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Tampa Bay Rays News and Links: Rays September Hinges on KC Series

Plus: Monty goes to the playoffs, the Trop hosts the Astros, and Matt Andriese returns just in time!

Tampa Bay Rays v Kansas City Royals Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images


  • While we wait to see what call-ups happen on Friday when the rosters expand, Brent Honeywell will get some time off due to some unspecified “disrespectful” behavior. Honeywell was suspended by the team for 4 games, and will not miss a start, so it seems more like a message than an actual punishment. Paraphrasing what our own John Ford said in our writer’s room Slack chat today, “this is like suspending somebody from work after 5 pm on a Friday, and reinstating them Monday morning”.
  • Tropicana Field is playing host to the Rangers v Astros series starting today. The reason this is happening is because of a terrible storm that is leaving Houston and the Texas Gulf Coast absolutely devastated. Seems like a good time to avoid cheap, low hanging fruit jokes about Trop attendance, but that won’t stop sports writers from picking that inappropriately low hanging fruit.
  • I haven’t been paying enough attention, because I really did not realize just how awesome a year Justin Williams is having himself down in Montgomery. Definitely not sleeping on him anymore. He added another dinger last night:
  • Speaking of Monty, the Biscuits have clinched a playoff spot: