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Trop Talk is an independent blog dedicated to the Tampa Bay Rays. Our main goal is to provide analytical viewpoints from more of a baseball side and discuss issues that concern the team. We plan to share with our readers a different perspective while also giving news updates, links, and any other information relevant to the Rays.

Trop Talk is brought to you by Brett Ballard and Adrian Martinez. Both are long time Tampa residents and current students at the University of Tampa. Ballard and Martinez are also season ticket holders and have been around the game of baseball since their earliest memory.

The site will occasionally have some contributing writers from people who know the team well and can add diversity in the viewpoints and analysis presented.

We are open to all discussions Rays related, site related, and all tips are welcomed.

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  • Mike Kent posted 2905 days ago

    Mike  Kent

    What is with the water in Chesapeake Virginia?

    They have lots of Great athletes.

  • Matthew Falkenbury posted 2905 days ago

    Matthew Falkenbury


    After the great success of my first article about the uniform numbers 1-10, I have come back with the next installment, with the best players to wear the uniform numbers 11-20. I hope you can take a look and even comment on my choices. Thanks in advance!

    - Matthew Falkenbury

  • Shady Botros posted 2909 days ago

    Shady Botros

    with the first half almost over, there have been some very pleseant surprises.

  • Thomas H. posted 2915 days ago

    Thomas H.

    Hey Trop Talk,

    The AL East is insane right now, its anyones division. Or is it? And how do you take it?

    Hope you can check it out! Thanks!

  • Bryan Holt posted 2917 days ago

    Bryan Holt

    Trop Talk,

    Please check out my new piece if you get a chance. Thanks.

  • Matthew Falkenbury posted 2925 days ago

    Matthew Falkenbury


    I just came up with the list of the best current Major Leaguers wearing the numbers One thru Ten. I hope you can take a look and voice your opinion on my list. Thanks in advance,

    - Matthew Falkenbury

  • Jonathan Slotter posted 2930 days ago

    Jonathan Slotter

    Mets Rays Preview

  • Jonathan Slotter posted 2932 days ago

    Jonathan Slotter

    Rays Rocks Preview

  • Paul Swaney posted 2951 days ago

    Paul Swaney

    My take on how the all-star voting should go at SS and 3B

  • Blaine Spence posted 2954 days ago

    Blaine Spence

    A's community:
    It is not too late to make a difference!
    You can help. Please give a read and "pay this forward" Some things are bigger than sports.