Rays Announce Weekday Ticket Specials and Extra Benefits for Season Ticket Holders

On Tuesday the Rays announced a series of new weekday promotions that will exist throughout the 2016 season, as well as new benefits for season-ticket holders. (more…)

It’s Truck Day, Which Means We’re That Much Closer

It’s an annual rite of each baseball season – Truck Day.  Each year, teams load up their equipment and send it along to their Spring Training home.  Now for the Rays that trip is a bit shorter than most, less than a two-hour drive to Port Charlotte.  However, it’s still a sign that pitchers and catchers are close to beginning workouts for the coming season. (more…)

Happy 82nd Birthday to Hammering Hank – from a former broadcast partner

It’s hard not to get baseball fever this time of year with Spring Training just two weeks away.  It conjured up some great memories, especially since February 5th is the 82nd birthday of Hank Aaron.   (more…)

How The Injured Heal May Play Important Role in 2016

The trade last week of Jake McGee to the Rockies certainly creates some questions about the various roles within the Rays bullpen for 2016.  While the Rays still may add pieces before the start of the season, right now Alex Colome, Xavier Cedeno, Steve Geltz, Enny Romero and Danny Farquhar are likely to join Brad Boxberger in competing for higher-leverage roles.  While the season may begin that way, there are several pitchers coming back from injury who could help the Rays a great deal as 2016 progresses. (more…)

A Closer Look at the Rays Restructured Offense

Over the past three months, the Rays have dramatically changed the look and feel of the team offensively, while trying to maintain the organization’s strengths of pitching and defense.  Five players: Hank Conger, Corey Dickerson, Brad Miller, Logan Morrison and Steve Pearce have been acquired, providing greater depth, balance and power. (more…)

Dickerson Looking Forward to Joining His New Team

Corey Dickerson grew up in Mississippi watching the Braves, Boston and New York on TV, and he’s excited to be coming to the East Coast and joining the Rays. (more…)

Pearce Excited to Play for Hometown Team

When he entered the free agent market, Steve Pearce didn’t think it was possible to play for his hometown team the Tampa Bay Rays.  Now that it’s a reality, Pearce says he’s extremely excited to get started. (more…)

Rays Make Pearce Signing Official, Trade for Dickerson, move McGee

The Rays on Thursday made two moves that could markedly improve the team offensively in 2016. The signing of Lakeland native Steve Pearce was made official, and the Rays acquired outfielder Corey Dickerson from Colorado in a four-player deal involving Jake McGee. The Rays also sent 20-year-old RHP German Marquez to the Rockies, and received 19-year-old corner infielder Kevin Padlo. Padlo is not on the 40-man roster, while Marquez is, clearing space for Pearce. (more…)

The Year of the Opt Out

It’s been an odd year on the baseball free agent market.  To see Chris Davis and Justin Upton last as free agents until this past week, and to also see them receive lucrative deals has been very surprising.  Maybe more unique has been the number of opt-out deals offered to the top free agents. (more…)

Rays Sign, Invite Three More to MLB Camp

The Rays signed and invited three more pitchers to Spring Training on Tuesday, bringing the total number of players expected at MLB camp to 60.  The latest additions each have some MLB experience in lefties Adam Wilk and Justin Marks and RHP Kyle McPherson. (more…)

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