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DRaysBay 21 hours ago
60-man Summer Camp Breakdown: Catchers

60-man Summer Camp Breakdown: Catchers

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports The Rays have five catchers in camp The countdown of days to the 2020 irregular MLB season has entered the single digits, with the Tampa Bay Rays slated to play their Opening Day on July 24th, against the Toronto Blue Jays. Once the 60-game dash to the postseason begins, the Rays will need to have trimmed their 60-man Summer Camp roster to the 30-man roster MLB will be allowing teams to carry for the first two weeks of the season. Over the next few days, we’ll be taking a look at each player the Rays have in camp and their case for making it onto the Rays...
DRaysBay 23 hours ago
View from the Catwalk: Glasnow back and Rays rotation is stacked

View from the Catwalk: Glasnow back and Rays rotation is stacked

Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports Since the pandemic hit I have been unable to see most of my family and many of my friends. It’s terrible! But my mood is bright today because at least I got to see Tyler Glasnow return to the field. Glasnow had been missing from camp, and upon his return he told reporters that he had indeed tested positive for COVID-19 ($)when he first reported back to the Rays. Fortunately he was nearly asymptomatic and was able to rejoin the team after quarantining for fourteen days and testing negative for the virus. He was able to stay in shape, apparently, because...
DRaysBay Jul 15, 2020
SB Nation Reacts: Do you support players who opt out of the season?

SB Nation Reacts: Do you support players who opt out of the season?

Photo by Julio Aguilar/ Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send out questions to the most plugged in Rays fans, and fans across the country. Sign up here to join Reacts. The 2020 season is just over a week away from finally getting started. But with the return comes hard decisions for those most directly put at risk – the players. Players were given the opportunity to not play this season. However, not all players have the same options. Those who fall into the “high risk” category can opt out of the season without losing any more of their...
DRaysBay Jul 14, 2020
A two-man outfield could work for the Rays

A two-man outfield could work for the Rays

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/ Pairing this off-season’s outfield additions with Kevin Kiermaier could turn this idea into a reality. The Rays ended the 2019 season with one defensively elite outfielder, that being (of course) Kevin Kiermaier. In the off-season, the team may have improved that number from one to three, acquiring Hunter Renfroe and Manuel Margot from the Padres in two separate trades. With the 2020 Summer Camp workouts currently underway inside of Tropicana Field, Kiermaier’s defensive play in single-man outfield workouts has put an intriguing idea inside the mind of Kevin...
DRaysBay Jul 13, 2020
SB Nation Reacts: Which team is the Rays real rival?

SB Nation Reacts: Which team is the Rays real rival?

And why? Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send out questions to the most plugged in Rays fans, and fans across the country. Sign up here to join Reacts. While the 2020 season will be extremely shortened, the new schedule does put an increased importance on winning divisional games. That often means needing to beat a team’s biggest rival. During Rivalry Week, SB Nation Reacts asked baseball fans who specifically they saw as their favorite team’s biggest rival. There were a few teams that clearly draw that kind of attention from many teams. ...