Looking Backward While Moving Forward: Rays Fall 5-0 in Series Finale

Just when you think you’ve got baseball figured out, it humbles you and beats you up.
– Orestes Destrade

Looking Backward While Moving Forward: Alex Cobb Excellent in Rays’ 5-1 Win

If you’re keeping track, that’s the 11th win in 12 games and the 29th in 41. Tampa Bay is now one game under .500 at 53-54 — they were 18 under on June 10. The Orioles won in 12 innings, so the Rays remain 7.0 games back in AL East. Tampa Bay has seven games left against Baltimore. The question du jour: Is that the “magic” Price number?

Looking Backward While Moving Forward: Odorizzi Leads the Rays to A 2-1 Victory

Call me neurotic, but every time Tampa Bay loses a game I slip into worry mode, with my biggest fear being the Rays are going to regress back into the team with inconsistent performance on the field. And though that may not be the best way to enjoy the team I love, it’s been my uncomfortable approach to the Rays …

Rays 7/28/14 Starting Lineup, Etc

Rays 7/28/14 Starting Lineup Jennings CF Zobrist LF Joyce DH Longoria 3B Loney 1B Forsythe 2B Escobar SS Molina C Kiermaier RF Odorizzi RHP Noteworthiness As we mentioned earlier, the Rays designated Erik Bedard for assignment in order to clear roster space for right-hander Joel Peralta, who has been reactivated from the disabled list, the …

The New What Next: Enter the Brewers — A Series Preview of Sorts

Despite the loss Sunday’s series finale, the Tampa Bay Rays are still in a favorable position — relatively speaking, of course — as they ready themselves for a three-game set against the visiting Milwaukee Brewers. As the trade deadline looms, this will be an important series, as it relates to the future of Ben Zobrist and David Price with the Rays this season.