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Rays stadium talks slowly advance

Tampa Bay Online Newfound optimism among St. Petersburg leaders that a breakthrough in the Rays stadium dispute is imminent may be a little premature.
  • 10 days ago
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Rays set spring training schedule, reporting dates

Tampa Bay Online Rays pitchers and catchers will report to spring training on Feb. 21, and open Grapefruit League play March 5 against the Baltimore Orioles as the team announced its spring training schedule.
  • 14 days ago
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Blog Articles

More analysis of Ernesto Frieri

Tampa Bay Online (Ian Malinowski) — I think we're all glad there's someone actually joining the team worth writing about. I'm mostly taking the day off, but I imagine y'all want to know everything there is to know about Ernesto...
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Is Ernesto Frieri poised for a rebound?

Tampa Bay Online (Ian Malinowski) — It depends on the value of a fly ball. The Rays have signed former closer Ernesto Frieri to an incentive-laden major league contract, making him the next in a long line of talented but flawed...
  • 2 days ago
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Rays sign RHP Ernesto Frieri, Designate Sean Rodriguez

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — The Rays surprised the baseball world this afternoon by designating bench stalwart Sean Rodriguez for assignment to clear room for RHP Ernesto Frieri. #Rays have signed RHP Ernesto Frieri to a...
  • 2 days ago
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Are the Rays targeting a Padres catcher?

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — With the release of Jose Molina and the loss of an expert pitch framer, the Rays are back on the market for a new backup. Capable prospect Curt Casali is around and waiting for his chance at the...
  • 2 days ago
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Twins hire Neil Allen as Pitching Coach

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — Neil Allen, pitching coach for the Triple-A Durham Bulls since 2011 and responsible for working with each of the Rays ' front line starters, has taken the same position at the major league level,...
  • 2 days ago
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Dave Martinez releases statement on departure from Rays

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — Dave Martinez is departing the Rays in a move that seemed rather likely. "I informed the Rays this week that I have chosen to move forward and consider other opportunities that may present...
  • 3 days ago
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Rays place Jose Molina, master pitch framer, on release waivers

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — The Rays ' primary catcher since 2012 was placed on release waivers, along with Rays utility infield prospect Cole Figueroa . The former is without a home on a crowded Rays bench and I wish him...
  • 3 days ago
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Five questions for Matt Silverman about the Rays managerial search

Tampa Bay Online (Ian Malinowski) — Are the Rays getting the process right? Late last week, the Rays announced the three finalists to be their next manager. The finalists are Don Wakamatsu, the former manager of the Seattle...
  • 4 days ago
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Rays sign 1B/DH Allan Dykstra to minor league contract

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — Re-sign RHP Bryce Stowell as well. According to mlb.com's transactions page, the  Rays have signed 1B Allan Dykstra and RHP Bryce Stowell to minor-league contracts. 27-year old Allan...
  • 6 days ago
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Three Finalists for Rays Manager: Kevin Cash, Raul Ibanez and Don Wakamatsu

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — NOT Davey Martinez The Rays were expected to pare down their list of manager candidates this afternoon, from a gaudy ten name list to something more... uh... manageable. Shockingly, Dave...
  • 7 days ago
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Joel Peralta: a trade without information imbalance

Tampa Bay Online (Ian Malinowski) — Two GMs with the same information seem to have arrived at different conclusions. Why do trades happen? And more specifically, why did the Joel Peralta trade happen? #Rays trade RHP Peralta,...
  • 7 days ago
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40-man Roster News: O'Conner, Brett, Mahtook, Andriese, Garvin, Dominguez Protected

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — Molina, Peralta, Figueroa, Kohn, Liberatore Gone At the end of a very long night, the Rays have purchased the contracts of speedy 2B Ryan Brett, the incredible arm of C Justin O'Conner, the...
  • 7 days ago
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Rays trade Joel Peralta and Adam Liberatore to Dodgers for younger arms

Tampa Bay Online (Ian Malinowski) — They received Jose Dominguez and Greg Harris. The Rays have traded former relief ace Joel Peralta and triple-A pitcher Adam Liberatore to the Los Angeles Dodgers for two right-handed...
  • 7 days ago
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Rays 40-man Roster Moves Forthcoming: Stay Tuned

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — We have our first casualty of the 2014 roster jam: Jose Molina? There were six players identified as possible to be cut loose for prospects, among the 38 currently on the 40-man roster, but Jose...
  • 8 days ago
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Who should the Rays add to the 40-man roster?

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — The deadline is midnight. The Rays have until midnight to settle who will be on the 40-man roster, with the consequence that any player left unprotected could be drafted by another team,...
  • 8 days ago
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Dock of the Rays on the 2015 outfield

Tampa Bay Online (Ian Malinowski) — An application of regressed splits. We're going to continue to spotlight  the work done by friend-of-the-site Jason Hanselman, over at  Dock of the Rays . To  quote : It’s probably a small...
  • 8 days ago
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Longoria returns to US lineup, homers again, Beliveau visits children's hospital

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — Japan Series conclusion features a healthy Longoria The last game of the Japan Series was early this morning, where face of the franchise Evan Longoria was not expected to play after taking a...
  • 8 days ago
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Deadline day is tomorrow for the 40-man roster

Tampa Bay Online (Ian Malinowski) — Roster additions must be made by noon tomorrow. Tomorrow evening, November 20th, is the deadline to add players to the 40-man roster in order to protect them from the Rule 5 Draft in December....
  • 9 days ago
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Longoria hit by pitch in Japan, leaves game

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — Another game in Japan, another injury for the Rays . Last weekend reliever Jeff Beliveau strained his Lat while pitching - which was a disappointment given his high leverage use for the MLB ...
  • 10 days ago
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The Best International Prospect in Baseball: Who is Yoan Moncada?

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — The curious case of a Cuban infielder who can do whatever he wants. Yoan Moncada is the biggest international prospect in the game, in terms of hype, and he started making waves in the media last...
  • 11 days ago
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