We are officially in the most painful stretch of the season. Due to the 162-game nature of the MLB season, there are always going to be stretches like this, but to lose to a fellow contender because of yet another key moment from a player the Rays “just missed out on” is extra painful.
The Rays are 4-10 in their last 14 games, and as last night’s recap stated: They are finding new ways to hurt us every night. The Rays once bulletproof chances of making the playoffs now look more like a slightly weighted coin flip, and the Yankees haven’t lost since the Regan administration it feels like.
Let’s just fast forward to the much needed All-Star Break already.
Tweet of the Day
Our own Dan Slaubaugh got the Tommy Pham retweet with this one!
Two weeks ago, Tommy Pham said the all-star voting process is "never going to be fair". Chatting with him about that today, he told me he's currently in the middle of putting together a proposal to send to the union that'll fix all-star voting for position players. Check this out pic.twitter.com/TGwnrGegqC— Dan Slaubaugh (@DanSlaubaugh) June 26, 2019
Rays News and Links
- Five questions we have about the Tampa Bay-Montreal split-season gambit — The big news around the team is still location, location, location. This one is from Jonah Keri, a man who literally wrote the book on Montreal baseball.
- It’s hard to take the Rays’ Tale of Two Cities Seriously — And here are Jay Jaffe’s thoughts.
- The Rays can’t get one new stadium. Now they want two — And the Wall Street Journal.
- Rays expected to pursue multiple bullpen upgrades — Oh, thank god.
- The next man up in the Rays’ pen — Speaking of said bullpen. Here’s some Emilio Pagan love.
- Wednesday’s top prospect performers — And we’ll keep the good vibes going with a quick Wander shout...
- Rays ‘hopeful’ that Yandy is near return date — And some reinforcements...
- Who’s leading the Rookie of the Year races? The June Rookie Tracker has new and unexpected names entering the mix — And Brandon Lowe as the leader for the AL RoY so far...
- Rays pitching coach on Blake Snell’s struggles: ‘The majority of this is on me’ — But we’ll end with a reminder that our ace has had a serious case of the struggles during a time when the team has been short-handed across the board, and that life is pain, but even pain makes you feel, so really life is nothing.
Have a lovely Thursday