Single-game tickets go on sale this Friday, January 18 at 10 am, exclusively through raysbaseball.com, and by phone beginning Saturday. Rays ticket specials offered throughout the spring training season include:
- Salute to Service presented by Suncoast Credit Union: Military, Teachers and First Responders can purchase tickets to five select home games, including spring training Opening Day for $10.
- Senior Special: Fans 60 years or older can purchase $15 tickets for three select games.
- Rays Insiders Presale: Fans who sign up for the Rays Insider, the Rays official email newsletter, will have the opportunity to participate in a special online presale on Thursday, January 17. The registration deadline for this presale is Wednesday, January 16 at noon. Fans can visit raysbaseball.com/newsletter today to register. Current subscribers need not re-apply.
- Season Tickets: Spring training season tickets provide access to the best seat locations at the largest discount, and include a Rays spring training season ticket holder T-shirt and visor, invitations to exclusive season ticket holder events, and discounts on merch and parking, beginning at $298 for the 17 games.
- Mini Packs and Groups: Fans can secure 2019 spring training tickets before single-game tickets go on sale to the general public by purchasing a 3- or 6-game spring training mini pack. These packs offer a discount off single-game prices for most games and start at $44 per pack. Group, Suite and catered Picnic Area opportunities are also available.
- Exhibition Game at Tropicana Field: On Tuesday, March 26, the Rays will play an exhibition game at Tropicana Field at 12:35 p.m. against the Detroit Tigers. General admission tickets for this game will be available for $15.
- Peter Gammons profiled Brendan McKay as the next two-way sensation for The Athletic”
Bloom, Neander, Cash and the Rays will have him in Port Charlotte next month with the minor leaguers, but since it is an all-encompassing facility they can watch him and allow him to pitch and hit in major league exhibitions. “We want the decision on how he proceeds with his career to be a group decision, and Brendan has to be part of that decision,” says Bloom. “There will come a time when he has a pretty good idea of the best course. There’s no reason to make that decision prematurely.”
- MLB.com reporter Juan Toribio joined the Morning Lineup podcast to discuss the Rays continued interest in J.T. Realmuto (direct link here)
- Neil Solondz interviewed catching prospect Nick Ciuffo and Rays VP James Click
- Toribio also broke down the Rays rotation options for mlb.com
- Solondz detailed the Rays catching depth for the Rays Radio site
- Rays Colored Glasses has added a new writer, and her debut is on Hal McRae(!)
- Wander Rays also sees a breakout candidate in Avisail Garcia
- Sports Spectrum offers a profile on Andrew Kittredge and how he pitches ‘for the Lord’ throughout the highs and lows of his career
- The Rays are looking for a Research and Development Intern
- Congratulations to Marc Topkin for being awarded the Florida Sportswriter of the Year by the National Sports Media Association
- And I’m just gonna leave this here:
Roundtable: What's more likely to happen in 2019: Rays make the playoffs or Bucs have a winning season? https://t.co/UZpHtmZNx1— Tampa Bay Times (@TB_Times) January 16, 2019
- Delmon Young is crushing it in the Venezuelan League, and won the MVP award by one vote
- R.J. Anderson explains why teams won’t give top free agents the paydays they deserve next winter
- Adam Dore on Hall of Fame Ballot Trends for Fangraphs
- The Atheltic: How White Sox scouts determined Eloy Jiménez would be their next big star | Behind Forrest Whitley’s transformation into baseball’s top pitching prospect | Jim Bowden profiled 2019’s incoming rookies (no Rays mentioned) | Eno Sarris’s breakout pitcher candidates (again, no Rays)
- The Angels have extended their lease in Anaheim through the 2020 season