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Rays Silverman counts on innovative spirit

Tampa Bay Online ST. PETERSBURG -- Rays owner Stuart Sternberg said he had been preparing for this day for a few years, ever since other teams began asking permission to talk with Andrew Friedman. So, when...
  • 6 days ago
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Friedman leaving Rays, accepts Dodgers position

Tampa Bay Online Andrew Friedman is leaving the Tampa Bay Rays to take over the baseball operations department of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
  • 7 days ago

Hillsborough approves plan to negotiate with Rays

Tampa Bay Online Commissioners move ahead in their baseball pursuit, naming Tampa Sports Authority as the lead agency to talk with the Rays if they are allowed to look outside Pinellas for a stadium.
  • 20 days ago
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Yes, Raysand#x2019; stadium in Tampa really would make a big difference

Tampa Bay Online With the Rays having the lowest average attendance in the major leagues this season, cynics say things would be no better if the team played in downtown Tampa. Joe Henderson says they're wrong.
  • 20 days ago
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Blog Articles

Friedman departs Rays with weakened farm system

Tampa Bay Online (Scott Grauer) — To date, the Rays' drafts since 2008 have been among the least productive in baseball despite a lot of opportunities Wonder who was responsible for those drafts. MT @johnmanuelba Friedman left...
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The Rays Tank: The time has come, pick your bandwagon!

Tampa Bay Online (Allie Kranick) — #TakeTheCrown or #OrangeOctober? It's a sweep! This @SportsNation poll shows that all 50 states believe the @Royals will win the #WorldSeries . pic.twitter.com/w2ALUAgR9D — ESPN...
  • New: 6 hr 53 min ago

The Rays Tank: Real Reason for DRB Inactivity Revealed

Tampa Bay Online (Hatfield) — A Sad Day in the Rays Blog-o-sphere. I've hesitated to make this announcement until all of the families and online girlfriends had been notified. It is my sad duty to report that the DRaysBay...
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The Rays Tank: Party at Paul Rudd's Mom's house

Tampa Bay Online (Allie Kranick) — Kegs! Selfies! Cover charges! WORLD SERIES! This is still a Rays blog, I swear. I'm just loving this bandwagon. $5 cover though? Come on, bro. And apparently you can #BEROYAL by simply...
  • 5 days ago
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Andrew Friedman and windows of opportunity

Tampa Bay Online (Ian Malinowski) — A lack of analysis. The Rays did not win the World Series in the Andrew Friedman era, although they came close. With one of the smallest payrolls in baseball, they won the American League pennant...
  • 6 days ago
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Will the Rays lose Joe Maddon next?

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — With the departure of Andrew Friedman also ends the longest tenured GM-Manager relationship in the game, but many are already claiming: Not so fast! Would not be surprised if Joe Maddon is...
  • 6 days ago
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A Letter from Andrew Friedman to DRaysBay

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — As Andrew Friedman departs the Tampa Bay Rays, he took a moment to send us the following letter: As thought leaders for Rays nation and some of the most passionate and well-informed fans in all...
  • 7 days ago
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Andrew Friedman to LA: Reactions around the Internet

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — We will continue to update throughout the day. Andrew Friedman made magic on skinflint payrolls with the Rays. He's gonna have $200M+ a year to do it with the Dodgers. Best hire possible. — Jeff...
  • 7 days ago
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Andrew Friedman is Leaving the Tampa Bay Rays

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — Heading to LA Reports are breaking this afternoon that EVP Andrew Friedman is leaving the Tampa Bay Rays. BREAKING: Andrew Friedman is leaving #Rays for #Dodgers . Matt Silverman will take...
  • 7 days ago
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Several Rays rank among top short-season prospects

Tampa Bay Online (Scott Grauer) — Baseball America kicks off prospect ranking season with league top 20 lists Before Baseball America rolls out their annual team top 10 prospect lists, they have another yearly feature: league top...
  • 7 days ago
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Describe the Rays' Season as a Play/Musical (or Other Obscure Cultural Reference)

Tampa Bay Online (Brett Phillips) — Here is yet another activity for you to do. It is mandatory. Please state your best approximation of this season as the title of a play or musical that you feel most adequately (if humorously)...
  • 12 days ago
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The Rays Tank: Play on, Playoffs

Tampa Bay Online (Allie Kranick) — I unintentionally seem to be publishing a series entitled, "Former Rays Who Are Now in the Postseason" during these playoffs...sorry about that. But not sorry enough to not share with you J.P....
  • 14 days ago
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What would the Rays playoff rotation look like?

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — There's a noticeable trend in playoff rotations this October, and that's a twist on the three man rotation. Scheduling has allowed all the teams thus far to roll with only three starters, giving...
  • 15 days ago
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Playoff Open Thread

Tampa Bay Online (Hatfield) — As requested. Feel free to discuss playoff baseball, NBA season preview and Benghazi right here. No footbaw talk, or we mail you Ebola. Go to town, homies.
  • 15 days ago
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Describe the 2014 Rays Season with a Song Title

Tampa Bay Online (Hatfield) — Another very fun activity. You will enjoy this activity. This thread should also be used as an open thread for discussion of today's playoff baseball, as well as discussion of the Ebola virus...
  • 18 days ago
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ALDS Open Thread - Game 1 Fun!

Tampa Bay Online (Hatfield) — Everyone fire up your device! It's the ALDS Game 1 Open Thread! Will the Tigers ride Cy Price, Cy Scherzer and Cy Verlander to the ALCS? Will Bucky guide the O's to the promised land? Will Mike...
  • 18 days ago
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The Rays Tank: Lifting James Shields was defensible

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — Can I just first say what a joy it was to see James Shields on the mound again? Watching him lead the Royals from the mound and the dug out are precisely why he was acquired, and watching...
  • 20 days ago
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Royals vs. Athletics, wild card game recap: James Shields falters, gets another chance

Tampa Bay Online (Ian Malinowski) — The postseason will continue for the favorite prodigal son. Second chances are the best type of chances. After your most ballyhooed team ever failed, Rays fan, you hitched your battered psyche...
  • 20 days ago
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The Rays Tank: Hello, playoffs

Tampa Bay Online (Allie Kranick) — Wild cards. So, who ya got? Royals or Athletics? I'm assuming we're all crowding the Royals bandwagon in Shields jerseys... Pirates or Giants? LA/LA World Series? Bay to Bay? I want your...
  • 21 days ago
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The Ray Stank: Describe the 2014 Tampa Bay Rays Season with a Movie Title

Tampa Bay Online (Hatfield) — A fun activity to kick off the offseason. You will find this activity to be very fun. As there was no Tank posted this morning, I have decided to swoop in and save the day with a fun, possibly...
  • 22 days ago
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