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Rays 2019: Blake Snell should continue to be good AND lucky

Tampa Bay Online (BrianMenendez) — If “luck” is a top defense behind you, Snell need not regress in 2019. But about those walks.... Remember when Blake Snell won the 2018 Cy Young Award? The way this offseason has dragged, it...
  • 16 hr 19 min ago

Mike Zunino is good

Tampa Bay Online (Adam Sanford) — Coming off a down year, Zunino is still among the game’s best behind the plate As we work our way toward the start of spring training, MLB Network has been ranking the top ten players at each...
  • 16 hr 34 min ago

Tampa Bay Rays interested in INF Josh Harrison

Tampa Bay Online (Adam Sanford) — There seem to be a few clubs keen on the versatile infielder. According to Jon Heyman, the Tampa Bay Rays are one of several teams that has expressed interest in free agent infielder, Josh...
  • 17 hr 34 min ago
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Brandon Lowe and Vidal Brujan among top 2B prospects

Tampa Bay Online (Adam Sanford) — MLB Pipeline places both in top ten MLB Pipeline continues to post rankings by position and Rays prospects continue to earn accolades. The stacked Rays farm system now includes two of the...
  • 18 hr 15 min ago
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View from the Catwalks: Evan Longoria vs Analytics

Tampa Bay Online (Darby Robinson) — Also: are the Rays really “in” on another utility infielder?! Rays News The Rays are apparently one of the teams “in” on Josh Harrison . The Rays continue to be “in” on every 2B in the game....
  • 21 hr 19 min ago

2019 DRaysBay Community Prospect No. 14

Tampa Bay Online (Scott Grauer) — Lucius Fox continued to make progress in 2018. Previous winner SS Lucius Fox (S/R, 6’1 180, 21 in 2019) 2018 statistics with Class A-Advanced Charlotte and Double-A Montgomery: 524 PA,...
  • 23 hr 19 min ago

Rays prospects and winter leagues: Gray extends hitting streak

Tampa Bay Online (Scott Grauer) — Pitchers haven’t been able to figure out how to keep Tristan Gray off the bases this offseason. In Australia, Tristan Gray ranks 12th in average, ninth, in on-base percentage, sixth in slugging...
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Rays finalize singing of Avisail Garcia; DFA Oliver Drake (again)

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — The Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to a one-year, $3.5 million contract with free agent outfielder Avisaíl García. He has a chance to earn an additional $2.5 million in incentives. Garcia is...
  • 3 days ago
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Rays announce minor league coaching staffs for 2019, front office moves

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — The press release is provided in full. Per a team press release: The Tampa Bay Rays have named the minor league on-field coaching and medical staffs for the 2019 season. Among the...
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Brady Williams, Quinton McCracken join Durham Bulls coaching staff

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — The Tampa Bay Rays have promoted Double-A manager Brady Williams to the Durham Bulls after manager Jared Sandberg left the organization to become the new Field Coordinator for the Seattle Mariners...
  • 3 days ago
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Sporcle Trivia: Can you name the players that have caught the most games in franchise history?

Tampa Bay Online (Adam Sanford) — Looking back at the history of Rays behind the plate Being a major league catcher is often a thankless job. These guys put their bodies on the line almost every day for the team and put...
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Nathaniel Lowe,Brendan McKay place 3rd and 4th on MLB Pipeline’s top ten 1B

Tampa Bay Online (Adam Sanford) — The Rays farm system is stacked. In their most recent positional prospect rankings, MLB Pipeline as placed two Rays prospects among the top first base prospects in baseball. Brendan McKay, who...
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View from the Catwalk: The word of the day is Labor

Tampa Bay Online (Jim_Turvey) — It seems like the potential incoming labor negotiations have filled the void of a slow offseason The combination of not having much actual baseball news, as well as the fact that there have...
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2019 DRaysBay Community Prospect No. 13

Tampa Bay Online (Scott Grauer) — Another high-ceiling pitcher is named to the list. Previous winner RHP Shane Baz (6’3 190, 20 in 2019) 2018 statistics with rookie-level Bristol and rookie-level Princeton: 52 1 ⁄ ...
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Fox Sports Sun expands Rays Spring Training broadcast coverage to 11 games for 2019

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — Mark your calendars now. FOX Sports Sun, the statewide television home of the Tampa Bay Rays, announced today the network will televise eleven Rays Spring Training games throughout February and...
  • 4 days ago

Tampa Bay Rays Ronaldo Hernandez named sixth best catching prospect by MLB Pipeline

Tampa Bay Online (Adam Sanford) — Another day, another top prospect The honors for the Tampa Bay Rays farm system keep coming as another prospect has been ranked in the top ten at his position. Thus far, Brendan McKay, Brent...
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View from the Catwalk: How long until Wander Franco is in the majors?

Tampa Bay Online (Adam Sanford) — “The faster I can get to the big leagues, the better.’’ - Wander Franco Rays News and Links Wander Franco lives up to lofty comps - Marc Topkin, Baseball America 10 late-round sleeper...
  • 4 days ago
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Tricia Whitaker will be the new in-game reporter for Fox Sports Sun

Tampa Bay Online (Ashley MacLennan) — Whitaker comes to the Rays from Indianapolis Tricia Whitaker is a face and name Rays fans will want to get to know. She will be joining the Fox Sports Sun crew this spring to serve as the...
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The Rays should sign Matt Davidson

Tampa Bay Online (Dominik Vega) — Avisail Garcia aside, Tampa Bay should follow through on that rumor from last weekend. Over the weekend, Ken Rosenthal tweeted that the Rays were interested in free agent slugger Matt...
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Baseball Prospectus preseason Top 10 Rays Prospects for 2019

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — Plus a few surprises in the 11-20 range! Baseball Prospectus rolled out their top ten list for the Rays, profiling several more players than that along the way. Let’s dive in. The Top Ten:...
  • 5 days ago
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