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St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman addresses the Tampa Bay Rays, the legislative session, Gov. Ron DeSantis and seeing Steph Curry

Tampa Bay Online Tampa Bay RaysTime is running out for the Rays if they want to build a new stadium in St. Petersburg.At least, that's what Mayor Rick Kriseman thinks. The team is contractually obligated to play...
  • 13 days ago
Blog Articles

2019 Contingency Plans: Centerfield

Tampa Bay Online (John Ford) — What are the plans if Kevin Kiermaier misses significant time? Someday, Kevin Kiermaier will play an entire season without significant injury. (Stop laughing, IT COULD HAPPEN!) Still, the odds...
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Avisail Garcia is a perfect hedge for 2019

Tampa Bay Online (Carl Gonzalez) — Whether he shares right field with Austin Meadows, earns more playing time, or falls apart, Avisail Garcia is the right bet for the Rays in 2019. The Rays spent the off-season looking to add a...
  • 18 hr 8 min ago

View from the Catwalk: Charlie Morton is ready

Tampa Bay Online (Adam Sanford) — Another excellent performance as the biggest free agent acquisition in franchise history ready for the season On Monday afternoon, the rain stayed away long enough for Charlie Morton to deliver...
  • 19 hr 11 min ago

Hot takes and fever dreams for 2019 and beyond

Tampa Bay Online (John Ford) — I will no doubt regret this article. I woke up this morning feeling fine, but then halfway through getting ready for work I got hit with what feels like the flu. It’s a weird feeling, when you...
  • 1 day 17 hr ago

Dreaming on Michael Perez and Nick Ciuffo

Tampa Bay Online (John Ford) — Everybody loves the backup quarterback. There are three kinds of backup catchers in baseball. Of the first two kinds, the Rays have had plenty in recent years. First, there is Savvy-Veteran -...
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View from the Catwalks: Are the 2019 Rays a “surprise” team?

Tampa Bay Online (Darby Robinson) — Tommy Pham says “no” — meanwhile, the Blue Jays are raising their minor league pay dramatically The Blue Jays are ready to embrace change, finalizing minor-league pay increase of more than 50...
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Yandy Diaz flashes power with big Spring home run

Tampa Bay Online (Adam Sanford) — He just needs to do this more often... During Friday afternoon’s contest against the Detroit Tigers, Yandy Diaz hopefully provided a glimpse of the change that the Rays hoped he’d make when they...
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Rays spring roster with two weeks remaining

Tampa Bay Online (Adam Sanford) — Who is left in camp? Opening Day is less than two weeks away and the Tampa Bay Rays still have several major decisions to make regarding their roster on March 28th, when they’ll take on Justin...
  • 4 days ago

View from the Catwalk: Spring is for experimenting

Tampa Bay Online (Jim_Turvey) — Mike Zunino (leading off) is good It’s silly to take anything real from spring training numbers you see, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be a little fun. In Thursday’s matchup with Philadelphia, ...
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DRaysBay Top Prospects 2019: No. 7, 2B Vidal Brujan

Tampa Bay Online (jtmorgan) — Brujan could rocket through the minors. Vidal Brujan is an example of a great find in the International Free Agent market on the cheap. Brujan signed with the Rays on October 17, 2014 out of...
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Could the Rays sign one of the remaining MLB Free Agents?

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — MLB Trade Rumors has kept an up-to-date list of Major League free agents, and it’s worth considering with two weeks left whether any of those names could still entice the Rays. Any player about...
  • 5 days ago

View from the Catwalk: Fox Sports to broadcast every game; rule changes incoming

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — Also, rule changes are coming Fox Sports Sun has announced that all 162 Rays games will be carried by the regional sports network, and that games will also be available on the Fox Sports Go app:...
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Why is it difficult to write about the Tampa Bay Rays?

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — Forgive me for getting meta In discussing the Tampa Bay Rays and analyzing the moves they make (or don’t), we at DRaysBay have found that there is a bar that must be cleared if an article by...
  • 6 days ago

VIDEO: The Rays are out to prove 2018 was no fluke

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — Warning: The new Rays hype video may make you want to run through a brick wall The 90-win Rays know they have doubters... But we’re not listening… #RaysUp pic.twitter.com/vcRXhZEeWB —...
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Emilio Pagan might be something special

Tampa Bay Online (Carl Gonzalez) — If only the HR’s would subside. Emilio Pagan was acquired along with minor league RHP Rollie Lacy and the 38th pick of the 2019 draft by the Rays mid-December in a 3-way deal that sent Jurickson...
  • 6 days ago
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View from the Catwalk: Honeywell and De Leon face live hitting

Tampa Bay Online (Adam Sanford) — An important step for two important prospects, Wander Franco love, and a Charlie Morton retirement announcement Yesterday was a hugely important day for the Tampa Bay Rays, not because of their...
  • 6 days ago

Blake Snell is underpaid, just like every pre-arbitration player

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — The Cy Young winner’s situation is not unique in baseball. If baseball had a real free market for player salaries then Blake Snell, coming off his Cy Young Award winning 2019, would be looking...
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The Rays case for Craig Kimbrel

Tampa Bay Online (jtmorgan) — “There is no $15 million closer walking through these doors.” Earlier this offseason, Tampa Bay principal owner Stu Sternberg quipped that there would be no $15 million closer coming through...
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View from the Catwalk: Blake Snell strikes out Bryce Harper

Tampa Bay Online (Adam Sanford) — Cy Snell strikes out the $330M man The Tampa Bay Rays beat the Philadelphia Phillies yesterday, 8-2. Avisail Garcia homered again for Tampa Bay, his 3rd of the spring. Jake Smolinski, a...
  • 7 days ago

A brief history of Tampa Bay Rays Opening Day roster turnover

Tampa Bay Online (Adam Sanford) — The Tampa Bay Rays are in a constant state of flux and you want any proof of that, look no further than their Opening Day lineups. In the 21 opening days since the franchise’s inception in 1998,...
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