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Friday Night Fantasy Baseball Contest – Free Chance at $5,000

The Tampa Bay Rays are in action on Friday night and Rays Colored Glasses has partnered with Fantasy Feud to offer you an exclusive 1-day fantasy baseball contest. In addition to the $100 in prizes, 3 lucky winners will get ...

Game 33: Chris Archer Falters and Rays Lose 5-3

Coming into this game, there were things going good for the Tampa Bay Rays and things not so good. The Rays were 6-0 in one run games, had won four of the past five games, and had seen Erik Bedard ...

Tampa Bay Rays Minor League Update: Steve Geltz Latest to Be Suspended

I don’t believe we’ve ever done an article like this at Rays Colored Glasses, but maybe this will start a trend. The Tampa Bay Rays minor league system saw a few interesting things happen yesterday, and let’s talk about them. ...

The Undercards: Curt Casali, Defensive Madness Stand Out in Durham Bulls Loss

So much is happening in the Rays minor league system that we’re having our first ever Rays Colored Glasses Minor League Update later today in addition to this. Over there, though, you will get to hear about Curt Casali‘s Durham ...

Tyler Bortnick: A Forgotten Former Tampa Bay Rays Farmhand

The Tampa Bay Rays are known for making great trades. Andrew Friedman’s ability to do so is a big reason why they are competitive year in and year out. In fact 14 out of the 24 players currently on the Rays’ ...

Yankees: Sabathia needs to eat and Jeter needs to move

After yesterday’s 5-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays, I am running out of excuses to prove looking the other way any longer. As Derek Jeter and CC Sabathia continue to endorse themselves as the New York Yankees two weakest ...

Josh Lueke Reminds Us That The Rays Always Prioritize The Future

In a controversial move on Sunday, the Tampa Bay Rays designated Heath Bell for assignment and called-up Nate Karns to give the bullpen some rest (though he wouldn’t pitch and was subsequently sent down after Sunday’s game). The reason this ...

Curt Casali One Step Closer to Forcing Way Into Rays’ Catching Picture

The Tampa Bay Rays have their concerns with their team right now, but catcher does not rank highly among them. Ryan Hanigan is signed for the next three years with a team option and has impressed considerably both offensively and ...

The Undercards: Oscar Hernandez Drills 2 Homers in Bowling Green Win

The small sample size giveth and the small sample size taketh away. A player can be struggling mightily early in the season, but a few great games can suddenly make him look like he’s having a big year. That has ...

Who Takes Heath Bell’s Permanent Spot In The Bullpen?

If you haven’t already caught wind, the Tampa Bay Rays designated reliever Heath Bell for assignment this morning and have called up Nate Karns from Triple-A to take his place. Karns was scheduled to start for Triple-A Durham today, but with the Rays bullpen ...

Game 32: Erik Bedard Stout When The Tampa Bay Rays Needed Him Most

In a bit of irony, the Tampa Bay Rays called up Nate Karns on Sunday in attempt to give the bullpen some rest, however they wouldn’t even need to use Karns in the game. The Rays were hardly complaining though, as ...

Hot Rod of the Day: German Marquez

Don’t look now, but here come the Bowling Green Hot Rods. Arguably one of the hottest teams in minor league baseball, the Bowling Green club has made a considerable turnaround. After taking three of four from the South Bend Silver Hawks, ...

Breaking Rays News: Heath Bell Designated for Assignment, Nate Karns Called Up

Just an hour ago at Rays Colored Glasses, we were talking about how it made a lot of sense for the Tampa Bay Rays to call up Nate Karns in a long relief role. The Rays did make that move, ...

The Undercards: Merrill Kelly Strong As Bulls Walk-Off In Extras

With the Tampa Bay Rays pitching staff continually struggling, it is getting harder and harder to see talented starters that are performing well in Triple-A. The Rays have a plethora of top pitching prospects in Triple-A, including the likes of Nate Karns and Enny ...

Yankees: Beating Bedard should be enough to win

After enduring a torturous Friday night loss, the Yankees dusted themselves off and paid back the Rays yesterday to tie up the series at a game apiece. Even with the unpredictable CC Sabathia on the bump, one would think the ...

Should the Rays Demote Jake Odorizzi To Get Past Their Bullpen Situation?

Thanks to a doubleheader, a 14-inning game, and a trio of starters that did not last five innings, the Tampa Bay Rays bullpen has now tossed 20.2 innings over the last three days. That is confounding number, and it is ...

The Tampa Bay Rays’ Disastrous Bullpen Management

The Tampa Bay Rays rarely get criticism for the way they run their ballclub. In fact, they compete year in and year out because Andrew Friedman and the front office are so good at managing a roster. But, in the ...

Rays Game 31: Jake Odorizzi, Josh Lueke Come Apart Again

With a bullpen that had thrown 15.2 innings, the Tampa Bay Rays desperately needed Jake Odorizzi to provide length. However, Odorizzi had not pitched five innings in three starts, with issues the second time through the order dismantling him every ...

The Undercards: Hunter Wood, Hot Rods Hurl 6-Hit Shutout

As the Tampa Bay Rays’ extra-inning contest with the New York Yankees approached 6 hours, it was nice to see at least one Rays affiliate play a game in under 3. With Hunter Wood leading the way the Bowling Green ...

James Loney: The Tampa Bay Rays’ Mr. Clutch

Clutch seems to be James Loney’s middle name, especially in a Tampa Bay Rays uniform. Nowhere was that proven more than the back end of the doubleheader versus Boston. Twice during the game Loney singled in Sean Rodriguez. The first ...

