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With a solid core, Rays plan just a few ‘tweaks’ in offseason

With a solid core, Rays plan just a few ‘tweaks’ in offseason

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.”
Published: 10/01/14
Run production high among Rays' biggest issues this offseason

Run production high among Rays' biggest issues this 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.
Published: 09/29/14
Updated: 09/30/14

Contract status for Rays players

Every player on the Rays roster is under contract or under team control for next season. Here is the breakdown:
Published: 09/30/14
Rays Notes: Zobrist hopes to return in 2015

Rays Notes: Zobrist hopes to return in 2015

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.
Published: 09/29/14
Maddon eager to extend contract with Rays

Maddon eager to extend contract with Rays

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.
Published: 09/29/14
Rays’ fitting loss in finale caps ‘awkward’ season

Rays’ fitting loss in finale caps ‘awkward’ season

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.
Published: 09/29/14
Rays notebook: Shutout puts pitching staff in select company

Rays notebook: Shutout puts pitching staff in select company

CLEVELAND — RHP Alex Colome helped the Rays place their name again in the record books.
Published: 09/28/14
Maddon says coaching changes unlikely

Maddon says coaching changes unlikely

CLEVELAND — Rays coaches are under contract through next season, so unless bench coach Dave Martinez receives a chance to manage another club this offseason, Joe Maddon said he expects his staff to return next year....
Published: 09/27/14
Rays Beat: Season of promise goes awry

Rays Beat: Season of promise goes awry

CLEVELAND — It was on the night of Aug. 15 when Alex Cobb, Brad Boxberger and Joel Peralta combined to shut out the Yankees in a victory that finally pushed their record to .500 when the 2014 season really got away from the Rays....
Published: 09/28/14
Hillsborough prepares effort to woo Rays across bay

Hillsborough prepares effort to woo Rays across bay

Hillsborough County officials will begin laying the groundwork next week for discussions with the Tampa Bay Rays about a possible new stadium.
Published: 09/27/14