Category: Tampa Bay Rays

Ron Washington Doesn’t Feel Bad About the Way Monday’s Game Against Tampa Bay Ended

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Monday's game between the Texas Rangers and Tampa Bay Rays ended with one of the worst called third strikes imaginable, sealing the game for the Rangers. Joe Nathan picked up his 300th career save as a result, and Rays manager Joe Maddon let anyone who would listen know how he ...

Joe Maddon Thinks Evan Longoria Is In Great Shape Coming Off Hamstring Surgery, Sees A ‘Bright Future’ For Wil Myers

Monday, February 18th, 2013

The Tampa Bay Rays had quite the offseason. Executive vice president Andrew Friedman made some changes on the mound by trading James Shields and Wade Davis to the Kansas City Royals. These two front-line pitchers anchored the Rays starting pitching staff. In return Tampa acquired a few highly regarded prospects ...

Healthy James Shields Wants To Bring A Winning Culture To Kansas City

Monday, December 17th, 2012

Last week on SRI, we explored the blockbuster trade made by Royals GM Dayton Moore. Kansas City acquired an innings-eater in James Shields and a young Wade Davis. These two front-line pitchers anchored the Tampa Bay's starting pitching staff and should bring some stability to an organization that has lacked pitching ...

Royals GM Dayton Moore Says He Needed to Make This Blockbuster Trade to Create a Winning Culture in Kansas City

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

For the last few years the Kansas City Royals have been stockpiling young players either through the draft or in trades. Despite all the talent on the roster Kansas City still hasn't made any real progress and they haven't finished with a record above .500 since 2003. In large part, ...

David Price On His First Cy Young Award: “It still hasn’t set in yet”

Friday, November 16th, 2012

Rays pitcher David Price showed everyone around Major League Baseball early in his career that he was going to be a force on the mound for years to come. He didn't need a Cy Young Award to validate his place amongst the top pitchers in the game today, but now ...

Joe Maddon Blasts Bobby Valentine and Red Sox for Recent Brawl: “They must have a little program up there. It was contrived.”

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

Luke Scott evidently didn't realize that when he called Fenway a "dump", back in April, he would instantly become public enemy No.1 the next time he and his Tampa Bay Rays came to Boston. Scott found out the hard way over the weekend.  Scott was hit by Franklin Morales ...

Joe Maddon: “Our players do expect to go to the World Series and win it this year”

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

Even though they play in the same division with perennial powers Boston and New York, the Tampa Bay Rays have everything in place to make a serious run at a World Series. From the top on down, the Rays are an organization that a number of small market teams should ...

David Price: “I feel like this might be the best Rays team that I have ever been on”

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

Thanks to a great late season run and a tremendous pitching staff, the Tampa Bay Rays snuck into the playoffs last year only to have that ride come to an end at the hands of the Texas Rangers. However, the future is bright in Tampa Bay. Despite playing in the ...

Jose Bautista on Blue Jays 2012 Season: “With the combination of our pitching and offense and new bullpen, everybody is really excited.”

Monday, February 20th, 2012

Jose Bautista had his coming out party in 2010, smashing 54 home runs and driving in 124 runs. Last season many baseball officials were wondering if Bautista could duplicate his 2010 success and not just be a one-year wonder. The Blue Jays right fielder sure put all the doubters to ...

Johnny Damon on the Red Sox drama: “They just had a bad September. We were happy because of their demise.”

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Johnny Damon enjoyed the magic carpet ride that was the Tampa Bay Rays improbable run to the postseason in September, when he played an integral role in propeling the Rays all the way back from a nine-game deficit in the final month of the 2011 season. It's as if Damon is a good ...