Tampa Bay Rays

Rays Closer Committee
Jim Marshall - May 25, 2022

The Tampa Bay Rays‘ closer committee (bullpen-by-committee) is once again proving to be top notch. It is one of the things keeping this team in the race for a playoff spot. Also, the closer-by-committee they are using is once again proving naysayers wrong, as it shows they have mastered this strategy to their advantage. What […]

Rich Hill
Anthony Walsh - Jul 23, 2021

The New York Mets have a deal with the Tampa Bay Rays for veteran left-handed pitcher Rich Hill. The 41-year-old is in his 17th season in MLB. He made 19 starts for Tampa this year, posting a 3.87 ERA over 95.1 innings.  The Mets gave up veteran reliever Tommy Hunter and Single-A catcher Matt Dyer […]

Rangers Rays
Nate Miller - Jun 6, 2021

Rays 7, Rangers 1 ARLINGTON, Texas, June 6 — There is really no point in hiding it. Late May and early June have not been kind to the Texas Rangers at all. The Rangers limped into Sunday’s contest with a record of 1-10 over their last 11 games, and it was crystal clear to everyone […]

Rangers Rays
Nate Miller - Jun 5, 2021

Rangers 5, Rays 4 ARLINGTON, Texas, June 4 — Here is the question of the day. What is one of the best feelings in the world? If you’re unsure, it is coming home to your own surroundings after a very long trip, no matter what your occupation is. With this in mind, the Texas Rangers […]

100-win seasons
Caleb Begley - Apr 8, 2021

One of the truly great marks in the game of baseball is the 100-win milestone. If in a single season, one team manages to emerge victorious 100 times, it’s something that is truly outstanding…yet also something that is somewhat trivial. A team makes the playoffs and that seems to be the end. They celebrate, pouring […]

Previewing the 2021 Tampa Bay Rays
Steve Wynocker - Mar 29, 2021

When a team makes it to the World Series, only one question can really be asked for the following season.  Can they get back to the Fall Classic?  The Tampa Bay Rays will try to answer that in 2021 with a fun group of veterans and prospects. Let’s take a look at what the team […]

AL MVP Candidates
Jeremy Breland - Mar 24, 2021

The American League East is stacked with talented players and teams, and some are more well known than others. The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox receive much of the attention. The Tampa Bay Rays and Toronto Blue Jays have performed better in recent years, but appear to be heading in two different directions. […]

Marlins Acquire John Curtisss
Andrew Brown - Feb 19, 2021

In the continued effort to hit on their offseason priority, the Miami Marlins acquired another bullpen arm. That move was in a trade with the Tampa Bay Rays. Minor league first-basemen Evan Edwards will head to Tampa while the Marlins acquire John Curtiss. Curtiss joins the Marlins after 25 innings pitched as a member of Tampa Bay […]

Steve Wynocker - Feb 3, 2021

Why Fans Should Be Excited About Chris Archer’s Return to Tampa Bay Chris Archer is back with the Tampa Bay Rays and there are many mixed feelings from the Rays faithful. His one-year, $6.5-million contract comes after the Rays let go their top two arms in Blake Snell and Charlie Morton. Are the Rays so desperate […]

Rays Acquisitions
Steve Wynocker - Jan 17, 2021

When hearing Tampa Bay Rays, many think right away to the way the team wheels and deals. That thought often circles around a star being traded for some prospects. While that seems to be the case more than not, the Rays have made some very beneficial moves in the offseason. They have come via trade […]

Corey Kluber news

In the latest Corey Kluber news, the free agent held a workout Tuesday to showcase his progress to interested teams. Approximately 60 scouts from 25 different teams appeared to watch Kluber, who is entering his age-35 season, throw 30 pitches at the Cressey Sports Performance facility in Florida. The general consensus is that Kluber impressed […]

Rays rotation
Steve Wynocker - Jan 3, 2021

The Tampa Bay Rays success always begins with their pitching. After letting Charlie Morton move on, and trading away Blake Snell, there are definite questions heading into the 2021 season regarding the Rays rotation. So what exactly can we expect to see when the season rolls around? Let’s start right at the top. Opening Day […]

