2013 MLB Preview: How the Tampa Bay Rays hitting stacks up

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As we reach the first day of what promises to be yet another exciting MLB season, the Tampa Bay Rays are targeting an AL East title. But as you look down their batting lineup, how does it compare to the […]

How will Luke Scott’s injury affect the Tampa Bay Rays?

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Having been scheduled to take to the field in the Tampa Bay Rays‘ Opening Day clash against the Baltimore Orioles, Luke Scott has fallen foul of an injury that may sideline him until the middle of May. His calf strain will see […]

Is Tampa Bay Rays’ Matt Joyce An Everyday Hitter?

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The Tampa Bay Rays head into this season with a few worries on their plate after an up-and-down Spring Training, including the top of the lineup. As it currently stands, Matt Joyce is due to bat second in the lineup. Joyce’s […]

Evan Longoria to Bounce Back in 2013

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In 2009, Evan Longoria followed up his Rookie of the Year season with a memorable 33 HRs that led to a Silver Slugger award, and was well on his way to becoming the biggest name in baseball. Well, after missing […]

Where are the Tampa Bay Rays One Month in?

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With a respectable off-season, a perceived weaker division, and a fully fit Evan Longoria, the Rays will once again look to begin the season in a strong manner, similar to that of 2012, and they can expect certain elements to fall into place […]

How will Matt Moore fare in 2013?

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Many young pitchers are granted their MLB debut late in the season, and for Matt Moore it was no different, yet the Tampa Bay Rays prospect started his second game in the 2011 ALDS against the Texas Rangers, allowing only two […]

Tampa Bay Rays: Will Yunel Escobar prove to be weak link?

Tampa Bay Rays Yunel Escobar

As the saying goes, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and when it comes to statistics, that rings true 100 percent of the time. Well, Yunel Escobar‘s numbers tell me that this season — in which the Tampa […]

What can we expect from Ben Zobrist in 2013?

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With seven years big league experience, Ben Zobrist is no stranger to expectation, but after four seasons of above average play at second base for the Tampa Bay Rays, is it time to expect great things? Averaging 89 runs from 540 ABs […]

When Can We Expect Tampa Bay Rays to Call Up Chris Archer?

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After dealing James Shields to the Kansas City Royals in a move much applauded around the league, the Tampa Bay Rays knew a fifth spot would open up on their roster, and one of the early favorites to take it was […]

5 Reasons Why Tampa Bay Rays Will Win the AL East

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Jeff Niemann, Roberto Hernandez Fight to be Tampa Bay Rays’ Fifth Starter

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Last week, the Tampa Bay Rays sent Chris Archer town to Triple-A affiliate Durham, and while the prospect excelled in Spring Training, the competition to decide who will be the fifth starter in the Rays’ rotation is now down to two. Jeff Niemann and Roberto Hernandez (the […]