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Marc Topkin�s takeaways from Tuesday�s Rays-Rangers game

Tampa Bay Online LHP Blake Snell certainly gets the bulk of the credit for his remarkable season, and there's definitely some due to pitching coach Kyle Snyder. But don't ignore C Jesus Sucre, who Snell likes...
  • 18 hr 51 min ago

Blake Snell wins major-league-leading 20th in 4-0 win over Rangers

Tampa Bay Online ARLINGTON, Texas - One of the things that has made Blake Snell so good this season for the Rays is his refusal to be satisfied with anything he does.No matter how well he pitches, he finds...
  • 18 hr 58 min ago

Rays journal: Ji-Man Choi impresses fellow South Korean major-league

Tampa Bay Online ARLINGTON, Texas - DH Ji-Man Choi has impressed a lot of people with his increasing offensive production since joining the Rays in July.That includes fellow South Korean Shin-Soo Choo, the...
  • 19 hr 5 min ago

For starters: Rays at Rangers, with Snell going for No. 20

Tampa Bay Online UPDATE, 6:53: Cash said he and others around the team are excited about the possibility of Snell getting his 20th win, and also that they obviously want to win the game. Cash showed it by starting...
  • 1 day ago

Rays morning after: Choi on an impressive pace

Tampa Bay Online Ji-Man Choi doesn't want to get caught up in the numbers game.In leading the Rays to a 3-0 win over the Rangers on Monday, Choi hit his eighth homer in 43 games/146 at-bats since getting called...
  • 1 day 9 hr ago

Blake Snell goes for a Rays� rarity, his 20th win Tuesday

Tampa Bay Online ARLINGTON, Texas - Blake Snell is still focused on smaller numbers that can have a larger impact, specifically the 61/2 games his Rays are behind the A's for the final American League playoff spot...
  • 1 day 19 hr ago

Rays journal: Tyler Glasnow strong in victory over Rangers

Tampa Bay Online ARLINGTON, Texas - RHP Tyler Glasnow finally got his first win as a Ray Monday night.And he flirted with - or at least winked at - a no-hitter along the way.With six solid innings (and only two...
  • 1 day 19 hr ago

Marc Topkin�s takeaways from Monday�s Rays-Rangers game

Tampa Bay Online RHP Tyler Glasnow is obviously still a work in progress, and prone to the occasional blow up. But his first six innings on Monday were another impressive glimpse at the potential he has to be a...
  • 1 day 19 hr ago

Cardinals Kolten Wong rips Rays for not calling up brother Kean, says they are �bad organization�

Tampa Bay Online Cardinals 2B Kolten Wong ripped the Rays for not calling up his younger brother, Kean, from Triple-A, saying he was passed over repeatedly."He's just in a bad organization which doesn't give...
  • 2 days ago

For starters: Rays at Rangers, with a left-leaning lineup

Tampa Bay Online UPDATE, 6:36: Cash said it's surprising Glasnow doesn't have a win given that he's pitched so well for the most part. ... Cash said it just day off for Duffy, who will be back in the lineup on...
  • 2 days ago

Rays journal: Team playing like it has �nothing to lose�

Tampa Bay Online ST. PETERSBURG - The unnecessarily dramatic ending aside, the Rays felt pretty good about what transpired Sunday in securing a 5-4 victory and a series win over the previously red-hot A's."It...
  • 2 days ago

Winning record gives Rays something to hold onto

Tampa Bay Online ST. PETERSBURG - The Rays, barring a total collapse by the A's or Yankees, are not going to post enough victories to make it into the playoffs.But after hanging on to the beat the A's again...
  • 2 days ago

Marc Topkin�s takeaways from Sunday�s Rays-A�s game

Tampa Bay Online As impressive as Willy Adames' 420-foot homer was, making it more so was it came in the at-bat after his base­running blunder, getting doubled off second on Jesus Sucre's bases-loaded liner....
  • 2 days ago

