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Tampa Bay Rays: Why Are They Exceeding Expectations?

For the Tampa Bay Rays, 2017 was expected to be a rebuilding year. Playoffs were nothing more than a pipe dream during Spring Training. Winning the American League East was something nobody outside the Rays clubhouse thought or even talked about. Yet here the Rays are, beginning the post All-Star break schedule with another victory […]

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Tampa Bay Rays: Jacob Faria Dazzles In MLB Debut

Riding a season-high four game losing skid, the Tampa Bay Rays needed something big to snap out of this funk. Enter Jacob Faria. The 23-year old righty was brought up from Triple-A Durham to start in place of the injured Matt Andriese, and he dazzled in a 3-1 win over the Chicago White Sox. Faria, […]

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Tampa Bay Rays: What’s Wrong With Kevin Kiermaier?

The Tampa Bay Rays took a leap of faith this past offseason, rewarding centerfielder Kevin Kiermaier with a long-term contract. One that until then was only reserved for third basemen, Evan Longoria. It was intended to be a smart investment by both parties. Two gold gloves and a platinum glove in his first few big […]

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Tampa Bay Rays: 3 Players To Watch In Spring Training

The Tampa Bay Rays enter the 2017 season with a mix of veterans and new faces. For them, the focus is on improving upon a dreadful 2016 season. Competing with big spenders like the Boston Red Sox means a division win might not be in the cards. That shouldn’t be their main focus though. Spring […]

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Tampa Bay Rays: 3 Players In Need Of A Bounceback Year

For the Tampa Bay Rays, 2016 was a season to forget. Plagued by injuries and inconsistent play throughout the lineup, their 68-94 finish was reminiscent of the old ‘Devil Rays’ days. The last place finish in the already difficult American League East was so far back (16 games to be exact) of the fourth-place New […]

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Tampa Bay Rays: 2017 Projected Lineup

After struggling through years of hurt as the Tampa Bay Devil Rays between 1998 and 2007, Tampa Bay became simply the ‘Rays’ prior to the 2008 season, adopting the Tampa Bay Rays montra and their fortunes looked up ever since. 2016, however, brought the organization back to earth, finishing with their worst record since that […]

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Tampa Bay Rays: 2017 Projected Rotation

Despite trading away Matt Moore at last year’s deadline and Drew Smyly during the offseason, pitching continues to be the strength of the Tampa Bay Rays. It’s what the team has built themselves around since the days of David Price and James Shields, and it’s what they will continue to build themselves around in the […]