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Rays Cy Young winner Blake Snell shares a secret to his success

Tampa Bay Online ST. PETERSBURG - Blake Snell gave credit to many after winning the American League Cy Young award on Wednesday, citing family, friends, former and current Rays teammates among others.But he had...
  • 23 hr 44 min ago

Cubs/ex-Rays manager Joe Maddon again helping Tampa Bay area homeless with Thanksmas events

Tampa Bay Online Cubs/former Rays manager Joe Maddon's Respect 90 Foundation will provide Thanksmas meals to Tampa Bay area homeless for the 10th year.Maddon will present meals provided by PDQ, backpacks from...
  • 1 day 1 hr ago

What they�re saying about Rays Blake Snell winning the AL Cy Young award

Tampa Bay Online Here was the scene at Blake Snell's house in Seattle when they got news of his victory:The moment @snellzilla4 and his crew got the #CyYoung news. pic.twitter.com/iIukJZlHL5— MLB (@MLB)...
  • 1 day 10 hr ago

10 things about Rays Blake Snell�s Cy Young winning season

Tampa Bay Online LHP Blake Snell accomplished a lot in his remarkable 2018 breakout season. And wining the American League Cy Young award on Wednesday added to that list:* He became the second Ray win the most...
  • 1 day 17 hr ago

That Kate Upton tweet you�ve been waiting for on Blake Snell winning AL Cy Young award

Tampa Bay Online Model/actress Kate Upton had plenty to say in 2016 when then fiance Justin Verlander missed out on winning the AL Cy Young award due in part to the votes of the two Tampa Bay writers, posting an...
  • 1 day 19 hr ago

Rays� Blake Snell wins AL Cy Young award

Tampa Bay Online ST. PETERSBURG - Blake Snell first started thinking about it at the end of last season, then more as spring training drew near. He shared first with teammate Chris Archer on the phone, then later...
  • 1 day 19 hr ago

Rays coaching update: Linares may be in, Sandberg in talks

Tampa Bay Online The Rays are closing in on hiring a third-base coach, with longtime Astros minor-league coach/manager Rodney Linares the leading candidate.Discussions remaining ongoing to fill the other opening...
  • 2 days ago

What it means if Blake Snell wins Cy Young award

Tampa Bay Online If Rays LHP Blake Snell wins the Cy Young* He will be the second Ray to do so, matching David Price in 2012, and also join Price as second from an AL East team in the last 15 years.* He will be...
  • 2 days ago

Times baseball writer Marc Topkin talks about 'Twenty Years of Rays Baseball' book

Tampa Bay Online Marc Topkin has been covering baseball for the Tampa Bay Times since before the Tampa Bay Rays existed. Topkin joined the then-St. Petersburg Times in 1983. This year he marked the 20th...
  • 2 days ago

The interesting past of Justin Verlander, Cy Young and Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay Online Rays LHP Blake Snell and Astros RHP Justin Verlander are the top candidates for the AL Cy Young award that will be announced Wednesday night.The last intersection between Verlander and Tampa Bay,...
  • 2 days ago

What experts are saying about Blake Snell�s Cy Young chances

Tampa Bay Online What experts are saying about Blake Snell's Cy Young chances:Jayson Stark, The Athletic, who picked Snell before his last start:This isn't your grandfather's Cy Young debate. Let's explain why.Cy...
  • 2 days ago

10 things about Blake Snell�s Cy Young worthy season

Tampa Bay Online 10 things about Blake Snell's Cy Young worthy season:* His 1.89 ERA in third best among AL pitchers in the DH era (since 1973), trailing unanimous Cy Young award winners Ron Guidry, 1.74 for ' 78...
  • 2 days ago

Why Blake Snell should win the AL Cy Young award

Tampa Bay Online ST. PETERSBURG - Blake Snell deserves to win the American League Cy Young award.Really, it's as simple as that.Look at what Snell did this season for the Rays, leading the AL with a 1.89 ERA, 21...
  • 2 days ago

