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December 12th in Rays History, Plus Tank

Daily History/Trivia, Countdown, & Links!

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We;come to the Rays Tank!

Where the Rays Say Good Bye and Longo is Grand!


December 12th in Rays History!

In 2008, the Rays non-tendered Jonny Gomes following nine years with the organization. Although he was beloved during his Tampa Bay tenure, he has become quite bothersome since leaving. Gomes had a memorable tenure with the Rays as he worked his way through the sytem, overcoming a heart attack he suffered during 2002. He clobbered a team record, 11 home runs during the month of April in 2006 in just 25 games, then became the team's enforcer during their world series run in 2008.

Known for having the catwalks the most of any player in team history, Gomes' last home run with the team was poetically off the catwalk


Trivia Time!

The answer to yesterday's question was Matt Walker, answered correctly by Richard Scheele

Wrong answers include Wade Davis, Jeff Niemann, and Jake McGee.

Today's prospect:

[Prospect's] stuff is top of the line. His fastball reaches the mid-90s, his curveball is a potential plus major league pitch and his changeup might be his best overall weapon.

Hint: he was the team's 5th best prospect following the 1998 season.


There are 113 days until Opening Day!

That's the same number of runs batted in that Evan Longoria had in 2009.

Four of those came from one swing of the bat!



- Strange news out of New York, as Michael Cuddyer has suddenly retired and will become the team's new bench coach. The news broke after the team's transaction page showed Cuddyer had retired.

- The Jason Heyward sweepstakes have finally ended and despite reports of there being a $200 million offer, Heyward signed an eight year deal with the Cubs worth $184 million.

- Yesterday, Baseball America released their top-10 prospects for the Rays.Here' the follow up in which one of their writers answers various questions about those prospects.

- Rays Colored Glasses takes a look at Greg Harris, the other pitcher acquired in the Peralta deal last year

- The Process Report has been doing an ongoing series on why the Rays got a sweet with the MarinersHere's the third reason.

Random Ray of the Day!

Please sign our petition to bring back the team's original uniforms for a game in 2016.

- Need a baseball fix? Check out this game in which Casey Kotchman plays the hero.