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Loss To Blue Jays Dims Rays' Hopes Of Catching Red Sox

AP | FRED GOODALL | Posted 11.23.2011 | Sports

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Rays are running short on time in the playoff race. The team's fourth loss in five games – 5-1 to th...

Tampa Finally Beats Yankees To Keep Playoff Hopes Alive

Posted 11.23.2011 | Sports

By HOWIE RUMBERG, Associated Press NEW YORK -- Rays manager Joe Maddon heard a few cheers coming from the clubhouse and reached for the computer mo...

Yankees Clinch A.L. East Crown With Win Over Rays

Posted 11.21.2011 | Sports

By RONALD BLUM, Associated Press NEW YORK -- A month past his 40th birthday, Jorge Posada walked up to home plate and found himself in a position s...

Yankees Clinch 16th Playoff Trip In 17 Years

AP | Posted 11.21.2011 | Sports

By RONALD BLUM, Associated Press NEW YORK -- Jorge Posada came off the bench and helped the Yankees to yet another first-place finish with a go-ahe...

Breaking Bad: Red Sox Lose More Ground To Rays

AP | JIMMY GOLEN | Posted 11.15.2011 | Sports

BOSTON — Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon spends most of his time giving signs. On Thursday night, he went searching for one....

Another Loss For The Reeling Red Sox

AP | Posted 11.15.2011 | Sports

BOSTON -- Now comes the really hard part for the Boston Red Sox: four more games against the Tampa Bay Rays. The Red Sox lost for the sixth time in s...

Rays Manager: We Still Have A Shot

AP | Posted 11.02.2011 | Sports

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Tampa Bay All-Star David Price was in control through six innings. Then a pair of walks and a misplaced cutter proved cos...

Rays Ace Makes Franchise History

AP | Posted 10.28.2011 | Sports

TORONTO -- David Price blew away the Blue Jays. Price struck out a franchise-record 14 in seven dominant innings, Desmond Jennings hit a pair of solo...

Rays Pitcher Strikes Out 4 In 3rd Inning

AP | Posted 10.25.2011 | Sports

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Jeremy Hellickson has struck out four batters in the same inning. The rookie became the first Ray...

Fans Dig Through Trash Can For Foul Ball

Posted 10.08.2011 | Sports

Now this is what we call dedication. In the sixth inning of Saturday's game against the Oakland Athletics, Tampa Bay's Sean Rodriguez hit a foul ball ...

Rays Manager Rips Team After Loss

AP | Posted 09.22.2011 | Sports

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It didn't take long for Joe Maddon to find a way to describe the Tampa Bay Rays' performance. "It was horrible," the Rays' m...

The Trend Triple Threat

Jane Buckingham | Posted 09.13.2011 | Los Angeles
Jane Buckingham

As a trend forecaster, one of the questions I get asked most often is: "Where do you find your trends?" The answer is never easy.

Jeter Gets No. 2998

AP | BEN WALKER | Posted 09.06.2011 | Sports

NEW YORK — A few hours before gametime, Derek Jeter was asked what advice he'd gotten about trying to reach 3,000 hits. "Hurry up," he said, sm...

A Change in the Game of Baseball We Can Believe in

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 08.19.2011 | Sports
Roger I. Abrams

It is absurd that the rules of the game played in the American League differ from the rules of the game in the National League. Yes, I am talking about the designated hitter rule.

Yankees' Losing Streak Continues

AP | Posted 07.17.2011 | Sports

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The New York Yankees' slide continues thanks to a Rays' comeback. Sam Fuld and B.J. Upton both hit two-run homers to hel...

He's Back

AP | Posted 07.03.2011 | Sports

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Tampa Bay Rays All-Star third baseman Evan Longoria was actviated been Tuesday from the 15-day disabled list. Longoria h...

Former MLB Outfielder Arrested Again

AP | Posted 06.25.2011 | Sports

TAMPA, Fla. -- Troubled former Tampa Bay Rays player Elijah Dukes has been charged in Florida with driving with a suspended or revoked driver's licens...

Does Manny Ramirez Belong in the Hall of Fame?

Danny Groner | Posted 06.10.2011 | Sports
Danny Groner

While some can forgive Manny's misdeeds chalking them up to him being "a product of his age," several sports columnists have voiced their opposition to Ramirez ever joining the greatest of the game.

Manny Ramirez Retires After Reported Positive Drug Test

AP/The Huffington Post | DAVE SKRETTA | Posted 06.08.2011 | Sports

NEW YORK -- Tampa Bay Rays slugger Manny Ramirez told Major League Baseball on Friday that he is retiring after being notified of an issue that arose ...

Manny Ramirez Liked Getting Booed

Posted 06.06.2011 | Sports

With just four games into the season, Tampa Bay Rays fans appear to be fed up with Manny Ramirez's lack of production. The slugger is batting .063 ...

MLB Players' House Robbed At Spring Training

Posted 05.27.2011 | Sports

The spring training rental home of three Tampa Bay Rays players was robbed on Saturday, according to the St. Petersburg Times. Evan Longoria, Davi...

Rays Makes Big Free Agent Splash

AP | RONALD BLUM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Manny Ramirez and Johnny Damon are about to become teammates again, this time in Tampa Bay. Both free-agent outfielders agreed to one-year contract...

Early Baseball Christmas Shopping

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Roger I. Abrams

Some see the recent baseball shopping spree as more of the same. Big market clubs throw around their cash to scoop up the best players. What this ignores is that nothing is keeping other wealthy entrepreneurs from purchasing franchises and free agents of their own.

Dallas Braden PERFECT GAME: Oakland A's Pitcher Perfect Against Tampa Bay Rays

AP | JANIE McCAULEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

OAKLAND, Calif. — Dallas Braden definitely owns the mound now. Braden pitched the 19th perfect game in major league history on Sunday, shutting...

Tampa Bay's Fernando Perez: Baseball's Unlikely Poet

John Lundberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Lundberg

I tuned in to Tuesday night's Tampa Bay Rays/Boston Red Sox game hoping to watch Sox pitcher Josh Beckett carry my fantasy baseball team into the leag...