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Wil Myers Reportedly Heading to San Diego

Just two years after getting shipped out of Kansas City, Wil Myers is reportedly on the move again. This time, he’s going to San Diego in a fascinating three way trade that looks to create more questions than it answers. First, the most updated details, as we know them, via Mark Topkin. Hearing #Rays are […]
Via Fangraphs
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Rays' Grant Balfour honors his father during MLB Ambassador Tour

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Grant Balfour paid tribute to his father David, who has been battling cancer for four years, during the pitcher's trip to Australia for the MLB Ambassador Tour. Family, friends and fans gathered at the Blacktown International Sportspark, home of the Sydney Blue Sox, to join Balfour in honoring his father.
Via Fox Sports Florida
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rays Injury Update: Jake McGee will miss start of season following elbow surgery

The Tampa Bay Rays look to improve this winter on a team which won 77 games this past season. At 27th in the Major Leagues in runs scored, offense is the major area of concern. The Rays were solid on the mound, ranked 13th in ERA. On the injury front, left-handed reliever Jake McGee will miss the start of the season following elbow surgery. It's a key early season loss for the Rays...
Via Sports Injury Alert
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tampa's Wil Myers May Be Out Of AL East Soon

(Associated Press)Rumors are percolating that a three-team trade involving former Rookie Of The Year Wil Myers may be in the works. The latest scenario has Myers going to Seattle, pitching phenom Taijuan Walker going from the Mariners to the Padres and catching prospect Austin Hedges heading to the Rays. This would move Myers out of the ALEast and—seemingly—make the Rays an even...
Via FenwayNation
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wildly Speculating on a Wil Myers Trade

If you haven’t been on Twitter tonight, you’ve missed a series of pretty fascinating rumors. According to various reports — most easily summed up over at MLBTradeRumors — the Rays are working on a trade with the Padres that would send Wil Myers to San Diego. The likely return is not yet known, nor is […]
Via Fangraphs
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rays reliever Jake McGee undergoes left elbow surgery

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Tampa Bay Rays left-hander Jake McGee had arthroscopic surgery on his pitching elbow and will begin next season on the disabled list. The team said Tuesday the 28-year-old reliever had a "loose body" removed from his elbow last week and is doing well. A full recovery is expected, however the Rays will wait until spring training begins to establish a timetable...
Via Fox Sports Florida
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Top-Five Rays Prospects by Projected WAR

Earlier today, Kiley McDaniel published his consummately researched and demonstrably authoritative prospect list for the Tampa Bay Rays. What follows is a different exercise than that, one much smaller in scope and designed to identify not Tampa Bay’s top overall prospects but rather the rookie-eligible players in the Rays system who are most ready to […]
Via Fangraphs
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Padres, Rays talking Wil Myers trade

The San Diego Padres have made a significant splash this winter in acquiring Matt Kemp from the Dodgers, and they’ve sniffed around some other bats (Yasmany Tomas, Justin Upton, Pablo Sandova) as well. But San Diego’s latest potential venture in the trade market is one that I don’t think anyone saw coming – the team is reportedly discussing a blockbuster trade with the Tampa...
Via The Outside Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Hot wife of baseball player shows off slamming body playing wiffle ball

Jason Whitney Tampa Bay Rays designated hitter David DeJesus may strike out on the field a lot, but he certainly isn’t off the diamond. DeJesus’ wife, Kim DeJesus, posted an Instagram video of her hitting a few wiffle balls in what appears to be the couple’s kitchen. Kim also does a little booty dance in one of the clips. Enjoy:   Practicing my swing Sports-Kings - The...
Via Sports-Kings
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays David DeJesus’ Wife Plays Wiffle Ball In The Kitchen (Video)

Seems like the field has been replaced in the DeJesus household. Kim DeJesus has been practicing her swing. Check out her celebratory dance. Practicing my swing The post Tampa Bay Rays David DeJesus’ Wife Plays Wiffle Ball In The Kitchen (Video) appeared first on Geeks & Cleats.
Via Geeks and Cleats
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kim DeJesus Releases Scintillating Wiffle Ball Video

The world of WAGs has a load of high profile stars but one under-the-radar lady continues to entice. Kim DeJesus, wife of journeyman outfielder David DeJesus, is certainly a household name in the extreme WAG communities but not in the casual baseball circles. She is an Instagram beauty and released the most scintillating wiffle ball Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Hottest Wiffle Ball Video Kim DeJesus Has Ever Made

This embed is invalid" /> While most of you are going absolutely crazy over Amanda Dufner on Instagram, I’ll just be over here minding my business and admiring the IG work of Kim DeJesus, who continues to fly under the radar when it comes to hot and fun athlete wives. For example, take the above video that was uploaded this weekend. Kim could’ve just produced...
Via Busted Coverage
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Cash must balance old and new eras as Rays manager

