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Tampa Bay Rays News and Links: “last year was a ten”

The Rays owner spoke with media about myriad topics

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The start of spring training games is nearly upon us, with the Rays scheduled to play the Phillies on Friday.


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Sounding Off

Quote of the Day

“All those guys and everybody could do everything they’re supposed to, but if the bullpen is not there it all turns to garbage. And if the bullpen does its job, and we’ve got a lot of pitchers who we believe can throw well, I think we’re going to be in really great shape this year.’’

On this date in Rays history

  • 2009 - The Tampa Bay Rays signed Jason Isringhausen as a free agent.
  • 2018 - As part of a 3-team trade: The New York Yankees sent Taylor Widener (minors) to the Arizona Diamondbacks. The New York Yankees sent Nick Solak (minors) to the Tampa Bay Rays. The Tampa Bay Rays sent Steven Souza Jr. to the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Arizona Diamondbacks sent Brandon Drury to the New York Yankees. The Arizona Diamondbacks sent players to be named later and Anthony Banda to the Tampa Bay Rays. The Arizona Diamondbacks sent Sam McWilliams (minors) (May 1, 2018) and Colin Poche (minors) (May 1, 2018) to the Tampa Bay Rays to complete the trade.

Happy birthday to former Ray, Johnny Field, who turns 27 today

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