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Tampa Bay Rays Season Preview Part 6: David Price

Spring training is right around the corner, so it’s as good a time as any to take a look at the 2012 Tampa Bay Rays. This is a talented team from top to bottom, and has as good a chance ...

Tampa Bay Rays Season Preview Part 5: Matt Moore

Spring training is right around the corner, so it’s as good a time as any to take a look at the 2012 Tampa Bay Rays. This is a talented team from top to bottom, and has as good a chance ...

Miami Marlins Updates: Sean West, No National Media Love, and Jersey Numbers

Today is the day for Miami Marlins pitchers and catchers to report to Spring Training. Baseball Tonight will be at the Marlins facility today, be sure to check that out at 3:30 PM ET. Here are some quick Marlins updates. ...

AL bEAST’s 15 prospects on Baseball America’s Top 100; Sox 3: Middlebrooks, “X-man” Bogaerts, Swihart

Baseball America, considered by many Prospect Prospectors to be the “gold standard” for rating future stars, has just released its Top 100 list; what are the implications for the Red Sox? Taking just the fifteen AL bEAST division players on the ...

Tampa Bay Season Preview Part 4: Matt Joyce

Spring training is right around the corner, so it’s as good a time as any to take a look at the 2012 Tampa Bay Rays. This is a talented team from top to bottom, and has as good a chance ...

Tampa Bay Rays Season Preview Part 3: James Shields

Spring training is right around the corner, so it’s as good a time as any to take a look at the 2012 Tampa Bay Rays. This is a talented team from top to bottom, and has as good a chance ...

Ranking the AL’s Super Six: Rotations

The Super Six of the American League have been established. Everyone knows who they are. An underdog challenger may surface–the Cleveland Indians, maybe–but for now, the teams to take seriously in the AL are the New York Yankees, Tampa Bay ...

Comparing the AL East Outfielders Defensively

The American League East is one of the toughest and fastest paced divisions in Baseball. Almost all of these teams have the potential to be American League East Champions in order to advance to the newly complicated playoffs. But just ...

Tampa Bay Signs Catcher Chris Gimenez

The Tampa Bay Rays have signed catcher Chris Gimenez to a minor league contract. Gimenez will also receive a spring training invite as well. Gimenez batted .203/.314/.271 last season but was designated for assignment by the Seattle Mariners earlier thi...

Tampa Bay Rays Season Preview Part 2: Desmond Jennings

Spring training is right around the corner, so it’s as good a time as any to take a look at the 2012 Tampa Bay Rays. This is a talented team from top to bottom, and has as good a chance ...

MLB expert ranks Sox Hitting and Pitching

  It’s Pre-Season Ranking Time and we citizens of Red Sox Nation are interested to know if our team is highly-ranked, injustly ranked, or judged just rank.   And, just as we are smarting for a good argument at the ...

Rays News and Notes: Rays Lock Up Maddon

The Rays finally completed the move that had been imminent most of the offseason, making their three year extension of Joe MaddonRays News and Notes: Rays Lock Up Maddon - Rays Colored Glasses - Rays Colored Glasses ...

Tampa Bay Rays Season Preview Part 1: Ben Zobrist

Spring training is right around the corner, so it’s as good a time as any to take a look at the 2012 Tampa Bay Rays. This is a talented team from top to bottom that has as good a chance ...

Explaining Pitch F/X

There’s a problem here. I say the word Pitch F/X and there’s a decent amount of you that stop reading there. That makes sense. Pitch F/X is something unfamiliar, something that seems to complicated to understand. But the reality is ...

Around the Twitterverse: Love is in the Air

It’s time for this week’s edition of Around the Twitterverse! We have a special Valentine’s Day edition today, as Rays players were sent a-Twitter with their Valentine’s Day wishes and hopes. We start this week’s edition o...

RCG 2012 Season Preview: Jeff Niemann

The Rays’ fifth (and maybe sixth) spots in their rotation are still very much up in the air. After discussing a prediction for howRCG 2012 Season Preview: Jeff Niemann - Rays Colored Glasses - Rays Colored Glasses ...

AL East Preview: Tampa Bay Rays

The Tampa Bay Rays … [visit site to read more] AL East Preview: Tampa Bay Rays - BoSox Injection - BoSox Injection - A Boston Red Sox Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Matt Moore Pulls In Another Top Prospect Ranking

If the yearly prospect rankings are any indication as to how players will perform in 2012, expectMatt Moore Pulls In Another Top Prospect Ranking - Rays Colored Glasses - Rays Colored Glasses - A Tampa Bay Rays ...

Spring Training Preview: The Shortstops

Yesterday I highlighted what could be an intense spring battle for the second catcher spot. Today, I will take a look at a battle that could be just as big, but this one has an impact on the everyday lineup. ...

RCG 2012 Season Preview: Matt Moore

Let’s skip the formalities and quit delaying. There’s one player everyone in the Tampa Bay area and beyond has their eyes on. Let’s begin our Rays Colored Glasses 2012 season preview with the Rookie of the Year frontrunner for 2012, ...

Rays News and Notes: Matt Moore Keeps Ranking

As the season inches closer, the prospect lists keep rolling out. Keith Law of ESPN published his yesterday. As usual, the Rays did pretty good on the list. Matt Moore was the highest ranked of the six Rays that made ...

