1. David Ortiz Considers NY Yankees: 5 Reasons it is a Horrible Fit

    David Ortiz indicated in an interview with ESPN's Colleen Dominguez on Wednesday that he would consider signing with the New York Yankees ...

    John Gregg Written by John Gregg about almost 3 years ago 438 reads 1 comments

  2. Theo Epstein: Twitter Explodes in Hilarity Imagining #TheoDayOne

    Theo Epstein is now the General Manager of the Chicago Cubs . There are not too many stories in baseball that can trump the ongoing postseason, but Theo moving from one cursed franchise to another one will do the trick...

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  3. Tampa Bay Rays Fan Pledge: It's Time to Step Up to the Plate

    Tampa Bay Rays fans. - I've had it. I really have. I'm tired of being an apologist for our fan base and the Tampa Bay area...

    John Gregg Written by John Gregg about almost 3 years ago 577 reads 2 comments

  4. 2011 MLB Awards: MVP and Cy Young Awards for All 30 Teams

    MVP and Cy Young awards will be handed out in a few weeks. Only one player from each league can win the awards, but every MLB team has players that were critical to the ballclub...

    John Gregg Written by John Gregg about almost 3 years ago 2,467 reads 2 comments

  5. Yankees vs. Tigers: AJ Burnett and Possible Game 4 Scenarios in the ALDS

    AJ Burnett has the fate of the New York Yankees resting squarely upon his shoulders. Or at least that is what most people think...

    John Gregg Written by John Gregg about almost 3 years ago 274 reads 0 comments

  6. Rays vs. Rangers: 10 Reasons the Tampa Bay Rays Will Force a Game 5 in the ALDS

    The Tampa Bay Rays were unable to overcome a rocky seventh inning in Game 3 of the ALDS and fell 4-3 to the Texas Rangers on Monday night...

    John Gregg Written by John Gregg about almost 3 years ago 424 reads 3 comments

  7. Rays vs. Rangers: David Price and 5 Keys for the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 3

    David Price will take the hill for the Rays in Game 3 of the ALDS Monday evening. After an up-and-down year, the team needs him to be the ace he can be to get a leg up in the series...

    John Gregg Written by John Gregg about almost 3 years ago 383 reads 0 comments

  8. Rays vs. Rangers: James Shields and 4 Consequences of His Poor Game 2 Start

    James Shields had a golden opportunity to help his team take a commanding 2-0 series lead. He was unable to deliver in Game 2, losing 8-6 to the Texas Rangers on Saturday night...

    John Gregg Written by John Gregg about almost 3 years ago 191 reads 0 comments

  9. Rays vs. Rangers: 6 Reasons Tampa Bay Lost Game 2 of ALDS

    The Tampa Bay Rays were unable to capitalize on the momentum they gained from a brilliant Game 1 start by rookie Matt Moore, and lost Game 2 of the ALDS, 8-6, to the Texas Rangers Saturday night...

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  10. ALDS Schedule: Tampa Bay Rays Sell out Game 3, Now We Can Talk About the Game

    The Tampa Bay Rays have been the butt of many attendance jokes in recent years, and I have been one of the staunchest defenders of the franchise and its fans...

    John Gregg Written by John Gregg about almost 3 years ago 526 reads 3 comments

  11. Matt Moore and the 10 Best Postseason Pitching Debuts in the Wild Card Era

    You have to admire Joe Maddon's stones. The guy had guts to start a 22-year-old rookie in the first game of the 2011 ALDS who had made just one previous start and had a grand total of nine innings of MLB experience...

    John Gregg Written by John Gregg about almost 3 years ago 752 reads 1 comments

  12. Fantasy Baseball: Matt Joyce Continues to Fly Below the Radar

    A huge part of the recent offensive resurgence of the Tampa Bay Rays has been LF Matt Joyce . Yet judging by his ownership in Yahoo and ESPN fantasy leagues, very few people are aware of just how good he has been recently...

    John Gregg Written by John Gregg about over 3 years ago 1,984 reads 2 comments

  13. Tampa Bay Rays: Do They Have the Most Unheralded Bullpen in MLB?

    This offseason it was clear that Andrew Friedman and the Tampa Bay Rays had some serious holes in the bullpen that needed to be addressed. In fact, the entire bullpen was one big, gaping hole...

