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Rays hope to jump start league's lowest attendance this season

Tampa Bay Online Lackluster attendance at Tropicana Field has become routine but despite standing alone at the top of the American League East, the Rays may be on track this year for their lowest crowds since 2005.
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St. Pete, Rays may cooperate on study of Tropicana Field site

Tampa Bay Online In another attempt to end the deadlock over Tropicana Field, city leaders and the Tampa Bay Rays want to partner in a study on how the Trop site could be redeveloped without a baseball stadium.
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Blog Articles

Game notes: Archer faces off against an old friend

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Kishi) — Three weeks before the beginning of the 2015 season, the Tampa Bay Rays announced that Alex Cobb would be their starting pitcher in the season opener against the Baltimore Orioles . Cobb...
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"A-Rod Juice Box Night" promotion offends Yankees

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — Rays cancel event at High-A Port Charlotte. The Port Charlotte Stone Crabs, the High-A affiliate for the Tampa Bay Rays, rolled out a new promotion for tonight's game to coincide with the...
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Drew Smyly won't have season-ending surgery afterall

Tampa Bay Online (Ian Malinowski) — (at least not yet) Contrary to earlier reports, Drew Smyly will not have season-ending surgery to repair his torn labrum, and will instead give it eight weeks of rest and rehab,  according...
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Rays down on the farm May 22: Conrad homers again

Tampa Bay Online (Scott Grauer) — The 2014 13th rounder has had a great start for the Hot Rods With his third straight game with a home run, Jace Conrad is batting .326/.362/.545 with a 3.5 BB% and 8.5 K% plus 14 steals in 16...
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Rays 3, A's 0: DeJesus is a pretty good baseballman

Tampa Bay Online (Brett Phillips) — Rays take first place on the backs of the outfielder that nobody wanted. Alex Colome was a (horse pun) So, the first inning was weird. Not Twilight Zone weird, necessarily. More like David...
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Game Notes: The Prodigal Son(s) Return

Tampa Bay Online (Adam Sanford) — Will the Rays feast? As the Rays travel back home to the Trop to take on the Oakland Athletics , it'll be a homecoming of sorts for several players on the away team as their current roster...
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Rays down on the farm May 21: Wong's home not enough in Charlotte's loss

Tampa Bay Online (Scott Grauer) — It isn't quite the over-the-fence power Kean Wong discovered at the end of 2014, but it counts just the same Either my standards have gotten significantly lower, or there have been more...
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Rays vs. Braves, game two recap: No curve, no run support

Tampa Bay Online (Ian Malinowski) — A frustrating "series" split. I'm going to give you the good news first. Everybody in the American League East lost tonight, so the Rays are still tied in first place. In addition to this game,...
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Game Notes: The Rays Go for the (Two Game) Sweep!

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Kishi) — And Williams Perez makes his first major league start Editor's note: Daniel did well with this and I failed to green light it - read on and see why Williams is shutting down our Tampa Bay Rays. ...
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Rays Tank: Smyly wants to go to rehab

Tampa Bay Online (Bradley Woodrum) — The Rays starting lefty is going to rehab his shoulder in hopes he can pitch again this season. Some sort of joke about Amy Winehouse. Also: This news: Marc Topkin tells us Drew Smyly will try...
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Rays down on the farm May 20: Lee goes deep

Tampa Bay Online (Scott Grauer) — The Rays' former top prospect went deep for the first time since Aug. 31, 2014 Offense was up quite a bit in the organization yesterday compared to Monday. Triple-A Durham Bulls (20-19) ...
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Rays 5, Braves 3 - Erasmo and the Funky Bunch

Tampa Bay Online (Hatfield) — A perfectly acceptable Erasmo Ramirez start, some early runs and a shut down bullpen led the Rays to their 22nd win of the season and first place in the AL East! We laughed, we cried, we...
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Game Notes: Ramirez vs. Foltynewicz

Tampa Bay Online (Adam Sanford) — Lineups and a scouting report. After playing a dreadfully sloppy game on Saturday that resulted in a loss to the Twins , the Rays bats awakened in a big way on Sunday as they scored 11 times...
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Rays trade rumors: How much would the A's want for Scott Kazmir?

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — Should the Rays bring Scott Kazmir home to Tampa Bay? It's worth consideration. With the starting rotation depleted of it's top two projected arms (Alex Cobb - Tommy John; Drew Smyly - labrum...
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Classic Rays player profile: Greg Vaughn

Tampa Bay Online (Adam Sanford) — The longest-lasting member of the Hit Show Player: Greg Vaughn Born: July 3rd, 1965 (Currently 49 years old) Positions: LF, CF, RF, and DH Drafted: On June 2nd, 1986 by the ...
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Rays Tank: Welcome back, Beckham

Tampa Bay Online (Bradley Woodrum) — Tim Beckham returns home for a chance to fulfill a lifelong dream. Marc Topkin writes that tonight's game against the Braves will be no small moment for infielder Tim Beckham. The Atlanta...
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Rays down on the farm May 19: Guerrieri returns

Tampa Bay Online (Scott Grauer) — The Rays' first pick in the deep 2011 draft is back on the mound since last July Taylor Guerrieri's return may have been overshadowed by another pitcher from that draft on Monday. Triple-A...
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Game of Thrones Season 5 Episode 6 recap: "Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken"

Tampa Bay Online (ManuclearBomb) — The Grey Wedding: the bowing, bending, and breaking of Sansa Stark "Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken" are the unwavering words of House Martell, but unfortunately for fans of Game of Thrones, this...
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Dock of the Rays: Erasmo Ramirez excelling under Jim Hickey

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — Or how the four-seam fastball breathes life into a strikezone. The unequivocal Jason Hanselman, over at Dock of the Rays , has lent his analysis our way once again with a nice deep dive on the...
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Jake McGee's fastball looks like itself

Tampa Bay Online (Ian Malinowski) — A reassuring sign. Yesterday, Jake McGee threw his first inning of 2015. He allowed no hits, and struck out two batters. He threw two curveballs but the main event, as always with McGee, was the...
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