1. The Tampa Bay Rays Can't Replace James Shields

    James Shields is irreplaceable. The Tampa Bay Rays sent infielder Elliot Johnson to the Kansas City Royals (h/t Marc Topkin of TampaBay ...

    Jamal Wilburg Written by Jamal Wilburg about almost 2 years ago 878 reads 2 comments

  2. Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl 2012: Grading Ball State and UCF's Performances

    The UCF Knights destroyed the Ball State Cardinals 38-17 in the 2012 Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl. The Knights were led by quarterback Blake Bortles' outstanding performance passing and rushing...

    Jamal Wilburg Written by Jamal Wilburg about 2 years ago 814 reads 2 comments

  3. Beef O'Brady's Bowl 2012: Ball State vs UCF Live Scores, Analysis and Results

    The UCF Knights completely dominated the 2012 Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl, defeating the Ball State Cardinals 38-17...

    Jamal Wilburg Written by Jamal Wilburg about 2 years ago 4,789 reads 5 comments

  4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Still Have a Slim Chance at Making Playoffs

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers need a miracle to make the playoffs in 2012. After losing on the final play against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 14, the Bucs find themselves at 6-7 and in 11th place in the NFC...

    Jamal Wilburg Written by Jamal Wilburg about 2 years ago 1,926 reads 13 comments

  5. Tampa Bay Rays Had to Trade James Shields to Remain Competitive

    James Shields being traded by the Tampa Bay Rays was inevitable. It was just a matter of general manager Andrew Friedman getting enough in return to pull the trigger on a deal...

    Jamal Wilburg Written by Jamal Wilburg about 2 years ago 1,436 reads 5 comments

  6. Twitter Reacts to James Shields Trade to the Kansas City Royals

    The Tampa Bay Rays traded starting pitchers James Shields , Wade Davis and a player to be named later to the Kansas City Royals on Sunday night...

    Jamal Wilburg Written by Jamal Wilburg about 2 years ago 854 reads 0 comments

  7. Mark Reynolds: Tampa Bay Rays Should Target Former Orioles First Baseman

    The Baltimore Orioles non-tendered infielder Mark Reynolds He will be an interesting possible target for the Tampa Bay Rays' vacancy at first base...

    Jamal Wilburg Written by Jamal Wilburg about 2 years ago 1,142 reads 5 comments

  8. Tampa Bay Rays: What If the Team Could Afford a Larger Payroll?

    What if the Tampa Bay Rays weren ’t limited in financial resources and could afford a team payroll closer to $100 million? It’s an interesting question for a team ...

    Jamal Wilburg Written by Jamal Wilburg about 2 years ago 959 reads 1 comments

  9. Tampa Bay Rays: Evan Longoria's Contract Extension Is a Win for Everyone

    Evan Longoria and the Tampa Bay Rays agreed to a 10-year contract extension (six years guaranteed) worth $100 million earlier this week. The deal will keep Longoria with the Rays through the 2022 season with a team option for 2023...

    Jamal Wilburg Written by Jamal Wilburg about 2 years ago 1,907 reads 3 comments

  10. David Price: How Long Can the Tampa Bay Rays Afford Their Ace?

    Is David Price the next great Tampa Bay Rays player to leave via free agency? If they can’t trade him, he will likely become too expensive for the team to re-sign him when he becomes eligible for free agency after the 2015 season...

    Jamal Wilburg Written by Jamal Wilburg about 2 years ago 1,791 reads 10 comments

  11. B.J. Upton Will Be Harder to Replace Than Carl Crawford for Tampa Bay Rays

    B.J. Upton will be the hardest player the Tampa Bay Rays have had to replace. The Upton era in center field for the Rays is over now that he has been introduced and the ink ...

    Jamal Wilburg Written by Jamal Wilburg about 2 years ago 1,129 reads 8 comments

  12. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Are Playing Awfully Similar to the 2010 Bucs Team

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will most likely be watching the playoffs once again. Their loss on Sunday was another conference loss that they could not afford as the regular season begins to wind down...

    Jamal Wilburg Written by Jamal Wilburg about 2 years ago 1,623 reads 9 comments

  13. Tampa Bay Rays: Club Options Exercised for Shields, Molina and Rodney

    The Tampa Bay Rays have decided to exercise their 2013 options on pitchers James Shields and Fernando Rodney , as well as on catcher Jos é Molina. The team declined the option on designated hitter Luke Scott...