Rays� Kevin Cash third in AL Manager of the Year voting

Tampa Bay Online ST. PETERSBURG - Rays manager Kevin Cash is always all about winning, rarely taking solace in a good showing or a narrow loss.But finishing third in the American League Manager of the Year voting...
  • 2 days ago

There�s another KK in town � Karter James Kiermaier

Tampa Bay Online There's another KK in town.Or a "lil outlaw.'Rays CF Kevin Kiermaier and wife Marisa announced on Twitter Tuesday the birth of their son - Karter James Kiermaier.The 9-pound, 13-ounce boy was born...
  • 2 days ago

Time running out for officials to reach stadium deal with Rays

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA - Less than two months remain until the window closes on the three-year agreement that the city of St. Petersburg gave the Tampa Bay Rays to explore stadium options in Tampa.But the team and...
  • 3 days ago

Blake Snell wins � the Warren Spahn award as top lefty

Tampa Bay Online With a bigger prize to be presented on Wednesday, Rays top starter Blake Snell on Tuesday was named the winner of the Warren Spahn award given to the game's top lefty pitcher.The award, based on...
  • 3 days ago

Rays Joey Wendle fourth in AL rookie voting

Tampa Bay Online Rays INF Joey Wendle finished fourth in the AL Rookie of the Year voting.Angels pitcher/DH Shohei Ohtani was the relatively easy winner, despite being limited to 92 games due to injury, getting 25...
  • 3 days ago

Rays Kevin Cash has a case for AL Manager of the Year award

Tampa Bay Online ST. PETERSBURG - The Rays have already shown their appreciation for the job Kevin Cash did in managing them through roster renovation, injuries and strategic innovation to win 90 games by...
  • 3 days ago

Could Rays add a few more wins this week?

Tampa Bay Online Baseball's biggest award week gets underway Monday, with the four major BBWAA honors presented on consecutive nights.Rays fans will be most interested Tuesday, with Kevin Cash a finalist for AL...
  • 5 days ago
Blog Articles

MLB just got 5.1 Billion reasons to pay Minor Leaguers a higher wage

Tampa Bay Online (Darby Robinson) — As Fox invests in the future of baseball, so should the teams who receive those funds. With the new Fox TV deal paying out a reported $5.1 billion dollars for 2022-2028 , MLB will be getting a...
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Where does Blake Snell rank among left handed Cy Young winners?

Tampa Bay Online (BrianMenendez) — Blake Snell’s 2018 was a recordbook season Unless you’ve been completely unplugged for the past few days, you probably already know that Blake Snell is the 2018 American League Cy Young Award...
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Will Ji-Man Choi need to return to South Korea for military service?

Tampa Bay Online (Homein) — Laying out the options for the Korean slugger. Hello! As this is my first article at DRaysBay, I’d like to introduce myself. My name is Homin , and I am a Korean who has been rooting for the...
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Previewing the Rays forty-man roster: Position Players

Tampa Bay Online (Mister Lizzie) — Mallex will be Effecting on a different coast, but the Rays will still have important decisions to make. The Rays addressed a potential outfield glut and found a catcher in an early trade, but...
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View from the Catwalk: Kyle Snyder praises Blake Snell’s Cy Young win

Tampa Bay Online (Jim_Turvey) — These good vibes are gonna last a while We are now living in the year 1 A.S.C. Anno Snello CyYoungi. The 25-year-old lefty became the youngest pitcher since Clayton Kershaw to win the award,...
  • New: 8 hr 11 min ago

Previewing the Rays forty-man roster: pitchers

Tampa Bay Online (jtmorgan) — Starters, openers, closers, bulk guys. Who fits into the Rays plans for 2019? The Tampa Bay Rays have already made one move this winter to prepare their roster for the upcoming season. They’ve...
  • New: 8 hr 51 min ago

Get your ‘CyZilla’ t-shirt from BreakingT!

