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Yadier Molina Left Jose Molina A Funny Present At Home Plate

Yadier Molina is currently on the disabled list, but that didn’t stop him from having some fun with his older brother, Rays catcher Jose Molina. It started prior to the start of the bottom of the first when Cardinals third base coach Jose Oquendo appeared to leave something at home […]
Rays Index 4 hours ago

Tailgating Game 102: David Price Sweepstakes Takes An Interesting Turn

Playing A Little Pepper… The David Price sweepstakes just took an interesting turn. Major League Baseball held their Competitive Balance Lottery today, which awards some small market and low revenue clubs with extra draft picks after the first or second round. The Rays did not get any extra picks, but […]
DRaysBay 4 hours ago

The... Cubs'? case for David Price

Please stop laughing, or at the very least, wait until the end The Cardinals' case for David PriceThe Indians' case for David PriceThe Dodgers' case for David Price Scott: David Price made a pretty interesting comment at the All-Star Game last week regarding the city of Chicago: "That would probably be the coolest city to win a championship in. They haven't done it in I'm not sure how long. To do that there that would be the coolest city to win a championship in right now." He's probably not referring to the White Sox.  It's a pretty preposterous idea, but Ken Rosenthal says maybe we...
DRaysBay 10 hours ago

The Rays Tank: Brief Boxberger strikeout admiration

Ian's on a plane, so the Tank is late. Sorry guys. Brad Boxberger was throwing aggressive strikes last night, and had me jumping out of my seat. Here are the payoff pitches for his two, tasty swinging strikeouts: High Leverage! Rising fastball! - The Rays are hosting a workshop for little league coaches, offering guidance from the training staff and Jim Hickey himself, followed by a Q&A with Rays players. It's free until the roster is full, and coaches can sign up here. - Dock of the Rays took a statistical approach on scouting the minor league performances thus far in the system, and...
DRaysBay 14 hours ago
Rays down on the farm July 23: Shaffer's big game leads Montgomery

Rays down on the farm July 23: Shaffer's big game leads Montgomery

Richie Shaffer continues to disappoint, but for one night, he was key for the Biscuits I really thought he was going to pan out.  With the power he showed in April, I thought maybe he was putting it back together a bit, but that clearly did not happen. Going down the draft "what could have been" rabbit hole can frustrate fans of any fanbase depending on the year, but in 2012, Shaffer was ranked in a similar position to Stephen Piscotty, another college third baseman.  He was taken by St. Louis 11 picks after Shaffer went off the board, and he's now a top 50 prospect in the game. Triple-A...
DRaysBay 21 hours ago

TB 7 - STL 2: Odorizzi's Homecoming a success

"the coolest, single baseball moment of my life" Busch Stadium the third, a homecoming for Jake Odorizzi. Possibly the best start of the season previously came against St. Louis for Jake Odorizzi, but tonight he is on the road, in his hometown in the midst of family and friends (and all their distractions), facing off yet again against the Cardinals' ace, Adam Wainwright. On a steamy 89 degrees, fastball command would be make or break for Odorizzi, as it has been all year. Facing his first batter, he left a meatball over the middle in a 3-1 count for a leadoff homerun to Matt Carpenter,...
Rays Index Jul 22, 2014

Tailgating Game 101: Rays (47-53) At Cardinals (54-45)

Playing A Little Pepper… Jake Odorizzi will bat 8th tonight…Joel Peralta has been placed on the DL with the illness he thinks he contracted over the break. Jeff Beliveau has been called up to take his place. The move is retroactive to July 13, so Peralta can return next week…David […]
DRaysBay Jul 22, 2014

VIDEO: Kevin Kiermaier calls Rays highlights as Jay-Z

Kevin Kaiermaier, The Outlaw of the Rays outfield, dropped by the MLB Fan Cave to provide some highlights of a few plays from the Rays' season -- and he did so through his Jay-Z impression, now dubbed "Ray-Z" Your browser does not support iframes. Sprinkled in with DJ Kitty on the disc, and that iconic 'Hova laugh, The Outlaw dropped about every Jay-Z reference in the book. The impression is impressive, and certainly something to laugh along with, but it has enough *facepalm* (99 problems) and some embarrassing video editing to raise a certain question: "Was this a good idea?" And that's...
DRaysBay Jul 22, 2014
The Rays Tank: Rays not dealing until the deadline

The Rays Tank: Rays not dealing until the deadline

So says Gammons and Sherman. Peter Gammons made a radio appearance, full transcript here, during which he discussed what he's heard on Seattle's pursuit of Ben Zobrist: The Rays’ recent surge in the standings has them holding off on selling pieces, Mariners sources told Gammons. Seattle thought they were closing in on a deal for Ben Zobrist, but they’ve since been told that the Rays plan to wait until the final 48 hours prior to the deadline before determining a course of action. DOWN TO THE WIIIRE. If the Rays are putting a hiatus on all trade activity until seven days from now,...
Rays Index Jul 22, 2014

Rays Telling Teams David Price And Ben Zobrist Will Not Be Traded In Next 7 Days

In an interview with WEEI in Boston, Peter Gammons said that “people in Seattle” thought they were close to a trade with the Rays for Zobrist, but that the Rays backed off. More importantly, the Rays are now telling teams that they will wait until the deadline to make a […]
DRaysBay Jul 22, 2014