    Jamal Wilburg Written by Jamal Wilburg about 2 years ago 956 reads 1 comments

  14. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Illegal Touching Rule Needs to Be Changed

    Mike Williams ' catch on the final play against the New Orleans Saints should have counted. Unfortunately for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers , it didn ’t because the NFL rule book is flawed...

    Jamal Wilburg Written by Jamal Wilburg about 2 years ago 3,167 reads 21 comments

  15. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 4 Most Costly Plays in Loss to New Orleans Saints

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers keep finding themselves on the wrong side of the final play of football games in 2012...

    Jamal Wilburg Written by Jamal Wilburg about 2 years ago 1,425 reads 7 comments

  16. Why We Should All Be Rooting for Joe Girardi, Regardless of the Team We Support

    We should be cheering for Joe Girardi . We should cheer regardless if we love, hate or love to hate the New York Yankees . Rooting for Girardi in no way is abandoning a favorite team...

    Jamal Wilburg Written by Jamal Wilburg about 2 years ago 493 reads 15 comments

  17. Buster Posey: What If the Tampa Bay Rays Drafted Him Instead of Tim Beckham?

    What if Buster Posey was the Tampa Bay Rays catcher instead of the San Francisco Giants' ? In the 2008 MLB draft the Rays had the No. 1 overall pick and narrowed their list down to two players...

    Jamal Wilburg Written by Jamal Wilburg about 2 years ago 3,547 reads 13 comments

  18. ALDS 2012: Jim Johnson Fails Again for the Baltimore Orioles in Game 3

    Jim Johnson is one of the reasons the Baltimore Orioles made the 2012 postseason. Now, he is one of the primary reasons they are one game away from elimination, after losing 3-2 to the New York Yankees in Game 3 of the ALDS...

    Jamal Wilburg Written by Jamal Wilburg about 2 years ago 1,488 reads 11 comments

  19. 2012 ALDS: Alex Rodriguez Continues Postseason Disappearing Act for the Yankees

    Alex Rodriguez should be a ghost for Halloween. With the exception of the 2009 postseason, the New York Yankees third baseman has made a career out of disappearing in October...

    Jamal Wilburg Written by Jamal Wilburg about 2 years ago 4,059 reads 25 comments

  20. 2012 ALDS: 5 Players Who Must Step Up for the Baltimore Orioles

    The Baltimore Orioles are being awoken from their dream season. The team has a new sense of urgency after dropping Game 1 of the ALDS to the New York Yankees 7-2 on Sunday night...

    Jamal Wilburg Written by Jamal Wilburg about 2 years ago 1,036 reads 11 comments

  21. Bobby Valentine Leaves Boston Red Sox in Perfect Position to Rebuild

    Bobby Valentine has been fired from the Boston Red Sox . He has been receiving the bulk of the blame for the team’s performance, when he should actually be thanked...

    Jamal Wilburg Written by Jamal Wilburg about 2 years ago 2,900 reads 1 comments

  22. B.J. Upton and Tampa Bay Rays End Season with Another Emotional Game 162

    Game 162 is becoming an annual mix of drama, excitement and emotion for the Tampa Bay Rays . After overcoming a seven-run deficit in the final game of the 2011 regular season to ...

    Jamal Wilburg Written by Jamal Wilburg about 2 years ago 2,576 reads 10 comments

  23. Tampa Bay Rays: James Shields Gets No Run Support in Historic Loss

    The Tampa Bay Rays have made a science of wasting exemplary pitching performances. James Shields threw a 106-pitch complete game with 15 strikeouts, no walks, two hits and he only gave up one run in a losing effort...

    Jamal Wilburg Written by Jamal Wilburg about 2 years ago 718 reads 2 comments

  24. Tampa Bay Rays' Season Is a Success Despite Being Eliminated from Postseason

    The Tampa Bay Rays will not be playing in the postseason in 2012. The hopes of another epic season-ending playoff push ended when the Oakland A’s defeated the Texas Rangers Monday night, mathematically eliminating the Rays...

    Jamal Wilburg Written by Jamal Wilburg about 2 years ago 1,095 reads 5 comments

  25. LeGarrette Blount Needs to Play Larger Role in Tampa Bay Buccaneers Offense

    LeGarrette Blount has been noticeably absent in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers offense this season. Blount was the team’s leading rusher in his first two seasons in the NFL , but has only carried the ball 13 times for 44 yards so far this season...

    Jamal Wilburg Written by Jamal Wilburg about 2 years ago 4,043 reads 31 comments