Thoughts on the Managerial Search

By now, all of you have some sort of take on the Rays’ decision to reduce their managerial pool to Kevin Cash, Raul Ibanez, and Don Wakamatsu.   Some of you wanted continuity, and for the organization to go with Dave Martinez or Charlie Montoyo.  That is certainly understandable, as most considered this year record-wise a blip on the radar screen. (more…)

While You Were Sleeping …. the Rays Roster Reshuffling

The Rays waited until the last moment on Thursday night before finalizing which players they were going to protect from the Rule Five draft, and continued to re-make their roster as they prepare for 2015, trading Joel Peralta, and designating Jose Molina, Cole Figueroa, and Michael Kohn.  Let’s take a look at what they did, and what’s still to come. (more…)

The Russell Martin Signing, and How It Impacts the AL East

It’s still very early in the offseason, and while the addition of Russell Martin doesn’t make Toronto the AL East favorite, it certainly makes them much more formidable. (more…)

This Week in Rays Baseball Podcast

The third edition of the This Week in Rays Baseball podcast is now up and running at   There you can download the most recent show, or archived ones, or subscribe to make sure you get the latest show once it’s released. (more…)

Analysis: Rays Trade Hellickson to Arizona

The Rays trade of Jeremy Hellickson makes sense for a number of reasons, and should help the organization in 2015 and beyond.   (more…)

Who May Be Protected From December’s Rule 5 Draft

At the GM meetings in Phoenix, it’s been relatively quiet for the Rays with no roster moves through Thursday morning.  However, that will change in a week as November 20th is another important date for the Rays as they prepare for 2015 and beyond. It’s the last day teams can add players to the 40-man roster, or risk losing them next month in the Rule 5 Draft. Here’s a simple way of explaining which players will not be protected unless they’re added to the 40-man roster: (more…)

This Week in Rays Baseball Podcast – Episode Two

If you missed it…what are you waiting for?  You can go to to download it, or click on the subscribe button, and receive them automatically.  Here’s an outline of what you’ll hear, and some thoughts on what’s to come: (more…)

Meanwhile, on the Other Side of the World

While the Rays are looking for a manager, and looking at tweaks to the roster at the GM meetings in Phoenix, AZ, three players who will key parts of 2015 enjoyed their first game in Japan.   Evan Longoria, Ben Zobrist, and Jeff Beliveau all contributed to an 8-7 U.S. exhibition win over players from the Hanshin Tigers and Yomiuri Giants in Nishinomiya.  The five-game Japan Series begins on Wednesday morning in Osaka. (more…)

Rays Offseason Q&A with Andy Freed

Rays Radio play-by-play man Andy Freed stops by this week and took the time to answer some of your questions from our twitter account. Enjoy and keep the inquiries coming.

Gary E. - Have Dave Martinez’s odds of getting the manager job gone down because he has the same agent of Maddon? (more…)

Thoughts on the Preliminary List of Rays Managerial Candidates

The one thing that comes to mind when reviewing the list of preliminary Rays managerial candidates is diversity.  Each candidate brings a different combination of skills and experience to the table, and will help the Rays determine the direction they want to go. (more…)


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