RAYS RUMORS & GOSSIP

What Rays fans will be talking about today

The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. A’s 3, RAYS 2 (boxscore) THE GOOD: The starting pitching has been good. In fact, considering the Rays are still without Alex Cobb, the staff over the past 2 weeks has pitched like we have expected all season long. Over the last 10 games, the starters have pitched...
Via Rays Index
11 minutes ago

Rays prospects and minor leagues: Adames still hot

Since the Futures Game, Willy Adames has been a tough out Willy Adames had a rough June, by his standards. He batted .250 with a .697 OPS, which is actually above the Southern League average. That's firmly in the rear-view mirror now. In 12 games since he rejoined the Biscuits, he has hits in 11 of them. His average has gone from .266 to .280, and he has six extra-base hits in that...
Via DRaysBay
1 hour ago

Snell keeps Rays' rotation on stellar roll

Some Rays fans might say it's about time. Others might suffice it to say it's nice to see the team's starters finally start to live up to lofty expectations.
Via Rays.com
13 hours ago

Game 98 Recap, Rays at A's: Rays drop third straight to A's

Logan Forsythe tied the game in the eighth with one swing of the bat, but Erasmo Ramirez gave the game right back to Oakland in the ninth for the third straight one-run loss to the A's. I don't care what Florence and the Machine say, the dog days are most certainly not over, at least not yet. Now that I have my obligatory terrible joke out of the way, we can talk about today's game...
Via DRaysBay
13 hours ago

Rays can't hold off A's, drop 3rd straight

Billy Butler's solo home run in the eighth proved to be the difference in the A's 3-2 win over the Rays Sunday at the Oakland Coliseum.
Via Rays.com
14 hours ago

Griffey and the Rays of Admiration

Walk through any big league clubhouse and ask about Ken Griffey, Jr. and eyes will light up. Now that he's officially a Hall of Famer, current stars who grew up watching Junior play are still in awe, Evan Longoria and Kevin Kiermaier in particular.
Via Sports On Earth
14 hours ago

Whitley, Cobb continue to progress in rehabs

Chase Whitley continued his rehab from Tommy John surgery on Sunday, allowing one hit and a walk while striking out one in two innings for Single-A Charlotte against Brevard County.
Via Rays.com
16 hours ago

The New What Next: Rays, Snell try to shut down Oakland in series finale

Drew Smyly held the Athletics to one run over six inning Saturday night. (Photo Credit: Tampa Bay Rays) The Tampa Bay Rays look to split a four-game series against the Oakland Athletics, after a surprising 4-3 loss where Alex Colome blew his first save of the season. Colome had been perfect in 21 previous save chances, and hadn’t given up a run — much less three — in...
Via X-Rays Spex
20 hours ago

Healy's HR caps 3-run 9th-inning rally, A's beat Rays 4-3

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Ryon Healy was so focused on getting to second base the Athletics rookie didn't realize he had hit a game-ending home run until he looked up and saw third base coach Ron Washington celebrating. After that, the Oakland third baseman slowed up his trot to allow the players in the bullpen to join the fun. Healy homered with two outs in the ninth inning two batters...
Via Associated Press
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Drew Smyly strong for 6 but Rays fall in walk-off fashion again to A's

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Ryon Healy hit a game-ending home run in the ninth inning two batters after Jake Smolinski tied it with a two-run homer, and the Oakland Athletics rallied past the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 on Saturday night. Both home runs came off Rays closer Alex Colome, who had recorded 21 consecutive saves before giving up three runs to the A's. Khris Davis opened the ninth...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rays OF Oswaldo Arcia leaves game with elbow strain

Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Oswaldo Arcia was removed from Saturday’s game against the Oakland Athletics with a mild right elbow strain, and is now day-to-day. #Rays OF Oswaldo Arcia was removed from tonight's game with a mild right elbow strain. He's day-to-day. — Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) July 24, 2016 Arcia has only been a […] The post Rays OF Oswaldo Arcia leaves game...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago

Rays reportedly demanding Profar in pitching deal with Rangers

The Texas Rangers are combing the trade market for starters, and Jurickson Profar appears to be a name coming up frequently in talks. According to Jon Morosi of Fox Sports, the Tampa Bay Rays are insisting on Profar in trade talks, with Texas refusing to blink. #Rangers/#Rays staring contest continues. Tampa Bay wants Profar in return for one of their arms; Texas saying no. ...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Free Tampa Bay Rays ticket opportunity, courtesy of X-Rays Spex and Baseball Forever

Here’s your opportunity to win free Tampa Bay Rays tickets, courtesy of X-Rays Spex and Baseball Forever. (Photo Credit: Anthony Ateek/X-Rays Spex) Know what these are? They’re complimentary ticket vouchers for two, for an upcoming Tampa Bay Rays game of your choice. Want to win one of these gems? All you have to do is take a screen-shot of your ticket purchase to the Baseball...
Via X-Rays Spex
1 day ago

The New What Next: Rays, Smyly look to rebound against the A’s Saturday night

Better than the Pepsi Bottle Race. (Photo Credit: Tampa Bay Rays) On Saturday, the Tampa Bay Rays will try to rebound from a disappointing 1-0, extra inning loss against the Oakland Athletics — their first loss in four days. Jake Odorizzi threw a superb eight inning affair Friday night, and LHP Drew Smyly  (2-11, 5.64 ERA) will try to replicate that success for Tampa Bay...
Via X-Rays Spex
1 day ago

Tim Beckham ties club record with 8th straight hit, leads Rays in victory over Athletics

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Getting the chance to play first base for the first time, Tim Beckham figured he might as well hit like a slugging first baseman instead of a middle infielder.Beckham made the most of his emergency position switch by hitting a homer and sparking a four-run inning with his eighth straight hit over three games to lead the Tampa Bay Rays to a 7-3 victory over...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Good chance Chris Archer ends up with Dodgers

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Chris Archer is one of the more intriguing names on the trade market this month, and he may be inching closer to a new destination. ESPN’s Jayson Stark reported that he has been told by an executive that the chances of Archer going to the Los Angeles Dodgers are high. Exec from team that's been talking with the Rays says he sees such a good fit...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

How You’d Argue MVP Kevin Kiermaier If You Wanted To

Kevin Kiermaier is not going to be voted American League Most Valuable Player. I personally would not vote for Kevin Kiermaier as American League Most Valuable Player. He’ll be on zero radars, and that’s perfectly fine. Other players will be more deserving — I just want to quickly expand on something that came up during my chat last Friday. Let’s say you really really really...
Via Fangraphs
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays trade rumors: where should Jake Odorizzi go?

With the trade deadline approaching fast, teams that are out of the race like the Tampa Bay Rays have to decide quickly who they plan on trading and who they plan on keeping. One of the players that has been a hot topic on the rumor mill as of late is Jake Odorizzi. Odorizzi makes sense for many teams. Not only is he a talented young arm, but he is under team control through the...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Archer reportedly not available unless overwhelming offer made

As the August 1 MLB trade deadline nears, we’ve heard ad infinitum that this is a sellers’ market taking shape before us this year. The Tampa Bay Rays are our latest proof of that much. According to a report by Buster Olney of ESPN on Sunday, Rays All-Star pitcher Chris Archer is not available for trade unless a totally overwhelming offer is made. Rays have told teams Chris...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB focusing on new stadiums for A's, Rays before expansion

There will come a time down the line when Major League Baseball dives deep into potential expansion possibilities, a topic Commissioner Rob Manfred has not been shy about discussing since taking over the position from Bud Selig, who oversaw expansion projects in Colorado, Florida (twice), and Arizona to go with the relocation of the Expos to Washington D.C. Manfred will likely one...
Via The Comeback
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays: non-playoff second half goals

I have never been one to count out teams in any sport at any level. I think it discounts the comeback potential of any group of athletes, and writes off something that hasn’t happened yet. If the players know the odds are stacked against them through what journalists/experts write, it could inspire them to overcome the odds. All the while, if the fans lose their hope, it typically...
Via isportsweb.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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