Can Rays Rely on Percival?

A weak ‘pen has been a crutch nearly every season in the 10-year history of the Tampa Bay Rays franchise, and, even with new closer Troy Percival, there is no telling how effective Rays' relief corps can become in '08. While reaching the 80-win plateau is a realistic possibility for this team, and the Rays will certainly not again be the laughing stock of the AL East, Percival is perhaps the key.
February 18, 2008

Navarro Back In Camp

After a dreadful first few months, Dioner Navarro had a very productive second half, posting the third best batting average (.286) among regular starting American League backstops. Only Jorge Posada (.355) and A.J. Pierzynski (.286) were better. And, although he has been through more than any 24-year-old should have to, Navarro seems poised to have a breakout season, says Ted Fleming.
February 18, 2008

Talkin' Rays on Speaking of Sports

On Tuesday, February, 12, Rays Digest writers Ted Fleming and Tyler Hissey will discuss the Tampa Bay Rays on TBSN Radio.
February 11, 2008

Radio Appearance 2/12

On Tuesday, February, 12, Rays Digest writers Ted Fleming and Tyler Hissey will discuss the Tampa Bay Rays on TBSN Radio.
February 11, 2008

Rays Inside Pitch

On Thursday afternoon, FoxSports.com writer Ken Rosenthal reported that the Tampa Bay Rays are one of three teams pursuing Oakland Athletics right-hander Joe Blanton. The rumors appear to be pure speculation, however, as only one person—albeit Rosenthal, widely known for his excellent baseball connections — brought the Rays' alleged interest in Blanton to light.
February 8, 2008

Rays Notes

Signing James Shields to a long-term contract that could last seven years and be worth up to $44 million was a big deal. But the Rays don't know what impact -- if any -- it will have on their hopes to sign left-hander Scott Kazmir to a long-term deal. Kazmir said it wouldn't really be applicable, that their situations are vastly different.
February 2, 2008

Rays Sign Three To Minor League Deals

The Tampa Bay Rays remained busy with their offseason efforts this week, signing three players to minor league deals with invitations to spring training—left-handed reliever Brian Anderson, right-hander Scott Munter and Josh Paul, who was the team's backup catcher in 2007.
February 2, 2008