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What’s Important Now: Good Pitching, Bad Hitting

Posted: 2nd June 2011 by Devon Rogers in Uncategorized

David Price gave the Rays a good start yesterday, but the offense was unable to do anything with it. Price went 8 innings, allowing 3 earned on 5 hits. He struck out 8. The Rays would’ve had a great shot to win this game if the offense could figure out how to hit Colby Lewis. [...]

What’s Important Now: Good Start, Poor Finish

Posted: 2nd May 2011 by Devon Rogers in Uncategorized

The Rays jumped out to an early 5 run lead in the bottom of the first yesterday, but that was not enough for the pitching staff. Alex Cobb allowed 4 earned runs in his first career start. He lasted 4.1 innings pitched and lost his command at the end of the start. Andy Sonnanstine allowed [...]

What’s Important Now: Walkoff Winner

Posted: 15th April 2011 by Devon Rogers in Uncategorized

After a rough start, Johnny Damon is finally starting to find his groove at the plate. Tonight he had his biggest hit of the season, a walk off two run homer in the tenth. It was his only hit of the game in 5 at bats, but it was a huge one to get. Sam [...]

Reid Brignac: The Heir Apparent

Posted: 8th December 2010 by Devon Rogers in Uncategorized

With Jason Bartlett headed out west, Reid Brignac takes over as everyday shortstop for the Tampa Bay Rays.  And, minutes after the trade was announced, he had this to say via Twitter: View reidbrignac’s tweet

Carl Crawford’s Rays Career in Pictures

Posted: 24th November 2010 by Devon Rogers in Uncategorized

This article will pay tribute to Carl Crawford’s great Rays career. Carl Crawford quickly became Tampa Bay’s favorite player when he came to the big leagues and it stayed that way until the arrival of Evan Longoria. CC was the bright spot on many terrible Devil Rays teams. He is a 5 tool player who [...]

2010 Rays End Of Season Awards

Posted: 6th November 2010 by Devon Rogers in Uncategorized

I know this is a little late to be posting it, but awards season for the  MLB is just cranking up, so I figured now would be the perfect time to post this. I will be going through my Rays awards after the great 2010 season to see who helped us get to the playoffs. [...]

Baseball Bloggers Alliance Stan Musial Award Ballot

Posted: 26th October 2010 by Devon Rogers in Uncategorized

This is the big award for the BBA, the MVP. I will be filling out my ballot for the American League version of the award below: Josh Hamilton, TEX Robinson Cano, NYY Miguel Cabrera, DET Jose Bautista, TOR Adrian Beltre, BOS Joe Mauer, MIN Carl Crawford, TB CC Sabathia, NYY Felix Hernandez, SEA Rafael Soriano, [...]

2010 LCS: Going the Way Rays Fans Want

Posted: 20th October 2010 by Devon Rogers in Uncategorized

The 2010 playoffs have been interesting to say the least so far. The Rays are already out, who owned the best record in the AL, the Minnesota Twins are also at home, who made their run without one of their best players, Justin Morneau. They just ran in to the Yankees machine. The Bobby Cox [...]

Rays, Free Agency, and Victor Martinez

Posted: 17th October 2010 by Michael Emdeyar in Uncategorized

  [picappgallerysingle id="9048415"]The Rays will lose Carl Crawford to free agency during the off-season.  They will not be able to compete with the wealthy teams for his services for the 2011 season.  And, it is also known that the Rays will cut payroll.  Having said that, I’m wondering if they couldn’t find a place for [...]

Baseball Bloggers Alliance Connie Mack Award Ballot

Posted: 12th October 2010 by Devon Rogers in Uncategorized

It’s that time of year again, time for the end of season awards. The Baseball Bloggers Alliance is a group of baseball bloggers thta Rise of the Rays is involved with. Over the next couple of days you will see our ballots for the BBA awards. The Connie Mack award is the manager of the [...]