Tag Archive | Tampa Bay

Myers wins AL Rookie of the Year

When Tampa Bay acquired prized prospect Wil Myers via trade for James Shields, the expectations for his career with the Rays would be difficult to live up to.

On Monday, the 22-year-old received affirmation that he’s well on his way.

Myers was named the American League Rookie of the Year by the Baseball Writers Association of America, receiving 23 of 30 first place votes to become the third Rays player in the last six years. Evan Longoria previously won the award in 2008 and pitcher Jeremy Hellickson did so in 2011. Read More…

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Zimmer hopes to make one more memory

ST. PETERSBURG – After experiencing it 19 times in his more than 60 years in professional baseball, the chills still come to Don Zimmer.

Naturally, the October weather is considerably calmer as the seasons are in full flux, but at the few ballparks that are still lucky enough to have baseball still going on, there is an unmatched electricity.

“These kind of games never get old,” Zimmer said. Read More…

Price tweet creates nerd inquisition

ST. PETERSBURG – Tampa Bay ace David Price has often been a hot topic on the social media website Twitter, allowing him to interact with fans about everything from his dog to his outings.

On Saturday night as the Rays left Boston in a 2-0 hole – fresh off a start that saw the defending Cy Young Award winner surrender seven runs in seven innings – Price learned the hard way that sometimes the micro messages of 140 characters have repercussions.

The left-hander tweeted, regarding criticism from TBS studio analysts Dirk Hayhurst and Tom Verducci: “Dirk Hayhurst…COULDNT hack it…Tom Verducci wasn’t even a water boy in high school…but yet they can still bash a player…SAVE IT NERDS” Read More…

Story: Romero’s debut powers Rays to third straight win

ST. PETERSBURG – Enny Romero was justifiably exhausted – both physically and mentally – after Sunday’s game.

Making his major league debut, the 22-year-old allowed just one hit and four walks in 4 2/3 innings, as Tampa Bay defeated Baltimore 3-1 at Tropicana Field. Read More…

Story: Jamey Wright’s path to the postseason continues

ST. PETERSBURG – When Jamey Wright closes his eyes and allows his mind to dream, he sees himself on the mound.

That’s not unusual, considering the 38-year-old Tampa Bay reliever has played parts of 18 seasons in the major leauges and has appeared in more than 640 games.

But there’s something different about this time. Read More…

Homers power Jays over Rays

ST. PETERSBURG – If chicks really do dig the long ball as the famous shoe ad in the early-1990s said, Toronto was feeling the love Saturday.

The Rays gave up three homers in a 6-2 loss at Tropicana Field, including a pair to Adam Lind, keeping the club from maintaining pace with the Red Sox, which extended its American League East division lead to two games. Read More…

Blog: A new Rays stadium doesn’t solve fundamental issues

The Tampa Bay Rays need a new stadium, and somewhat badly.

But that won’t solve all the issues the team regularly has with attendance despite having one of the best records since 2008.

Nor should that matter either way.

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