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The Rays Tank: Three more at home, then on the road again

Tampa Bay Online (Allie Kranick) — To the Blue Jays and Orioles, the respective leaders of the AL East this season. Yay. Easy! 'Twas a quiet off day yesterday, but, for your reading pleasure: 1. Mike Fontenot was named ...
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Rays down on the farm August 19: Wong reaches base five times in win

Tampa Bay Online (Scott Grauer) — For the second time this year, Kean Wong got on base five times Already well beyond their international bonus limit even with the trade that sent Matt Ramsey to the Marlins , the Rays spent...
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Rays Tank: The worst pitch in baseball

Tampa Bay Online (Ian Malinowski) — It's ours. Yesterday, one bad inning (and a lack of run support) cost Jeremy Hellickson the game, and dropped the Rays back below .500. They have the day off today, after which they will host the...
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Rays down on the farm August 18: Myers homers in Bulls win

Tampa Bay Online (Scott Grauer) — Frank De Los Santos had a hard time against his old organization too Oscar Hernandez is having his best (U.S. based) season with Bowling Green.  His .261 average is pretty pedestrian, and he...
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Rays down on the farm August 17: DeJesus returns to action

Tampa Bay Online (Scott Grauer) — The Rays have another outfielder on the way back to the big leagues What the Rays do with their outfield once Wil Myers and David DeJesus come back will be interesting.  I'm assuming...
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Yankees 3, Rays 2: Greene finds the fault in our stars

Tampa Bay Online (Brett Phillips) — With Joe Maddon tweets! Here's the thing about curses and superstition: they are 100% real. Let's get that out of the way. If you don't agree with me you're already wrong. Tide goes in, tide...
  • 3 days ago
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Rays down on the farm August 16: Durham edges Charlotte in 11 innings

Tampa Bay Online (Scott Grauer) — Maybe more impressively, Durham didn't allow a hit until the ninth inning Nate Karns has had a pretty wild (in more ways than one) season, and that continued Friday night.  Since July 11th,...
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TB 5 - NY 0: Alex Cobb K's eight, Rays thrill en route to .500

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — "That's the point of this game: to go home." - Dawayne Staats After travelling to Oakland, Chicago, and Arlington, the Rays returned home for the first of 29 AL East match ups, spread over the...
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Rays Tank: On managers and luck

Tampa Bay Online (Ian Malinowski) — Plus, is there racial wage discrimination in baseball? Dave Cameron explains why the Orioles recent run of over-performing their peripherals doesn't mean that they've figured out a way to...
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Rays down on the farm August 15: Montgomery loses 10th straight

Tampa Bay Online (Scott Grauer) — A one-time playoff contender now sits with a single digit elimination number Last year, three of the four Rays full-season affiliates reached the playoffs.  This year, it looks like only...
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Rays vs. Rangers, game 4 recap: Jake Odorizzi quality start leads Rays victory

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — Forsythe and Longoria carry the offense. The Rays needed to win this game to give themselves another yet another opportunity to clear the .500 mark, and yesterday they received news that their...
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Desmond Jennings or Brandon Guyer?

Tampa Bay Online (Ian Malinowski) — It's not really a question. There was some chatter recently about whether Brandon Guyer could/should replace Desmond Jennings . It's easy to see what got people thinking about it. Here are...
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The Rays Tank: K's for days

Tampa Bay Online (Allie Kranick) — In true Rays pitching staff 2014 fashion, Chris Archer threw strikes. Lots of 'em. . @ChrisArcher42 has lasted 6-plus innings in 5 straight starts and 13 of his last 15. Turns in another good...
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Rays down on the farm August 14: Marquez strong again

Tampa Bay Online (Scott Grauer) — German Marquez is making a strong case to be a top 30 prospect Earlier this week, I mentioned German Marquez as a pitcher just missing my mid-season top 30 .  He had another good start last...
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Rays 10, Rangers 1: Archer Strikes Out 12 in Rays Victory

Tampa Bay Online (Erik Hahmann) — Chris Archer and the offense dominated Wednesday's affair. If last night was another in a long season of frustrating, tough losses then tonight was the exact opposite. There's virtually nothing...
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Are the 2014 Rays the greatest collection of strikeout pitchers in history?

Tampa Bay Online (Ian Malinowski) — Yes. Or maybe the 2001 Yankees were. Or perhaps it's the 1977 Angels. So far this season, Rays pitchers have struck out 23.5% of the batters they've faced. That's the highest rate ever, which...
  • 6 days ago
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Rays Tank: Clutch exists, but it's not really clutch

Tampa Bay Online (Ian Malinowski) — Also, Brett was up late, and Josh Sale was up late too often. The big(ish) news from yesterday was that Rays former first round pick  Josh Sale was suspended fifty games for testing positive a...
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Rays down on the farm August 13: Sale suspended

Tampa Bay Online (Scott Grauer) — The former first round pick has now been suspended three times in three years A lot has already been said about Josh Sale's latest misstep.  Baseball-wise, I was already leaning toward...
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Rangers 3, Rays 2: Tampa Bay walks off against the worst team in baseball

Tampa Bay Online (Brett Phillips) — I wrote this on Windows 98 Tonight's recap will consist solely of bullet points. For reasons that baffle even me, my regular work laptop was destroyed by a never-ending procession of cars. I...
  • 7 days ago
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Josh Sale suspended for testing positive for a drug of abuse

Tampa Bay Online (Ian Malinowski) — Again. Rays minor leaguer and former first-round pick Josh Sale has once again been suspended for testing positive for a "drug of abuse," according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. #Rays...
  • 7 days ago
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