Do Not Count Out The Rays

The Yankees have spent a lot of money. The Red Sox will be strong. The Rays, in the aftermath of the Pat Burrell signing, seem likely to improve as well. The A.L. East is going to be a tough race in 2009. The addition of Pat Burrell improves the Rays' chances of defending their American League Championship, writes Tyler Hissey.
January 5, 2009

Talkin' Baseball With Dayn Perry baseball writer Dayn Perry, formerly of Baseball Prospectus, recently answered several questions about the Winter Meetings and the Tampa Bay Rays in an email exchange with Tyler Hissey. In the interview below, Perry discusses the CC Sabathia signing and the Rays' chances of repeating as American League Champions.
December 14, 2008

Percival Should Be With Team

Troy Percival flew home to California after he was left off the Rays' ALCS roster. Percival should be with his team right now, writes Tyler Hissey.
October 13, 2008

Talking Rays On Sports Cafe

Tomorrow — Saturday, August 16 — Rays Digest writer Tyler Hissey will be appearing on Sports Talk 1220 to discuss the first-place Tampa Bay Rays at 3:20 P.M.
August 15, 2008

Rays Notes

Resiliency and resourcefulness have been two of the Rays' trademarks this season, and they showed both on Sunday in one of their most significant wins of the season. The Rays won a game in which they trailed 3-1 in the eighth, blew a 4-3 lead in the ninth, fell behind 5-4 in the 10th and then rallied to win.
August 4, 2008

Rays Will Be Tested On Road

The Rays have won a major league-best 40 games at home, but the key to their season will be taking their act on the road. Starting Thursday in Kansas City, the Rays play 37 of their final 62 games on the road, and that could be a problem.
July 24, 2008

Shields Pitches Tampa Bay To Series Win

Tampa Bay kept up its winning ways at home on Wednesday afternoon, defeating the Oakland Athletics, 4-2, in the rubber match of a three-game series to give the club its 13th series win at home in 14 tries.
July 23, 2008

Bartlett To Return Soon, Kazmir Picks Up Win

Shortstop Jason Bartlett ran the bases prior to Monday's 4-0 win against Oakland and even took a turn in the portable sliding pit set up along the first-base foul line. Afterward, he said his right knee, which he sprained while stealing third base against Boston on July 2, was nearly good enough for him to return to the lineup.
July 22, 2008