The Rays officially welcomed back the Devil Rays uniforms for 2019 with an incredible hype video:
We're bringing them back. #RaysUp pic.twitter.com/YrpwdFQgyY— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) February 7, 2019
Also, the Rays are ready for tomorrow’s Fan Fest, where adults will need a ticket to enter the free event. Print one here!
Join @RaysBaseball on Sat 2/9 for their Rays Fan Fest presented by @TB_Times. Tickets are FREE!! What an awesome way to spend a Saturday with your family or Little ⚾️— BBBS Tampa Bay (@BBBS_TampaBay) February 4, 2019
Reserve your FREE tickets today » https://t.co/JMcfJurZSl#DefendingPotential #RaysUp #BBBSTB pic.twitter.com/B7nb9pACVO
Here’s a sneak peak at the team’s annual yard sale:
We’re getting ready for #RaysFanFest on Saturday! All proceeds from the Charity Yard Sale & Clubhouse Corner benefit the Rays Baseball Foundation. What items will you be shopping for?! #RaysUp pic.twitter.com/FpNP2GC3L9— Rays Community (@RaysCommunity) February 7, 2019
We have plenty to choose from! pic.twitter.com/2haGS8cjBW— Rays Community (@RaysCommunity) February 7, 2019
We also have @TampaBayRowdies items, in both the Yard Sale and Clubhouse Corner! ⚽️ pic.twitter.com/38n07S1njH— Rays Community (@RaysCommunity) February 7, 2019
- Juan Toribio with his daily dose of excellence, looking at how the rule changes that Ken Rosenthal reported could potentially impact the Rays.
- As a big Premier League Fan, I must say I’m surprised the ex-manager of Liverpool is really getting Wander Franco comparisons, but hey, I trust you BP. (This is a joke.)
- Your 2019 Al Cy Young winner:
Tyler Glasnow, 2018 Highlights. pic.twitter.com/uFGd5pPyzX— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) February 7, 2019
- Not only-Rays related, but Sam Miller’s excellent piece on small market teams in the modern era is definitely must read for all Rays fans.
- Anthony Banda is throwing again!
Ohhhhh this feeeelllsss goooooodddddd‼️‼️ @raysbaseball #roadtorecovery pic.twitter.com/6RfHlTdl3z— Anthony Banda (@anthony_banda3) February 8, 2019
- KK took the UT team out for a bloomin’ good time
Anytime fellaz!! Im grateful to be out on the field with you guys each and every year so its the least i can do! Go handle some business this weekend! https://t.co/NrKgzRxRsH— Kevin Kiermaier (@KKiermaier39) February 8, 2019
- The Rays have re-signed minor league free agent OF Jason Coats
Around the League
- Realmuto finally moved... to Philly
- In conjunction with their PECOTA release, BP has plenty of good articles, venturing from the zoomed-out view of the team projections, the all-free agents team that has a couple sexy studs this year, and the names that are sure to make you do a double take. Also worthwhile is this read of why PECOTA is a little more aggressive this year.
- The DH is not coming... yet
- Frank Robinson, Hall of Famer and MLB’s first black manager, has passed
As incredibly tough as Robinson was, former #Orioles man Rick Vaughn eventually got close enough to get a peek at his softer side, and it was something to see https://t.co/iomda58K2A— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) February 8, 2019
- Nate Karns returns to the AL East with a major league deal for the Orioles; Matt Joyce has a deal with the Indians