Wander Franco signs 11-year extension, largest contract in franchise history

Monday afternoon saw a historic moment in the existence of the Tampa Bay Rays as shortstop Wander Franco officially signed the largest contract in franchise history, an 11-year, $182 million extension. Franco, the 20-year old phenom who made his MLB debut in June, lived up to all expectations placed on him from the entire baseballContinue reading “Wander Franco signs 11-year extension, largest contract in franchise history”

Rays strike first in ALDS

Troptober in the Tampa Bay area is back and the Tampa Bay Rays wasted no time to get the ball rolling, shutting out the Boston Red Sox 5-0 in Game 1 of the ALDS. Tampa Bay sent rookie starter Shane McClanahan to the mound for his first playoff start and he looked like a seasonedContinue reading “Rays strike first in ALDS”

Putting Wander Franco’s 39-game on-base streak into perspective

Wander Franco will be returning to the lineup tonight after being sidelined with right hamstring tightness on Sept. 10. In his last game, Franco reached base in his first at-bat against the Detroit Tigers before pulling up and leaving the game early on. However, that hit against the Tigers kept his on-base streak alive, increasingContinue reading “Putting Wander Franco’s 39-game on-base streak into perspective”

Hand Up- Five things I got wrong about the 2021 season

As about a third of the baseball season is in the books, I thought it was a fitting time to reflect on some of my personal thoughts and predictions from before the season got underway. Ten preseason predictions stood out, five of them proving to be true this year and five that have not heldContinue reading “Hand Up- Five things I got wrong about the 2021 season”

How hype should Rays fans be for Wander Franco?

On Sunday, it was announced that Wander Franco, baseball’s top prospect for the past two seasons and the top prospect in the Tampa Bay Rays system, was called up to the big league team. The move was done ahead of the Boston Red Sox series, one the Rays will need to win after a six-gameContinue reading “How hype should Rays fans be for Wander Franco?”

Rays top prospect Wander Franco called up

You are reading the title of this article correctly: the Tampa Bay Rays have called up baseball’s top prospect for the past two seasons, Wander Franco, according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. Franco has shot up the prospect board and has been referred to as a generational talent. He’s one of justContinue reading “Rays top prospect Wander Franco called up”