Looking Backward While Moving Forward: Rays trounce Padres for the second day straight, 15-1

Batting practice ended at 5:20 Tuesday afternoon, however, no one informed the Rays, who punished Edwin Jackson and the Padres for 16 hits (10 XBH, 5 HR).

Rays 8/15/16 starting lineup, LoMo activated from DL, Baseball Forever Night at the Trop, etc

Rays 8/15/16 Starting Lineup

Forsythe 2B
Kiermaier CF
Longoria 3B
Miller 1B
Duffy SS
Morrison DH
Franklin RF
Dickerson LF
Wilson C
Smyly LHP

The New What Next: Rays vs Padres — an interleague series preview

The Tampa Bay Rays return home from a 2-4 road trip to start a three-game, interleague series against Wil Myers and the San Diego Padres.

Strikeout Percentage — the One Valid Statistic You Should Consider At the Moment; Cobb to Undergo Tommy John’s Surgery

Here we are, a month plus into the season, and the everyday players in the Tampa Bay Rays lineup have racked up anywhere between 55 and 115 at-bats. While it is easy to look at a particular player’s batting average and conclude that he is performing at a certain level, be that good or bad, only one statistic offers a valid measurement at this point in the season — strikeout percentage, or K%.

Hot-Stove: Wil Myers, Ryan Hanigan Headed to San Diego in Three-Team Trade

The Rays — unexpectedly — just completed a three team trade of Wil Myers and Ryan Hanigan with the San Diego Padres and Washington Nationals. The deal is pending physicals of all the players involved, and final confirmation from the Rays.