Yankees: Not much to say after heartbreaking loss

The New York Yankees lost a 14-inning heartbreak-er early this morning to none other than the Tampa Bay Rays, 10-5. Derek Jeter went 0-7 for the first time in his career, and the Yankees were 1-13 with runners in scoring ...

Game 30: David Price Stellar As Tampa Bay Rays Win In 14th

The Tampa Bay Rays had an exciting Thursday, as they beat the Boston Red Sox in both games of a doubleheader. But, they couldn’t be excited for too long, as they had to travel to New York to take on the ...

A Look At Sean Rodriguez’s Power Surge

The score was 5-2 Boston. Chris Archer had just had a horrendous fifth inning, giving back a 2-0 lead. Evan Longoria reached in the sixth on a pop up that Boston third baseman Wil Middlebrooks misplayed and up stepped Sean ...

Yunel Escobar Might Finally Get Hot After His Big Game

Yunel Escobar struggled out of the gates in 2013, posting just a .169/.229/.286 line in the month of April. He was hoping to avoid a similar cold start this season, but he has been unable to do so, posting just a .217/.280/.293 ...

David DeJesus Reminding Everyone Why Rays Committed to Him

When the Tampa Bay Rays agreed on a two-year extension with David DeJesus worth $10.5 million with a third year option, it was a strange deal right from the start. $5 million a year might not be a lot of ...

The Thankless Job of Tampa Bay Rays Hitting Coach Derek Shelton

In a baseball game, the pitching coach visiting the pitcher is a common occurrence. Like a worried parent, they hover, coddle and encourage their charges, trying to squeeze out every last ounce of performance they possibly can. It isn’t the ...

The Undercards: Tyler Goeddel Breaks Slump With Triple, 2 Doubles

Every player has hot streaks and slumps, but some players gain a reputation as streaky for one reason: they place those streaks right next to each other. Over the years, Matt Joyce always seems to be unstoppable in April and ...

Rays Game 29: Sean Rodriguez Drills HR, 2 Doubles to Spark Comeback

Game 1 was a big win for the Rays, but it looked like it would be just another flicker of promise that quickly went away. 2014 has been a Rays season exemplified by disastrous innings that turn winnable games into ...

Game 28: David DeJesus, Bullpen Lead Rays to Much-Needed Win

Winning games has not been an easy task for the Tampa Bay Rays in recent days. Injuries have dismantled the rotation and, in turn, overworked the bullpen. On the offensive side, meanwhile, the Rays have had their moments but consistency ...

Hot Rod of the Day 5/1/14: Jake Faria

The Bowling Green Hot Rods closed the month of April the same way they began it: winning back to back games over the South Bend Silver Hawks. Bowling Green and South Bend played two yesterday after a rainout on Tuesday, ...

Jake Odorizzi Struggling to Find Early-Game Approach That Works

Injuries to Matt Moore and Alex Cobb have brought Cesar Ramos and Erik Bedard into the Tampa Bay Rays’ rotation. Among the biggest disappointments on the team, though, is the pitcher who beat out Ramos and Bedard to replace Jeremy ...

The Undercards: Jacob Faria Tosses 7-Inning Complete Game for Hot Rods

The complete game column can be misleading in minor league baseball. Whenever their is a doubleheader, both games are reduced to just 7 innings, giving pitchers an easier opportunity to go the distance. But don’t let the “just” 7 innings ...

Fixing the Issues With the Tampa Bay Rays Bullpen

We have heard so much about the Tampa Bay Rays’ starting pitching struggles that their bullpen issues have gone overlooked for a while. But right now, with Cesar Ramos and Erik Bedard coming off strong starts, it is finally time ...

“Forgotten” Trade Piece Patrick Leonard Certainly Not Forgotten Anymore

From his first day in the Tampa Bay Rays organization, Patrick Leonard was overshadowed. How could he not be? He was acquired in the James Shields trade along with Wil Myers, Jake Odorizzi, and Mike Montgomery. Myers became the Rookie of the Year, Odorizzi won the Rays’ ...

The 2016 Tampa Bay Rays Defense Could Become The Best Ever

The Tampa Bay Rays have always prided themselves on putting together a team full of advanced defenders. Look no further than last year- all four of their starting infielders were nominated for a gold glove award. This offseason they once ...

Hot Rod of the Day 4/30/14: Darryl George

The Bowling Green Hot Rods won their fifth game in their last eight they have played yesterday, in a game that nearly broke a team record in time played (I’ll say this – it took 90 minutes to play three ...

The Undercards: Josh Sale Comes Up Double Short of Cycle

When a player like Josh Sale has a great game, it’s nice, but you realize immediately that it means nothing if it does not get him back on track. Could a strong game Tuesday be the turning point for Sale? ...

Game 27: 1000 Games as the Tampa Bay Rays

I am not including the score in the title because I am choosing to focus on the positives. I will talk about the negatives but I’ll get you in a good mood first. As the title says, this was the ...

Tampa Bay Rays Rotation Issues Could Be Fixed By A Piggyback System

The Tampa Bay Rays rotation issues keep on coming. Not only have Alex Cobb, Matt Moore, and Jeremy Hellickson gone down with injuries, but David Price, Jake Odorizzi, and fill-in Erik Bedard have all struggled with performance so far this season. ...

Erik Bedard’s Last Chance to Find Something for the Tampa Bay Rays

Erik Bedard has reached the end of the line. The former Baltimore Orioles ace is 35 years old and has a 7.45 ERA in his three appearances for the Tampa Bay Rays this season, walking more than he has struck ...

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