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DRaysBay 7 hours ago
Game Preview: Alex Cobb vs. Ubaldo Jimenez

Game Preview: Alex Cobb vs. Ubaldo Jimenez

Let’s not-lose again The Rays will look to win their three-game home series with division rival Baltimore when the two meet for some glorious afternoon baseball on Wednesday. The Rays snapped their five-game losing streak Tuesday night, holding on by the tightest of margins in a 5-4 victory that kept them within a game of the second wild card spot in the American League. The game will start at 12:10 p.m. and the Rays will get on the road right after, heading to New York for a key series against the Yanks starting on Thursday. Starting Pitchers Ubaldo Jimenez Of the 94 pitchers with at...
DRaysBay 7 hours ago
MLB trade deadline: 3 players the Tampa Bay Rays cannot move. Period.

MLB trade deadline: 3 players the Tampa Bay Rays cannot move. Period.

Here are you Untouchables. With the July 31 MLB trade deadline fast approaching, and with the Rays still in the thick of the AL playoff race (despite the recent skid), the team could certainly look to make a buy or two. There are rumors aplenty about certain bullpen arms the club is targeting, but there are also bigger fish out there if the Rays really feel like making a splash. If the Rays wanted to enter the Yu Darvish or Justin Verlander sweepstakes (neither of which I would say I am in favor of as of right now), the cost would be a lot higher than trying to acquire a proven reliever...
DRaysBay 8 hours ago
Kevin Kiermaier to begin rehab assignment Thursday

Kevin Kiermaier to begin rehab assignment Thursday

The Rays Gold Glove center fielder is nearing his return The Tampa Bay Rays have announced that Kevin Kiermaier will begin a rehab assignment with the Charlotte Stone Crabs, starting on Thursday. Kiermaier still has a while to go until he can be activated though as he is on the 60-day DL and isn’t eligible to be activated until August 9th. Kevin Kiermaier has had a bizarre season for the Rays as he started the year out with a slump, then enjoyed a hot streak, but got sick and his production immediately fell off. All the while his outfield defense was exceptional and awful as his misplayed...
DRaysBay 8 hours ago
Tampa Bay Rays place Jake Odorizzi on the disabled list

Tampa Bay Rays place Jake Odorizzi on the disabled list

Odorizzi to the disabled list, Kittredge recalled, and a starter hasn’t been announced for Friday Prior to this afternoon’s game against the Baltimore Orioles, the Tampa Bay Rays announced that they have placed Jake Odorizzi on the 10-day disabled list due to a lower back strain. In his place, the Rays have recalled reliever Andrew Kittredge. The starting pitcher for Odorizzi’s next scheduled outing has not yet been announced. Jake Odorizzi has struggled in 2017 under the surge in home runs across the league in 2017. Odorizzi is an above average flyball pitcher, but has surrendered...
Rays Colored Glasses 9 hours ago

Tampa Bay Rays Place Seven in MLB Pipeline Top 100 Prospects

Heading into the season, the Tampa Bay Rays had four players listed amongst the top 100 prospects on MLB.com. At the halfway point, that number has increased a bit. As we entered the 2017 campaign, there were several players in the Tampa Bay Rays farm system that were generating a fair bit of attention. Willy […] Tampa Bay Rays Place Seven in MLB Pipeline Top 100 Prospects - Rays Colored Glasses - Rays Colored Glasses - A Tampa Bay Rays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
DRaysBay 9 hours ago
Tampa Bay Rays News and Links: Jacob Faria halts skid, continues to be awesome

Tampa Bay Rays News and Links: Jacob Faria halts skid, continues to be awesome

Rays snap the losing streak, Faria fantastic, and a possible Mets trade in the works Last night, the Tampa Bay Rays returned to the win column after a five game hiatus, thanks to a stellar start from Jacob Faria, who pitched one out into the eighth inning and allowed three runs on seven hits — one homer — while he walked two and struck out five. The bullpen made things interesting however, as Tommy Hunter struggled with his command allowed an inherited runner to score — charged to Faria — plus allowing a run of his own to make it a one run game, but he was able to get out of the...
DRaysBay 11 hours ago
Rays prospects and minor leagues: Adames has 3 more hits

