Rays

February 10, 2011 - 5:42 pm
Manny Delcarmen is still young. He will turn 29 next week. And yet, after being traded last August by the only team for whom he'd ever played and then being released by the club that dealt for him in December, his career reached something of a crossroads this offseason. After the Rockies elected...
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August 27, 2010 - 8:25 am
According to multiple reports, the Rays are set to sign a minor league deal with former Rockies outfielder Brad Hawpe . The Rockies released the seven-year veteran this week after he passed through waivers unclaimed. Hawpe, 31, was hitting .255 with seven home runs in 88 games. The Red Sox ,...
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October 06, 2009 - 11:43 am
ANAHEIM, Calif '€“ It has now been almost a year, and Jon Lester can still recall the details with little effort. But while it would be easy to assume that the recollections of Game 7 of the American League Championship Series have been weighty, nothing could be further from the case. Lester and...
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September 13, 2009 - 4:52 pm
On Sept. 2, the Tampa Bay Rays remained convinced that they were one hot streak away from the postseason. And indeed, that might have been the case. The reigning American League champs had just beaten the Red Sox in Tampa Bay to move within five games of Boston for the A.L. wild card lead. The team...
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Rob Bradford
March 25, 2009 - 5:35 pm
Just in case you were planning to strategize your fantasy draft around Game 7 of the American League Championship Series , you should know something fairly important ... David Price has been sent to Triple A. Here is what Rays' general manager Andrew Friedman said regarding the once and future ace...
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Mike Petraglia
February 27, 2009 - 10:50 am
Port Charlotte, Fla. - An ugly game all the way around on Friday at Charlotte Sports Park for the Red Sox , as they fell to 0-3 in Grapefruit League play with a 12-4 loss to Tampa Bay. Michael Bowden doesn't get out of the second, allowing four runs on five hits and two walks. The wind in left made...
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Mike Petraglia
February 27, 2009 - 10:24 am
Port Charlotte, Fla. - Terry Francona joked Friday morning that he brought an extra pair of sunglasses with him for the trip to Charlotte Sports Park. The reason? When Francona was a bench coach for the Texas Rangers in 2002, the Rangers were in their final season in Port Charlotte and the field...
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Mike Petraglia
February 27, 2009 - 9:09 am
Port Charlotte, Fla. - Rocco Baldelli met with Terry Francona just prior to the Grapefruit League opener on Wednesday and wanted to be sure he was going on the trip to Port Charlotte on Friday. The Red Sox manager was thinking it was a natural and Baldelli agreed. '€œTito talked to me the other...
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Mike Petraglia
February 27, 2009 - 6:54 am
Port Charlotte, Fla. - In between hosting a mock wine tasting prior to stretching Friday morning and suggesting taxidermy for a wild boar from near the lake outside the Charlotte Sports Park field, the always affable and metaphysical Joe Maddon talked about his team playing the Red Sox for the...
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October 09, 2008 - 11:45 am
Jason Bay presents more than a small point of interest for the American League Championship Series , given that the Red Sox and Rays both vied to acquire his services at the trade deadline. Indeed, for a while, some of the baseball world was under the impression that Tampa had indeed added the...
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