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Hillsborough officials, Rays lay groundwork with first stadium talks

Tampa Bay Online In what Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn likened to a first date, local elected and business leaders held their first sit-down talk with the Rays this morning, a possible precursor to the team moving...
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Autograph tickets for Rays Fan Fest on sale Wednesday

Tampa Bay Online Autograph passes for the Rays Fan Fest later this month go on sale on Wednesday. The passes, which go on sale Wednesday at 10 a.m., will allow fans to get player autographs during the Rays Fan...
  • 22 hr 57 min ago

Rays release document outlining vision for new baseball park

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- They're a long way from settling on a street number or even a ZIP code, but the Tampa Bay Rays are finally beginning to sketch out a vision for what they want in a new ballpark. Their...
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Smyly hands Rays loss in arbitration

Tampa Bay Online ST. PETERSBURG -- Drew Smyly became the first player to win an arbitration hearing against the Rays' current ownership when an arbitrator Thursday awarded the pitcher $3.75 million. The Rays...
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Rays appear headed to Cuba for March 21-22 games

Tampa Bay Online While there has not been official word from the Rays or Major League Baseball, it appears the Rays' trip to Cuba will be March 21 and 22. The spring training schedule on the Rays' website has been...
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Smyly and Rays argue 1st MLB salary arbitration case of year

Tampa Bay Online PHOENIX - Drew Smyly and the Tampa Bay Rays have argued baseball's first salary arbitration case this year. The 26-year-old left-hander asked arbitrators Elizabeth Neumeier, Andrew Strongin and...
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Tampa's finest await call to Hall in several sports

Tampa Bay Online Tony Dungy and John Lynch, Bucs pillars, are again finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. We'll know on Saturday if they're in or out. Martin Fennelly examines other locals, who grew up...
  • 3 days ago
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Maddon never one to change

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA - Joe Maddon, former Rays manager (you might recall), was in the parking lot at Ava, the Italian restaurant he co-owns on South Howard Avenue, not far from his home on Bayshore Boulevard....
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Out of Rockies thin air, questions follow Dickerson to Rays

Tampa Bay Online ST. PETERSBURG - Home vs. road. The thin air of Coors Field vs. the other 29 ballparks in the major leagues. Those are questions that followed Corey Dickerson from Denver to St. Petersburg after...
  • 7 days ago
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Rays close to dealing McGee to Rockies for Dickerson

Tampa Bay Online ST. PETERSBURG -- The Tampa Bay Rays are close to trading reliever Jake McGee to the Rockies for outfielder Corey Dickerson, according to multiple reports. The Rays have not announced the deal....
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Hillsborough leaders seize opportunity to lobby Rays, meet set for Feb. 5

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA - After calling for it six years now, Hillsborough County Commissioner and baseball fanatic Ken Hagan will finally get to lobby the Tampa Bay Rays to move across the bay. Rays officials have...
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Promotion a matter of time for Rays' Timmons

Tampa Bay Online Tampa native Ozzie Timmons is rising through the Rays' coaching ranks, patient but primed to move up to the big leagues.
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St. Pete mayor Kriseman: City has much to offer Rays

Tampa Bay Online ST. PETERSBURG - While Mayor Rick Kriseman has worked to secure a deal allowing the Tampa Bay Rays to look for stadium sites outside the city, he is formulating a plan to woo team management and...
  • 13 days ago
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St. Pete eager to craft plan for keeping Rays

Tampa Bay Online ST. PETERSBURG - While the Tampa Bay Rays explore Hillsborough County in search of a stadium site, Mayor Rick Kriseman and the city council are getting ready to prepare a proposal to keep the team...
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Lakeland native Pearce will provide power, versatility to Rays

Tampa Bay Online ST. PETERSBURG -- The Rays are close to finalizing a one-year contract with former Orioles utility player Steve Pearce, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. The deal, pending the...
  • 15 days ago
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Rays sign pair of lefty pitchers

Tampa Bay Online ST. PETERSBURG -- The Rays signed left-handed pitchers Justin Marks and Adam Wilk to minor league contracts with invites to big league spring training. Marks, 28, has spent seven seasons in the...
  • 17 days ago
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MLB benefits from a new Rays stadium, so it should help pay for it

Tampa Bay Online Finding the ideal spot for the Tampa Bay Rays' new baseball stadium isn't the biggest priority for now. They'll find the right location, whether that's in downtown Tampa, St. Petersburg, or...
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Buckhorn wants Rays ballpark near downtown parking garages

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA - With the Tampa Bay Rays finally granted permission to look for a new home, attention is now shifting toward potential new stadium sites across Tampa Bay. And on one site in particular....
  • 21 days ago
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Rays agree on contracts with 9 of 10 arbitration-eligible players

Tampa Bay Online ST. PETERSBURG -- The Rays agreed on contracts with nine of their 10 arbitration-eligible players by Friday's 1 p.m. deadline. The lone holdout is pitcher Drew Smyly, who will take the team to...
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Rays announce Big 22 Game Plan

