Tagged: ‘Tampa Bay Rays’

Tampa Bay Rays are a trade away from the post-season
June 25th, 2017 at 9:52 PM
***PHOTO1*** A few weeks ago, it seemed as though the Tampa Bay Rays would be sellers as the trade deadline approached. After injuries to several key players, Tampa's playoff hopes seemed to be slipping away and the team was struggling to break their .500 record. As the month of June passed,...

The Baltimore Orioles tied an MLB record they can’t be proud of
June 24th, 2017 at 10:13 AM
***PHOTO1*** Another rough night for Jimenez extends the misery of the Orioles. Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports In mid-May, the Baltimore Orioles were 10 games over .500 and one of the clear surprises in baseball. Even entering June 8th, they were five games over .500, right in the thick of the...

Players who need to turn around their season to save their teams
June 23rd, 2017 at 1:23 PM
***PHOTO1*** There is an unprecedented amount of parity around the MLB this year, with four divisional races that look primed to go the distance and a wild card scene that is wide open on both sides of the league gates.  To that extent, there are a handful of key contributors...

Tampa Bay Rays: grading the Trevor Plouffe trade
June 19th, 2017 at 4:25 PM
***PHOTO1*** After being optioned by the Oakland Athletics, veteran third baseman Trevor Plouffe was traded to the Tampa Bay Rays for either a player to be named later, or cash. For Oakland, Plouffe's departure seemed inevitable. He has struggled so far this season, and the team likely wants to see what...

Tampa Bay Rays: Alex Cobb trade rumors
June 19th, 2017 at 4:10 PM
***PHOTO1*** Every year around this time, it seems the Rays are sellers. It has become a tradition for the team to trade away veterans with expiring contracts for a heap of young talent. This makes sense for a small-market team with a low budget; trading away players expected to receive a...