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Dodgers series a mini-reunion for former Rays

Tampa Bay Online In addition to former VP of baseball operations Andrew Friedman, the Rays also welcome back former left fielder Carl Crawford, reliever J.P. Howell and starting pitcher Scott Kazmir, who they will...
  • New: 48 min ago

Rays notebook: Forsythe off to great start

Tampa Bay Online ST. PETERSBURG -- The Rays took the somewhat atypical step of making 2B Logan Forsythe a leadoff hitter for the simple reason they want him to get as many at-bats as possible. And while the...
  • New: 6 hr 47 min ago

Friedman's impact endures with Rays

Tampa Bay Online ST. PETERSBURG -- It was months before Stuart Sternberg's purchase of the Rays in the fall of 2005 would be complete when Andrew Friedman first appeared at Tropicana Field. He was part of the new...
  • New: 9 hr 27 min ago

Rays notes: After 48 steals, Conger gets his man

Tampa Bay Online ST. PETERSBURG - C Hank Conger caught his first base runner attempting to steal since May 29, 2015, when he threw out Ezequiel Carrera trying to steal second to end the fifth inning Sunday. That...
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Rays notebook: Longoria seeks more production

Tampa Bay Online ST. PETERSBURG -- On Sunday, for the second time in two days, 3B Evan Longoria tied the game in the sixth inning with a solo home run. He now has five for the season, tying him with RF Steve Souza...
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Rays bullpen falters in loss to Blue Jays

Tampa Bay Online ST. PETERSBURG - The Blue Jays took advantage of an uncharacteristically off-day by the Rays bullpen during the ninth inning Sunday and left Tropicana Field with a 5-1 victory. Troy Tulowitzki's...
  • 1 day 14 hr ago

Live: Rays vs. Jays

Tampa Bay Online Get live updates from today's Rays game as Tampa Bay hosts Toronto at Tropicana Field in the final game of the series.
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Rays Notes: Beckham makes mark in rare opportunity

Tampa Bay Online ST. PETERSBURG -- A lefty started Saturday night for the Blue Jays, and you know what that means: Tim Beckham received a rare start at shortstop. It was only the seventh game Beckham has played...
  • 2 days ago

Casali's walk-off single gives Rays 4-3 win over Toronto

Tampa Bay Online ST. PETERSBURG -- Curt Casali's single to left field scored Brad Miller with the winning run in the Rays 4-3 victory Saturday against the blue Jays. It was the Rays first walk off win of the...
  • 2 days ago

Rays Notes: Change-up gives Archer some options

Tampa Bay Online ST. PETERSBURG -- RHP Chris Archer broke out his change-up in a big way Monday against the Orioles, throwing the pitch more times than he had in any previous start as he won for the first time...
  • 3 days ago
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Rays offense disappoints again as Blue Jays win 6-1

Tampa Bay Online ST. PETERSBURG -- Drew Smyly gave up a pair of solo home runs Friday night, and those typically do not hurt a starting pitcher when spread over six innings. But they hurt Smyly, because the Rays...
  • 3 days ago
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Rays Dickerson striking balance between hitting and slugging

Tampa Bay Online ST. PETERSBURG -- Three swings Tuesday afternoon produced three mighty blasts. One sent the baseball with a bang beyond the center-field fence and into the garage door in the front of the batter's...
  • 4 days ago
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Rays Notes: Spectacular catch only part of Souza's growth

Tampa Bay Online ST. PETERSBURG -- Just before he left his feet for an all-out dive to catch the line drive hit by the Orioles' Chris Davis during the fourth inning Wednesday, Rays RF Steven Souza Jr. made eye...
  • 4 days ago
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Rays Notes: Foursome has been lights out in early going

Tampa Bay Online ST. PETERSBURG -- Rays manager Kevin Cash used the same four relievers to close out the first two wins of the series with the Orioles, beginning with LHP Enny Romero and ending with RHP Alex...
  • 5 days ago
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One pitch proves costly as Rays lose to Orioles 3-1

Tampa Bay Online ST. PETERSBURG -- When the pitching rubber becomes a tightrope because the offense just can't generate anything, then all it takes is one poorly located pitch to ruin an otherwise solid night. For...
  • 5 days ago
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Rays' Boxberger cleared for baseball activities, targets mid-May return

Tampa Bay Online ST. PETERSBURG -- RHP Brad Boxberger (abdominal surgery) traveled to Philadelphia on Monday for a checkup with the surgeon and was cleared to begin baseball activities. Boxberger, who threw his...
  • 6 days ago
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Kiermaier's 2-run homer lifts Rays over Orioles 3-1

Tampa Bay Online ST. PETERSBURG -- Kevin Kiermaier provided the big hit on a night when the Rays had plenty of big moments but little to show for them. Kiermaier's two-run homer in the sixth inning was the...
  • 6 days ago
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Rays Notes: Miller, Morrison trade spots in reworked batting order

Tampa Bay Online ST. PETERSBURG -- Last week, Rays manager Kevin Cash said he was reluctant to drop 1B Logan Morrison from the No. 2 spot in the order against right-handed pitchers because he didn't think he had a...
  • 6 days ago
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Rays leaders want local businesses, fans to prove interest in team

Tampa Bay Online ST. PETERSBURG - As the Tampa Bay Rays look to build a new baseball stadium, local businesses, corporations and fans need to show more support and to fill Tropicana Field more often, the team's...
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Rays notebook: Pearce makes fifth straight start

Tampa Bay Online ST. PETERSBURG -- Rays manager Kevin Cash's effort to get Steve Pearce at-bats against right-handed pitchers led to a shake-up in Monday night's lineup. Pearce started at first base and batted...
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Blog Articles

Game of Thrones Season 6 Episode 2: "Home"

