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The enigmatic Brandon Gomes

Tampa Bay Online (Ian Malinowski) — And his two short 2014 seasons. I maintain, despite some amount of evidence to the contrary, that Brandon Gomes will become a very good relief pitcher. At 29, he's no longer a prospect, but...
  • New: 9 hr 14 min ago

Correction: Grant Balfour's fastball is straight

Tampa Bay Online (Ian Malinowski) — Yesterday, I  commented on an interview with Andrew Friedman , and checked the facts of a few of the assertions he made. One of those assertions was that Grant Balfour still has the...
  • New: 11 hr 17 min ago

The Rays Tank: Final Off Day

Tampa Bay Online (Allie Kranick) — Is it 2015 yet? Final road trip...final off day...final series against the Red Sox that is entirely meaningless...this shit is getting depressing. MAKE IT STOP. But then it'll be all over and...
  • 13 hr 27 min ago
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The Andrew Friedman interview

Tampa Bay Online (Ian Malinowski) — What did he say, what does it mean? A few days ago, Andrew Friedman sat with Todd Kalas during the game and discussed the 2014 Rays disappointing season. Take a look, and then lets circle back...
  • 1 day 7 hr ago
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Rays Tank:The final road trip

Tampa Bay Online (Ian Malinowski) — Off-day today, and then the Rays finish up the season at Boston, and at Cleveland. With this season good and over, it can be fun to mull over what could have been. For instance, Jeff Zimmerman...
  • 1 day 13 hr ago
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Rays 5, White Sox 10: An Ugly Loss in Home Finale

Tampa Bay Online (Erik Hahmann) — See you in 2015, Tropicana Field. It doesn't count for much, and the box score certainly won't reflect it, but Nathan Karns pitched pretty well aside from the second inning. Take out that...
  • 2 days ago
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Game Recap: Rays 3 White Sox 1

Tampa Bay Online (Hatfield) — A razor sharp Chris Archer and a Nick Franklin home run carried the Rays to their 75th victory. As a disappointing season winds to a close, we're basically watching at this point hoping to see...
  • 2 days ago
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Rays vs. White Sox, game 1 recap: Elimination

Tampa Bay Online (Ian Malinowski) — Logan Forsythe stars, Jeremy Hellickson does not. I'm sorry, folks. I know this is tough to take, so I'll give it to you straight. The Rays will not make the playoffs this year. All of that...
  • 3 days ago
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Rays Tank:Jose Molina is still good at pitch framing

Tampa Bay Online (Ian Malinowski) — Whoopee! While the Rays lost the game yesterday, but won the series, Brett  honored Derek Jeter . Pitch framing by battery . Price/Molina and Hellickson/Molina make the top list. Evan Grant of...
  • 4 days ago
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#R(3-2)PECT: Rays lose season finale against Yankees

Tampa Bay Online (Brett Phillips) — hey guise did u no deric jeter is retiring Your browser does not support iframes. Listen to the sound of that crowd. It's hard for me to really hate Jeter, I mean really hate him, because...
  • 5 days ago
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The Rays Tank: Walk Off Win

Tampa Bay Online (Allie Kranick) — Oh, and we eliminated the Yankees from winning the AL East. This is still fun: Your browser does not support iframes. This is still frustrating: That was Rays ?src=hash"#Rays major...
  • 7 days ago
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TB 1 - NYY 0: Alex Colome Returns to the Show

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — Alex Colome returned to action for the Rays, an audition for his place among the starting depth. He pitched a full load of 114 pitches of zero-run baseball, but it was far from perfect. The eye...
  • 7 days ago
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The 2015 Tampa Bay Rays Rotation Depth

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — Looking forward to 2015 -- something I was hoping to delay at least six more weeks -- is unavoidable with the recent, fantastic start by Nate Karns . Ian covered his majestic power-curve over the...
  • 8 days ago
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Rays Tank: It's Alex Colome Day

Tampa Bay Online (Ian Malinowski) — Also, the real deal with baserunner batter-pitcher distraction Yesterday, the Rays'  Jake McGee blew the save once more , but the Rays pulled out the win in extras, taking the series from the...
  • 8 days ago
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Rays 6, Blue Jays 5: I wanna get out of the Great White North

Tampa Bay Online (Brett Phillips) — Wherein I keep one eye on the game and one eye on fantasy football Short-ish recap tonight, boys. Not everything can be a 3000 word short story. Plus the roller coaster ride of today's kept most...
  • 9 days ago
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Rays down on the farm September 14: Durham falls in decisive game five

Tampa Bay Online (Scott Grauer) — After coming within inches of winning the Governors Cup Friday, the Bulls weren't particularly close Saturday night That'll do it for 2014 Rays minor league season.  Of course, the Arizona Fall...
  • 9 days ago
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Nathan Karns: Marvel at the curve

Tampa Bay Online (Ian Malinowski) — It just may be the best pitch in the organization. Yesterday, Nathan Karns  made his Rays debut , and he was very good. He gave up just two hits and two walks in seven innings while striking out...
  • 10 days ago
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Rays down on the farm September 13: Bulls forced to game five

Tampa Bay Online (Scott Grauer) — A 13 inning win by Pawtucket forces a decisive game five tonight Pawtucket's pitching staff was effective, and they limited Durham to just two early runs.  With Nate Karns now in the big...
  • 10 days ago
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Rays 1, Jays 0 - Karns Sharp in Debut

Tampa Bay Online (Hatfield) — Ryan Hanigan's third inning homer was the difference as Nate Karns and the Rays shut out the Jays. Ohhhhhh man. That was fun. At this point in the season, with Smyly shut down and the Rays...
  • 10 days ago
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Rays Tank: Alex Cobb didn't press B enough

Tampa Bay Online (Ian Malinowski) — There is so much news. Yesterday, Alex Cobb took a no-hitter into the eighth inning before having it broken up by Chris Young. Young then hit a walk-off 3-run homer in the ninth. En route...
  • 11 days ago
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