The Rays began spring training Monday at Charlotte Sports Park confident about what lies ahead in 2015.
It wasn’t too long ago that Alex Cobb had doubts. Now, Hall of Fame baseball writer Peter Gammons wrote this offseason that Cobb is the only “legitimate No. 1 starter in the (American League) East” until Masahiro Tanaka of the Yankees is fully healthy.
The offseason is over. Pitchers will be pitching and catchers will be catching this morning when the Rays officially open camp at Charlotte Sports Park with the first workout of the spring.
PORT CHARLOTTE — They are close friends, Matt Silverman and Andrew Friedman, always bouncing ideas off each other during their years together in the Rays’ front office, always seeking and valuing each other’s opinion....
PORT CHARLOTTE — Much will be said this spring about baseball’s attempt to speed up the pace of games. Marlins pitcher Mat Latos already weighed in: “Terrible. You rush a hamburger, it’s not going to be completely done....
It's business as usual this spring for Rays OF David DeJesus even though he could be playing for another team on Opening Day.
The Rays bandwagon can’t give away tickets. All the people who hopped on have hopped off. The predictions are dire. The team sees it as an opportunity, writes columnist Martin Fennelly.
The event, which runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., will include several family-friendly activities involving players, coaches and other baseball celebrities.
The offseason is over for the Rays. Finally. It was long, it was busy, and it came to an end Friday when Matt Silverman and Kevin Cash sat down for the first spring training news conference.
MESA, Ariz. – Joe Maddon is already putting his imprint on the Chicago Cubs, from what they hear to how they wear their hair.