Yankees rivals

No team that goes all in for a championship wants to feel the disappointment of unmatched expectations in October. For four consecutive years, the New York Yankees have felt that pain, losing to three AL rivals in that span. Their championship window is still open, and general manager Brian Cashman plans to run with a […]

Blake Snell trade
Doug Winkey - Dec 28, 2020

The San Diego Padres have made the biggest splash of the offseason so far Sunday night in acquiring pitcher Blake Snell from the Tampa Bay Rays. Tampa Bay will receive four prospects in the trade, including the Padres’ third-best prospect Luis Patino. This news is very exciting as the market remains fairly cold. Jeff Passan […]

Michael Wacha
Doug Winkey - Dec 18, 2020

Michael Wacha Signs With The Tampa Bay Rays Michael Wacha will take the mound for a new team in 2021. The 29-year-old pitcher has signed with the Tampa Bay Rays. The deal is for one year and three million dollars. The Tampa Bay Times were the first to announce the signing. Michael Wacha signs a […]

Mike Zunino Rays
Doug Winkey - Dec 16, 2020

Mike Zunino has re-signed with the Tampa Bay Rays on a one-year contract with a club option for the 2022 season. Zunino will earn $3 million dollars in 2021. The option is valued at $4 to $7 million dollars bases on games played. If the Rays decline the option they will pay Zunino $1M dollars. […]

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Scoreless Outing

Scoreless Outing Percentage and Goose Eggs, 2022 Presenting the full list of Scoreless Outing Percentage (ScOtg%), Goose Eggs (GE), and related statistics for 2022. Statistics run through the end of play on May 26. These statistics aim to further measure effectiveness of relief pitchers. Scoreless Outing Percentage, which first appeared in this piece, is based […]

Dodgers Diamondbacks

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Reds rookie pitcher
Jim Marshall - May 25, 2022

The Cincinnati Reds‘ rookie pitcher Alexis Díaz is giving the fans something to cheer about. Their team currently has the worst record in baseball, which now sits at 14–30. However, he is proving to be reliable and appears to have earned the confidence and trust of manager David Bell. Never a Top Prospect Cincinnati Reds […]

Anthony Walsh - May 25, 2022

Ray Liotta, known for his iconic movie roles, passed away earlier today at 67 in the Dominican Republic. Ray appeared in one of the most popular baseball movies ever made, ‘Field of Dreams’. In the movie, the 1919 White Sox along with many other baseball legends come out from cornfields in Iowa to play baseball […]

Mike Ursery - May 25, 2022

Joe Musgrove will need a new contract after the 2022 MLB season. Keeping him in his current locale may not be all that easy for the San Diego Padres.  The seventh-year pitcher had yet another quality start over the weekend, pitching seven shutout innings in a 2-1 Padres win over the San Francisco Giants. Musgrove’s […]

Braden Herb - May 25, 2022

Going into the 2022 season, expectations for Jeremy Pena were very high. Those inside the Houston Astros organization were excited about the young prospect. Hopes were high for Pena, and they had to be, given that the team was content with letting Carlos Correa leave in free agency. Correa is one of the most revered […]

Pignatano's Passing
Joe Rini - May 25, 2022

Joe Pignatano’s passing caused a moment of reflection for  New York baseball fans. Nurturer of tomato plants and relief pitchers for the New York Mets, he passed away on May 23 in Naples, Florida. He was 92 years old. A veteran of six major league seasons, this former catcher coached for 20 years in the […]

Diamondbacks Royals

Diamondbacks 9, Royals 5 PHOENIX, May 23 — Down 4–0 after a half-inning, the Arizona Diamondbacks clubbed 10 hits en route to a come-from-behind 9–5 victory over the Kansas City Royals Monday night. This came in the return of starting pitcher Zack Greinke to Chase Field for the first time since the Diamondbacks traded him […]