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'Mr. Cub' Ernie Banks dies at age 83

Tampa Bay Online Banks, the Hall of Fame slugger and two-time MVP who always maintained his enthusiasm for baseball despite decades of playing on bad teams, has died.
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Zobrist will take Ray Way with him to A's

Tampa Bay Online As he prepares for fresh start with Oakland, Ben Zobrist says he won't forget all he had here in Tampa Bay.
  • 18 days ago
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St. Pete mayor talks Rays, pier at political forum

Tampa Bay Online Mayor Rick Kriseman came prepared for a grilling about the future of negotiations with the Tampa Bay Rays at a Thursday political forum.
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Blog Articles

2015 DRaysBay Community Prospect #18

Tampa Bay Online (Scott Grauer) — Tampa Bay's first pick from 2013 makes the cut Nick Ciuffo quickly generated a lot of support, but this vote could go in any direction. 1. SS Daniel Robertson (42.9% in special election) 2. SS...
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Keith Law ranks two Rays in Top 100

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — Justin O'Conner and Daniel Robertson make his list. Keith Law is releasing his  prospect rankings this week, his Rays top ten will drop tomorrow, but today it's the Top 100 rankings for all of...
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Swing Mechanics: Steven Souza Jr.

Tampa Bay Online (Brett Phillips) — Souza’s dance with the devil approacheth, and it begs the question: does Souza need to spend more time in the minors to polish his game? Well… This week in Swing Mechanics, Curt and I have...
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Wait, can the Rays actually win the AL East?

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — Yesterday, the initial iteration of the PECOTA projection system gave the Rays a mean projection of  86 wins next season , tied with the Red Sox for the best division in the American League East....
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PECOTA projects Rays to win the American League East

Tampa Bay Online (Ian Malinowski) — They're projected to win 86 games, tied with Boston. The Rays are the favorites to win the American League East,  according to PECOTA, the projection system put out by Baseball Prospectus....
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Keith Law ranks Rays farm system 23rd

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — Despite acquisitions of Steven Souza, Daniel Robertson, and Willy Adames, the Rays did not gain respect from Law. Keith Law released his annual  ESPN farm system rankings this morning, and he...
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Rays Highlights: Pitching Performances of the Past Decade (Part 1)

Tampa Bay Online (Adam Sanford) — From 2005-2014, Rays fans have had the pleasure of watching some of the finest pitchers in all of baseball The Rays have sometimes been a great offensive team, but as of late they've been a...
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Can Evan Longoria rebound in 2015?

Tampa Bay Online (Kevin Antonevich) — Evan Longoria was drafted third overall in the 2006 MLB Draft, and spent only three years in the minor leagues before being called up to the majors. He took the league by storm, being selected as...
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2015 DRaysBay Community Prospect #17

Tampa Bay Online (Scott Grauer) — Justin Williams has a pretty unique profile that can be decisive There are a bunch of new players thrown in the pool to consider. 1. SS Daniel Robertson (42.9% in special election) 2. SS Willy...
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DRaysBay User Guide: How to Comment

Tampa Bay Online (Passionate Apathy) — Thoughts about posting, commenting, and responding to articles in general. I don't think anybody who begins actively participating at DRB sets out to be below average. In fact, most probably...
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Kevin Kiermaier's humble beginnings

Tampa Bay Online (Adam Sanford) — One pitch catapulted Kevin Kiermaier's career. Kevin Kiermaier exploded onto the scene in 2014 with his exciting play and athleticism, during a time when things were looking dreary for the...
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Will Evan Longoria have a Hall of Fame case?

Tampa Bay Online (Andrew Felper) — What will it take for the Rays to get a cap in Cooperstown? The day after the 2015 Hall-of-Fame class was announced to little controversy or public outcry,  SportsOnEarth's Will Leitch wrote an...
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Evaluating the second base market for the Rays

Tampa Bay Online (Loic Oumier) — As of now, Nick Franklin and Logan Forsythe are the second basemen of the Tampa Bay Rays for the 2015 season. While they could provide some value, the Rays could still be looking for some...
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Transactions in Hindsight: Trading for Ben Grieve

Tampa Bay Online (Wade Williams) — What went wrong for 1998 All Star and AL Rookie of the Year Ben Grieve following his trade to Tampa Bay? In January of 2001, the Oakland Athletics, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, and Kansas City Royals...
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Who is Boog Powell?

Tampa Bay Online (Matt Minton) — Is there more to Herschel Mack? Boog (Herschel Mack) Powell is so anonymous that when I went to look up his draft write-up from Baseball America, there was none. That's not uncommon for later...
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New commissioner Rob Manfred interested in eliminating defensive shfits

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — How might that impact the Rays? Brand new Commissioner Rob Manfred sat down with ESPN's Karl Ravech on Sunday and spoke about ways to advance the game of baseball. After concluding the topic of a...
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2015 DRaysBay Community Prospect #16

Tampa Bay Online (Scott Grauer) — Just 15 more players to go Mikie Mahtook may be the face of the 2014 resurgence of the 2011 draft class, and now he's on the list. 1. SS Daniel Robertson (42.9% in special election) 2. SS...
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How should Rays fans remember Bud Selig's legacy?

Tampa Bay Online (nomo.red.evil) — To Bud, or not to Bud? An editorial. How should the good people of Tampa Bay remember the departing Commissioner? Me? I think Commissioner Bud is a phoenix, that cyclically regenerating bird of...
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Classic Player Profile: Fred McGriff

Tampa Bay Online (Adam Sanford) — One of the lone bright spots from early days of the franchise: The Crime Dog! Player: Fred McGriff Born: October 31st, 1963 Positions: 1B and DH Drafted: On June 8th, 1981 by the New...
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2015 DRaysBay Community Prospect #15

Tampa Bay Online (Scott Grauer) — A lot of Nathan Karns backers moved their support behind Blake Snell Blake Snell's victory was pretty decisive. No remaining player has received more than seven votes in a round so far, so it...
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