Sunday, September 23, 2018

The Heater

Marc Topkin

Rays Journal: Union also wants to see new stadium, Sanchez leads kids show, more

Rays Journal: Union also wants to see new stadium, Sanchez leads kids show, more

PORT CHARLOTTE – Players union chief Tony Clark chose his words carefully, as he often does. But he made clear after Monday's stop on his annual tour of spring camps that the union is also quite interested in seeing the Rays get that new stadiu...
Updated a year ago
Former Ray Dave Martinez ready for his time in the sun

Former Ray Dave Martinez ready for his time in the sun

LAKE BUENA VISTA – The sun shone brilliantly late Monday morning on Dave Martinez as he made his pregame rounds at Disney's Champion Stadium.Martinez said hello to the Braves' spring training instructor, Fred McGriff, his old teammate with the ...
Updated a year ago
Rays reportedly close to rich new TV deal worth an average of $82M annually

Rays reportedly close to rich new TV deal worth an average of $82M annually

The Rays are closing in on a lucrative new TV deal with Fox that could be worth an average of around $82 million a year, according to a report by Sports Business Daily.The new pact reportedly would run for 15 years, starting in 2019, with an increase...
Updated a year ago
Players union has its own reasons for wanting Rays to get a new stadium

Players union has its own reasons for wanting Rays to get a new stadium

As the head of any union would, and should, MLB Players Association chief Tony Clark views every issue through the prism of how it could impact, and benefit, its members.Which means that in the case of the Rays' pursuit of a new stadium to replace Tr...
Updated a year ago
The artist within

The artist within

Rays utility fielder Micah Johnson has this painting of Jackie Robinson on display at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. Photo provided by Micah JohnsonRays utility fielder Micah Johnson painted this picture of his nephew, Elijah. Photo pro...
Updated a year ago
Our best guess(es) at Rays opening day roster

Our best guess(es) at Rays opening day roster

Each Sunday during spring training, Rays beat writer Marc Topkin takes his best semi-educated guesses at the Rays opening day roster:Feb. 25Second of our weekly semi-educated guesses at the makeup of the 25-man opening day roster, assuming formal sig...
Updated a year ago
Rays spring training info: Monday vs. Blue Jays, 1:05

Rays spring training info: Monday vs. Blue Jays, 1:05

The Rays (2-2) are back in Port Charlotte today to host the  Blue Jays with top starter Chris Archer making his spring debut:Vs. Blue Jays1:05, Charlotte Sports Park, 2300 2300 El Jobean Road, Port Charlotte.mond Stadium, 14100 Six Miles Cypress...
Updated a year ago
Twins sign ex-Rays slugger Logan Morrison

Twins sign ex-Rays slugger Logan Morrison

The Twins are adding some pop to their playoff team from last year, landing former Rays slugger Logan Morrison.Morrison and the Twins have agreed to a $6.5 million, one-year contract, the Associated Press reported. The Twins would have an option for ...
Updated a year ago
Rays Journal: A key step back for Venters, sharp day for Snell, big blast by Cron

Rays Journal: A key step back for Venters, sharp day for Snell, big blast by Cron

FORT MYERS – The big heartwarming story will be when – and thus if – LHP Jonny Venters makes it back to the majors for the first time since 2012, having battled through three elbow surgeries.But Sunday was worth a headline, too, as ...
Updated a year ago
On what Odorizzi has to feel good and bad about after trade from Rays to Twins

On what Odorizzi has to feel good and bad about after trade from Rays to Twins

Two things were pretty clear in talking to RHP Jake Odorizzi this morning in Fort Myers about being traded from the Rays to Twins.He couldn't be much happier than to be a new that that has legitimate playoff aspirations, and that he feels for those h...
Updated a year ago