Tuesday Rays Observations from the Arizona Fall League

On Tuesday two of three Rays position players in the Arizona Fall League saw time, with Justin Williams batting cleanup and playing right field for Peoria.  Kean Wong started at third base and hit seventh. (more…)

Monday Rays Observations from the AFL

Monday was one of two games we’ll see involving the Rays in the Arizona Fall League, and it was a good day to be in Peoria.  More than the Javelinas 8-2 victory was how well the Rays prospects performed.  Most notable was Brent Honeywell’s outing. (more…)

Cubs Take NLCS as Expected, Now What About the World Series?

The Cubs going to the World Series for the first time since 1945 is certainly a terrific story, as is the chance to win a World Series for the first time in more than a century.  That said, it certainly was expected going into the postseason, and probably by most entering the year. (more…)

What Can Be Learned from the Indians’ Success?

Now that the Indians are in the World Series, many Rays fans are wondering what are the keys to Cleveland’s success, and how can you replicate it here.  It’s what other teams were asking when the Rays had six straight winning seasons, five 90-win campaigns, and four playoff appearances from 2008-2013. (more…)

Rays in the Arizona Fall League

Next week, I’ll be chatting with Rays prospects in the Arizona Fall League, with interviews to be used on our podcast, as well as on some future Prospect Spotlight features. (Bookmark the page now: RaysBaseball.com/ProspectSpotlight.)  That said, with just over a week of play complete it’s probably a good time to outing what players are representing Tampa Bay. (more…)

NLCS Preview: Los Angeles vs Chicago

Los Angeles deserves kudos for finding a way to make it to the NLCS.  They won back-to-back elimination games.  In both contests they scored the winning run in the seventh inning or later.  They also won using their best pitcher to start game four and finish game five, something rarely done in this day and age.

That said, the next question is how could they possibly find a way to win a best-of-seven series against the team that’s been the best in baseball this year in the Chicago Cubs?   (more…)

ALCS Preview – Toronto vs Clevenand

If you picked a Cleveland-Toronto ALCS when the season began, you’re a smarter man than me.  Now that they’re each one step from representing the American League in the World Series, what do we make of it? (more…)

Rays Remove Four From 40-Man Roster

The Rays began some of their off-season work on Friday, as four players cleared waivers and were outrighted off the 40-man roster.  The four players that were removed were LHP Dana Eveland and Justin Marks, as well as OF Jaff Decker and INF Juniel Querecuto. (more…)

Neil’s Division Series Predictions

The past two days offered two intriguing games, both decided in a club’s final at-bat.  While the Jays and Giants won in a similar ways (the three-run homer), Toronto appears to be best situated to advance a bit further.  (more…)

Game 162: Rays 6 Texas Rangers 4 (10) – Postgame News and Notes

Tampa Bay lost a late lead on Sunday, but scored two runs in the tenth inning to win the final game of the season, 6-4 over the Texas Rangers.  Tampa Bay took the final two games of the season against the best team record-wise in the American League. (more…)

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