Ranking The Catchers

In the first article in a RaysDigest.com position-by-position prospect ranking series, Teddy Mitrosilis breaks down the top five catchers in the Tampa Bay system.
December 10, 2008

Looking At The Bats

In the first post in a two-part series focusing on the top hitting prospects in the Rays' system, here are profiles on six of the most promising Tampa Bay position player prospects.
November 30, 2008

Rays Win Series, Take AL East Lead

The Tampa Bay Rays won their second consecutive road series on Sunday, defeating the Pittsburgh Pirates in the rubber-match of a three-game set. Backed by Shawn Riggans' 3-for-4 performance and Andy Sonnanstine's seven effective innings, the Rays closed out their road trip with a 5-1 record. With the win and a Boston loss, Tampa Bay now has a one-half game lead in the American League East.
June 29, 2008

Spring Training Report

There is a lot of optimism in Rays' camp this spring, says Ted Fleming of Rays Digest. With an improved bullpen and several key additions via free agency and trade, the positive buzz around the Naimoli Complex is a rather nice change.
February 16, 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

Rays Lock Up Shields, Sign Munter

Right-hander James Shields signed a long-term deal with the Rays for a simple reason -- because he wanted to. Shields, 26, gave up the potential payoff from his first two seasons of free agency in return for the security and comfort of staying with the Rays, agreeing to a deal that could last for seven seasons and pay him up to $44 million.
January 27, 2008

Inside Pitch 11/8

The Rays didn't make a lot of news of the annual GM meetings, but they were a popular topic of discussion. And the forecast is for more of the same at the upcoming winter meetings as well as through much of the offseason. That's because the Rays have a bevy of young, talented and relatively inexpensive players, and because they are willing to at least discuss trading them.
November 9, 2007