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — Celebrate SnellZilla’s Cy Young! Blake Snell pitched his way to an historic and well deserved Cy Young award this year, and our friends at BreakingT are celebrating with this incredible shirt...
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Tampa Bay Rays reportedly sign LHP Ryan Merritt to minor league deal

Tampa Bay Online (Adam Sanford) — With a big league invitation that has a high likelihood of coming to fruition! The Tampa Bay Rays have reportedly signed left-handed pitcher, Ryan Merritt to a minor league deal. It was first...
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Rays top 50 prospects review: Nos. 1-10

Tampa Bay Online (Scott Grauer) — Willy Adames is among the players the Rays believe will be a part of the team’s foundation. This offseason, we’re reviewing our preseason top-50 prospects list. The top group of players features...
  • 1 day 7 hr ago

Blake Snell: A Twitter history from draft to Cy Young

Tampa Bay Online (Adam Sanford) — A retrospective of CyZilla’s career, via tweets. Drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays: June 2011 With their seventh pick of the night, Rays take LHP Blake Snell at #52. #Rays — DRaysBay...
  • 1 day 7 hr ago

View from the Catwalk: Congratulations to Blake Snell

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — The CyZilla glow has yet to fade By now you know Blake Snell has won the American League Cy Young award. You can find all our coverage here; Blake Snell wins AL Cy Young Why Blake Snell...
  • 1 day 7 hr ago

Cy Young winner Blake Snell is in elite company

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — #CyZilla Last night Blake Snell was awarded the 2018 Cy Young, and rightfully so. You can find all our coverage here; Blake Snell wins AL Cy Young Why Blake Snell won the Cy Young award ...
  • 1 day 8 hr ago

Reactions to Blake Snell winning the Cy Young award

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — Blake Snell has won the American League Cy Young award, joining David Price (2012) as the only two Rays players to take home the prize, View this post on...
  • 1 day 21 hr ago

Blake Snell wins AL Cy Young

Tampa Bay Online (Ashley MacLennan) — Snellzilla toppled the competition. The AL Cy Young Award race might have been one of the most uncertain titles in this baseball award season. In the NL it seemed practically a given that the...
  • 1 day 23 hr ago

Why Blake Snell should win the Cy Young tonight

Tampa Bay Online (Adam Sanford) — It’s hard to find a more impressive resume than Blake Snell’s Now that the list has been narrowed to three, one thing is clear: Blake Snell is the best of the best. Sure, the Boston Red Sox...
  • 2 days ago

View from the Catwalk: Will Blake Snell win the Cy Young award?

Tampa Bay Online (Adam Sanford) — Snell appears to be the frontrunner Last night, the American and National League Manager of the Year award winners were named with Brian Snitker of the Atlanta Braves taking home the NL award...
  • 2 days ago

Kevin Cash deserved to win Manager of the Year

Tampa Bay Online (Ashley MacLennan) — The competition was all worthy, but Cash changed baseball this year Kevin Cash deserved to win the Manager of the Year award, but on Tuesday night, the trophy went to Bob Melvin of the Athletics...
  • 2 days ago

Blake Snell wins the 2018 Warren Spahn Award

Tampa Bay Online (Jim_Turvey) — Hopefully this is a precursor to another, more famous, trophy on Wednesday Although it may be a far cry from the silverware Mr. Blake Snell hopes to put on his mantle on Wednesday afternoon,...
  • 3 days ago

Rays Superheroes: A Stan Lee Tribute

Tampa Bay Online (John Ford) — In which we ponder which Ray possesses which superpower As most of you know, comic book legend Stan Lee passed on November 12th at the age of 95. You know this because it was all over your...
  • 3 days ago

View from the Catwalk: Will Kevin Cash win the Manager of the Year award?

Tampa Bay Online (Adam Sanford) — He certainly deserves it Last night, the BBWAA did the right thing and selected Shohei Ohtani as the American League Rookie of the Year award winner, beating out Miguel Andujar and Gleyber...
  • 3 days ago