The best-case scenario would seem to be a regular season getting underway sometime in June and running a bit later than is typical, with teams playing 100 games or so. That wouldn’t be an unprecedented situation – work stoppages resulted in seasons of similar duration in both 1981 and 1994. This would be different than both of those seasons, however.
Posted: April 3, 2020, 1:09 pm
Tampa Bay Rays GM Erik Neander phoned in to the Ronnie & TKras Show on Friday to share some updates on what he’s working on during the COVID19 pandemic. Neander spoke of the uncertainty of the moment but all while discussing how the Rays management team is keeping in touch with players during this time.
Posted: April 3, 2020, 7:00 am
Tom Brady has arrived in Tampa Bay, moving into Derek Jeter’s mansion Tom Brady had plenty of options when deciding where to live after signing with the Bucs. Tampa. St. Petersburg.
Posted: April 2, 2020, 6:31 pm
New Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady has arrived in Tampa and will be renting Derek Jeter’s 30,000-plus square foot mansion, according to the Tampa Bay Times. The sprawling waterfront property, located on Davis Islands, boasts seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms, a pair of three-car garages, and a boat dock. Jeter finished the home in 2011 but has been spending most of his time in South Florida since becoming part-owner and CEO of the Miami Marlins three years ago.
Posted: April 2, 2020, 3:59 pm
I’ve attended mote games than I can count, but one game that stuck out to me as particularly memorable was the game that Gerald ‘Ice’ Williams charged Pedro Martinez after getting hit on the hand by a fastball (Martinez then went on to take a no hitter into the ninth only to lose it on a bloop single by John Flaherty). My favorite game, though, had to be game 1 of the 2008 ALDS.
Posted: April 2, 2020, 3:00 pm
For Meadows, one day you’re in Port Charlotte for spring training then… “You see a lot of guys go home. Everything comes to a halt,” Meadows said. Spring training canceled, Opening Day delayed.
Posted: April 2, 2020, 12:36 am
Nick Green was the prototypical Rays player before the Rays became the Rays. You could say, he pioneered the Rays Way. A 32nd round draft pick in 1998 by the Atlanta Braves, Green was an organization solider who never garnered much attention as a prospect.
Posted: April 1, 2020, 4:48 pm
During the second game of the series, Thomas was hitting in the top of the 4th inning against Devil Rays hurler Dennis Springer when the catwalks in Tropicana Field would come into play for the very first time. With the count 1-0, Thomas launched a ball high into the domed canopy of Tropicana Field. Bear in mind, this was in the infancy of Tropicana Field, just the 5th Major League game ever being played at the stadium.
Posted: March 31, 2020, 8:12 pm
NEW YORK – Gerrit Cole, Mike Trout and other veteran major leaguers will receive $4,775 per day in advance pay for the first 60 days of the season during the stoppage caused by the new coronavirus, a total of $286,500. That’s just 2.5% percent of the $193,548 the New York Yankees pitcher and Los Angeles Angels outfielder were scheduled to earn each day during the 186-day season from their $36 million salaries, tied for the major league high this year.
Posted: March 31, 2020, 7:46 pm
Jose Guillen’s career in the Major Leagues began really, really badly. So badly in fact that from 1997 to 1999, he was twice as bad as the next qualifying player (-5.3 fWAR). However, he did make an insane throw that would make Ramon Laureano envious.
Posted: March 31, 2020, 2:49 pm
Right now sports fans have no games to watch, and Allie Krings has no fans to entertain. Krings, a 2013 Byron High School grad, was set to begin her second season as an in-game TV host for the Tampa Bay Rays. But Major League Baseball, like virtually all sports right now, have been postponed due to COVID-19.
Posted: March 31, 2020, 9:30 am
High school and youth officials are losing out on pay during sports stoppages.
Posted: March 30, 2020, 8:24 pm
Blake Snell Vs Hunter Pence Blake Snell representing the Rays, and he represented us well. Starting out the tournament, Snell went with the throwback Devil Rays jerseys, a clearly excellent choice. Snell’s semifinal matchup vs Pence started with a bit of controversy.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 3:04 am
Eric Karabell ESPN Senior Writer Close ESPN contributor on TV, radio, podcasts, blogs, Magazine Charter member of FSWA Hall of Fame Author of “The Best Philadelphia Sports Arguments” Follow on Twitter Spring is here and Eric Karabell misses baseball, so he is going to write about all 30 MLB teams over the next few months, covering myriad player values and his general thoughts for what he hopes will ultimately be a fruitful 2020 season.
Posted: March 27, 2020, 5:26 pm
How does the Tampa Bay Yankees sound? How about St. Pete Yankees? Or Miami Yankees?
Posted: March 27, 2020, 2:28 pm
The four-game tilt provided what may have been the most exciting/interesting baseball played by either team (the Devil Rays went 69-92) all season long: April 3 (Opening Day) In front of 43,830 members of Twins Territory, Brad Radke jogged to the mound to officially christen the new season. He rocked back into his distinctive windup and fired the first pitch to Gerald Williams—who promptly deposited it over the left field fence. The rest of the game went no better.
Posted: March 27, 2020, 12:00 pm
Cesar Hernandez, Cleveland Indians After seven years in Philadelphia, Hernandez has moved a few hundred miles west to become Cleveland’s second baseman. He should be an improvement upon what the Indians were getting out of Jason Kipnis over the past few years, though not by much. Durability might be where he provides the most help.
Posted: March 27, 2020, 11:24 am
In the movie, Morris promises his players that if they make the state playoffs, he will attend a major league tryout camp. It didn’t quite happen that way, but Morris did attend a Devil Rays tryout camp in San Angelo — although he wore his softball uniform, not jeans, as depicted in the movie. I’d love to see the reaction to some 35-year-old guy showing up in jeans …
Posted: March 27, 2020, 11:00 am