window. Jesus Sucre is a major league veteran of four seasons, although in extremely part time services. All four of those seasons came with the...
DRaysBay 13 hours ago
Tampa Bay Rays News and Links - Chris Archer is ready for Opening Day

Tampa Bay Rays News and Links - Chris Archer is ready for Opening Day

Archer is locked in, Darby goes on the air, and who could win awards in 2017 News and Links SBN released their 2017 MLB preview, they project the Rays to take third place in the AL East. MLB Daily Dish is running their annual survey to see how much confidence fanbases have in their front office Our own Darby Robinson joined the ‘Upon Further Review’ podcast to discuss the Rays Chris Archer was sharp in his final tuneup of the spring, hurling three scoreless innings. The Rays would lose however, 1-0. The Rays have several players who could come away with awards at the end of the...
Rays Colored Glasses 13 hours ago

Tampa Bay Rays Outfield Defense Greatly Improved

Under normal circumstances, the Tampa Bay Rays acquisition of Peter Bourjos would barely warrant a mention. However, it is a sign that the Rays are dedicated to building what may be the best defensive outfield in the game. After going away from their typical philosophy or speed and defense, the Tampa Bay Rays appear to […] Tampa Bay Rays Outfield Defense Greatly Improved - Rays Colored Glasses - Rays Colored Glasses - A Tampa Bay Rays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rays Colored Glasses 14 hours ago

Tampa Bay Rays : Is Norris the Answer to the Catching Dilemma

Did it make sense for the Tampa Bay Rays to add another catcher to the mix and the situation that it created? Here’s a look how things are playing out. The Tampa Bay Rays never ending search for a front line catcher took a new twist last week when they signed Derek Norris. Is he […] Tampa Bay Rays : Is Norris the Answer to the Catching Dilemma - Rays Colored Glasses - Rays Colored Glasses - A Tampa Bay Rays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
DRaysBay Mar 28, 2017
Season Preview: Mallex Smith

Season Preview: Mallex Smith

With road-runner like speed, Smith could add another dimension to the Rays lineup in 2017 Meep Meep. Welcome to the season preview for Mallex Smith, a player whose 80 speed will transform the Rays running game. How much do the Rays like Smith? So much that they wouldn’t complete the deal with the Mariners until they acquired Smith from the Braves. That deal cost the Mariners high-end SP prospect Luiz Gohara and 2016 4th rd pick Thomas Burrows, but also brought them RHP RP Shae Simmons. Once happy that Smith was in the deal, the Rays sent Drew Smyly to the M’s for Smith, LHP Ryan...
DRaysBay Mar 28, 2017
Tampa Bay Rays 2017 Regular Season Prop Bets

Tampa Bay Rays 2017 Regular Season Prop Bets

Las Vegas does not believe in the Tampa Bay Rays Here are your 2017 prop bets for the Tampa Bay Rays, the majority of which are sourced from Bovada. Full season odds are at the bottom. Evan Longoria Total HR's in the 2017 Regular Season Over/Under 26½ 2017 Regular Season MLB Home Run Leader Evan Longoria 75/1 Total RBI's in the 2017 Regular Season Over/Under 90½ Odds to Win the 2017 AL MVP Mike Trout 5/4Mookie Betts 5/1Jose...
DRaysBay Mar 28, 2017
Rays game 31 lineups vs. Twins on TV

Rays game 31 lineups vs. Twins on TV

Derek Norris is starting as Chris Archer makes his last appearance of the spring
DRaysBay Mar 28, 2017
Rays Free Agent Target: Matt Albers

Rays Free Agent Target: Matt Albers

Rays pen looks like a work in progress, and an Albers addition could be an improvement This time of year is an exciting time for all MLB fans for many reasons, one of which is the flurry of releases and waivers that come through as each team settles their roster’s makeup. Some will have done well in spring training, others will have a glorious past that makes them intriguing, but in each case we pause - ask ourselves about the possible outcomes vs the costs of acquisition - and then decide whether or not they’d be a good gamble. The Rays have already done their part in adding one such...
DRaysBay Mar 28, 2017
Rays Tank: Rays add Bourjos

Rays Tank: Rays add Bourjos

Plus, a former Devil Ray just got a new job!
DRaysBay Mar 28, 2017
Rays Acquire Bourjos from White Sox

Rays Acquire Bourjos from White Sox

The Rays have added to their outfield depth by picking up Peter Bourjos for cash considerations
DRaysBay Mar 27, 2017
MLB Trade Rumors: The Rays are interested in former Yankees top prospect Rob Refsnyder

MLB Trade Rumors: The Rays are interested in former Yankees top prospect Rob Refsnyder

The Rays are looking for right-handed outfield depth and Rob Refsnyder meets the criteria With Derek Norris in the fold, the Rays are searching for additional right-handed depth and the team is interested in Yankees infielder/outfielder Rob Refsnyder, according to the New York Post’s George A. King III. Refsnyder, 26, is stuck in limbo with the Yankees as the team has no clear role for the Seoul, South Korea, native. In parts of the last two seasons, Refsnyder has posted a cumulative .262/.332/.354 slash line with 17 runs batted in (RBIs) through 74 games. He hasn’t helped his case...
DRaysBay Mar 27, 2017
Tampa Bay Rays News and Links - Opening Day is less than a week away!

