1. Tampa Bay Rays Midseason Thoughts

    With the All-Star break starting I have decided to look back on what was the first half of the season for the Tampa Bay Rays...

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  2. Tampa Bay Rays Trade Candidates

    After writing the Scott Kazmir article I have decided to take a look at the possible Rays to be traded this season if any. So without further to do here it goes...

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  3. Lance Cormier the Underrated Member of the Pen

    Good ol' Lance the Pants. (AP) Now I am a big fan of Lance the Pants and people ask me why is that? Is it because his name is Lance? Is it because of his one pitch appearance when Izzy jacked ...

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  4. Is It time For the Rays To Let Scott Kazmir Go?

    Scott Kazmir has struggled going back to the All-Star break last season. This raises a question to me. Should we trade Kid K? Some interesting stats from Kazmir this season: Longest Outing: ...

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  5. Tampa Bay Rays: Where They Stand Now

    Sorry for the lack of posts, as a busy schedule makes writing hard right now. The Tampa Bay Rays now sit in third place in the AL East standings with 85 games left. The type of ball they have been playing as of late is playoff worthy...

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  6. Series Preview: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Colorado Rockies

    Tampa Bay, fresh off its sweep of the Nationals, travels to the real Coors Field (not the one in New York) for a three-game series against a hot Colorado team. The Rays have won five straight and have moved into third place in the AL East...

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  7. If There Was Ever an Opportune Moment for the Tampa Bay Rays

    Hello fellow Trop Talkers, I’m back from where ever it was I went. Regardless this week had a lot of symbolism in terms of the direction of the franchise and how things have changed...

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  8. Series Preview: Washington Nationals vs. Tampa Bay Rays

    The Rays, coming off a series win against the Angles, will now face the Nationals for a three-game set. Back-to-back series wins for the Rays would be huge in their effort to get out of fourth place...

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  9. Mr. Dioner Navarro

    We miss the old Navi. (AP) Dioner Navarro, AKA "Navi," is having a season which makes people speculate a couple different things...

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  10. Angels-Rays: Another Tough Loss for Tampa

    Shields did not receive a lot of run support. (AP) Another tough loss for Tampa tonight. The Rays can not seem to have a huge offensive game whenever James Shields is on the mound. Tonight’s loss puts the Rays two games under ...

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  11. Series Preview: Los Angles Angles VS. Tampa Bay Rays

    The Angles come into town for a three game series starting today. The Rays just fell below .500 yet again and need to bounce back fast. This series could make or break the Rays. Probable Pitchers Jered Weaver, RHP (5-2, 2...

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  12. Game 55: Kanas City Royals 0, Tampa Bay Rays 9

    Adrian is on hiatus so I will be doing the post game. Tonight’s win for the Rays was huge as they go for the sweep tomorrow against the Royals...

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  13. Series Preview: Kanas City Royals vs Tampa Bay Rays

    Joyce celebrates his home run. Kansas rolls into town for a three game series against the Rays. Since Tampa is playing better, we are dropping the Devils for the time being. The Rays looked strong against the Twins, taking two out of three...

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  14. Hello Tampa Bay Devil Rays

    In the aftermath of one of the worst losses in franchise history, we are joining the cause over at Rays Index in no longer referring to this team as the Rays until they begin playing like the Rays...

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  15. Game 47: Rays 10, Indians 11

    Why couldn't it have been anyone else? (AP Photo/Tony Dejak) In an absolute nightmare of a game, the Rays continue their losing ways in Cleveland...

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  16. Series Preview: Cleveland Indians

    David Price makes his debut tonight. We are going to try something a little different for pregames here at Trop Talk. Instead of a daily pregame, we are going to try series previews to see how that goes...

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  17. Rays-Athletics: Ryan Sweeney Snatches Victory from B.J. Upton's Bat

    We know, B.J.—our thoughts exactly. Ryan Sweeney is a destroyer of worlds. Another awful Scott Kazmir start has the rays down big and yet, the offense battles back to possibly save his rear end...

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  18. Rays Take Three of Four From Tribe For the First Time

    Iwamura slides past Martinez for the winning run. (AP Photo/Reinhold Matay) Things are starting to look up in Tampa Bay...

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  19. Game 36: Indians 11, Rays 7

    Rays staff for 18 hits. (AP Photo/Chris OMeara)" title="tribe" width="512" height="358" /> The Tribe bashed the Rays staff for 18 hits. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara) The Rays drop the opening game of this eight-game homestand to the Cleveland Indians...

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  20. One Big Mashup

    We’re a little behind schedule so here are last night’s thoughts, today’s preview, daily links, and lineups all in one post. Don’t get used to it...

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  21. Game 34: Tampa Bay Rays Five, Baltimore Orioles Seven

    At least the bullpen looked good. It was an interesting game up to the third inning. Starting pitching let the team down and a lack of late inning offense helped contribute to the loss...

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  22. Game 34: Tampa Bay Rays (15-18) vs. Baltimore Orioles (13-19)

    The Rays are coming off a much needed off-day, as they continue their stretch of 40 games in 41 days. In the first 20 games, the Rays went 10-10 and continue to struggle to find any consistency...

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  23. A Closer Look at Stolen Base Tendencies

    The Rays lead all of baseball with 53 stolen bases thus far. While as it doesn’t come as much of a surprise, due to great team speed and manager Joe Maddon's aggressive mindset, there is a strange anomaly that was pointed out by a buddy of mine...

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  24. Interesting Offensive Percentages

    I was reading Baseball Reference today and ran across some interesting stats about the offense. 39.8 % of Carlos Pena’s AB’s end up in a homerun or strikeout, with 30.4% of those being K’s...

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  25. Game 33: Tampa Bay Rays 3-Boston Red Sox 4

    The Rays dropped a very winnable rubber game of the series to Red Sox on Sunday Night Baseball. They had multiple chances to not only score runs, but to prevent them as well. I’m tired and annoyed so let’s get to it...

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