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theraysranter – BallHyped Blog Network http://ballhyped.com Hyping up the best sports blogs and bloggers. Get posting. Get voting. Get Hyped! Mon, 23 Oct 2017 23:04:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.3 Rays Trade James Shields and Wade Davis to Royals for Prospects http://ballhyped.com/2012/12/10/rays-trade-james-shields-and-wade-davis-to-royals-for-prospects/ Mon, 10 Dec 2012 12:58:54 +0000 http://ballhyped.com/2012/12/10/rays-trade-james-shields-and-wade-davis-to-royals-for-prospects/

TweetThe much-anticipated James Shields blockbuster has finally happened, and it was even bigger than most of us expected. Tampa Bay also added another MLB-ready starter in Wade Davis and a player to be named or cash to the deal in exchange for a haul of talented prospects from Kansas City. The Royals’ official Twitter page […]

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Affordable Free Agents that Would Help the Rays More than B.J. Upton http://ballhyped.com/2012/11/28/affordable-free-agents-that-would-help-the-rays-more-than-b-j-upton/ Wed, 28 Nov 2012 13:45:44 +0000 http://ballhyped.com/2012/11/28/affordable-free-agents-that-would-help-the-rays-more-than-b-j-upton/

TweetAs the MLB Hot Stove continues to heat up, the Tampa Bay Rays find themselves searching the free agent market for a handful of players who could potentially fill in empty holes on the roster. With star centerfielder B.J. Upton leaving the team, the Rays are seeking someone who can possibly replace him in the […]

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Tampa Bay Rays Offseason Outlook http://ballhyped.com/2012/10/30/tampa-bay-rays-offseason-outlook/ Tue, 30 Oct 2012 12:10:53 +0000 http://ballhyped.com/2012/10/30/tampa-bay-rays-offseason-outlook/

TweetAs the Fall Classic concludes and the 2012 baseball season comes to an end, it's time to look forward into what the winter has in store for the Rays. Like last offseason, Andrew Friedman and the Rays will have some tough choices to make before players report to spring training. What club options do the […]

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Why The Rays Should Not Trade B.J. Upton http://ballhyped.com/2012/06/15/why-the-rays-should-not-trade-b-j-upton/ Fri, 15 Jun 2012 14:36:08 +0000 http://ballhyped.com/2012/06/15/why-the-rays-should-not-trade-b-j-upton/

TweetOver the past few years, B.J. Upton's name has been subject to countless trade rumors. It seems like every time the trade deadline or offseason approaches one big question remains: will the Rays deal Upton? The MLB trade deadline is now just a little over a month away, which means the Upton-trade talk will soon […]

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Why Injury Woes Won’t Keep Rays from the AL East Crown http://ballhyped.com/2012/05/28/why-injury-woes-wont-keep-rays-from-the-al-east-crown/ Mon, 28 May 2012 12:06:31 +0000 http://ballhyped.com/2012/05/28/why-injury-woes-wont-keep-rays-from-the-al-east-crown/

TweetThe Rays have been battling injuries all season long, but their AL East title hopes are still very much alive. Despite having a double-digit amount of players on the disabled list, the Rays have been able to hold their ground in baseball's toughest division. The team's leader, Evan Longoria, has missed almost a month now […]

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Red Sox vs. Rays: 5 Most Memorable Games in Their Short, But Heated Rivalry http://ballhyped.com/2012/05/24/red-sox-vs-rays-5-most-memorable-games-in-their-short-but-heated-rivalry/ Thu, 24 May 2012 18:49:44 +0000 http://ballhyped.com/2012/05/24/red-sox-vs-rays-5-most-memorable-games-in-their-short-but-heated-rivalry/

TweetThe Rays are set to kick-off a three-game series in Fenway this weekend, which got me thinking about the rivalry they have built over the past years. Considering that these two teams have been playing each other for just the past 14 years now, the Tampa Bay Rays and Boston Red Sox have one of […]

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Ruminations on Matt Moore http://ballhyped.com/2012/05/16/ruminations-on-matt-moore/ Wed, 16 May 2012 13:01:43 +0000 http://ballhyped.com/2012/05/16/ruminations-on-matt-moore/

TweetA single bolt of lightning contains an unfathomable amount of energy in the form of electrcity and visual light. It can illuminate a dark night as if it were day, but that single stroke of sight is as fleeting as it is beautiful. The ensuing thunderclap can give chills or increase heartrates as much as […]

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Rays Complete Two Game Sweep of Jays http://ballhyped.com/2012/05/16/rays-complete-two-game-sweep-of-jays/ Wed, 16 May 2012 12:59:56 +0000 http://ballhyped.com/2012/05/16/rays-complete-two-game-sweep-of-jays/

TweetThe Rays were victorious again Tuesday night in Toronto with a nail-biting 4-3 win. Besides one bad inning, David Price was stellar in seven innings. The Rays offense continues to be lead by replacements such as Will Rhymes, Sean Rodriguez, and also Elliot Johnson as of late. The scoring started in the third inning with […]

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More Injuries: Niemann Fractures Leg, Jennings Lands on DL http://ballhyped.com/2012/05/15/more-injuries-niemann-fractures-leg-jennings-lands-on-dl/ Tue, 15 May 2012 17:09:47 +0000 http://ballhyped.com/2012/05/15/more-injuries-niemann-fractures-leg-jennings-lands-on-dl/

TweetThe baseball gods must be upset with the Rays this year, as they haven’t been able to avoid injuries at any point so far this season. The Rays have had a total of nine players on the Disabled List this season, including B.J. Upton, Kyle Farnsworth (60-day DL), Sam Fuld (60-day DL), Robinson Chirinos (60-day […]

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Update on Rays’ Top 5 Prospects http://ballhyped.com/2012/05/14/update-on-rays-top-5-prospects/ Mon, 14 May 2012 14:50:48 +0000 http://ballhyped.com/2012/05/14/update-on-rays-top-5-prospects/

TweetAfter a little over a month of baseball, the MLB—and MiLB season—is now in full swing. Back in February, I did an evaluation on the Rays’ top prospects on The Rays Rant, and I think it’s about time we check in how they’re progressing thus far. As you can see from the list, Matt Moore […]

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Rays End Losing Streak in Wild Game http://ballhyped.com/2012/05/14/rays-end-losing-streak-in-wild-game/ Mon, 14 May 2012 12:21:31 +0000 http://ballhyped.com/2012/05/14/rays-end-losing-streak-in-wild-game/

TweetThe Rays finally got back to their winning ways on Sunday with a 9-8 win in a crazy game with the Baltimore Orioles. The Rays’ avoided a three game sweep with the victory Sunday. The Rays’ believed they had a win locked up with a 7-1 lead in the 4th inning with James Shields on […]

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Will Injury Bug Kill Tampa’s Season http://ballhyped.com/2012/05/13/will-injury-bug-kill-tampas-season/ Sun, 13 May 2012 17:05:31 +0000 http://ballhyped.com/2012/05/13/will-injury-bug-kill-tampas-season/

TweetWhen Matt Joyce fell after hitting a three-run home run Wednesday night at Yankee stadium, I think everyone held their breath a little bit. Fortunately for Tampa he trotted around the bases and played right field the next inning. It appears he will be O.K. from the minor injury, but he just about became another […]

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