Tampa Bay Online The Tampa Bay Rays on Friday announced a Big 22 Game Plan, a deal that includes tickets to Opening Day, 18 weekend dates and games against the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers...
  • 21 days ago
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Blog Articles

Tampa's finest await call to Hall in several sports

Tampa Bay Online Tony Dungy and John Lynch, Bucs pillars, are again finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. We'll know on Saturday if they're in or out. Martin Fennelly examines other locals, who grew up...
  • 3 days ago
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Gillaspie and Bauers make MLB.com's top ten 1B prospects

Tampa Bay Online (Jared Ward) — Rays' system continues to gain recognition The Rays' farm system continues to gain praise as MLB Pipeline revealed its top ten 1B prospects today . According to MLB.com's Jim Callis,...
  • 14 days ago
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Steve Pearce is exactly what the Rays offense needs

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — The Rays are closing in on a contract with 1B/OF Steve Pearce, though the details remain unknown as both player and team have pushed the formal signing out until next week, presumably to clear...
  • 14 days ago
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Who has had the most success against the Rays? (2013-2015 Edition)

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — When we first caught wind that the Rays might be signing Orioles utility man Steve Pearce, my first reaction was a sigh of relief. Others on the masthead felt the same way. For some reason, the...
  • 14 days ago
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Who is Steve Pearce?

Tampa Bay Online (Adam Sanford) — The Rays are set to sign a bargain power hitter with positional flexibility. Looks like someone gathered all seven of the dragon balls and was able to have their lifelong wish fulfilled as the...
  • 14 days ago
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2016 DRaysBay Community Prospect No. 16

Tampa Bay Online (Scott Grauer) — Another young prospects completes the first half of the list Be careful to just vote once, please. If you make a mistake or want to change your vote or whatever, just reply to the original...
  • 15 days ago
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Tank: The Rays Did Something!

Tampa Bay Online (Adam Sanford) — Is there more on the way? This Date in Team History! In 2014. the Rays and Padres completed a seven player deal as Tampa Bay sent Jesse Hahn and Alex Torres , who was coming off a...
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Rays prospects and minor leagues: Williams, Unroe help clinch first for Brisbane

Tampa Bay Online (johntown99) — The Bandits clinched home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. Brisbane sealed home-field advantage in the Australian League playoffs while Rene Rivera and Santurce of the Puerto Rican...
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Sonnanstine to Represent Rays in HoF Game

Tampa Bay Online (Adam Sanford) — Unknown if he'll bring his ping pong paddles along. Andy Sonnanstine , one of the many unsung heroes of the Rays 2008 pennant run, will be representing the team at the annual Hall of Fame...
  • 15 days ago
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Rays Stadium Search: ConAgra flour mill site

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — Before we begin our series looking more in depth at possible Rays stadium locations, we must first cross a very familiar name off the list. For those well acquainted with Downtown Tampa, the...
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Tank: The Hit Show Was a Really Bad Idea

Tampa Bay Online (Adam Sanford) — Also, Justin Upton signed. This Date in Team History! In 1964, Jim 'The Rookie' Morris is born. He was a first round pick in the January 1983 draft;  poor performance and significant arm...
  • 18 days ago
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Rays prospects and minor leagues: Mexican marathon

Tampa Bay Online (johntown99) — The Mexicali players were in for the long haul In the Mexican League, the Aguilas de Mexicali won a 16-inning game and came out on top in their series. Otherwise, not much went on yesterday. ...
  • 18 days ago
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Mapping out a Cubs trade for Alex Cobb

Tampa Bay Online (Drew.Jenkins) — The Rays have been connected to Javier Baez and Jorge Soler, but what if they targeted Cubs' prospects instead? This off-season, there have been incessant trade rumors involving Tampa Bay Rays...
  • 18 days ago
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2016 DRaysBay Community Prospect No. 14

Tampa Bay Online (Scott Grauer) — Justin Williams voters shifted to Taylor Motter, not Adrian Rondon Taylor Motter leaping over Adrian Rondon sets up a potential Rondon v. Chris Betts showdown, which has been the subject of...
  • 18 days ago
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Could the Rays Pursue Justin Upton?

Tampa Bay Online (Adam Sanford) — He could be the impact bat that has eluded the Rays for years. In a  recent column , Marc Topkin reviewed some moves the Rays still could  make with spring training just barely over...
  • 19 days ago
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Tank:(:% Extended

Tampa Bay Online (Adam Sanford) — A remarkable season is rewarded with an awesome contract This Date in Team History! In 2008, the Rays signed Carlos Pena to a three year deal worth $24 million following his unbelievable...
  • 19 days ago
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Rays prospects and minor leagues: Marinez relieves former farmhand

Tampa Bay Online (Scott Grauer) — Sean Bierman, who pitched two seasons in the organization, secured a win in the Dominican Sunday was another slow day in the offseason leagues. Australian Baseball League C Nick Ciuffo: DNP...
  • 19 days ago
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