Where does Nick Bitsko fit? This season or lack thereof definitely qualifies as unique and as such there won’t be much movement among my preseason rankings. DRaysBay Top Rays Prospects 1-15 DRaysBay Top Rays Prospects 16-30 DRaysBay Top Rays Prospects 31-50 The major additions come from the signing their 2020 draft class. Nick Bitsko, RHP Nick Bitsko received a lot of helium … [Read more...] about JT Morgan’s mid-season Top 42 Rays Prospects
Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Rays are becoming the chic pick in 2020. Here’s why the Rays are made for 2020 - David Adler, MLB.com: The Rays are built perfectly for the weird 2020 season, and the baseball world has taken notice. New changeup, ‘nasty’ slider, Fairbanks set to go - Juan Toribio, MLB.com: Name a better duo than the Rays and extremely … [Read more...] about View from the Catwalks: All aboard the hype train!
Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images They’ve always been your favorite baseball writer’s favorite side piece, but now they’re actually being touted as favorites! Every year it seems like there is one team that the collective baseball intelligentsia latches on to as The Team for that season. For 2020... Have I mentioned how smart Buster Olney is? Buster Olney Picks #Rays for … [Read more...] about Oh crap, are the 2020 Rays getting too hyped?
The Rays begin 2021 in Miami, end in NYC. The Rays have released the 2021 regular season schedule, a surprise in the midst of a pandemic that has dramatically altered the 2020 schedule, and which the CDC estimates only 10% of the population has been exposed to thus far. Side Note: A reporter for the New York Times made the analogy yesterday that if the pandemic were a … [Read more...] about Rays release 2021 regular season schedule
Photo by Roy K. Miller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images The Tampa Bay Rowdies will debut on the network that carries Rays games on Saturday, July 11. The Tampa Bay Rowdies have announced their return to play match on Saturday, July 11 against Atlanta United 2 will air live on FOX Sports Sun. The match is part of the opening weekend of games that will kick off the United … [Read more...] about Rowdies, soccer team owned by the Rays, to debut on Fox Sports Sun
Blake Snell! Throwing a ball! | Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images Rays News Summer camp is underway, and let’s face it — this is not like anything any of us have ever experienced. There is baseball happening — or at least baseball practice happening. We get glimpses of familiar faces (even if masked) in familiar baseball positions. But does this feel normal? Does this … [Read more...] about View from the Catwalk: Get ready for opening day, July 24 vs Toronto (fingers crossed)
Some quick observations. MLB rolled out the full MLB schedule last night, revealing the Rays schedule to be a formidable challenge this season. The Rays will face each AL East opponent for 10 games, although not equally split home and away, with the other 20 games divided amongst the NL East. No more marathonThis is going to be a sprint https://t.co/BELW52IiWN … [Read more...] about Rays release 60-game Schedule for 2020
Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images The 60-game season provides lots of opportunity for statistical anomalies for the Rays As we look ahead to what is likely to be the strangest season in memory—if not ever—we can anticipate many reasons to remember 2020 baseball. Chief among them may be the chance for some heavily-asterisked bits of history. In 1994, when the Major League … [Read more...] about In a shortened season, could Tyler Glasnow have an ERA of 0.00?
Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images Lying on the fence for a trivial game in uncertain times Several years ago, in 2008, there was a tremendous play that occurred during a game between the Kansas City Royals and the Boston Red Sox. Jason Bay skied a ball to deep center field; Mitch Maier, the Royals center fielder at the time, went back and leapt, attempting to take a … [Read more...] about How important is baseball in 2020?