Rays

Tampa Bay Rays on the right track to winning division crown

Since joining the league in 1998, the Tampa Bay Rays have been crowned division titles only twice. Constantly owning one of the lowest payrolls in MLB and sharing a division with the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees have contributed to this drought.  However, with a strong young core, …

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The Tampa Bay Rays’ Franchise Turns 25 During Camp

On March 9, 1995, Tampa Bay was granted approval with an ownership group led by Vince Naimoli to establish a Major League Baseball team in the area. Then, in 1998 the Tampa Bay Devil Rays played their first Major League Baseball season. In the first decade, the Devil Rays experienced …

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Rays quiet until the 7th, but end game in a tie

It was 65 degrees at CoolToday Park in North Port, Fl, when the Atlanta Braves hosted the split-squad Tampa Bay Rays. These two organizations coexist nearly 15 miles from each other, but both were anxious for a victory Saturday afternoon. Strong pitching display Mike Foltynewics took the mound for the …

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Twins rally to walk it off against Rays

The Minnesota Twins didn’t have a lead the entire game Friday afternoon against the Tampa Bay Rays, but that didn’t stop them from winning in dramatic fashion in the bottom of the ninth. Losing 3-2 and down to the last out of the game, Matt Wallner crushed a three-run walk-off …

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Kevin Cash’s Spring Training Round-up

Kevin Cash took the Tampa Bay Rays back into the post-season last year. Prior to the 2019 World Series bid, the Rays had not been in the playoffs since 2013. Now coming into an entirely new season, Cash is excited for what he has seen from certain players all throughout …

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Kevin Cash & Derek Shelton: a new rivalry

On Thursday, March 4, two former colleagues faced off against each other for the first time both as managers. Tampa Bay Rays skipper Kevin Cash went up against the Pittsburgh Pirates manager Derek Shelton, who was formerly the hitting coach for the Rays until his 2016 departure. Former boss turned …

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