Sep 29, 2014, 6:47 AM EST
All good things must come to an end.
Sep 17, 2014, 8:50 PM EST
His worst career slump remains 0-for-32 in 2004.
Sep 12, 2014, 6:00 AM EST
On a somewhat ugly night in Major League Baseball Chris Young plays the hero.
Sep 11, 2014, 10:38 PM EST
Headley was hit in the mouth by a 98 mph fastball from Jake McGee and will undergo X-rays on his jaw.
Sep 11, 2014, 9:32 PM EST
Alex Cobb went 7 1/3 innings Thursday before allowing his first hit against the Yankees.
Aug 21, 2014, 4:00 PM EST
One unearned run was all he allowed against his old mates. Tough way to lose.
Jul 30, 2014, 7:24 AM EST
The Yankees and Rangers gave us a retro night in Arlington.
Jul 24, 2014, 7:01 AM EST
The Rays stay hot, the Yankees get an assist from Mother Nature and Mike Moustakas showed us how to jar a bar loose from the catcher’s mitt without breaking the home plate collision rules.
May 19, 2014, 5:12 PM EST
Out since mid-April with a strained oblique muscle, Rays right-hander Alex Cobb is scheduled to come off the disabled list Thursday to start against the A’s.
May 12, 2014, 2:48 PM EST
Rays right-hander Alex Cobb got through a simulated game today well enough that the Rays have cleared to him to begin a minor-league rehab assignment Saturday.
May 6, 2014, 7:03 PM EST
Rays starter Alex Cobb is ahead of schedule in his recovery from a severely-strained left oblique, and should be back in the Tampa Bay rotation by the end of this month.
Apr 13, 2014, 11:12 AM EST
Rays starter Alex Cobb shut out the Reds for seven innings in Saturday’s 1-0 win and has now gone 15 1/3 innings without allowing a run. But it’s going to be a while before he can try to extend that streak.
Apr 12, 2014, 1:01 PM EST
Joey Votto will hit second Saturday for the first time since 2008. Kudos to Bryan Price.
Mar 28, 2014, 1:25 AM EST
Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Tampa Bay Rays. The Big Question: Is this a championship offense? The Rays have led the American League in ERA…
Mar 12, 2014, 5:55 PM EST
Bovada released its player prop bets for the 2014 season on Wednesday, providing odds on the AL and NL MVP and Cy Young races, as well as MLB’s home run leader. Here’s a look at what I consider to be the best bets in each category. Please do note, though, all information here is for…
Jan 28, 2014, 9:58 AM EST
ESPN’s William Weinbaum reports that MLB has approved protective caps for pitchers the first time. Use is optional, and caps will be made available for all pitchers beginning next month in spring training. We first heard word that this was coming from Brandon McCarthy, himself a victim of a vicious comebacker a couple of years ago. Some…
Oct 9, 2013, 12:58 AM EST
The Rays used 22 of their 25 players in Tuesday’s loss, and they were one inning away from turning to their Game 5 starter. Still, no matter how much Joe Maddon maneuvered, there was no outgunning the Red Sox this week. It was plenty close. The Rays got the break they needed in the second…
Oct 7, 2013, 10:45 PM EST
The Rays will live to see another day. After Fernando Rodney blew a save in the top of the ninth inning, Jose Lobaton delivered a walkoff solo homer off Koji Uehara in the bottom of the ninth to give the Rays a thrilling 5-4 victory over the Red Sox in Game 3 of the ALDS.…
Oct 7, 2013, 8:41 PM EST
We have a whole new ballgame at Tropicana Field. Evan Longoria launched a three-run homer off Clay Buchholz in the bottom of the fifth inning to tie Game 3 at 3-3. He has a habit with this kind of thing in elimination games, now doesn’t he? You can watch video of the homer below. The…
Oct 7, 2013, 8:26 PM EST
Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury continues to be a pain in the neck for the Rays. After Clay Buchholz worked out of a bases-loaded jam to keep the Rays off the board in the bottom of the fourth inning, Ellsbury led off the top of the fifth with a liner which deflected off James…
Oct 7, 2013, 6:33 PM EST
The Red Sox could finish off a three-game sweep of the Rays tonight. They are off to a quick start on that end. After Jacoby Ellsbury singled to lead off Game 3, Alex Cobb hit Shane Victorino with a pitch. Dustin Pedroia followed with a ground ball to third base, but Victorino’s take-out slide at…
Oct 7, 2013, 4:16 PM EST
Lineups as the Rays try to avoid a sweep … Red Sox: CF Jacoby Ellsbury RF Shane Victorino 2B Dustin Pedroia DH David Ortiz 1B Mike Napoli LF Daniel Nava C Jarrod Saltalamacchia SS Stephen Drew 3B Will Middlebrooks SP Clay Buchholz After facing left-handers in the first two games of the series the Red…
Oct 6, 2013, 3:27 PM EST
This recent trend of family member national anthems gets the HardballTalk seal of approval. Andrew McCutchen‘s mom Petrina belted it out before the Pirates’ NL Wild Card Game win over the Reds on Tuesday night in Pittsburgh and now Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports that Julianna Zobrist — the wife of Rays star…
Oct 5, 2013, 8:52 PM EST
The Red Sox will head down to Tampa Bay happy campers. After a thorough 12-2 dismantling of the Rays in Game 1, the Sox scored seven runs against 2012 AL Cy Young award winner David Price in seven-plus innings, just enough run support for John Lackey. The scoring started early, with Jacoby Ellsbury leading off…
Oct 4, 2013, 8:31 PM EST
With the ability to start David Price twice and Alex Cobb once in the next four games, the Rays aren’t sunk after dropping Game 1 to Boston on Friday. The Red Sox, though, seemed pretty unbeatable today with the offense in sync despite four days off and Jon Lester limiting the damage besides a couple…
- Matt Kemp has officially been traded to the Padres 18
- Padres acquire catcher Derek Norris from Athletics 30
- St. Petersburg City Council votes down deal to allow Rays to look for new stadium site 81
- What will the future of Cuban players in MLB look like? 25
- Royals sign Edinson Volquez for two years, $20 million 29
- Rays, Padres, Nationals agree to 11-player trade 97
- Sergio Romo re-signs with the Giants for $15 million 15
- So, apparently we’re sweating the Matt Kemp physical now 46
- Baseball’s highest-ranking Hispanic woman employee sues for discrimination (163)
- The United States will seek to normalize relations with Cuba (144)
- Cubs, Red Sox, Dodgers, Padres, Rangers, and Astros interested in Phillies’ Cole Hamels (111)
- Rays, Padres, Nationals agree to 11-player trade (97)
- Chase Headley signs a four-year deal with the Yankees worth at least $52 million. (95)