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Rays President Matt Silverman “This club is on the verge of doing something nobody thought could be possible”

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

This offseason the Tampa Bay Rays lost some key pieces from their team in 2010 and then during the season it was a bumpy road at times. Through the retirement of Manny Ramirez, the injuries, and the trade rumors, the Rays never gave up and never gave in. They had ...

Joe Maddon: “I’m just so proud of this group and how we have fought back into this thing.”

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

At the out set of September, the Red Sox owned a record of 83-51 and a slim lead over the New York Yankees for first place in the American League East. A playoff berth seemed all but locked up. Since then, Boston has not only faded from contention in terms ...

Johnny Damon: “We feel like we still have a good enough team to win. We’ve got to win those close games.”

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

Johnny Damon had big aspirations this season when he returned to his native Florida and signed with the Tampa Bay  Rays to hopefully inject some veteran leadership to the young Rays young organization. Damon was part of the crew that he labeled as “idiots” that helped erase the curse ...

Matt Joyce Is Finally Getting His Chance and Making the Most of It

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Sometimes going through adversity can cause a team to crumble or sometimes it can bring them closer together. The latter has been the case for the Tampa Bay Rays. Despite losing Carl Crawford, Carlos Pena, and much of their bullpen in the offseason and then seeing Manny Ramirez retire abruptly, ...

Joe Maddon and the Rays Look to Overcome the Letdown of Manny Ramirez Retiring

Friday, April 15th, 2011

Before the Tampa Bay Rays could even get to May, they were dealt a huge blow to their playoff chances. While he started off slow and wasn’t performing very well, the Rays went out this offseason and brought Manny Ramirez to Tampa for a reason. They did it because they ...

Nomar Garciaparra on Manny Ramirez Retiring: “Baseball lost one of the best right handed hitters”

Monday, April 11th, 2011

I’m not part of the Baseball Writers of America, but Manny Ramirez is not a Hall-of-Famer. There’s no question he has a resume that screams Hall-of-Famer. He is a member of the 500 home run club, he is a two-time World Series champion, he is a World Series MVP, he ...

Johnny Damon “You know I definitely miss the American League East. I just feel like this is where I belong.”

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

Johnny Damon is finally returning home as he was the newest addition to the 2011 Tampa Rays along with Manny Ramirez. The irony of it all is that Damon and Ramirez were part of a "Big Three" in Red Sox baseball history along with David Ortiz that helped lead Boston ...

Joe Maddon “For all different reasons I’m really excited about this year.”

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

The Tampa Rays have always been considered to be the "Cinderella" team of baseball due to their existence of being in a small market competing in the heavy weight division that is the American League East. Although Tampa has out-dueled the likes of historic franchises such as the New York ...

Tampa Bay Rays’ Evan Longoria Provides Needed Leadership

Monday, January 17th, 2011

In just three years, Tampa Bay Rays’ Evan Longoria has established himself as one of the elite third basemen in the Major Leagues.  In his rookie season, on his way to winning Rookie of the Year, he slugged 27 home runs with a decent average and good production in other offensive ...

Texas Rangers Embrace Underdog Role

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

The Texas Rangers seem to be the forgotten team in this year's Major League Baseball playoffs and it doesn't sound like they necessarily have a problem with it. Their other foes in the American League are certainly getting more hype. The Twins have the best record since the All-Star break and ...