Before the Rays' decision to DFA 1B/DH C.J. Cron stole the headlines, we planned to write more about the five prospects added to their 40-man roster by Tuesday's deadline to be protected from the Rule 5 draft: LHP Kyle Bird, LHP Brock Burke, RHP Ian Gibaut, OF Joe McCarthy, OF Jesus Sanchez."We're excited about this group of additions," senior VP Chaim Bloom said. "we … [Read more...] about Who are the guys Rays added to their roster?
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Former Rays pitching coach Jim Hickey has left the Cubs after one season for what the team said were "personal reasons."The Cubs made the announcement Tuesday afternoon with a statement from baseball operations chief Theo Epstein:"Jim Hickey notified us yesterday of his decision to step down as pitching coach and leave the organization for personal reasons. We thank Jim for his … [Read more...] about Former Rays pitching coach Jim Hickey leaves Cubs for personal reasons
Model/actress Kate Upton had plenty to say in 2016 when then fiance Justin Verlander missed out on winning the AL Cy Young award due in part to the votes of the two Tampa Bay writers, posting an extraordinarily profane, and extremely memorable, tweet.RELATED: The Kate Upton-Tampa Bay-Cy Young connectionSo when Verlander, how her husband, finished runner-up again Wednesday, to … [Read more...] about That Kate Upton tweet you’ve been waiting for on Blake Snell winning AL Cy Young award
LOS ANGELES — Despite all the good David Price had done in his stellar career that started with the Rays, the rap was that he couldn't win the big one.Sunday, he won the biggest game of all.Price pitched seven-plus sterling innings to lead the Red Sox to the World Series championship with a 5-1 Game 5 win that eliminated the Dodgers."It's very special. To see all these … [Read more...] about World Series: David Price pitches Red Sox to series-clinching 5-1 win over Dodgers
LOS ANGELES — My premise going into the World Series was to write how understandably hard it would be for Rays fans to root for Nathan Eovaldi.Even though they knew he was likely to be traded since he was a free agent after the season and that dealing him in July wouldn't impact whatever slim chances the Rays had to re-sign him. His medical history made him somewhat of a … [Read more...] about Nathan Eovaldi’s Game 3 World Series performance: The stuff of legends