Rays shortstop Adeiny Hechavarría has nothing to offer but his defense—a career OPS of .627—but that defense can be really, really pretty. It definitely was in the first inning of tonight’s game against the Royals, as Hechavarría lept up to snare a Melky Cabrera liner before a quick toss to second that made a tricky…
Holy hell did Nelson Cruz get into this 0-1 meatball from Brad Boxburger of the Rays:
The Tampa Bay Lighting, Rays, and Buccaneers have just released a joint statement in which they offer to provide financial resources necessary to remove a Confederate monument from downtown Tampa.
The slow-simmering beef between Rays starter Chris Archer and Astros mascot Orbit has spilled over into outright violence. If you are sensitive or a child or a sensitive child, please don’t watch this.
In last night’s 6-4 Tampa win in Houston, Evan Longoria hit for the second cycle in the Rays’ history (following B.J. Upton’s in 2009). Had Longoria gone for his in those olden days, it wouldn’t have counted, as he’d have been called out going for the ninth-inning, two-out double that he needed to complete it. But we…
The Rays and Mariners made a weird trade this morning, completing an exchange of right-handed relievers that they seem to think will help them both capture the playoff spot for which they are directly competing. The Rays will send Erasmo Ramirez back to Seattle and will get Steve Cishek in return.
Mets first baseman Lucas Duda was traded to the Tampa Bay Rays today in exchange for reliever Drew Smith. The Mets are nine games out of the second wild card spot, so it makes sense for them to be sellers before the trade deadline.
Logan Morrison’s daughter, Ily, isn’t even two years old, but she knows the importance of setting priorities. Specifically—prioritizing dancing to your song over anything else, especially over something dumb like running the bases in anything that is not a baseball game.
Catcher Wilson Ramos exited after a scary moment in the fifth inning of tonight’s Orioles-Rays game—a broken bat that struck him right in the head during Ruben Tejada’s backswing.
Rays outfielder Steven Souza Jr. had to leave yesterday’s game against the A’s after sliding into second base during a steal attempt. The injury ocurred when his back foot dug too far into the dirt and caused his body to stretch awkwardly.
The Rays announced today that Colby Rasmus will “step away from baseball” and Marc Topkins of the Tampa Bay Times reports Rasmus isn’t expected to return to the team this season.
There are two schools of thought on asking sports teams to weigh in on political issues. On the one hand, who cares: They’re just sports teams. But on the other hand, it’s really not that hard to give a bit of public support for basic decency. That’s why the Tampa Bay Lightning come off looking pretty bad in the…
Willy Garcia was the very lucky recipient of one bad read, one fumbled catch and one airmailed throw on a fly ball he hit to deep right field tonight. Granted all of those advantages, he was then thrown out at the plate:
Rays centerfielder Kevin Kiermaier’s defense has such a strong reputation that when he misplayed this fly ball in the first inning of Tampa Bay’s game Tuesday against the White Sox, umpires decided the ball must have struck one of Tropicana Field’s rings—and awarded batter Yolmer Sanchez a home run.
What is hell? No one can truly say, but it may involve watching the 2017 Tampa Bay Rays, whose pitchers waste more time than any other team’s. How bad is it? Matt Andriese, Chris Archer, and Alex Cobb, who rank as the three slowest starters in the majors, are averaging 28.2, 26.7, and 26.6 seconds, respectively,…
Rays manager Kevin Cash played for Terry Francona on the Red Sox for three seasons and coached alongside Francona with the Indians from 2012-2014. He took the Rays job after leaving the Indians, and since then, Francona has welcomed Cash back to Cleveland by messing with him. In 2015, he played some tame pranks on…
Last year, Kevin Kiermaier hit .246 with 12 homers—nothing stellar—but he won a Gold Glove for his second consecutive season and anchored the Tampa Bay Rays’ outfield defense. He has quite a hole to dig himself out of if he wants to repeat for 2017.
It looked like Kansas City’s Eric Hosmer hit a home run today against the Tampa Bay Rays. His long fly ball to left was slicing toward the foul pole and would’ve gone over the fence for a run, if not for outfielder Corey Dickerson reaching over the short fence to rob Hosmer.