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St. Pete might reconsider allowing Rays stadium talks

Tampa Bay Online One day after their vote to kill a deal, some council members who scuttled the plan said they may support a new deal if the Rays compromise on a share of Tropicana Field redevelopment rights.
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Foley is Rays' bench coach; Baldelli is first-base coach

Tampa Bay Online Manager Kevin Cash moves longtime third-base coach Tom Foley to the bench and brings in former player Rocco Baldelli and minor-league coach Charlie Montoyo. Jim Hickey and Derek Shelton return.
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Rays' Matt Joyce traded to Angels for relief pitcher

Tampa Bay Online The Tampa Bay Rays today traded outfielder Matt Joyce to the Los Angeles Angels for relief pitcher Kevin Jepsen.
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Blog Articles

Do the Rays actually profit from redeveloping Tropicana Field?

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — Mayor Rick Kriseman took to social media this afternoon to clarify exactly what the Rays stand to benefit from the redevelopment of the land at Tropicana Field. The news that the Rays received...
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Rays name coaching staff: Foley, Montoyo, Baldelli

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — The Stadium situation might be getting worse, but the Rays have deliver the coaching staff you were hoping for -- moving long time third base coach Tom Foley to bench coach, promoting Durham...
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Reactions to the City Council vote

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — "St. Petersburg -- and the entire Tampa Bay region -- stands to lose our Major League Baseball team and receive nothing in return." - Mayor Rick Kriseman Reactions have been strong since the City...
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How the Rays lost the City Council vote

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — The Rays nearly had the City Council's approval. After a year of negotiating,  the proposed deal not only would have allowed the Rays to look in Pinellas and Hillsborough County for a new Stadium...
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City Council votes to deny Stadium Search

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — The City Council of St. Petersburg has denied a deal that would allow the Rays to look outside the city of St. Petersburg for a new stadium location. Leading the Rays proposal was Mayor Rick...
  • 2 days ago

2015 DRaysBay Community Prospect #2

Tampa Bay Online (Scott Grauer) — After a resounding Willy Adames victory to claim the top spot, who is Tampa Bay's #2 prospect? Either there's a clear consensus that Willy Adames is the top prospect in the organization, or many...
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Wil Myers traded to Padres

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — In a foot note from beat writer Marc Topkin, we learned that the industry has more interest in Matt Joyce's expiring contract than David DeJesus's two-year deal, and that teams are asking about...
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How am I supposed to feel about the Wil Myers trade?

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — The important question. When Andrew Friedman left the Rays front office, he left alone. The majority of the brain trust in the Rays front office now is the same group as it was last year when...
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The Rays return in the proposed Wil Myers trade

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — According to multiple reports the Rays have traded 2013 Rookie of the Year Wil Myers , along with primary catcher Ryan Hanigan, expensively signed LHP Jose Castillo , and under-sized 22-year...
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Comparing Ryan Hanigan and Rene Rivera, the catchers in the Wil Myers trade

Tampa Bay Online (Ian Malinowski) — Who is Rivera and why did we trade for him? The Rays have reportedly  completed a blockbuster trade , sending former Rookie of the Year Wil Myers to San Diego, along with a ton of other...
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Reports: Rays trade Wil Myers, swap catchers in three team deal

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — Quite unexpectedly, the Rays have indeed traded Wil Myers, according to multiple reports. The 2013 Rookie of the Year was the centerpiece of the James Shields / Wade Davis trade that propelled...
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Wil Myers trade "nearing the finish line" with Padres, Nationals rumored

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — According to multiple reports, the Rays are  nearing the finish line for a Wil Myers trade that would send the former Rookie of the Year to the Padres, bringing back two key pieces. The first...
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Lightning owner reveals plans for downtown Tampa

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — and it doesn't include the Rays. This morning, Lightning owner Jeff Vinik unveiled his plans for Downtown Tampa, where he has been purchasing a significant amount of land. The same location has...
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Kevin Jepsen: change you can believe in

Tampa Bay Online (Ian Malinowski) — The new Rays reliever had a career year in 2014, but there's reason to be hopeful he can do it again. The Rays traded a pretty good baseball player away in Matt Joyce , but the guy they got...
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What do we know about the rumored Wil Myers trade?

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — Different journalists have been weighing in on what might be going on in the pending Wil Myers trade, which (again) is shocking. Myers is a former rookie of the year with raw power and some decent...
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Rays, Padres talking Wil Myers

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — The Rays and Padres are reportedly discussing a massive deal - in scope and number of players - according to Ken Rosenthal. We heard earlier in the Winter Meetings that Wil Myers's name had...
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Rays closer Jake McGee has elbow surgery

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — Procedure performed Friday to remove a loose body While confirming the Matt Joyce trade news from earlier this afternoon, the Rays informed beat writer Marc Topkin that closer Jake McGee ...
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Rays trade Matt Joyce to Angels for relief pitcher

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — The Rays have traded Matt Joyce to the Angels , according to Yahoo's Tim Brown, in exchange for RHP Kevin Jepsen. Jepsen has made relied appearance for the Angels in every season since 2008,...
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Fangraphs releases Rays Top 30 prospects list

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — Kiley McDaniel announced on Friday that his take on the Rays system would most likely post on Monday, and it came a bit later than expected. For all of the true fans,  patience was a virtue. ...
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2015 DRaysBay Community Prospect List

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — Ranking the Rays top prospects. Welcome to the 2015 edition of the community prospect list! For four straight years, we've held these polls to create a consensus top prospect list for the...
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