The RaysDigest.com podcast is returning for its fourth show on Thursday afternoon. The show will come on at 2:00. Cork Gaines, of the popular Rays site Rays Index, is slated to come on as a guest. Use the media player below to listen live. Feel free to call in at (646)-929-1960.
December 17, 2008
Coming off two dominant performances in the Division Series, Jon Lester was supposed to dominate the Rays on Monday. Rocco Baldelli, B.J. Upton and the rest of the Tampa Bay lineup had other plans, however. The tide in the series has now turned, says Tyler Hissey.
The Tampa Bay Rays are going to have their hands full this afternoon against Boston Red Sox left-hander Jon Lester in Game 2 of the American League Championship Series. Matt Garza will have to rise up to the challenge, says Tyler Hissey.
The Tampa Bay Rays have a four-game lead in the American League East, having already surpassed their previous season-high of 70 wins. With Carl Crawford and Evan Longoria recently placed on the disabled list, however, the skeptics are surfacing on the airwaves, Internet and in print in full force. The Rays still have enough talent to win the division, says Tyler Hissey.
August 12, 2008
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
It is truly way too early to label a team winners or losers at the trade deadline, says Tyler Hissey. Just ask Omar Minaya, who was applauded for landing Bartolo Colon back in 2002 when he was the GM of the Montreal Expos. Minaya, however, parted ways with three future stars—Brandon Phillips, Cliff Lee and Grady Sizemore—as the Expos fell apart the rest of the way and failed to reach the playoffs.
August 3, 2008
The Tampa Bay Rays are 6-11 in their past 17 games, as the offense continues to struggle. Tampa Bay, after splitting a four-game series with the Kansas City Royals, will look find a cure for their road woes as they travel to Toronto to face the Blue Jays.
July 28, 2008