1. The Rays Need To Make a Move on the Field

    With the second half of the MLB season underway, every team is trying to determine whether they are a contender or pretender—buyer or seller...

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  2. Philadelphia Phillies Mid-Season Report

    The Philadelphia Phillies are in first place in National League East and are five games over .500, but the season has been more disappointing than thrilling...

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  3. 2009 Tampa Bay Rays...Repeat or Reseat?

    With the pitchers and catchers reporting in a near two weeks, we can start to look forward to another fun baseball season. This is especially true for the Tampa Bay area, as fans and the world wanna see what this team does to back up its '08 performance..

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  4. My National League All Star Rotation and Bullpen of 2008

    If I were a manager looking to get a starting rotation going, I would look to get some youth combined with a couple of seasoned veterans in the mix...

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  5. Rays-Orioles: Tampa Bay Offense Does Just Enough

    Matt Garza was strong yet again as he hurled seven plus innings of shutout ball to shutout the O's in Tampa Friday night. Garza gave up only four hits while striking out four to record his third win of the season...

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  6. Scott Kazmir, Dioner Navarro Give Lights Out Performances in Rays' Win over A's

    Scott Kazmir of the Tampa Bay Rays won his third game in four outings this season behind undeniably his best performance of the year. Kazmir went seven strong innings allowing four hits while fanning eight Oakland A's hitters...

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  7. Rays-Yankees: Scott Kazmir Helps Tampa Bay Win Series Finale

    Scott Kazmir got his 2nd win on the season a day after signing an extension which will keep him in a Rays uniform through 2011 with a club option in 2012. Kazmir was solid as he went 6 innings giving up 3 hits and striking out 3...

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  8. Tampa Bay Rays: Pitching and Fielding Keeping Team in First Place

    If you would have told me that Carlos Pena would be batting .210 and the Rays were not scoring runs, I would have said that this is going to be another long year for the Tampa Bay area and Rays baseball...

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  9. New York-Tampa Bay: The Moose Ends Rays Home-Win Streak at 11

    The Yankees entered Wednesday night with Mike Mussina going up against Rays ace James Shields. After dropping the first two, and now facing Shields, the Yankees were not looking so hot, but Mussina put the team on his back for a 2-1 victory in Tampa...

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  10. Tampa Bay-New York: Edwin Jackson Shines as Rays Win in 11

    The Rays won their 11th-straight home game Tuesday night, in walk-off fashion over the New York Yankees. Edwin Jackson was dominant again as he shutout the Yankee lineup through seven innings Tuesday night...

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  11. Tampa Bay Rays: Gomes, Garza Back at it Again in 10th Straight Home Win

    The Rays have now won 10 straight games as the home team. Seven of those games came at the "Trop," while the other three came in Orlando against Toronto...

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  12. Tampa Bay Rays: Jonny Gomes Goes Deep to Back Up Matt Garza's Gem

    Matt Garza got his first win as a Ray behind his sharpest pitching performance in the 2008 season. He struck out 3 through 6 innings. The Rays scored early when Carlos Pena hit an RBI groundout to score Carl Crawford who walked two batters earlier...

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  13. Big 7th Inning Gives Rays Blowout Win in Baltimore

    The Rays offense finally packed a solid punch Wednesday to give them an 8-1 victory over their division rival Baltimore Orioles. Andy Sonnanstine got his 4th victory of the month of April going 8 strong innings...

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  14. Jason Hammel's Control Issues May Have Cost Him More than the Loss

    With Scott Kazmir's return set for Sunday, every starting pitcher is wondering what the organization is going to do. Someone has to be booted from the starting rotation...

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  15. Tampa Bay Rays: Early Season Breakdown

    For years, Rays fans like myself have been saying this is the year we compete. The year baseball matters in August and September. The year that we challenge New York and Boston for the AL East crown...

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  16. James Shields Outduels Josh Beckett to Land Rays in First Place Tie

    James Shields was everything Rays’ fans expected from him and then some after his two-hit performance over the defending champion Boston Red Sox...

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  17. Jim Thome's Blast Trumps Rays Rookie Niemann in White Sox Win

    Jeff Niemann—making his second career start—was rudefully introduced to the league by future hall of famer Jim Thome...

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  18. Rays-Twins: Jason Hammel Solid As Rays Earn Split in Minnesota

    The Tampa Bay Rays ended a three-game skid behind Jason Hammel's six-inning, five-strikeout performance over the Minnesota Twins. Eric Hinske got things started for the Rays in the second inning with a solo shot to right, his fourth on the season

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