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  1. Jarred Cosart dazzles in Major League debut against the Rays

    Jul 12, 2013, 10:00 PM EST

    Houston Astros v Tampa Bay Rays

    23-year-old Astros pitching prospect Jarred Cosart made his Major League debut tonight against the Rays. He carried a no-hit bid into the seventh inning, losing it on a one-out single to right field by Ben Zobrist. He went eight-plus innings, shutting out the Rays and out-dueling reigning AL Cy Young award winner David Price. Throughout…

  2. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 12, 2013, 6:50 AM EST

    Kansas City Royals v New York Yankees

    Yankees 8, Royals 4: Jeter returns. And got a hit! And an RBI! And scored a run! And left with a strained quadricep! Oy vey. Braves 6, Reds 5: Freddie Freeman wins the Final Vote than goes out and has himself a nice night (3 for 4, 4 RBI). Bad news, though: Jason Heyward left…

  3. Rays hope designated hitter duties will keep Evan Longoria in the lineup with foot injury

    Jul 4, 2013, 12:32 PM EST

    evan longoria getty

    In an effort to keep Evan Longoria in the lineup and off the disabled list after aggravating the plantar fasciitis in his right foot the Rays will use the third baseman at designated hitter. Longoria missed three games with a tear in his foot, returning Tuesday at DH, and told Roger Mooney of the Tampa…

  4. Who was better? Babe Ruth or Barry Bonds?

    Jun 24, 2013, 11:03 AM EST

    Ruth Called Shot Baseball

    This is a fun exercise from David Laurila of FanGraphs. He asked ten major leaguers — some players and some coaches — who they thought was “better,” Babe Ruth or Barry Bonds. David didn’t define the terms. He left it up to the respondents to decide what “better” meant and to explain their choices. I…

  5. UPDATE: Alex Cobb exits after taking a line drive to his head

    Jun 15, 2013, 6:00 PM EST

    Alex Cobb

    In the top of the fifth inning in this afternoon’s game against the Royals, Rays starter Alex Cobb took a line drive to the head off the bat of Eric Hosmer. It was a scary moment, summed up by Jeff Passan: Alex Cobb being stretchered off with head immobilized. Teammates around the mound. Luke Scott…

  6. Rays are not yet planning a Wil Myers promotion

    Jun 9, 2013, 11:22 AM EST

    wil myers getty

    Jim Bowden of ESPN.com and SiriusXM’s Inside Pitch tweeted Saturday that the Rays “are getting closer to recalling” top outfield prospect Wil Myers and that it “should happen” within the “next 10 days.” But nobody else is corroborating Bowden’s report. In fact, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times says the Rays have not taken…

  7. Bargain-hunting Rays still have some holes

    Jan 18, 2013, 7:53 PM EST

    Joe Maddon, Andrew Friedman

    The Rays have spent some money this winter, adding Yunel Escobar for shortstop, James Loney for first base and Roberto Hernandez to the pitching staff. Their rotation is fine even with James Shields gone and the infield might be set, if Ben Zobrist plays second base, but the team still has some needs as is.…

  8. Rangers still looking to add another hitter after signing A.J. Pierzynski

    Dec 27, 2012, 10:15 AM EST

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    Yesterday the Rangers made their one-year deal with A.J. Pierzynski official, adding the veteran catcher to the lineup following his career-year for the White Sox, but general manager Jon Daniels also said that he’s still searching for another hitter after losing Josh Hamilton and Mike Napoli to free agency. “We’re looking at that now,” Daniels…

  9. 2013 Free Agency Tracker

    Dec 23, 2012, 9:36 PM EST

    Zack Greinke, Ned Colletti, Magic Johnson

    We’ll be updating this one throughout the offseason. Players are listed based on their ranking in the Top 111 Free Agents. At the bottom is a listing of free agents who signed before the ranking came out, and we’ll be adding signings of players who didn’t make the top 111 as they come in. (Update:…

  10. 2013 Top 111 Free Agents: Nos. 111-51

    Nov 8, 2012, 1:25 AM EST

    joakim soria getty

    I would have preferred to have posted this last week, but here’s the remainder of the updated top 111 free agents column. In case you missed it, the top 50 was posted last Friday. Players in the top 111 are ranked based not on how I view them, but more on how I believe teams…

  11. 2013 Top 111 Free Agents: Nos. 111-81

    Sep 5, 2012, 3:02 PM EST

    Ben Sheets

    It’s getting to be that time of year, so here is the first of two stabs at a Top 111 free agents list. The other will come shortly after the World Series concludes. Players are ranked based on how I believe teams perceive them, not how I view them myself. Essentially, I rank the players…

  12. Carlos Pena is going to start riding the pine

    Aug 31, 2012, 11:03 AM EST

    Carlos Pena, Bartolo Colon

    Carlos Pena is the starting first baseman for a team that wants to make the playoffs. Carlos Pena is hitting .188/.318/.339.  Teams that make the playoffs usually don’t have starting first basemen who hit .188/.318/.339. Ergo: Manager Joe Maddon made a point to say there still will be days Carlos Peña plays first base. But he made…

