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  1. Are we headed towards another Mike Trout/Miguel Cabrera showdown?

    Jun 21, 2013, 7:07 PM EDT

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    Depending on who does what tonight, this could change, but at the moment, Miguel Cabrera and Mike Trout are #1 and #2 in Wins Above Replacement at the moment, according to FanGraphs. Cabrera is at 4.4 and Trout is at 4.3. Cabrera, who achieved baseball’s first Triple Crown in 45 years, beat out Trout for…

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

    Jun 21, 2013, 6:55 AM EDT

    New York Mets v Atlanta Braves

    Mets 4, Braves 3: Good news: two solo homers for David Wright and five scoreless innings from the bullpen. Bad news: The reason the pen was needed for five innings is that Jon Neise had to leave the game with shoulder problems. Braves news: ugh, you guys have looked positively crappy of late. Tigers 4,…

  3. Play of the Day: Alexi Casilla makes an incredible tag at second

    Jun 9, 2013, 10:30 PM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles v Tampa Bay Rays

    With the Orioles up 5-1 in the bottom of the second this afternoon, the Rays were attempting to mount an early comeback. Evan Longoria had doubled and Desmond Jennings drove him in with a single for the Rays’ first run. Trying to put himself in scoring position, Jennings attempted to steal second base with Ryan…

  4. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 3, 2013, 5:30 AM EDT

    Domonic Brown

    Phillies 7, Brewers 5: Dom Brown homered and tripled and drove in four while Cliff Lee struck out 11 in seven and two-thirds. Philly is only one game behind the Nats right now, you guys. Why? Because … Braves 6, Nationals 3: … the Nats dropped two of three to Atlanta, with B.J. Upton of…

  5. The best and worst from MLB lineups in 2013

    May 24, 2013, 6:21 PM EDT

    Miguel Cabrera

    This is a quick look at the very best and worst each major league lineup spot has to offer this year. Posted along with each line is the player most responsible. We’ll start out with the good before moving on to the bad. 1. Reds: .292/.442/.517, 9 HR, 37 R, 20 RBI, 5 SB (Shin-Soo…

  6. The NL All-Star starting lineup will outshine the AL’s

    May 22, 2013, 11:42 PM EDT

    Justin Upton

    OK, so there hasn’t been any actual All-Star ballot results released yet. That doesn’t mean I can’t do my fun little exercise here. What follows is my best guess at the All-Star Game starting lineups. National League CF Andrew McCutchen 2B Brandon Phillips 1B Joey Votto LF Justin Upton RF Bryce Harper 3B David Wright…

  7. Report: Brewers offer rising star Jean Segura a long-term deal

    May 14, 2013, 5:59 PM EDT

    Jean Segura

    With their shortstop’s price tag likely increasing by the day, the Brewers have pitched Jean Segura and agent Joe Klein a long-term deal that could take the 23-year-old through his arbitration years and into free agency. Segura, named the NL’s Player of the Week on Monday, is batting .368/.412/.588 with six homers and 13 steals…

  8. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    May 9, 2013, 6:56 AM EDT

    Angel Hernandez, Bob Melvin

    Indians 4, Athletics 3: Angel Hernandez said there was not enough evidence with which to overturn the original call of double on Adam Rosales‘ would-be game-tying home run.  Of course, the replay clearly shows that it was a home run, with the ball hitting off the railing above the wall.  This is pretty simple: If…

  9. Rays minor leaguer suspended

    Apr 26, 2013, 4:31 PM EDT

    Rachel Leigh Cook

    He’s too young to have that Devil Rays Mentality Evan Longoria keeps going on about, so it must be something else: The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Tampa Bay Rays Minor League right-handed pitcher Jose Disla has received a 50-game suspension without pay after testing positive for Metabolites of Stanozolol and…

  10. James Shields and Evan Longoria made nice

    Apr 26, 2013, 3:02 PM EDT

    Evan Longoria

    Remember earlier this month when Evan Longoria said that James Shields and B.J. Upton couldn’t “shake the Devil Rays mentality” and thus strongly implied that their departure was good for the Rays? Yeah, that was kinda messed up.  As Marc Topkin reports today, however, the hatchet has been buried. Longoria reached out and apologized. In…

  11. You’re not going to believe the call that ended the Rays-Rangers game

    Apr 9, 2013, 12:40 AM EDT

    Joe Nathan strike 2

    Rangers closer Joe Nathan picked up his 300th career save Monday on a pitch that not even he fathomed was a strike. Rays manager Joe Maddon tweeted immediately afterwards: “That can’t happen in a major league game.” But it can and did in the Rangers’ 5-4 win over the Rays. In truth, it wasn’t nearly…

  12. Evan Longoria called out in ninth for overtaking Ben Zobrist on double

    Apr 4, 2013, 6:21 PM EDT

    Evan Longoria

    A potential ninth-inning rally for the Rays was sabotaged in Thursday’s game against the Orioles when Evan Longoria was ruled to have passed Ben Zobrist on the basepaths on what otherwise would have been a double. Down 6-2, the Rays had runners on first and second with none out and Longoria up. Longoria hit a…

  13. James Shields is puzzled by Evan Longoria’s comments

    Apr 4, 2013, 11:02 AM EDT

    Kansas City Royals v Chicago White Sox

    The other day Evan Longoria offered some strange words for former teammates James Shields and B.J. Upton, strongly implying that, now that they were gone, all the bad juju from the Devil Rays era was gone, as those two has some things in their head “that were tough for them to get beyond.” Never mind that…

  14. Evan Longoria says B.J. Upton, James Shields couldn’t get the Devil Rays mentality out of their heads

    Apr 2, 2013, 1:01 PM EDT

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    Opening Day is always a time for big, optimistic thoughts. A time to declare that now, the present, is so much better than the past. Thing is, when you do that, you’re implicitly saying that what came before was inferior or flawed. And when you put names on the past, you’re trafficking in some level…

  15. 2013 Preview: Tampa Bay Rays

    Mar 18, 2013, 5:51 PM EDT

    Evan Longoria

    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 2013 season. Up next: The Tampa Bay Rays. The Big Question: is this the year Evan Longoria challenges for the MVP award? Longoria has…

  16. Rays reassign prospect outfielder Wil Myers to minor league camp

    Mar 16, 2013, 3:13 PM EDT

    Wil Myers AP

    The centerpiece of the trade that sent right-hander James Shields to the Royals will begin the 2013 season in the minor leagues. The Rays announced this morning that top prospect outfielder Wil Myers was reassigned to minor league camp. The 22-year-old batted .300 (9-for-30) with a triple, three doubles and an RBI in 15 games…

  17. Are David Price’s days with the Rays numbered?

    Mar 2, 2013, 12:00 AM EDT

    David Price

    In a column posted at ESPN yesterday, Jayson Stark goes over some future possibilities for Rays ace and defending AL Cy Young award winner David Price. The lefty will earn just north of $10 million this season and has two more years of arbitration left in which his price tag figures to dramatically increase relative…

  18. Evan Longoria is getting into the restaurant business

    Feb 28, 2013, 2:49 PM EDT

    Evan Longoria

    Not only did Evan Longoria become a father this week, the Rays third baseman is also opening up a restaurant in Florida: Ducky’s Sports Lounge will add a new dining and entertainment option in South Tampa, offering innovative bar foods, creative cocktails, state-of-the-art audio/visual capabilities and “mini bowling” in a relaxed, upscale atmosphere. Located just…

  19. Evan Longoria recovered from November hamstring surgery

    Feb 3, 2013, 2:51 PM EDT

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    A promising injury update here for the Rays. According to beat writer Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, third baseman Evan Longoria is fully recovered from a November cleanup surgery on his troublesome left hamstring and expects to be an active participant throughout spring camp. “The leg is ready,” he told reporters confidently. Longoria,…

  20. Reds sign former No. 2 overall draft pick Greg Reynolds

    Feb 1, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

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    Greg Reynolds, who was once the No. 2 overall pick in the 2006 draft by the Rockies, has agreed to a minor-league deal with the Reds. At this point Reynolds is little more than minor-league filler despite still being just 27 years old. Reynolds has a 7.47 ERA in 94 career innings as a big…

  21. Joe Mauer, David Wright commit to Team USA for WBC

    Dec 3, 2012, 5:22 PM EDT

    Joe Mauer

    We’ll hear plenty about players opting out of the World Baseball Classic over the next couple of months. How about a couple of guys that are in: Minnesota’s Joe Mauer and the Mets’ David Wright. The Mauer commitment makes it less of a big deal now if Buster Posey decides not to play for Team…

  22. Evan Longoria had hamstring surgery last week

    Nov 27, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Lost in the news of Evan Longoria‘s six-year, $100 million extension is that the Rays third baseman underwent surgery last week to “clean up” his left hamstring after missing more than half of the season with a partial tear. “With the time we had there’s no doubt that I’d be able to recover and be…

  23. The Mets lowball David Wright

    Nov 27, 2012, 8:23 AM EDT

    David Wright Getty

    UPDATE: The Mets have sweetened their offer. 8:23 AM: Ken Rosenthal reports that the Mets have made David Wright an offer he’s almost certain to reject: six years, $100 million. Executives around the league have figured that Wright would get something north of $125 million. Sources close to Wright have said that he wants seven years.…

  24. Details of Evan Longoria’s contract extension with the Rays

    Nov 26, 2012, 7:00 PM EDT

    Evan Longoria AP

    The Rays announced earlier today that they have locked up third baseman Evan Longoria through at least 2022 with a six-year, $100 million extension. The new agreement incorporated his previous contract, which included club options from 2014-2016, and will guarantee him $133.6 million over the next 10 seasons. Courtesy of Marc Topkin of the Tampa…

  25. Evan Longoria signs six-year, $100 million extension with Rays

    Nov 26, 2012, 10:01 AM EDT

    Evan Longoria

    Evan Longoria was already under the Rays’ control through 2016 thanks to a long-term contract he signed literally one week after his big-league debut in 2008, but today the two sides agreed to a six-year, $100 million extension that runs through 2022. By combining the remainder of his previous contract and the $100 million extension…

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