Sunday, October 21, 2018

Tampa Bay Rays

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-...
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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...
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Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: Marc Topkin on surprising Rays’ season

Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: Marc Topkin on surprising Rays’ season

The Rays surprised everyone this season by winning 90 games despite trading away most of their big-name players.Times beat reporter Marc Topkin joins Rick Stroud on today's episode to discuss how they did it and what's to come next.Listen and su...
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How the Rays nearly marched into a miracle

How the Rays nearly marched into a miracle

ST. PETERSBURG — The American League playoffs begin Wednesday night as the Yankees and A's meet. The 90-win Rays can only watch.But a few days after it ended, it's hard not think of the 2018 season as an early Christmas present, out of nowhere,...
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Bill Edwards: Rowdies will stay in St. Petersburg ‘for at least five years’ under deal with Rays

Bill Edwards: Rowdies will stay in St. Petersburg ‘for at least five years’ under deal with Rays

ST. PETERSBURG — Tampa Bay's baseball team will soon be the proud owner of Tampa Bay's soccer team. In a Tuesday morning press conference at the Mahaffey Theater, Bill Edwards announced the sale of the Rowdies to the Rays after five years of ow...
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The Rays are buying the Rowdies. What does it mean for Tampa Bay?

The Rays are buying the Rowdies. What does it mean for Tampa Bay?

Part of Al Lang Stadium is seen during a recent Rowdies game. CHRIS URSO | TimesST. PETERSBURG — The Rays struck a surprising and curious deal to buy the Rowdies they say was made only to get into the soccer business and has no connection to th...
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How Ben Zobrist got back to ‘old times’

How Ben Zobrist got back to ‘old times’

Ben Zobrist was, finally, starting to look old last year.Injuries and inconsistent performance, plus maybe some ill fortune, ganged up to make his age 36 season with the Cubs one of his worst in what somehow was already a dozen in the majors.But as h...
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Rays Blake Snell wins second straight Pitcher of the Month award

Rays Blake Snell wins second straight Pitcher of the Month award

ST. PETERSBURG – The Rays are confident Blake Snell deserves to be deemed the  best pitcher in the American League when voting for the Cy Young award is announced in November.He has been the best for August and September, anyway, named Mon...
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Rays journal: Franchise returns to 90-win plateau

Rays journal: Franchise returns to 90-win plateau

ST. PETERSBURG — Though they fell short of making the playoffs, the Rays were pleased to reach a number of big numbers in Sunday's 9-4 season-ending win over Toronto.Most significant was reaching 90 wins as a team, a 10-game improvement from la...
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Rays complete surprisingly successful season, eye playoffs in 2019

Rays complete surprisingly successful season, eye playoffs in 2019

ST. PETERSBURG — A Rays season expected to be disappointing ended that way Sunday.Just not how anyone thought.Following a winter/spring purge of veterans, a rash of injuries and a miserable start, these Rays were predicted by many to lose 100-p...
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