Opening Series Preview: Citrus Series Clash

For baseball fans, Opening Day feels like a national holiday. Today, we’re on the eve of re-gaining that feeling. If other Rays fans are like me, they are probably feeling excited to see how we bounce back after a World Series loss, but also nervous since the Rays lost some big names this off-season. TheContinue reading “Opening Series Preview: Citrus Series Clash”

1B Ji-Man Choi out 3-5 weeks after arthroscopic surgery on right knee

Other than Opening Day approaching, it’s been nothing but a flood of bad news coming toward the Rays in the days leading up to the start of the 2021 season. Not even a week ago, the organization learned that relief pitcher Nick Anderson, one of the best relievers in the game over the past twoContinue reading “1B Ji-Man Choi out 3-5 weeks after arthroscopic surgery on right knee”

Andrew Kittredge: What To Expect in 2021

Most people know that Andrew Kittredge was an important part of the 2019 season for the Rays, but do they remember just how important? And now, with his returning from a significant injury and having missed much of 2020, what exactly should we expect from Kittredge in 2021? A GLANCE BACK: 2017-2020 Kittredge broke intoContinue reading “Andrew Kittredge: What To Expect in 2021”

Nick Anderson likely out until after All-Star break with elbow tear

The misfortunes of Rays star reliever Nick Anderson during the 2020 postseason have come to fruition as Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times has reported that the right-hander has partially torn his elbow. Anderson, who went on record in recent days saying that his arm felt fine, will be sidelined from throwing for eightContinue reading “Nick Anderson likely out until after All-Star break with elbow tear”

Tyler Glasnow’s “slutter” is downright FILTHY

Rays fans got their first taste of starting pitcher Tyler Glasnow’s highly-touted “slutter” Wednesday afternoon against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The pitch, a supposed combination of a slider and a cutter, will bring together the best of the two individual pitches and is a welcomed addition to an otherwise light arsenal for Glasnow. Glasnow has primarilyContinue reading “Tyler Glasnow’s “slutter” is downright FILTHY”

Shades of 2019 Austin Meadows Are Back This Spring…and Then Some

The 2020 MLB season was an unquestionably tough one for 2019 All-Star outfielder Austin Meadows.  He was coming off a season where he hit .289/364/.558 with 33 home runs and 89 RBI and a 144 OPS+ in 138 games, finishing 14th in AL MVP voting. However, Meadows would test positive for Covid-19 before the startContinue reading “Shades of 2019 Austin Meadows Are Back This Spring…and Then Some”

WATCH: Wander Franco Hits First Home Run of Spring

Folks, Wander Watch 2021 is in full effect. Rays fans were given a tease on Tuesday as top prospect in baseball and the Rays’ organization, Wander Franco, came on for an interview on ESPN during the Rays vs. Red Sox game. Then on Wednesday, Franco made the most of being on television. During the firstContinue reading “WATCH: Wander Franco Hits First Home Run of Spring”

Five Takeaways from Game 1 of Spring Training

On Sunday afternoon, just after 1:05 P.M. local time, Rays baseball had returned as Chris Ellis slung the first pitch in for a ball (which turned out to be a trend that would continue for the rest of the day, more on that later). However, there was something different about this Rays game; something thatContinue reading “Five Takeaways from Game 1 of Spring Training”