Aug 20, 2014, 2:58 PM EST
Joe Posnanski says the Royals’ plan is finally falling into place and has their fans believing they can get back to the glory days of the 1970s.
Aug 9, 2014, 11:31 AM EST
Sidelined for over two months with a stress fracture in his right wrist, Rays outfielder Wil Myers is slated to begin a minor league rehab assignment today with Triple-A Durham.
Aug 1, 2014, 1:45 PM EST
The Royals just had an infuriating trade deadline day.
Jun 3, 2014, 4:16 PM EST
Yesterday the Rays placed outfielder Wil Myers on the disabled list with a sprained wrist and today they announced that he’ll miss at least two months after a further examination revealed a stress fracture.
Jun 1, 2014, 12:18 PM EST
Rays outfielder Wil Myers has landed on the 15-day disabled list with a right wrist sprain that he suffered Friday night at Fenway Park.
May 31, 2014, 5:05 PM EST
Rays outfielder Wil Myers injured his wrist in a collision with teammate Desmond Jennings last night.
May 5, 2014, 5:00 AM EST
What a fun, relaxing weekend. Not just for all of us who watched races and sipped julep. It was relaxing for Carlos Beltran too.
May 4, 2014, 2:48 PM EST
Watch as Wil Myers puts the Rays ahead of the Yankees in the top of the third inning with a three-run inside-the-park homer Sunday afternoon in the Bronx …
Apr 26, 2014, 8:05 AM EST
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, 11:01 AM EST
Cesar Cabral was ejected after hitting three batters Friday against the Rays. And then his night got worse.
Apr 2, 2014, 11:19 AM EST
Joe Posnanski picks the Royals to win the division for the 17th consecutive season.
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 16, 2014, 11:27 AM EST
From Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune comes the following photo of Rays manager Joe Maddon getting a close shave Sunday in camp. Matt Joyce, Ben Zobrist, James Loney, and Jake McGee were among the other participants in “Fortune Favors The Bald,” a charity event for pediatric cancer. Ava finishes the job on #rays Maddon…
Mar 4, 2014, 4:15 PM EST
Impending free agent James Shields has told the Royals that he won’t negotiate beyond Opening Day, choosing to hit the open market if a deal can’t be worked out before then. Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports that the two sides have yet to engage in any talks, so an extension seems unlikely.…
Jan 25, 2014, 11:15 PM EST
Major League Baseball’s award winners were presented with their hardware tonight at the Baseball Writers Association of America dinner at the New York Hilton. Hall of Fame managers Bobby Cox, Tony La Russa, and Joe Torre were honored. Wil Myers and Jose Fernandez picked up their Rookie of the Year awards for the American and…
Dec 9, 2013, 5:15 PM EST
After two seasons as a below average starter, Wade Davis broke through as a reliever for the Rays in 2012, amassing a 2.43 ERA and striking out 87 in 70 1/3 innings. The Royals plan after picking him up in the James Shields-Wil Myers trade? Move him back to the rotation. Luke Hochevar was a…
Nov 18, 2013, 12:30 PM EST
Edgar Martinez’s and David Ortiz‘s Hall of Fame cases often get bogged down in “they’re only part-time players” and “anyone can just DH” arglebargle. But when you look around you realize that there are fewer and fewer guys who can make the full-time DH thing work. Indeed, there are 15 teams who use a DH…
Nov 16, 2013, 9:30 PM EST
Per ESPN’s Jim Bowden, starter James Shields hasn’t discussed an extension with the Royals but is opened to staying in Kansas City beyond 2014 if the option should present itself. Shields will earn $13.5 million in the last year of a four-year extension signed in 2008 while with the Rays. Shields, who turns 32 years…
Nov 11, 2013, 6:24 PM EST
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…
Nov 5, 2013, 6:01 PM EST
The Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) is announcing the top three finalists for American League and National League Rookie of the Year, Manager of the Year, Cy Young and Most Valuable Player during a one-hour special airing right now (6:00 p.m. ET) on MLB Network. We will post those names here as they are rolled out…
Nov 5, 2013, 11:19 AM EST
This is what Rays outfielder Wil Myers looked like on television last night winning Rookie of the Year at the Players Choice Awards on MLB Network: This is what Myers just posted on Twitter today: And I’m getting my haircut tomorrow! — Wil Myers (@wilmyers) November 5, 2013 Updates as they happen! Follow @AaronGleeman
Oct 31, 2013, 2:14 PM EST
In one of the bigger no-brainers of the option-decision season, the Royals have exercised their $13 million option on James Shields for 2014. Shields lived up to his end of the bargain after the Royals gave up a ton to get him (and Wade Davis) from the Rays last offseason, throwing a league-leading 229 innings…
Oct 9, 2013, 2:18 AM EST
In truth, a four-game series was probably the best-case scenario for the Red Sox. Sure, sweeps are great, but there’s nothing wrong with being tested a bit. And not only did the Red Sox pass their test with flying colors, but they got to use Jake Peavy in their Game 4 victory over the Rays…
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 8, 2013, 10:50 PM EST
We’ve finally got a score in this ALDS Game 4. Rays shortstop Yunel Escobar opened the bottom of the sixth inning with a double off Red Sox starter Jake Peavy and crossed home plate on a David DeJesus one-out single to right field. Peavy induced a Wil Myers flyout for the second out of the…
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