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Tampa Bay Rays News and Links: Best Record in Baseball

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A fast start for the Rays, lead by two former Pirates.

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Rays News

With a 7-2 road trip and a few losses from the red hot Seattle Mariners, the Tampa Bay Rays now hold the best record in the entire MLB at 12-4.

Road-warrior Rays win fifth straight series - Alexis Brudnicki, MLB.com: The Rays extend their team record for most series wins to start a season.

Tampa Bay’s Tyler Glasnow and Austin Meadows are on a must-see tear - Blake Schuster, Yahoo!Sports: It’s hard to put in perspective just how impressive both Glasnow and Meadows have been but I think this tweet from Devan Fink does the trick

Rays Tales: What if there were no trades? - Marc Topkin, Tampa Bay Times: A fun thought experiment on what the Rays roster would look like without trades.

‘This organization is a really, really special place’: A conversation with Rays senior VP Chaim Bloom -Josh Tolentino, The Athletic

Montoyo gets gift bag of giveaways from Rays - Alexis Brudnicki, MLB.com: Over the weekend, the Rays visited an old friend, but didn’t come empty handed.

A very cool craft idea from Claire Brantley. This makes me want to learn how to knit.

Ice Rays

Sad news from the Stanley Cup playoffs for the Lightning, who are on the brink of a brutal end to what was such an entertaining season.

Around the League

How Chris Davis snapped, embraced baseball’s most epic oh-fer - Joon Lee, ESPN.com: The long, brutal, strange cosmic hell of Chris Davis hitless streak has ended.

Kimbrel reportedly lowers asking price - MLB.com: The market for a 31 reliever at 6 years $120M never developed (shocker).

Archer drops appeal of suspension - Matt Kelly, MLB.com: Archer threw a rock-like object at a guy who made him feel bad and will now face head on his punishment of *checks notes * an extra day of rest between starts.

Yasiel Puig left behind a complicated Dodgers legacy - Andy McCullough, Los Angeles Times

Ron Darling to Take Leave of Absence From SNY to Undergo Surgery - Jenna West, SI.com: Get well soon, Ron!