The New What Next: The Remix Edition (Rays 3/21/13 Starting Lineup Included)

Update: Due to last nights rain out, we re-purposed this piece, adapting it for today’s game against the Blue Jays. The Rays reasserted themselves Tuesday, handing Doug Fister and the Tigers an 11-5 loss thanks in part to a fourth inning Luke Scott grand slam, and a two-run, sixth inning, Shelley Duncan blast. Tampa Bay’s …

The New What Next: Rays vs Tigers, WBC Concerns, and Potential Roster Moves

The Rays head to Lakeland take on the Detroit Tigers today following back-to-back losses to the Red Sox and an off-day.  Super utility player Ben Zobrist is back in the thick of things thanks to the elimination of Team USA from the WBC. Luke Scott will get another chance to show off his outfield wares, …

The New What Next: Rays Drop the First of Two, Aceves Is Still An Idiot, Roster Moves, and More (3/17/13 Starting Lineup Included)

The Rays dropped the first of a two game set to the Red Sox by a score of 9-2. It was an ugly game, both offensively and defensively, but the Rays have a chance to rectify things today with Alex Cobb on the mound. The Sox will counter with Jon Lester. If the the old …

The New What Next: Moore Improves, Vogt Goes Yard, and the Rays Travel to Ft. Myers to Take On the Sox

The Rays walked away from their 10-inning matchup against the Phillies yesterday, with a 3-1 win thanks to a Stephen Vogt two-run walkoff homer. Vogt, who ended the day 1-2 at the plate, took a high meatball over the plate to deep right, driving in Rich Thompson who was pinch running for Cole Figueroa. Matt Moore …

The New What Next: Looking Backward While Moving Forward, Wil Myers, and Lids to the Left (3/15/13 Starting Lineup Included)

The Rays put the brakes on their three-game losing skid with a 4-3 win over the Orioles on Thursday. Tampa Bay caught a break, scoring the winning run when Baltimore catcher Luis Exposito was called for using his mask to pick up the ball. That ninth-inning call allowed Wil Myers to score after he doubled and …