The Rays will open their 2021 regular season with a six-game road trip. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.
Posted: July 9, 2020, 8:03 pm
With regard to the AL East, Miami plays six games against the Rays (three home, three road), two home games and two road games against both the Baltimore Orioles and Toronto Blue Jays, three road games against the Boston Red Sox (May 28-30) and three home games against the New York Yankees (July 30-Aug. No homestand is longer than two series or seven games and three road trips feature three teams, two of which are 10 games in 11 days and a third eight games in eight days.
Posted: July 9, 2020, 5:32 pm
A look at what happened on July 9 in sports history, including New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter collecting his 3,000th career hit with a 400-foot homer at Yankee Stadium.
Posted: July 9, 2020, 12:00 pm
It’s probably prudent to think sometime toward the end of August would be the earliest we could have fans, but I don’t really know,” he said. It’s a week-to-week sort of judgement. Given a stadium capacity of around 30,000 by opening the upper deck, the Rays could fit in more fans under social distancing guidelines, but Sternberg said they are more likely to start with the smaller number in the lower deck.
Posted: July 9, 2020, 3:35 am
WFLA) – In their first full week of summer camp workouts, the Tampa Bay Rays threw their first simulated game, with four pitchers being used over the 9 inning span. Although unlike a normal game there were no outfielders and pitching coach Kyle Snyder was calling balls and strikes, but it was the closest thing to a baseball game as we’ve seen at Tropicana Field since the 2019 postseason.
Posted: July 8, 2020, 10:09 pm
As Major League Baseball cautiously tiptoes closer toward beginning its delayed 2020 season, several teams welcomed back players who might have been exposed to the coronavirus and the San Francisco Giants resumed workouts Wednesday after finally receiving the results of COVID-19 tests administered over the weekend. The San Diego Padres, however, revealed newly acquired infielder Jorge Mateo’s intake test for coronavirus came back positive and he’s experienced symptoms.
Posted: July 8, 2020, 6:38 pm
Rays News Summer camp is underway, and let’s face it — this is not like anything any of us have ever experienced. There is baseball happening — or at least baseball practice happening. We get glimpses of familiar faces (even if masked) in familiar baseball positions.
Posted: July 8, 2020, 1:00 pm
WFLA) – The Tampa Bay Rays have their eyes on the prize this season. The team has been built to win and, despite the hurdles already dotting the journey to the World Series, the Rays are prepared to dodge them. They have depth in every position group and, if you doubted their depth on the mound, you should listen to Joey Wendle’s thoughts on the Rays pitching staff.
Posted: July 7, 2020, 8:23 pm
WFLA) – Despite the rumors and the speculations swirling around his absence from the field, the Rays pitcher, Chaz Roe, confirmed he missed the start of “Spring Training 2.0” because of a blister on his throwing hand. I had a blister on my finger that got infected,” he said in a Zoom call on Tuesday morning. I don’t care what people speculate.
Posted: July 7, 2020, 8:22 pm
Major League Baseball rolled out its full schedule for the shortened 2020 season Monday. Which teams benefit the most (and the least) from their 60-game slates?
Posted: July 7, 2020, 4:40 pm
Until then, each team has announced 60-man player pools from which to draw during what amounts to Spring Training 2.0. That number will be whittled down to 30 by Opening Day, though teams can keep an additional ration of players from that 60-man pool as a sort of taxi squad for the remainder of the season, since there will be no minor leagues from which to bring up players due to injury, etc. Most teams haven’t completed their entire 60-man player pool, and more moves can happen throughout the s…
Posted: July 7, 2020, 2:54 pm
MLB rolled out the full MLB schedule last night, revealing the Rays schedule to be a formidable challenge this season. The Rays will face each AL East opponent for 10 games, although not equally split home and away, with the other 20 games divided amongst the NL East. Here are some thoughts: The Rays will travel more miles than any other baseball team in the AL East, NL East, AL Central, or NL Central divisions, for a total of 10,939 miles.
Posted: July 7, 2020, 2:14 pm
It’s almost guaranteed that the season ends with some funky numbers, given the sample size, so let’s take a look at some potential funky 2020 stats through our Rays lens. Slash Line Fun This is the spot where there is the highest chance of “history. It’s where Gwynn almost made us debate what entails a season, and it’s where we could see some of the craziest numbers in 2020.
Posted: July 7, 2020, 1:00 pm
David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer Close Senior writer of SweetSpot baseball blog Former deputy editor of Page 2 Been with ESPN.com since 1995 Follow on Twitter The Tampa Bay Rays are going to win the 2020 World Series. Honestly, it seems a little silly to be making predictions in this most unpredictable of seasons for Major League Baseball, but assuming we do play ball and get through 60 games and the playoffs without cancellation, the Rays will be the last team standing.
Posted: July 7, 2020, 11:00 am
Major League Baseball has released an updated 60-game 2020 MLB schedule. Major League Baseball has released 2020 regular-season schedules for all 30 major league clubs, following the abbreviated 60-game format that MLB first announced on June 23. Opening Day will begin Thursday, July 23.
Posted: July 6, 2020, 10:50 pm
The 27-year-old Snell made headlines in May when he said he opposed the idea of players taking further pay reductions to start the season during a pandemic – that it was not worth the health risk. … With all the precautions MLB’s taking, it makes it easy to play. Snell is looking to bounce back after he was hampered by injuries last year.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 8:12 pm