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Kevin Cash must find balance while walking a fine line. That's clear after he was introduced as Rays manager to the Tampa Bay area Monday afternoon, a time of fresh potential and possibility. The old era, the one with Joe Maddon and Andrew Friedman and underdog teams rising to contend in the American League East, is over. Yet there will be an expectation that...
Via Fox Sports Florida
2 days ago  |  Discuss

No major moves from Rays during MLB Winter Meetings

Wheeling and dealing took place at Major League Baseball's Winter Meetings this week, but predictably, the Tampa Bay Rays have kept some distance from the hot-stove headlines. The team's biggest development happened Tuesday in St. Petersburg, where an agreement was announced between the franchise and mayor Rick Kriseman to allow the team to search for new stadium sites in Hillsborough...
Via Fox Sports Florida
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Indians Bullpen Coach Kevin Cash Hired As Tampa Bay Rays Manager

This embed is invalid" /> ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Kevin Cash is the new manager of the Tampa Bay Rays. The team announced the former Cleveland Indians bullpen coach as Joe Maddon’s replacement on Friday, selecting him over ex-Seattle Mariners manager and current Kansas City Royals bench coach Don Wakamatsu. Cash, who turns 37 on Saturday, has no...
Via NESN.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Cash named Rays manager

The Tampa Bay Rays finally have named Joe Maddon’s replacement as manager – Indians bullpen coach Kevin Cash. Please welcome #Rays Manager Kevin Cash! Cash becomes the fifth skipper in club history. pic.twitter.com/NT1BLMQEAK — Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) December 5, 2014 Cash turns 37 on Saturday, and is a two-time World Champion with the Red Sox and Yankees. He grew...
Via The Outside Corner
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Tampa Bay Rays Hire Kevin Cash as New Manager

The extensive process to replace Joe Maddon has reportedly come to a conclusion for the Tampa Bay Rays. ESPN is reporting that the team has hired former MLB catcher Kevin Cash to be their new manager.  At just 37 years old and without a ton of coaching experience, Cash is an interesting option here. He served as the Cleveland Indians bench coach last season after taking on a role...
Via Sportsnaut
12 days ago  |  Discuss

What To Make Of Tampa Bay’s Crowded Outfield

We’ve reached the month of December, and the Tampa Bay Rays overpopulated outfield has not yet been trifled with. Contracts have been tendered to the two arbitration-eligible outfielders on the roster, Matt Joyce and Desmond Jennings, but rookie GM Matt Silverman has an abundance of critical decisions left to make. It still appears very likely that at least some shifting will occur...
Via Baseball Essential
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Zobrist wears wrong helmet during at-bat vs Japan (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.Tampa Bay Rays switch-hitting infielder Ben Zobrist started his sixth inning at-bat with a lefty helmet while batting from the right side in Sunday's game for the MLB All-Stars in Japan.Zobrist reached a 2-1 count when teammate Evan Longoria hooked him up with the appropriate right-handed helmet. Everyone involved, including Japan's...
Via Holdout Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Evan Longoria watched fiancee Jaime Edmondson deliver couple’s son via FaceTime

Evan Longoria is among the contingent of MLB players currently in Japan to take part in a five-game “All-Star Series.” Somewhat complicating matters as he embarked on his trip was that the Tampa Bay Rays third baseman and his fiancée, Jaime Edmondson were expecting the couple’s second child, with a due date set for Nov....Read More The post Evan Longoria watched fiancee Jaime...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Maddon on leaving Rays: 'I hope they don't feel betrayed'

Joe Maddon is an opportunist. Maddon exercised an opt-out clause in his contract over the weekend, meaning he will not manage the Tampa Bay Rays in 2015. According to Maddon, the opportunity to become a managerial free agent was one he couldn’t pass up, though he’s leaving the Rays on amicable terms. “I just hope they will understand that this was a unique opportunity for me...
Via NESN.com
October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Agent: Joe Maddon prepared to sit out season if need be

Free-agent manager Joe Maddon doesn't have many viable options if he wants to manage a ballclub in the 2015 season. Three teams (Houston Astros, Texas Rangers and Arizona Diamondbacks) have already hired managers, and that really only leaves him with a few choices. The Minnesota Twins are the only club with an actual job opening, but that would be a downgrade from his previous...
Via The Sports Daily
October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Joe Maddon wants a very hefty salary

As our own Pete Schwichtenberg reported Friday night, Joe Maddon has left the Tampa Bay Rays, and we now have a little more insight as to why. Maddon opted out of his contract for 2015, and it appears that he wants a long-term deal to begin as soon as possible. Joel Sherman of the New York Post has reported that Maddon wants a five-year, $25-million contract, an amount the Rays...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon opts out of contract with Rays

In a shocking move, it appears the Tampa Bay Rays will need to search for a new manager. Joe Maddon has exercised the opt-out clause in his contract and has left the team, effective immediately. “Joe Maddon has exercised an opt-out in his current contract, a contract which was not scheduled to expire until after the 2015 season,” principal owner Stuart Sternberg said in a statement...
Via Sports-Glory
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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