Rays prospects and minor leagues: Adames has 3 more hits

Willy Adames has hit in six straight games I know most read this for prospect news and not necessarily minor league minutiae, but what’s going on in the Appalachian League this year is interesting. Entering Tuesday’s games, the league had a .762 OPS, and teams were combining for 1.7 home runs per game. In the five prior seasons, the league OPS has fluctuated between .683 and .713. Maybe offense will settle down in the final month and a half, but if it feels like Princeton is playing in a lot of high-scoring games so far, you’re right. Triple-A Durham Bulls (63-39) Durham used five...
DRaysBay 18 hours ago
TB 5, BAL 4: Ducks > Orioles

TB 5, BAL 4: Ducks > Orioles

Rays breakout for a 5 run inning to snap a 5 game losing streak. Winning one run ball games is infinitely more fun than losing one run ball games. The Rays turned to the freshly graduated from prospect status Jacob Faria to take the mound and halt this season high 5 game losing streak. Faria, as he’s done all year, did not disappoint. Lucky Ducky Faria faced off against the Orioles for the 3rd time on the year. Baltimore has some really tough bats, and Faria now has faced them 1⁄3 of his starts. Familiarity from hitters like Macado or Jones is not an unreasonable fear. However,...
DRaysBay 22 hours ago
MLB Trade Rumors: Rays interested in Addison Reed and Lucas Duda

MLB Trade Rumors: Rays interested in Addison Reed and Lucas Duda

This afternoon Mike Puma of the New York Post tweeted that the Rays have some level of interest in Addison Reed and Lucas Duda. Sounds like the Rays have some level of interest in Addison Reed and Lucas Duda.— Mike Puma (@NYPost_Mets) July 25, 2017 The interest in Addison Reed is natural. The Rays have been connected to some degree to every reliever on the market. Addison Reed is the best high leverage rental reliever thought to be available. This season he has a 2.49 ERA and 3.14 FIP. Last season he put up a 1.97 ERA and 1.97 FIP. He has a 25.0% strikeout rate and a very low 3.1%...
Rays Colored Glasses Jul 25, 2017

Tampa Bay Rays: Cannot Stand Idle at the Trade Deadline

The postseason is in their sight and if the Tampa Bay Rays want to make this a reality for the first time since 2013, they cannot stand idle at the trade deadline to address the glaring needs of the bullpen. There is no question that the Tampa Bay Rays are a much better team all-around […] Tampa Bay Rays: Cannot Stand Idle at the Trade Deadline - Rays Colored Glasses - Rays Colored Glasses - A Tampa Bay Rays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
DRaysBay Jul 25, 2017
Game Preview: Jacob Faria vs Wade Miley

Game Preview: Jacob Faria vs Wade Miley

It’s up to the Rays upstart rookie to halt the streak Will tonight be the night the Rays end their losing steak, that has now reached five games following last night’s shutout loss to the Baltimrore Orioles? The Rays are now 51-49 on the season, but fortunately for them, the Boston Red Sox have hit a mini-skid as well, dropping three games in a well to keep them just three and a half games back in the Division race. Unfortunately for the Rays, the Kansas City Royals won’t stop winning and have taken sole possession of the second Wild Card spot with the Rays trailing a game...
DRaysBay Jul 25, 2017
Baseball America’s updated 2017 Tampa Bay Rays Top 10 prospect list

Baseball America’s updated 2017 Tampa Bay Rays Top 10 prospect list

:fire emoji: Baseball America updated their Top 10 prospect list for the Tampa Bay Rays, and boy does it have strong opinions at No. 1 and No. 8. The following are some limited quotes from the full article, which is behind a paywall: 1. Willy Adames, SS Evaluators almost unanimously consider him a future No. 2 hitter and the Rays shortstop of the future. Hot take interpretation: Adames fixed updated the timing of his throws and his swing and as of June 1 is on fire, on both sides of the ball, prompting the above quote. This is the loudest, most ringing endorsement we’ve ever seen written...
DRaysBay Jul 25, 2017
Paging Brent Honeywell: Please report to Tropicana Field, STAT!

Paging Brent Honeywell: Please report to Tropicana Field, STAT!

A call-up of the Futures Game MVP would show that the Rays are serious about competing. There is an insane amount of hype surrounding the number 2 Rays prospect (and top pitching prospect) Brent Honeywell. Although he has had some struggles to start his AAA career, he has been notching strike outs and getting outs. If we look at what he is accomplishing in Durham, and look at some of the holes in the current pitching staff, we have to wonder: What are the Rays waiting for? Is Honeywell ready to make the big jump after half a season in AAA? Let's take a look at the numbers. Honeywell...
DRaysBay Jul 25, 2017
The Hit Show 7.25 - Rays are in it to win it!