Tampa Bay Rays News and Links - Opening Day is less than a week away!

Richie Shaffer’s off-season travels, Tropicana Field has a new turf, and Jesus Sucre looks like a lock for Opening Day Richie Shaffer spent the off season in baseball limbo as he was part of five different organizations. The Process Report looks at what happened to Derek Norris in 2016 The Rays played in Tampa yesterday, so a couple of the players crossed the bay to St. Petersburg to check out Tropicana Field’s new turf Alex Cobb was scratched from his start in a minor league game The Rays pitching problems continued this spring as Matt Andriese struggled against the New York...
DRaysBay Mar 27, 2017
Season Preview: Logan Morrison

Season Preview: Logan Morrison

Hoping for a turnaround season, Logan Morrison could be a a valuable asset in 2017. Background: Logan Morrison, 29, has had an inconsistent career (you can view his career stats here.) He was drafted in 2005 by the then Florida Marlins and spent the 2006 - 2010 seasons in their farm system. An impressive 2010 season at AAA landed him a spot in MLB All-Star Futures Game and a Marlins call up. He ended up finishing the 2010 season in the majors putting up great numbers, giving hope to the Marlins organization. After his solid 2011 season though, Morrison has never gotten back to a...
DRaysBay Mar 26, 2017
Rays 2017 Season Preview: The Rays rebuild is nearly complete

Rays 2017 Season Preview: The Rays rebuild is nearly complete

Meet the changing face of the Tampa Bay Rays Five years ago the Rays were coming off the euphoria of a crazy September 2011 that involved the single most exciting night of baseball that I have ever personally experienced: Game 162. It wasn’t all about the Red Sox collapse. It was about the heart of the Tampa Bay Rays, and their ability to be challenging for the playoffs in the first place. The “Rays Way” Revisited In 2011, the Rays won 91 games, and won 90+ for the third time in the previous four years. Evan Longoria had established himself as a superstar and the undisputed face of...
Rays Colored Glasses Mar 26, 2017

Tim Beckham Making the Most of His Opportunity

Tim Beckham‘s career may have been given a last minute reprieve due to Matt Duffy‘s slow healing heel injury. He is making the most of this opportunity. While Steve Chilcott and Brien Taylor are the clear poster children for a draft bust, Tim Beckham is not exactly far behind. While Beckham has made the Majors, […] Tim Beckham Making the Most of His Opportunity - Rays Colored Glasses - Rays Colored Glasses - A Tampa Bay Rays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
DRaysBay Mar 26, 2017
Tampa Bay Rays rumors: Curt Casali likely to be traded

Tampa Bay Rays rumors: Curt Casali likely to be traded

The Rays have acquired three catchers this off-season for various reasons, which will force last year’s back up to the trade block The Rays moved decisively to address their deficiencies behind the plate with three additions this off-season in top free agent Wilson Ramos, Mariners back up Jesus Sucre — who was recently impressed both Chris Archer and Kevin Cash — and most recently Derek Norris, a glove forward catcher capable of starting for the club. These three are now battling with Curt Casali and Luke Maile for roster spots and roles with the team to kick off the season. While all...
Rays Colored Glasses Mar 25, 2017

Tampa Bay Rays: Confusion Reigns in the Bullpen

Controversy and confusion is what the bullpen looks like for the Tampa Bay Rays in this the last week of spring training, with more than a handful of decisions to be made before opening day. It wouldn’t be a Tampa Bay Rays spring training without controversy as to who is going to be the opening […] Tampa Bay Rays: Confusion Reigns in the Bullpen - Rays Colored Glasses - Rays Colored Glasses - A Tampa Bay Rays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rays Colored Glasses Mar 25, 2017

Tampa Bay Rays: Latest Spring Training News and Notes

One week from Sunday, the Tampa Bay Rays will open the 2017 season at home against the New York Yankees and in this last week of spring training a mass of decisions are on the horizon. It will be down to the wire with roster decisions as the Tampa Bay Rays head into the last […] Tampa Bay Rays: Latest Spring Training News and Notes - Rays Colored Glasses - Rays Colored Glasses - A Tampa Bay Rays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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    Derek Norris

    Saving the day? Rays go with catchers Derek Norris and Jesus Sucre

  • 2 Jake Odorizzi

    Jake Odorizzi

    Rays vs. Twins, 1:05 p.m. Thursday, Port Charlotte

  • 1 Alex Cobb

    Alex Cobb

    Rays vs. Twins, 1:05 p.m. Thursday, Port Charlotte

  • 1 Kevin Kiermaier

    Kevin Kiermaier

    Rays’ fans search for a reason to believe

  • 1 Erasmo Ramirez

    Erasmo Ramirez

    Tampa Bay Rays spring training game thirty two lineups against the Baltimore Orioles

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