Remembering Matt White

Before there was anything in the history of the Tampa Bay Rays franchise, there was Matt White. It was 1996 and Tampa Bay had just … [visit site to read more] Remembering Matt White - Rays Colored Glasses - Rays Colored Glasses ...

2012 Prospect Breakout Candidate: Jake DePew

Jake PePew has been overshadowed in terms of performance and upside by Luke Bailey and Justin O’Conner. In my whole series on the Rays’ catching prospects back in December, I talked about Bailey here, O’Conner here, and even Oscar Hernandez here (you ...

Around the Twitterverse: The Pit Becomes the Pound

We had a busy week in the Twitterverse this week. Evan Longoria got into a … [visit site to read more] Around the Twitterverse: The Pit Becomes the Pound - Rays Colored Glasses - Rays Colored Glasses - A Tampa Bay ...

Emilio Bonifacio wins arbitration case vs Miami Marlins

Emilio Bonifacio became the second player to defeat the Miami Marlins in salary arbitration in the past three days. September 9, 2011; Pittsburgh,PA, USA: Florida Marlins shortstop Emilio Bonifacio (1) waits in the on-deck circle to bat against the Pit...

Rays News and Notes: BJ Upton Very Unlikely to be Traded

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe is reporting that the Nationals trade talks about BJ Upton have cooled. What this means is BJ Upton is very unlikely to be traded before the season, and probably won’t be traded at the ...

Remembering our Roots: Looking at Pro Baseball in Tampa Prior to the Rays (Part 3)

We continue with Part 3 of our series on the professional teams and players who played in the area in and around Tampa prior to the creation of the Tampa Bay Rays. In this post we take a look at ...

Rays News and Notes: Rays Beat Niemann

The Rays beat Jeff Niemann yesterday in arbitration. Neimann will make $2.75 million next season. He filed for $3.2 million. Even though he lost, Niemann will still make nearly 300% more than the $903,000 he made last season. The win ...

Top 50 Prospects: #1 – Matt Moore

#1 Matt Moore Tampa Bay Rays DOB: 6/18/1989 Previous Rank: 31 ETA: 2011 It’s almost impossible to earn a ranking ahead of Bryce Harper, but philosophically we consider a pitcher with present ace stuff and Major League opportunity to be ...

A Geovany Soto Trade to the Rays Would Have to Involve Matt Garza

A couple of days ago, Devon mentioned that the Rays could be interested in trading for Cubs catcher Geovany Soto. The type of trade makes sense because the Rays need a starting catcher and Soto has nice power and plays solid ...

Rays News and Notes: Dan Johnson Moves On

There was some more signing news today, as Dan Johnson moved on from the Rays, signing a minor league deal with the White Sox. Johnson will be fighting for a spot in an already crowded first base position for the ...

Previewing The Yankees 2012 Season: April

  Spring Training will come and go before we know it and once Spring Training is over, that is when the Yankees have to focus on their Chase for 28. In April 2012, the Yankees will face 7 teams and ...

Rays Part Ways With Canzler, Ruggiano

Two Rays who have spent time with the big league club left the team this week. Russ Canzler was traded to the Indians for cash considerations. Canzler was designated for assignment earlier in the week to make room for Jeff ...

Could Rays be interested in Geovany Soto?

This could be pure speculation, but CSNChicago.com is reporting that the Rays could have interest in Geovany Soto. The deal would seem to make sense for both sides, as the Rays need a catcher with experience and the Cubs could ...

Tampa Bay Rays Could Have Interest In Geovany Soto

Although the hot stove has cooled off for now, it’s hard to imagine the Cubs not making another move or two before spring training really gets underway. Names like Alfonso Soriano, Marlon Byrd, Matt Garza, and even Blake DeWitt are ...

Are Rays Most Remarkable Franchise in Sports?

Tim Cowlishaw of the Dallas Morning News recently wrote that the Rays are the most remarkable franchise in sports. Big talk for a team that just five years ago was a cellar dweller and had many people talking that they wouldn’t contend until ...

The wavier wire provides the Astros with options

As contenders shop for free agents from the adult dinner table, the Astros choose to hang out at the kids table and spend their money frugally. With the bargain free agent signings of Jack Cust, Chris Snyder, and Zach Duke along with ...

Remembering our Roots: Looking at Pro Baseball in Tampa Prior to the Rays (Part 2)

Today we continue with Part 2 of our series on the professional players and teams who played in the Tampa area prior to the creation of the Tampa Bay Rays. Even before the advent of the Rays, baseball has always ...

Rays News and Notes: Keppinger Deal Finalized; Canzler Designated

The Jeff Keppinger deal I talked about earlier in the week was finalized today. Keppinger will earn $1.525 million this year with some incentives. Keppinger provides the Rays with good depth in the infield. His defense is not great, but ...

Cody Ross to Wear J.D. Drew’s # 7

In anticipation of a free-agent signing of Roy Oswalt or Edwin Jackson, it’s another slow news day surrounding the Red Sox. The newest addition to the Red Sox, outfielder Cody Ross, officially joined the club yesterday and he tweeted that ...

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