The Hit Show 7.25 - Rays are in it to win it!

Between departures and arrivals, it’s a busy time for the Rays. The Hit Show is back from the All-Star break and the Rays are still vying for the Playoffs! Plenty to discuss including the departure of Colby Rasmus, the acquisition of Sergio Romo and some excellent pitching performances from Alex Cobb, Blake Snell and Chris Archer. Danny and Darby also discuss what to expect from the Rays at the looming MLB Trade Deadline!
DRaysBay Jul 25, 2017
Did Boston turn David Price into a jerk?

Did Boston turn David Price into a jerk?

The outspoken pitcher seems to be making a lot more noise with the Red Sox. David Price and the Boston sports media have had a tense relationship since shortly after the ex-Rays ace signed a seven year, $217 million deal with the Red Sox prior to the 2016 season. Most recently, as the The The Boston Globe reported, he called out NESN broadcaster Dennis Eckersley, a former major league pitcher (and Hall of Famer), who can be critical of players on air. According to the Globe report, Price cursed at Eckersley during a team charter flight last month. (Interesting that that Globe provided a...
DRaysBay Jul 25, 2017
Seven Rays in MLB.com’s Mid-Season Top 100

Seven Rays in MLB.com’s Mid-Season Top 100

Brent Honeywell unseats Willy Adames as the Rays number one prospect. MLB.com has released their mid-season update, and the Rays have a new number one prospect, as well as seven prospects listed in the top 100. That total puts them only behind the Atlanta Braves (9) and Chicago White Sox (8). Unlike for the Baseball America and Baseball Prospectus mid-season prospect lists, new draftees and international signees are eligible for the MLB.com list. The list also includes players currently in the majors who haven’t yet gone over the rookie eligibility requirements. For pitchers this is 50.0...
Rays Colored Glasses Jul 25, 2017

Jacob Faria Looking Forward to Using Revamped Delivery

Jacob Faria has had an excellent start to his major league career, but the Tampa Bay Rays rookie is not satisfied. After his most recent start, Faria has revamped his delivery. After dominating at Durham to start the year, the majors did not appear to be a problem for Jacob Faria. He became the first […] Jacob Faria Looking Forward to Using Revamped Delivery - Rays Colored Glasses - Rays Colored Glasses - A Tampa Bay Rays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
DRaysBay Jul 25, 2017
Tampa Bay Rays News and Links: Ramos hurt, Rays lose 5, but Snell looked great

Tampa Bay Rays News and Links: Ramos hurt, Rays lose 5, but Snell looked great

1 out of 3 aint bad? The Rays have not lost a bunch of games in a row. Before yesterday, their longest losing streak was 4 games. The Rays have now lost their 5th straight game. In the business, we call that a whole bunch of poop. However, this year the Rays have avoided big time slumps well, and even in this losing streak they were highly competitive until very late in the game. Super shiny silver linings! Links: Blake Snell spoke about worked and what he can take away from this very impressive 7 inning start. .@RaysBaseball lefty Blake Snell reflects on what he can learn from Monday's...
DRaysBay Jul 25, 2017
Rays prospects and minor leagues: Rehabbers help Florida affiliates

Rays prospects and minor leagues: Rehabbers help Florida affiliates

It was a busy day for Rays and Bulls pitchers working their way back Not only were Burch Smith, Jonny Venters, Jaime Schultz and Jose De Leon on the mound Monday, Rene Pinto was back in action for the GCL Rays. Bowling Green’s catcher had been out of action since June 11. Triple-A Durham Bulls (62-39) Durham scored five times in the first and rolled to a 12-3 win over Buffalo. Kean Wong led off the game with a double and scored on Jake Bauers’ hit. Patrick Leonard then drove in two with a single. In the third, Mike Marjama’s two-run homer broke the game open further. With the early...
DRaysBay Jul 24, 2017
Rays vs. Orioles, game one recap: Blake Snell arrived

Rays vs. Orioles, game one recap: Blake Snell arrived

And it didn’t matter. “For the first time in Snell’s career, he has gone seven innings in a major league start,” Dewayne Staats said as Blake Snell walked off the field. Then Blake Snell walked back onto the field and left a curve slightly too high in the zone to Ruben Tejada, who lined it into right. Then Joey Rickard bunted down the first base line on him, and the ball hit a divot as it was going foul and rolled back fair. Then Sergio Romo could not prevent those two runners from scoring. But ignore denouement. It doesn’t matter because Blake Snell, who has frustrated Rays fans...

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