Season Preview 2013

DFA Update: Chirinos to Texas for PTBNL

Rays at risk to lose significant catching depth.

Alex Cobb's Change Up

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Alex Cobb, firmly entrenched as the Rays' fourth starter, pitches fifth in the rotation and made his season debut on Saturday against Trevor Bauer. Two years from now Bauer may earn a marquee...

Opening Day MiLB rosters set

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On Sunday, the Rays full-season affiliates posted their rosters, and there are some surprises

Rosterbation Day

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It's opening day eve, time to start things off right.

Fantasy Baseball Preview: Tampa Bay Rays

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Which Rays players should you target in your fantasy leagues? Are there any good sleepers? Let's take a look.

Rays To Look Toward Kyle Farnsworth And Sustaining

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Rays will be looking for Kyle Farnsworth to provide support to the back end of the bullpen.

Fausto named Fifth Starter

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The guy we all want to call Fausto has earned the No.5 slot in the starting rotation.

Projecting The 2013 Rays

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How many games will the Rays win in 2013?

Evan Longoria and the Defensive Shift

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A comprehensive look at the use of the shift, the importance of Longoria, and the missing aspect to his swing.

2013 Season Preview: David Price

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Can David Price continue to improve in 2013?

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AL East Preview: New York Yankees

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Can the Yankees overcome a loss of power and injuries to contend in the AL East in 2013?

Predicting Rays breakout prospects 2013

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Breakout prospect candidates this season in the Rays' organization

Wil Myers and Super Two

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A guide to the Rays' decision to send Wil Myers to the minor leagues.

Jake McGee's Fastball

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Jake McGee's success cab be explained by his fastball.

Is Cesar Ramos Ready To Breakout In 2013?

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Since coming over to the Rays in the Jason Bartlett trade Cesar Ramos has reinvented himself as a pitcher earning Joe Maddon's trust Will he continue his development in 2013 and have a breakout...

2013 Rays Impact Prospects, Part 2

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Season previews for Hak-Ju Lee, Mike Montgomery, and Alex Torres.

How will Ben Zobrist be utilized in 2013?

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Joe Maddon has some work to do sorting out the Rays' 'quadtoon.'

Improving BABIP

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How the Rays improved BABIP by fortifying the infield with players that excel in contact rates and batted ball tendencies.

Maddon not pleased with new pick-off rule

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Tony La Russa, the special assistant to baseball commissioner Bud Selig, was in Port Charlotte last week to speak personally with the Rays staff about rule changes for 2013, and his biggest focus...

Prospects That Could Make An Impact In 2013

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A season preview of Jake Odorizzi, Alex Colome, and Tim Beckham.

GMs reflect on the Shields-Myers trade

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Dayton Moore and Andrew Friedman open up about the potentially infamous trade that brought Wil Myers and three other prospects to Tampa Bay, and sent James Shields and Wade Davis to Kansas City.

Can Alex Cobb Become The Next Rays Innings Eater?

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The Rays are looking for someone to make up some of the innings lost with the departure of James Shields? Could Alex Cobb become the next Rays innings eater?

Season Preview 2013: Jennings as Leadoff Hitter

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He's got speed, he's got great contact. Why isn't he getting on base higher than league average? -- An investigation into Desmond Jennings's approach at the plate as the 2013 leadoff man for the...

Season Preview 2013: Jennings as Center Fielder

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There's a legitimate debate as to whether the Rays should groom Myers or Jennings as the next center fielder. At least, that's what I told myself.

Season Preview 2013: Brandon Guyer's Anchors

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Brandon Guyer could challenge Sam Fuld for the fourth outfield position on the 25-man roster, but only if his shoulder isn't holding him back.

Season Preview 2013: Matt Moore and the uncertain

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Matt Moore will be an elite starting pitcher some day. With Shields gone from the Rays' rotation, though, he needs to take that step forward now.

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