  13. Evan Longoria starts at third for first time since April 30

    Aug 21, 2012, 6:01 PM EST

    Evan Longoria

    Evan Longoria had been limited to DH duties since returning from his hamstring tear two weeks ago, but he’s back at third base tonight for the first time since getting hurt on April 30. “I’m excited to say the least. A little bit nervous,” he told Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune. Longoria has started…

  14. Hideki Matsui is hitting .158 for the Rays

    Jun 22, 2012, 1:40 PM EST

    Hideki Matsui Reuters

    Tampa Bay called up Hideki Matsui last month despite his hitting just .170 in 13 games at Triple-A, which seemed odd at the time and was clearly an example of the Rays simply hoping that the 38-year-old veteran could summon whatever gas he had left in the tank once he was back in the big…

  15. Joe Maddon: people throw at us intentionally; we never do it

    May 31, 2012, 10:30 AM EST

    Joe Maddon Getty

    A commenter said yesterday that Joe Maddon often accuses other teams of throwing at his players but that he has never even once hinted that the Rays do the same. Here he was on a radio show yesterday talking about the Red Sox doing just that — and the Red Sox doing nothing — over…

  16. Rays expected to add Hideki Matsui to roster tomorrow

    May 28, 2012, 11:25 PM EST

    Hideki Matsui Reuters

    While the Athletics plan to give Manny Ramirez more time in the minors to get tuned up for major league pitching, the Rays are going a different route with Hideki Matsui. According to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, Matsui is expected to be added to the Rays’ roster tomorrow. It’s a bit of…

  17. No warnings issued for Saturday’s Rays vs. Red Sox game

    May 26, 2012, 8:03 PM EST

    Carlos Pena, Luke Scott, Tim Bogar

    Rays manager Joe Maddon called the Red Sox coaches “weak” and “cowardly” after Friday’s plunking of Luke Scott, which sure looked intentional and led to both benches clearing. Bobby Valentine fired back Saturday, labelling Maddon and his crew “immature” and “out of control.” With tensions running high, most assumed that Saturday’s home plate umpire Ed Rapuano would…

  18. Benches clear in Rays-Red Sox game

    May 25, 2012, 10:34 PM EST

    Luke Scott, Jarrod Saltalamacchia

    After Franklin Morales drilled Luke Scott in the top of the ninth — apparent retaliation for a plunking of Dustin Pedroia earlier — benches cleared in Friday’s game between the Rays and Red Sox at Fenway Park, which Tampa Bay went on to win 7-4. Some bad blood likely carried over from last week’s series…

  19. And now the worst baseball-related auction item of all time

    May 21, 2012, 1:00 PM EST

    KKK Bat

    Reader D — that’s how he signed the email anyway — alerts us to a fine piece of American history up for auction. A baseball bat. And not just any baseball bat: … a 25-inch ornately detailed bat with gold-leafed vines wrapped around the mid-barrel portion meeting a silver metal scroll at the handle. On…

  20. And That Happened: Wednesday’s Scores and Highlights

    May 3, 2012, 5:30 AM EST

    Chipper Jones

    Three walkoff homers and a no-hitter? Holy moley, that was a great night of baseball guys.

  21. Evan Longoria’s injury a crushing blow to Rays

    May 1, 2012, 6:12 PM EST

    Rays' Longoria holds his left knee and grimaces after he was tagged out byMariners shortstop Ryan trying to steal second base, during the third inning of their MLB American League baseball game in St. Petersburg

    Evan Longoria might be the American League’s most indispensable player. We’re certainly about to find out now that he’s due to miss 6-8 weeks with a hamstring tear. Longoria, the owner of a .329/.433/.561 line and 19 RBI in 23 games to start the season, was injured on a steal attempt during Monday’s game against the…

  22. Rays announce minor-league deal with Hideki Matsui

    Apr 30, 2012, 11:51 AM EST

    Hideki Matsui

    Tampa Bay has finally made official what was reported last week, announcing a minor-league contract with Hideki Matsui. Why the signing was delayed for a week is unclear, but Matsui was never going to immediately join the Rays anyway. Instead he’ll head to Triple-A, where the Rays will evaluate whether the 38-year-old has anything left…

  23. Hideki Matsui expected to sign with Rays

    Apr 23, 2012, 5:31 PM EST

    Hideki Matsui

    Hideki Matsui went unsigned this offseason and was rarely even linked to any teams, but now Jack Curry of YES Network reports that 38-year-old “is expected to soon sign a minor-league deal” with the Rays. It’s an odd fit, as Tampa Bay has gotten very good production from Luke Scott as their primary designated hitter…

  24. Fenway regulars: how do you deal with the place?

    Apr 20, 2012, 1:00 PM EST

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    I have never been to Fenway Park. I want to go, desperately. I want to sit in the Monster seats, actually, because those look pretty fantastic.  Also: because everyone I know who has been to Fenway tells me that the rest of the park — while historic and beautiful and all of that — is…

  25. The rat that changed baseball coverage on TV

    Apr 19, 2012, 3:01 PM EST

    Fisk Homer

    I want to say I knew this once. Or maybe posted on it once. But when you post several thousand things a year they all kind of blend together. Oh well. Anyway, there’s a great story over at Sporting News which tells the tale of the famous shot of Carlton Fisk’s homer in Game 6…

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