Tag Archives: Tampa Bay Rays

Who could the Yankees acquire before the trade deadline?


With the injury to Masahiro Tanaka, the Yankees rotation is in dire need of help. Brian Cashman said the Yankees are looking to be aggressive during the trade deadline and there are a few names that are reportedly on the trading block. Here are a few names I compiled that could be a fit for ...

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Yankees finish bizarre road trip

Yangervis Solarte

I've seen the Yankees play in many road trips and there were instances where bizarre things happened. However, this has to be the first road trip where something bizarre happened in every single game. There were blowouts, there were position players on the mound,  there was a triple play, there were ejections, there were ...

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Yankees @ Rays pitching matchups

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Thursday, April 17 Yankees: CC Sabathia (1-2, 6.63 ERA) Rays: David Price (2-0, 2.91 ERA) Time: 7:05 p.m. T.V./Radio: YES Network/WFAN Who's Hot vs. Price: Derek Jeter (15-for-51, .294 AVG), Scott Sizemore & Brian McCann (1-for-2, .500) Who's Not vs. Price: Jacoby Ellsbury (7-for-33, .212 AVG), Brett Gardner (2-for-14, .143 AVG), Ichiro Suzuki (1-for-6, .167 AVG), Alfonso Soriano (0-for-6, .000 AVG) Friday, April 18 Yankees: Hiroki Kuroda (2-1, 3.86 ERA) Rays: Erik ...

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Jayson Nix is now a Tampa Bay Ray

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For the last two seasons the Yankees relied on Jayson Nix's glove and versatility whenever a Yankee needed a day off, whether it be Derek Jeter or Robinson Cano. The Yankees could have given Nix a contract to stay for the 2014 campaign but instead they designated him for assignment and he became a free ...

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Deep Thoughts on the Yankees-Rays Series

Ray-fan has two explanations ready to go following a series with the Yankees.  If you listen to Tampa Bay local AM radio sports-blather as religiously as I do, you get to a point where you can commit the following themes to memory.  After a Rays victory; “Yankees bad, payroll too high, bad for baseball, Joe ...

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Quote: Rays used shift against pretty much everybody

It was a bit odd to see the Rays shift so significantly against Curtis Granderson on Opening Day, but by the end of the weekend it became normal to see the Rays use a shift in some form or another against nearly every player in the lineup. “That’s a defense I’ve never seen before,” Nick Swisher ...

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Rays preview: Tampa Bay is the New Boston (w/o the $$$)

Last September, the Rays staged a miracle comeback versus the Yankees.  Down 7-0 in the 7th inning, Evan Longoria homered off Cory Wade to cap a six run 7th inning.  Dan Johnson, who was batting .108, then connected for a homerun in the 9th to tie it.  In the 12th, just as Boston blew a ...

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The Yankee beat: D-Rob’s charity, No. 1 in MLB, Red Sox death

The winter is finally over and the Yankees have returned to action. But they lost 7-6 to the Rays when Mariano Rivera blew a save, CC Sabathia wasn't sharp, and Joe Girardi made some questionable moves. Here is what the blogosphere was talking about today. Bleeding Yankee Blue is selling t-shirts and giving $1 from each ...

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