1. Have the Tampa Bay Rays Peaked? What to Expect In May

    Is April gone already? Last year, it couldn't end soon enough. The Rays 2008 World Series hangover left them 9-14 at April's end, leaving Rays fans searching for the aspirin. The Rays would never recover...

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  2. Can John Jaso Emerge As a Rookie Of The Year Candidate?

    To use a Joe Maddonism, I'm "digging" John Jaso. You could make the argument that no Rays player has been better over the last ten games than Jaso. Considering the offensive tear this team is on, that's a pretty strong statement...

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  3. Tampa Bay Rays Bullpen Prepares for Upgrade

    As part of the Tampa Bay Rays' housekeeping after Dioner Navarro's two-game suspension, the Rays optioned long man Mike Ekstrom to AAA. Ekstrom's spot was taken by Durham catcher Jose Lobaton...

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  4. Dioner Navarro's Loss Is John Jaso's Gain?

    Major League Baseball finally brought the hammer down on Tampa Bay Rays catcher Dioner Navarro Tuesday morning. Navarro was suspended for two games for bumping an umpire this past weekend...

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  5. NFL Draft Winners and Losers: Why the Seattle Seahawks Are the Biggest Winners

    Make no mistake, Pete Carroll's second NFL go-around will fare much better than his first. Carroll's moves have been purposeful and downright calculated. Coming into this draft, Seattle still had many holes...

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  6. Armed and Dangerous: Tampa Bay Rays Are Wreaking Havoc in the AL

    Insurance claims agents stand by. Baltimore, Boston, and Chicago are in need of disaster relief. A tornado known as the Tampa Bay Rays has just laid waste to three stadiums in three different cities...

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  7. Ben Zobrist Agrees To Long Term Extension with Tampa Bay Rays

    There are very few things the ultra-versatile Ben Zobrist can't do. Later today, the list gets smaller. Scratch signing a long-term contract extension off the list, as Zobrist will sign on the dotted line keeping him with the Rays through 2015...

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  8. Which 2010 NFL Draft Teams Should Trade For Ben Roethlisberger?

    The past couple weeks have been revealing and disturbing into the problems of Ben Roethlisberger. Roethlisberger's off-the-field issues have netted him a six game suspension by Comissioner Goodell...

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  9. Who is the Rays' Most Valuable Starter?

    Tampa Bay Rays GM Andrew Friedman has been the best in baseball in accumulating young starting pitching. And they are not just young. They are good. They are very good. The cup is overflowing in Tampa Bay...

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  10. 2010 NFL Draft: Five Potential Draft Day Surprises

    It's inevitable in every draft to see a lot of emotion. Teams rejoicing in getting "their" guy. Teams who manage to wheel and deal their way to what appears to be a strong draft...

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  11. Sweet Relief: MLB's Top Five Relief Pitcher Trade Candidates

    We are only one week into the season and already two teams have changed closers. Nothing makes a fan base more nervous or ready for bloodshed than a leaky bullpen. One of the highest markups come trade season is the category of relief pitchers...

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  12. Five Ways the Tampa Bay Rays Can Fix Their Bullpen Leaks

    Over the first week of the season, the Rays have felt the loss of one of the best setup men in baseball. The left-handed J.P. Howell put out many fires for the team in the past two seasons...

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  13. Price Check: The Phenom Returns, Leads Rays Past Yankees

    If you looked close enough, you could see hype return. Last night's dominance of the Yankees has grabbed headlines for a certain young Rays pitcher. David Price put himself back in the national spotlight pitch by pitch...

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  14. Season Opener Thriller: Crawford Kicks off Year With Walk-Off Win for Tampa Bay

    Would it really be fitting if it happened any other way? The Rays labored, scratched and clawed their way to stay in this game...

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  15. MLB Opening Day: Dare To Dream

    For a day, nothing else matters. For baseball purists, everything else is put aside and worries about economy and anything else fades away for a fan who dares to dream. This could be the year...

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  16. Top Five Fantasy Baseball Pick-ups Primed To Bring You Bragging Rights

    There are always a few players fantasy GMs need to keep their eye on. Hopefully you've already drafted them. Anyone can draft Albert Pujols. Anyone can see the value of Evan Longoria...

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  17. How Ben Zobrist and the Rays Are Impacted by Adam Lind's Deal with the Blue Jays

    This past week, Toronto Blue Jays slugger Adam Lind signed a four-year, $18 million contract. Lind's contract also has three option years that could bring the total to seven years and $38...

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  18. Top Five Young Tampa Bay Rays Ready to Make a MLB

    The 2010 Rays are being touted as the most talented team in team history. Players like Evan Longoria, Carl Crawford, Jason Bartlett, and Carlos Pena head the list. But there are other players who are on the cusp of getting the same name recognition...

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  19. Six Ways Realignment Can Improve the MLB

    If you listen close enough, you can almost hear it: If you realign it, they will come. Baseball is on the verge of doing something smart for the first time since the arrival of the Wild Card...

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  20. Is 2010 the Year the Yankees' Ageless Wonders Are No Longer a Wonder?

    I come at this with a bias; this I admit willingly. You see, I am a Tampa Bay Rays fan. I would love nothing more than to see the Evil Empire crumble and fall and watch Hank Steinbrenner go off his meds and give his best "like father, like son...

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  21. A Young Man's Game: Major League Baseball's Best 25-and-Under Team

    Some of these players are already household names. Some soon will be. As the past couple of offseasons have shown, older players are having a harder time finding work...

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  22. Tampa Bay Rays Plan for Friday Night Fun: Dome It Like It's Hot

    Who among us hasn't thought after a baseball game, "I'm so jazzed up I want to go clubbing?" Well, if that's how you feel, and you live in the Tampa Bay area, you must be on cloud nine by the Rays latest announcement...

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  23. Rays Rewind: How Tampa Bay Will Recapture 2008 Magic

    "Grounder to second, Iwamura picks it up and steps on the bag. The Rays have done it! The Rays are going to the World Series!" Every Rays fan remembers where they were when then-Rays ...

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  24. The 2010 NFL Draft Wild Card

    Don't know who Miami will select with the #12 overall pick? That's ok...neither does anyone else. You could take 20 mock drafts out of a hat and get nearly 20 different answers...

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  25. 2009 AL MVP: Joe Mauer, Justin Morneau, Mark Teixiera Or... Ben Zobrist?

    The 2009 AL MVP should have some of the best competition it has seen in years. The Minnesota duo of Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau will again get consideration. New York's prized $161 million first baseman Mark Teixiera has been as good as advertised...

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