Rays down on the farm July 22: Charlotte falls in site meetup

I would hope people still had a good time though If you have anything to report from the game last night, please share. As of writing this, there was still an odd occurrence in the box scores from Monday night.  Kyle McKenzie apparently recorded a save for Hudson Valley, and he also recorded a blown save for Princeton.  They were playing games at the same time, and I'm assuming he didn't travel from Vermont to Kingsport unbelievably quickly to participate in both.  Hopefully that gets cleared up at some point Triple-A Durham Bulls (56-46) Enny Romero wasn't great, but he limited the...
DRaysBay Jul 21, 2014

The Dodgers' Case for David Price

Scott and Danny discuss how the Dodgers and Rays could settle on a trade for David Price. Danny: This right here maybe should be the only trade we spend considerable amounts of time discussion. The talking heads love the idea of sending David Price to LA, and also hate the idea of the Dodgers letting their prospects slip away. The thought process is that the Rays would ask for Joc Pederson, who would be manning center field for the Dodgers right now if not for the four starters they already have on the roster (for three spots, hello NL). They would then ask for INF Corey Seager, who is...
DRaysBay Jul 21, 2014

This Week in Trade Rumors: David Price will be traded 11 times, pitch against himself

By definition everything that follows is now officially a "trade rumor." Did you know that on July 31st, there is something called the Trade Deadline? I know! What even is it? Well, I did a little research and apparently after that particular date at 4 PM baseball teams are no longer allowed to send human males-*ahem* excuse me-baseball player/employees to new cities completely against their will, without any regard for basic ethics or even basic humanity. It's like trading baseball cards with your buddy down the street, except you also aren't required to transplant the card's entire life...
DRaysBay Jul 21, 2014

Breaking News: Other teams wish they had Evan Longoria

Someone stop the leak from the Cardinals front office. With duct tape. Now. One concept kicked around in at least one corner of STL organization: pursue Price&Longoria. But 0 indication actually being discussed w/TB. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) July 21, 2014 I get the feeling someone sent Buster a snap chat of the war room in St. Louis, and somewhere on a white board was the name Longoria. Olney dutifully reported earlier today that the Cardinals, Mariners, and Dodgers are best positioned for a David Price acquisition, and then tweeted the above. ...one executive involved in the...
Rays Index Jul 21, 2014

More David Price And Ben Zobrist Trade Rumors With An Evan Longoria Cameo

When it comes to the David Price sweepstakes, it appears as though four teams have emerged as the favorites, the Dodgers, the Cardinals, the Mariners, and the Rays. Despite the Rays playing better the team is still talking with other teams about potential trades that would involve Price and/or Ben […]
DRaysBay Jul 21, 2014

Rays Tank: An early arrow

And a low strike. The Rays finished up their sweep of the Twins with a 5-3 win behind Chris Archer. There was a hairy moment. Once more, Grant Balfour was given a chance to save a game and again he was unable to get the job done. The Rays are now 7.5 games back in the American League East, and 6 games back in the wild card. The Oakland A's are trying to trade their high-priced closer, Jim Johnson. The Rays also have a high-priced failed closer. To my knowledge, they are not trying to trade him. FanGraphs finished up their trade value rankings. Evan Longoria, once the star of this series,...
Rays Index Jul 21, 2014

[THE HANGOVER] Discussing The Rays And Their Return To The Playoff Race

The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. RAYS 5, Twins 3 (boxscore) THE GOOD: All-around offense. We can point to James Loney’s 7 hits in the series sweep of the Twins if we want […]
DRaysBay Jul 21, 2014

Rays down on the farm July 21: Montgomery bombed in career worst outing

A week after being named to Baseball America's mid-season Rays top 10 prospect list, Mike Montgomery couldn't get out of the second inning It's certainly an ugly outing, but I don't think it takes away from the turnaround he's had this season.  If he goes into a complete tailspin after this obviously things would be different, but for now, I'd just view it as a blip on the radar and not a return to the last few years. A reminder that Charlotte's visiting Clearwater this week.  Tonight and Tuesday are night games, and Wednesday's is in the afternoon. Triple-A Durham Bulls (55-46) Mike...
DRaysBay Jul 20, 2014

Rays 5, Twins 3: Rays Sweep Twins, Win Fifth Straight

The Rays finished off the sweep of the Twins behind Chris Archer. The Rays finished off the post-All Star game sweep of the Twins behind strong pitching from Chris Archer and another good performance from the offense. Archer pitched into the seventh inning allowing three ones, one of them earned, and striking out four. The run he allowed in the second inning, though not technically an earned run, was entirely his fault as he fielded a ground ball and threw it by James Loney at first, allowing the runner to advance to second and score on a base hit. He wouldn't face much trouble again until...
Rays Index Jul 20, 2014

Tailgating Game 100: Rays (46-53) At Twins (44-52)

Playing A Little Pepper… The Rays are now 46-53, 4.5 games behind the Blue Jays for 3rd place in the East (5 in loss column). The win also moved the Rays ahead of the Twins in the Wild Card standings and there are now 5 teams between the Rays and […]

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