Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Tampa Bay Rays

Rays VP Chaim Bloom interviews for Mets GM job

Rays VP Chaim Bloom interviews for Mets GM job

Rays senior VP Chaim Bloom is expected to be a candidate for several GM-level job this winter, and he reportedly had his first interview Wednesday, talking with Mets officials about their vacancy.The New York Post's Mike Puma reported Wednesday that ...
Published: 10/10/18
What they’re saying about Kevin Cash’s new deal with Rays

What they’re saying about Kevin Cash’s new deal with Rays

Reaction to Kevin Cash's contract extension that has him signed with the Rays through 2024, with a one-year option: Rays veteran CF Kevin Kiermaier:"Today is a great day for the Tampa Bay Rays organization extending Kevin Cash. We all know what he br...
Published: 10/10/18
Rick Stroud-Tom Jones debate: Will Rays win AL East during Kevin Cash’s tenure?

Rick Stroud-Tom Jones debate: Will Rays win AL East during Kevin Cash’s tenure?

Will the Rays win an American League East title under manager Kevin Cash, who on Tuesday had his contract extended through 2024?Times sports columnist Tom Jones and staff writer Rick Stroud debated the topic on Bay News 9's Spectrum Sports 360 show."...
Published: 10/10/18
Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: Rick Stroud, Tom Jones on Kevin Cash’s contract

Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: Rick Stroud, Tom Jones on Kevin Cash’s contract

Times sports columnist Tom Jones joins Rick Stroud to discuss the new deal that will keep Kevin Cash as the Rays skipper through at least 2024.Plus, which college football hires this year have been best? What are the expectations for Bucs quarterback...
Published: 10/10/18
What Kevin Cash’s new contract says about the Rays

What Kevin Cash’s new contract says about the Rays

ST. PETERSBURG — They parted ways with the best manager in baseball and replaced him with a guy who never managed a day in his life.They traded the best player in franchise history. Then a bunch of his veteran teammates. In their place, they th...
Published: 10/09/18
Why Rays gave Kevin Cash such a big deal

Why Rays gave Kevin Cash such a big deal

ST. PETERSBURG — The Rays obviously didn't have to do this.Not when they had Kevin Cash under contract for next season, and if they didn't want to deal with lame questions about "lame duck" status, they could have just picked up the option...
Published: 10/09/18
Rays sign Kevin Cash to extension through 2024

Rays sign Kevin Cash to extension through 2024

ST. PETERSBURG – The Rays and manager Kevin Cash have finalized a deal on a multiyear extension that puts him under contract through 2024, the Tampa Bay Times has learned. The team has since confirmed and announced  the deal.Cash, 40, had ...
Published: 10/09/18
Rays prepare for a very different offseason

Rays prepare for a very different offseason

At this point last year, Rays execs were privately plotting a major roster reconstruction.They let 10 players walk as free agents and traded a half-dozen big-name veterans, including franchise cornerstone Evan Longoria, before opening day 2018, and s...
Published: 10/06/18
Rays bench coach Charlie Montoyo to interview for Reds’ job

Rays bench coach Charlie Montoyo to interview for Reds’ job

Rays bench coach Charlie Montoyo will interview this week for the vacant Reds' manager job, the Tampa Bay Times has confirmed.Montoyo, 53 this month, spent 18 years managing quite successfully in the Rays minor-league system before joining the major-...
Published: 10/06/18
Now batting, Sunday in Clearwater, Pete Rose

Now batting, Sunday in Clearwater, Pete Rose

CLEARWATER — Pete Rose has stories.From all along the path to an unlikely-to-be-broken record 4,256 hits to the mistakes that left him on the outs from the game he loves.And a whole bunch in between, for example, chuckling over the memory of wi...
Published: 10/05/18
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