TAMPA — Hillsborough County is officially in the hunt for major league baseball.
You can argue that using public money to build a baseball stadium in downtown Tampa is financial folly. Even if, to quote the late Bucs owner Malcolm Glazer, the Rays were willing to pay “about half” the cost of a new yard, we'd still be ...
ST. PETERSBURG — Baseball's postseason began Tuesday. No Rays. A “weird, awkward” season is how Rays manager Joe Maddon described it as he and Rays GM Andrew Friedman met media for a postmortem at Tropicana Field. ...
In the Rays' 2014 postmortem news conference, GM Andrew Friedman said the team just didn't score enough runs. That, he said, “will, obviously, be a very large focal point of our offseason.”
The Rays expect to compete for a division title and they expect to do it with largely the same group that finished a disappointing fourth in the AL East with the team's first losing season since 2007.
Every player on the Rays roster is under contract or under team control for next season. Here is the breakdown:
The Rays hold a $7.5 million option with a $500,000 buyout for 2015 on Ben Zobrist, who hopes to be back next season.
With 2014 officially in the books, Rays manager Joe Maddon is entering the final year of his contract. He said before Sunday’s game that he would like to manage for 10 more seasons and that he would like to manage the Rays beyond this contract.
The Rays’ disappointing 2014 came to an underwhelming close Sunday at Progressive Field with a 7-2 loss to the Indians. All that remained was to debate whether it was an “awkward” or “disappointing” campaign.
CLEVELAND — RHP Alex Colome helped the Rays place their name again in the record books.