Rays hang on to beat A�s 5-4, guarantee a winning season

Tampa Bay Online ST. PETERSBURG - The Rays, barring something really extraordinary, are not going to log enough victories to make it into the playoffs this year.But by hanging on Sunday to beat the A's for a...
  • 3 days ago

For starters: Rays vs. A�s, seeking a winning record

Tampa Bay Online UPDATE, 12:09: TV man Dewayne Staats is still not feeling well, and will miss today's game and at least the start of the 7-day trip that begins Monday in Texas. No other details are available....
  • 3 days ago

Jake Bauers� blast leads Rays rebound

Tampa Bay Online ST. PETERSBURG - Saturday was about frustration.The Rays woke up feeling down, knowing that losing Friday's game, and the chance to sweep the A's, had pretty much ended their long shot hopes of...
  • 3 days ago

Rays journal: Triple-A Durham wins another league title

Tampa Bay Online ST. PETERSBURG - Rays officials talk a lot about how winning at the minor-league level can benefit players when they get to the majors.Well, they have reason to be even better now.On Saturday,...
  • 3 days ago

Marc Topkin�s takeaways from Saturday�s Rays-A�s game

Tampa Bay Online INF Brandon Lowe can be forgiven if he can't keep track of the details from a season that saw him rise from Double A to Triple A to the majors. But the numbers are pretty good mile-markers, his...
  • 3 days ago

For starters: Rays vs. A�s, on double opener day

Tampa Bay Online UPDATE, 5:02: Neither  Rays manager Kevin Cash nor A's countpart Bob Melvin making much of the opener vs. opener matchup, saying it was going to happen at some point with more teams doing it....
  • 4 days ago

Rays Tales: Why every day is Sunday fun day

Tampa Bay Online ST. PETERSBURG - The stories typically start coming out around this time, how (most of) the teams headed to the playoffs all have such good chemistry, though the reality is that 90-something W's...
  • 4 days ago
Blog Articles

Rays 9, Rangers 3: The bats stayed hot on a steamy Texas day

Tampa Bay Online (Dominik Vega) — Pham homered twice, Wendle got three hits, and the pitching got the job done The Rays needed to sweep the Rangers to keep their postseason hopes alive. Fighting the scorching Texas heat, the...
  • New: 1 hr 16 min ago

GDT: Don't stop me now

Tampa Bay Online (Brett Phillips) — Because I'm having a good time/ Having a good time... Go (Sneaky) Rays!
  • New: 5 hr 1 min ago

Blake Snell is now the Cy Young favorite

Tampa Bay Online (Adam Sanford) — According to metrics from Bill James and Tom Tango After last night’s dominant performance that pushed him to 20 wins and 200 strikeouts on the season, Blake Snell has a cumulative record of...
  • New: 6 hr 56 min ago

Rays to promote Austin Meadows

Tampa Bay Online (Adam Sanford) — The Austin Meadows era in Tampa Bay begins on Thursday With the Triple-A season finally coming to its conclusion on Tuesday night, the Tampa Bay Rays will be making several more additions to...
  • New: 7 hr 28 min ago

View from the Catwalk: 5.5 back

Tampa Bay Online (Adam Sanford) — 12 games left... Last night, the Tampa Bay Rays took home another series victory as they defeated the Texas Rangers with another shutout performance from their pitching staff. Blake Snell tied...
  • New: 9 hr 48 min ago

Rays prospects and minor leagues: Durham falls to Memphis in finale

Tampa Bay Online (Scott Grauer) — Memphis got revenge for its 2017 loss to Durham. The 2018 minor league season is now in the books, and it was a good one for the Rays . They graduated prospects to the majors, even more...
  • New: 11 hr 59 min ago

Rays 4, Rangers 0: Snell’s 20th win backed by hits parade

Tampa Bay Online (Dominik Vega) — Willy Adames’ home run proved to be the most important hit out of the 15 from the Rays offense Cy Young hopeful Blake Snell entered tonight’s game searching for his 20th win on the season. To...
  • 14 hr 5 min ago

