Rays lose their fourth straight game, AL East lead

May 27, 2015 general

Wednesday, 2:25 p.m. The Tampa Bay Rays not only lost a game Tuesday night. They also lost their grip on first place in the AL West. The Rays dipped to a half-game behind the Yankees after their 10-inning, 7-6 loss to the Seattle Mariners. That, coupled with the Yankees’ 5-1 victory over Kansas City, cost […]

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Jepsen, Frieri hope to help rearm the Rays’ bullpen

February 26, 2015 general

Thursday, 6 a.m. PORT CHARLOTTE He never had Rafael Soriano’s death stare. He never had Fernando Rodney’s archery skills. He never had Jake McGee’s fastball. All that Joel Peralta had was the instructions on how to get hitters out. Now, in the effort to find pitching to come after the pitching, it is up the […]

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Ask the Expert: Doug Waechter

February 25, 2015 general

Wednesday, 6 a.m. Doug Waechter spent four of his major league seasons with the Tampa Bay Rays, his hometown team. Over his time in the bigs, Waechter won 18 games. In his first start at Tropicana Field, Waechter threw a two-hit shutout against Seattle. He joins weekly to answer your questions about major league […]

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Despite predictions, Rays still believe

February 20, 2015 general

FRIDAY, 3:23 p.m. PORT CHARLOTTE Larry Rothschild bad. Hal McRae bad. Lou Piniella bad. Listen to the the oddsmakers, the people who are supposed to be able to tell a contender from a pretender, and they Content beyond this point is for members only.

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Rays begin search for clues as camp opens

February 18, 2015 general

Thursday, 6 a.m. Around here, all the exclamation marks have turned to question marks. The footing no longer seems steady around the Tampa Bay Rays. No one is sure of anything anymore. The giant-killers of baseball are starting over, it seems, and these days, a lot of positions seem like multiple choice quizzes. Fourth place? […]

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