Thank you Rays community for an incredible, weird, stressful, but certainly unforgettable 2020. You were there the whole way, and us at DRaysBay are thankful for our passionate and dedicated community! Here’s to hoping for nothing but rise in 2021!
- In his own words, relive the maybe the best game from 2020:
"The walls were closing in on me, and things were starting to get dark."— MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM (@MLBNetworkRadio) December 31, 2020
World Series Game 4. We couldn't believe it. He couldn't believe it. @RaysBaseball | #Rays | #RaysUp pic.twitter.com/n17tD0wGFt
- Watch Rays’ Phillips, Brosseau relive top moments of their lives in 2020 - Rachel West, Tampa Bay Times: The Rays gave us some amazing moments in 2020, and Brett Phillips game 4 heroics and Mike Brosseau’s sweet revenge are two absolutely all timers. ‘
- How to Write the Perfect Ending to a Baseball Game in Seven Steps - Emma Baccellieri, Sports Illustrated: And while we are on the topic of reminiscing, this is a perfect time to re-read one of the best pieces of baseball journalism in 2020 (and yes I’m biased because it’s all about the Rays and Game 4).
- 5 questions for the Rays heading into 2021 - Juan Toribio, MLB.com: The Rays still have a lot of offseason left before next season.
- Is there a more underrated pitcher in all of major league baseball than Ryan Yarbrough? Happy birthday, Yarby!
- Erik Neander joined MLB Network to discuss the latest Rays offseason shocking trade:
- The Complexity Of Trading Kevin Kiermaier - Steve Adams, MLB Trade Rumors: Steve Adams breaks down the tricky market for the best defensive CF in baseball.
- Tampa Bay teams made a lot of money for betters in 2020:
Most profitable teams on the moneyline in 2020 (NFL/MLB/NHL/NBA):— Odds Shark (@OddsShark) December 31, 2020
1. Hornets +$1580.00
2. Nuggets +$1508.48
3. Nets +$1479.37
4. Rays +$1450.09
5. Marlins +$1173.33
6. Kings (NBA) +$1153.76
7. Flyers +$1054.41
8. Lightning +$937.22
9. Thunder +$927.37
10. Dodgers +$810.29
DRB: What was your favorite Rays moment from 2020?
Around the League
- Incredible 2020 stats — 1 for each team - Sarah Langs, MLB.com
- Baseball Lost A Team Of Legends This Year - Howard Megdal, FiveThirtyEight
- Boston Red Sox hire Bianca Smith as minor-league coach, making her first Black female coach in pro baseball history - Chris Cotillo, Mass Live
- Phillies Add Bullpen Upside via Three-Way Deal With Rays, Dodgers - Eric Longenhagen, Fan Graphs
- Not at all topical or recent, but wanted to highlight one of my absolute favorite bits of baseball media in 2020: Jon Bois and Alex Rubenstein’s historical odyssey of a franchise so long suffering they should almost be honorary Team Tampa Bay