In this edition of Rays Roundup: James Shields points the finger at himself for giving up a key walk in Friday's loss, Alex Cobb is promoted from Durham and will start Saturday, Will Rhymes is close to 100 percent after getting hit in the forearm by a pitch and manager Joe Maddon lauds former Ray and current Brave Eric Hinske for his leadership during the 2008 season. All that and more inside.
May 19, 2012
In today's edition of Rays Roundup: Wade Davis will continue to pitch out of the bullpen, Jeff Niemann will missing from the rotation for about six weeks, Josh Lueke joins the Rays 'pen and Hideki Matsui may be pressed into action soon as the injuries begin to mount up for the Rays. All of that and more inside.
May 16, 2012
There are 59 players currently in Rays' big league camp, but unlike in previous years, there are very few spots on the roster that are open for competition. Still, the team believes that having so many major league-ready players slated to start the year in AAA is not a problem, but a potential solution to enduring a long season competing in the American League East.
March 5, 2012
The trade of John Jaso on Sunday that brought reliever Josh Lueke from the Seattle Mariners to the Rays has already been a controversial one among fans of the team. But what about Lueke's performance on the field? Inside I discuss what he offers the Rays' bullpen and examine his new found maturity as a player and a man.
November 28, 2011
The Tampa Bay Rays announced Sunday that catcher John Jaso had been dealt to the Seattle Mariners for relief pitcher Josh Lueke and a player to be named later or cash considerations. The trade is expected to coincide with the announcement of the signing of free agent catcher Jose Molina in the coming days. Full story inside.
November 27, 2011