    John Gregg Written by John Gregg about over 3 years ago 1,243 reads 3 comments

  14. Tampa Bays Rays Prospect Alex Cobb Likely to Make MLB Debut Sunday

    The Tampa Bay Rays may unveil another one of their stud pitching prospects on Sunday. Thursday's doubleheader against the Twins has shortened the Rays rotation and long reliever/spot ...

    John Gregg Written by John Gregg about over 3 years ago 1,656 reads 3 comments

  15. Social Media and Sports: The 25 Most Influential Twitter Accounts

    I have been writing a lot about social media and MLB lately. For a change of pace, I decided it would be interesting to look at the most influential Twitter accounts in the sports world...

    John Gregg Written by John Gregg about over 3 years ago 1,089 reads 1 comments

  16. Tampa Bay Rays Sam Fuld Now Has a Twitter Account, the Legend Continues

    The Legend of Sam Fuld is now on Twitter. The account has yet to be verified by Major League Baseball, but @RaysRepublic has confirmed that it is indeed him. "Alright, folks. You demanded it, and Super Sam answered...

    John Gregg Written by John Gregg about over 3 years ago 276 reads 0 comments

  17. Rays and Indians May Be Losing at the Gate, but They Are Winning on FaceBook

    For all the flack that the Rays and Indians get about their attendance and fan support, they certainly have very engaged FaceBook pages. Here are the Top 10 most engaged FaceBook pages from the period of March 26 to April 26...

    John Gregg Written by John Gregg about over 3 years ago 401 reads 7 comments

  18. Rays' Felipe Lopez Needs to Go When Evan Longoria Returns

    Tampa Bay Rays 3B Evan Longoria is expected to return from an oblique injury sometime during the Rays ' next home stand (April 29-May 5). This inevitably means that somebody on the current 25-man roster is going to be without a spot...

    John Gregg Written by John Gregg about over 3 years ago 573 reads 4 comments

  19. Tampa Bay Rays Review: Johnny Damon Named Co-Player of the Week

    Don't look now, but the Tampa Bay Rays are right back in the thick of things in the AL East. With Monday's 5-0 win over the Chicago White Sox , the Rays are now tied for second in the AL East with the Toronto Blue Jays at 7-9...

    John Gregg Written by John Gregg about over 3 years ago 221 reads 0 comments

  20. MLB Twitter Trends: Rays Republic vs. Red Sox Nation, Fuld vs. Lowrie

    Last week I told you about the #LegendofSamFuld hashtag that Tampa Bay Rays fans have been using on Twitter to glorify the extraordinary play of LF Sam Fuld in MLB Twitter Trends: The Legend of Sam Fuld, Tampa Bay's New Hero ...

    John Gregg Written by John Gregg about over 3 years ago 654 reads 6 comments

  21. Major League Baseball is Failing Fans with the Way They Use Facebook and Twitter

    As I opined in this piece: MLB Players on Twitter: 25 Guys Who are Worth Following , there are plenty of Major League players who are effectively using social media to promote their brand and interact with fans...

    John Gregg Written by John Gregg about over 3 years ago 413 reads 0 comments

  22. Tampa Bay Rays Replacements for Departed Stars are Holding Their Own

    Former Rays LF Carl Crawford 's abysmal start to 2011 culminated with a chorus of boos from the Fenway faithful Friday night in Boston . This was followed by Terry Francona removing him from the lineup Saturday to help him recapture his focus...

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  23. MLB Players on Twitter: 25 Guys Who Are Worth Following

    Some people like Twitter. Some people don't. Most people just don't get it. Neither do a lot of Major League baseball players. There are close to 300 players who have MLB -verified accounts, but few players effectively use them...

    John Gregg Written by John Gregg about over 3 years ago 8,083 reads 3 comments

  24. MLB Twitter Trends: The Legend of Sam Fuld, Tampa Bay's New Hero

    Last Friday, the retirement of Manny Ramirez after another run-in with the MLB drug police left the Tampa Bay Rays organization and its fans reeling...

    John Gregg Written by John Gregg about over 3 years ago 3,075 reads 1 comments

  25. Kyle Farnsworth as Tampa Bay Rays Closer: So Far, So Good

    Tampa Bay Rays general manager Andrew Friedman seems to have an incredible knack for rescuing middle relievers from the scrap heap and turning them into key cogs in the Rays bullpen...

    John Gregg Written by John Gregg about over 3 years ago 486 reads 1 comments