GDT: Last night was a good start

Tampa Bay Online (Brett Phillips) — And with Snell on the mound you really hope the Rays can continue. Go (No Room For Error) Rays!
  • 23 hr 29 min ago

Kean Wong and the window of opportunity

Tampa Bay Online (John Ford) — Kolten Wong rightly defends his family, but is he right about the Rays? Yesterday, Kolten Wong , Cardinal’s infielder and brother in Durham Bull infielder/outfielder Kean Wong , ripped into...
  • 1 day 4 hr ago

Triple-A National Championship Game Preview: Memphis Redbirds vs Durham Bulls

Tampa Bay Online (jtmorgan) — Tonight at 7:05 PM on NBC Sports Network. Saturday evening the Durham Bulls won a winner-take-all game five against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders ( New York Yankees AAA affiliate) to win...
  • 1 day 4 hr ago

If baseball is dying, why are we blaming statistics?

Tampa Bay Online (John Ford) — Baseball attendance is down. Does that mean baseball is dying? You may have heard that baseball attendance is down this year . By a not-small amount . This has led to a cottage industry of ...
  • 1 day 6 hr ago

The Rays are on a mission to help prevent domestic violence

Tampa Bay Online (Mister Lizzie) — The Rays have built a strong culture around preventing and raising awareness about domestic violence. At a time when other organizations are struggling in their efforts to even pay lip service...
  • 1 day 7 hr ago

View from the Catwalk: Rays invest in NormaTec athlete recovery technology

Tampa Bay Online (Darby Robinson) — Tampa Bay joins the LA Lakers and Boston Red Sox among other teams investing in NormaTec technology. The Tampa Bay Rays built upon their reputation for world class athlete care with the debut...
  • 1 day 9 hr ago

TB 3 - TEX 0: Glas(now) not just half full, but overflowing

Tampa Bay Online (Darby Robinson) — Glasnow and Rays pen completely stymie the Rangers offense. This one was quick. Rays pitching was almost unhittable. Whether it was the tall righty, the prize of the Chris Archer trade,...
  • 1 day 19 hr ago

GDT: Sweep Texas and we have a shot

Tampa Bay Online (Brett Phillips) — Or, Lessons in getting ahead of ourselves Go (One Game At A Time) Rays!
  • 1 day 23 hr ago

The Rays need an historic stretch to keep their playoff hopes alive

Tampa Bay Online (Adam Sanford) — It ain’t over ‘til it’s over The Tampa Bay Rays are the team that just doesn’t quit. After starting the year at with an abysmal record for 4-13, they quietly made their way to the .500 mark...
  • 2 days ago

Why 82 wins matters

Tampa Bay Online (Darby Robinson) — 82 = 2008 With their 5-4 victory over the Oakland A’s, the Rays push their win total to 82 games. Getting to 82 wins is not seen as much of anything in the modern game. The middle of baseball...
  • 2 days ago

Jose Alvarado can spin a breaking ball

Tampa Bay Online (Carl Gonzalez) — The traditional pitch classifications don’t really work for what he’s doing. As the slog of a 162 game season takes its toll on players, you tend to see guys compensate in different ways. It...
  • 2 days ago
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Rays prospects and minor leagues: Champions! Hot Rods clinch Midwest League title

Tampa Bay Online (Scott Grauer) — Bowling Green completed an impressive postseason run on Sunday. With Bowling Green’s season now finished, there’s just one game left on the Rays minor league schedule this season — Durham’s...
  • 2 days ago

Rays 5, Athletics 4: Plan B is for bullpen

Tampa Bay Online (Ian Malinowski) — Although really, after the first inning, this was more like Plan C. The Rays entered this game nursing a very outside shot at the playoffs, with 15 games left to play, and with no off-days....
  • 3 days ago