Tampa Bay Online (ManuclearBomb) — That magnificent bastard returns as Thrones focuses back in on the political intrigue around Westeros and Essos In the season six premiere "The Red Woman," Game of Thrones took the briefest of...
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Tampa Bay Rays: Kevin Kiermaier Has a New Approach

Tampa Bay Online (Adam Sanford) — how is it working thus far? The past two years, Kevin Kiermaier has taken the baseball world by storm. There's his cannon of an arm that has hurled baseballs at speeds of over a 100mph. Then...
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The Rays are (still) better than their record

Tampa Bay Online (Bradley Neveu) — Positive regression incoming? Remember  that time I wrote about team statistics six games into the season? I had to. What else was I going to do with all of these off days? And here I am...
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Tampa Bay Rays News and Links: This Shift, This Shift, Unforgivable

Tampa Bay Online (Adam Sanford) — A questionable shift prolonged an inning allowing the Blue Jays to break it open in the 9th yesterday The Rays loss yesterday happened due to another poor offensive showing. Since scoring...
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Rays prospects and minor leagues: Starting pitchers dominate throughout organization

Tampa Bay Online (Bradley Neveu) — The farm's starting pitchers combined to give up two runs over 23 innings. Pretty darn good. Austin Pruitt went 5.0 scoreless for Durham, Ryne Stanek and Greg Harris threw 7.0 innings of one run...
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Rays 1, Blue Jays 5: Bullpen Folds

Tampa Bay Online (nomo.red.evil) — A disastrous ninth by the Cedeno and Colome ruin a perfectly nice pitchers duel. If you like quality pitching, this was a fun game for eight innings, as 27,217 fans were treated to dominating...
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Game 24 Preview: Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays

Tampa Bay Online (Adam Sanford) — The Rays go for their second series victory of the homestand behind Jake Odorizzi With their victory last night, the Rays moved into sole possession of third place in the division, one game up...
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Rays prospects and minor leagues: Montgomery explodes in 12-run victory

Tampa Bay Online (johntown99) — Taylor Motter and Kyle Roller homered in Durham's win Benton Moss threw seven one-run innings in Charlotte's win against Fort Myers. Meanwhile, Bowling Green barely produced a whimper in their...
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Rays 4, Blue Jays 3: Walk-Off Victory!

Tampa Bay Online (jtmorgan) — Archer looked to build on his solid outing against Baltimore and the Rays looked to tie the series at 1 Innings 1-3: Chris Archer struggles with his command. Rays down 2-1. Through the first...
  • 2 days ago

Game 23 Preview: Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays

Tampa Bay Online (Adam Sanford) — The Rays hope to bounce back and even up the series tonight behind their ace After yesterday's loss to the home run battering Blue Jays, the Rays fell two games under .500 at 10-12. while the...
  • 2 days ago

Thanks to MLB Plus we get stats and a reunion with Fernando Perez

Tampa Bay Online (Mister Lizzie) — One of 2008's unexpected heroes is smart and funny and will be part of this new broadcast. As Adam has written, MLB is providing a  new statistics-enhanced broadcast .  We at DRB are...
  • 2 days ago

Tampa Bay Rays News and Links: The Rockets Return Brings Another Rays Loss

Tampa Bay Online (Adam Sanford) — One former fireballer returned to a big league mound while another announced his retirement from it Always nice of the Blue Jays to come into town to reawaken their bats. The Rays meanwhile...
  • 2 days ago

Rays prospects and minor leagues: Faria stumbles in Biscuits loss

Tampa Bay Online (Scott Grauer) — Jacob Faria has allowed 13 runs in his last 12 1/3 innings It seems like Jacob Faria is hitting a roadblock in his development for maybe the first time as a professional, but he's had enough...
  • 2 days ago

A quick Blue Jays series preview

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — Not much time today, so here's a quick look at the current B-Jays offense. First some traditional stats: Name PA G HR R RBI SB Josh Donaldson 103 23 7 21 19 ...
  • 3 days ago
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MLB to integrate Statcast analytics into broadcasts with MLB Plus

Tampa Bay Online (Adam Sanford) — It's going to be awesome. The future is now for advanced analytics in baseball as MLB Plus will make it's debut tonight. Through MLB Network and mlb.tv, it will cover the Boston Red Sox and...
  • 3 days ago
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Game 22 Preview: Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays

Tampa Bay Online (Adam Sanford) — Aaron Sanchez looked mortal his last start, can the Rays continue that trend? If you were to add up all of the runs scored by the Rays and Blue Jays over their past two games this week, the...
  • 3 days ago
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Rays are "very" interested in Kevin Kiermaier contract extension

Tampa Bay Online (Jared Ward) — Lets take a look at what a potential deal would look like Earlier this week the Rays held their weekly "Twitter Tuesday" campaign with Principal owner, Stu Sternberg. One the questions asked...
  • 3 days ago
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Tampa Bay Rays News and Links: Off days are just the worst

Tampa Bay Online (Adam Sanford) — Who else would pay just to see Corey Dickerson take batting practice? Off days are just the worst. My entire day is usually planned to whatever time the game starts and when there isn't one,...
  • 3 days ago
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Rays prospects and minor leagues: Wong drives in 2 in Biscuits win

Tampa Bay Online (johntown99) — Taylor Motter and Richie Shaffer hit back-to-back home runs in Durham's loss Top pitching prospects Blake Snell, Jacob Faria, and Hunter Wood all take the mound Friday, so it will be a good day...
  • 3 days ago
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An introduction to per-pitch run values

Tampa Bay Online (Ian Malinowski) — An introduction. I'm about to start on a long process of pitching analysis that I hope will be interesting and insightful, but that definitely at times may not be. Before getting to that,...
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