2023 Tampa Bay Rays

Tropicana Field, where the Rays attendance is far lower than it should be.
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Rays Attendance Woes Stem from Location, Location, Location. Illustrated for True Perspective.

Rays Attendance Woes Come from Location. We’ve Included Maps for True Perspective. Much has been said of the Tampa Bay Rays attendance woes. The problem was exposed by their two Wild Card Series games against the Texas Rangers, the first of which had the lowest paid attendance for any postseason game since the 1919 World […]

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Rangers Sweep Rays
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Rangers Sweep Rays, Advance to ALDS

The Texas Rangers beat the Tampa Bay Rays, 7–1, earning the AL Wild Card series sweep Wednesday afternoon at Tropicana Field. With this win, they have punched their ticket for the AL Division Series. In that series, they will be facing the AL East Champion Baltimore Orioles. This could prove to be a challenge for […]

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Tanner Scott entering a game to close it out. His Miami Marlins lead the playoff bullpen/reliever/relief corps rankings.
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Reliever Roundup and Bullpen Bonanza — Playoff Team Rankings

Reliever Roundup and Bullpen Bonanza — Playoff Team Rankings (Current Form) Welcome to the playoffs! Here are the team bullpen/reliever/relief corps rankings for the playoff teams, based on recent form. For this edition, we’ve used stats from September 1 onward. Statistics are for September and October only and, excluding position pitchers, include every player to […]

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Guardians Pitchers Get All A's In Win
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Guardians Trade Aaron Civale to Rays

The Trade On Monday, the Cleveland Guardians and the Tampa Bay Rays agreed to a deal to send starting pitcher Aaron Civale to the Rays, and first baseman Kyle Manzardo to Cleveland. Manzardo is MLB’s 37th-ranked prospect. This season, Civale has a 2.34 ERA in 13 games, along with 55 strikeouts in 77 innings. The […]

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Aaron Judge set to Return Ahead of Critical Stretch

Aaron Judge set to Return Ahead of Critical Stretch The New York Yankees‘ biggest addition this week will not come via trade. On Wednesday Joel Sherman reported that Aaron Judge is set to return ahead of a critical stretch for the Yankees. Judge will be activated off the IL Friday night, ahead of a three-game […]

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Rangers Sweep Rays in Matinee

Rangers 5, Rays 1 ARLINGTON, Tex. (Jul 19) — The Texas Rangers completed the sweep in their series against the Tampa Bay Rays, beating them 5–1 Wednesday afternoon. Leody Taveras and Jonah Heim contributed to the win with solo homers. Heim also added an RBI single. With this win, the Rangers complete their second consecutive […]

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Rangers Sting Rays in Middle Game

Rangers 5, Rays 3 ARLINGTON, Tex. (Jul 18) — The Texas Rangers stretched their winning streak to five as they beat the Tampa Bay Rays, 5–3, on Tuesday night. Home runs by Marcus Semien and Corey Seager went a long way in helping decide the outcome in this one. The Rangers will have the chance […]

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Rangers Take Sting Away from Rays on Wild Night

Rangers 3, Rays 2 ARLINGTON, Tex. (Jul 17) — The Texas Rangers capitalized on a wild pitch to beat the Tampa Bay Rays, 3–2, on Monday night. Ezequiel Duran also chipped in with a game-tying home run to help lead the Rangers to their fourth victory in a row. The second game in this three-game […]

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