Jul 16, 2014, 11:33 AM EDT
This is so sad. It looked so healthy, too.
Dirk Hayhurst implies “pillow-case-sized” bag of weed taken in 2011 Evan Longoria-David Price robbery
Jul 4, 2014, 6:46 PM EDT
Dirk Hayhurst’s latest piece for Sports on Earth doesn’t name any names, but it hardly needs to. In it, he indicates that the March 2011 incident in which a house shared by Rays players Evan Longoria, David Price and Reid Brignac was robbed also featured a “pillow-case-sized” bag of weed.
Jun 24, 2014, 9:45 AM EDT
We first met Chelsea Baker four years ago when she was a little leaguer. Now she’s 17 and pitching to the Tampa Bay Rays
Jun 20, 2014, 7:11 AM EDT
Two of the most promising young arms in baseball met last night. But Zack Wheeler got the best of Andrew Heaney on the occasion of the latter’s major league debut.
Jun 4, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT
“I guess the rules are not for everyone.”
Jun 3, 2014, 3:25 PM EDT
MLB has suspended Red Sox right-hander Brandon Workman six games for throwing a pitch at Rays third baseman Evan Longoria on Friday.
May 30, 2014, 9:37 PM EDT
There is a lot of bad blood between the Red Sox and Rays. Things boiled over on Friday night.
May 28, 2014, 3:46 PM EDT
It seems like most people don’t realize just how good Carlos Gomez has become.
Apr 26, 2014, 8:05 AM EDT
White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu hit his eighth and ninth home runs against the Rays on Friday, including a walk-off grand slam in the bottom of the ninth. Abreu set a record for home runs in the month of April by a rookie.
Apr 19, 2014, 11:10 PM EDT
Evan Longoria climbs to the top of yet another Rays franchise leaderboard.
Apr 19, 2014, 11:01 AM EDT
Cesar Cabral was ejected after hitting three batters Friday against the Rays. And then his night got worse.
Apr 16, 2014, 8:23 AM EDT
If this is followed by an immediate long term deal for Springer, it tells us something pretty significant.
Apr 4, 2014, 9:49 PM EDT
The Rangers saw another pitcher succumb to an injury.
Apr 4, 2014, 6:08 AM EDT
Discover the one weird trick Coco Crisp used to hit a walkoff home run in last night’s Mariners-A’s game. The answer may shock you!
Apr 2, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT
Joe Posnanski picks the Royals to win the division for the 17th consecutive season.
Mar 28, 2014, 1:25 AM EDT
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 19, 2014, 10:04 PM EDT
We know this is how it works. Phenoms get fewer September callups than they used to, and they rarely debut on Opening Day. Instead, it’s June that’s become the popular time for debuts, all in the name of delaying arbitration and free agency eligibility. On the one hand, it kind of sucks: much of the…
Feb 10, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT
Grady Sizemore, who turned down a deal with the Reds to sign a $750,000 contract with the Red Sox, arrived at spring training yesterday and sounded pretty optimistic about his health status after sitting out all of 2012 and 2013. Sizemore hasn’t been healthy and effective since way back in 2009, but he’s still just…
Dec 19, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT
Greg Reynolds, who was the second overall pick in a stacked 2006 draft, has signed with the Seibu Lions in Japan after posting a 7.01 ERA in the majors. Even at the time of the draft many people questioned why the Rockies went with Reynolds, whose upside was considered modest coming out of Stanford. Evan…
Nov 15, 2013, 5:15 PM EDT
So here’s the explanation from Bill Ballou of the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, who voted Mike Trout 7th on his MVP ballot: I am a strict constructionist re: “valuable”. If the award were Player of the Year, Trout would get my vote. I’m of the school that in order to have “value” you have to…
Nov 15, 2013, 11:47 AM EDT
A quick thought on the Miguel Cabrera-Mike Trout MVP race. As you might know, I had a vote this year. And I voted for Trout. I suppose that won’t be a shocker for anyone on this site. I’ve never hidden my strong opinion that while Cabrera’s the best hitter in the game, Trout is the best…
Nov 11, 2013, 6:24 PM EDT
Wil Myers became Tampa Bay’s third AL Rookie of the Year in the past six seasons Monday after receiving 23 of 30 first-place votes from the BBWAA. Myers, who was acquired from Kansas City last winter in the James Shields deal, joins Evan Longoria (2008) and Jeremy Hellickson (2010) as Rays to win the award…
Oct 25, 2013, 1:54 PM EDT
Let’s go down the list: AL, catcher: Matt Wieters, Joe Mauer, Salvador Perez Mauer is still the AL’s best defensive catcher, but he played a mere 660 innings behind the plate this year, compared to 1,200 for Wieters and 1,115 for Perez. Wieters has won the last two, so he’s the favorite here. Still, I…
Oct 25, 2013, 11:16 AM EDT
Gold Glove award winners are announced Tuesday, but in the meantime Rawlings just named three finalists for each position in each league: AL, catcher: Matt Wieters, Joe Mauer, Salvador Perez AL, first base: Chris Davis, James Loney, Eric Hosmer AL, second base: Robinson Cano, Ben Zobrist, Dustin Pedroia AL, third base: Manny Machado, Evan Longoria,…
Oct 18, 2013, 1:13 PM EDT
So, you probably know that this year Boston’s Koji Uehara proved to be harder to reach base against than any pitcher in the history of baseball. That’s a pretty good thing. Here’s the list of the Top 10 WHIPs in baseball history, pitching at least 50 innings: 1. Koji Uehara, 2013, 0.565 2. Dennis Eckersley,…
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