St. Petersburg Times
Rays focus on doing little things better on offense
He likes the names he can write in the batting order, with Evan Longoria in the middle, with June callup Wil Myers and August acquisition David DeJesus for the full season, with Ryan Hanigan coming over.
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Jonny Gomes makes strong case to stay
Jonny Gomes has become the ultimate gun for hire. Need someone to straighten out your clubhouse for a year or two? Hire Jonny.
Sat Mar 08, 2014
The Macon Telegraph
Uggla, Upton must bounce back
Could the upcoming Atlanta Braves season depend solely on two players? Perhaps, but how often do fans go into a season wondering if two regulars in a starting lineup can do better than hitting worse than .200? That’s the goal for second baseman Dan Uggla and center fielder B.J. Upton.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Spring training roundup | Cardinals edge Red Sox
Tampa Bay Rays' Yunel Escobar slides safely into second base as Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts throws to first for the out on James Loney in the fourth inning an exhibition baseball game, Tuesday, March 4, 2014, in Fort Myers, Fla.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Sacramento Bee Newspaper
Season after slump, Braves of B.J. Upton regroups
B.J. Upton was suffering through the most dreadful season of his career and little brother Justin was in the same Atlanta clubhouse, a perfect shoulder to lean on as he navigated through the unfathomable time.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Outfielders to Target in 2014
The Fake Teams fantasy baseball staff offer you some outfielders that you should target in your 2014 fantasy drafts, including Wil Myers, Desmond Jenning, B.J. Upton and others.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
Tampa Bay Online
Rays Triple Play: Notes from camp
One hundred years ago today, the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Browns played the first spring training game between major-league clubs when they met at Plant Field on the grounds of the Tampa Bay Hotel .
Mon Feb 24, 2014
Major League Baseball
B.J. Upton approaching new season with clean slate
At the same time, Walker took advantage of the opportunity to strengthen Upton's psyche by letting him know that he views last year's miseries as a thing of the past.
Fri Feb 21, 2014
B.J. Upton made some mechanical adjustments
B.J. Upton became one of 12 players since the start of the millennium to post an OPS below .560 while taking at least 400 trips to the plate.
Mon Feb 17, 2014
St. Petersburg Times
Rays' Longoria takes on more leadership
The team looks so good, he made a point to congratulate executive vice president Andrew Friedman for an offseason job so well done.
Tampa Bay Rays: 4 Potential Breakout Candidates to Watch in Spring Training
Shelley Duncan fit that role for the Tampa Bay Rays in 2013. He signed a minor league deal with the team that included an invitation to spring training in January 2013.
Mon Feb 10, 2014
Fantasy baseball 2014 team previews: Tampa Bay Rays
For the fourth time in the past six seasons, the Tampa Bay Rays fought their way into the postseason.
Dan Uggla, B.J. Upton big story lines for Braves in spring training
In signing Freddie Freeman to the largest contract in Braves history last week, general manager Frank Wren effectively threw a bone of optimism to the fan base, many of whom waited for one all winter.
New York Post
30 teams, 30 spring training questions
Let's lead off with this week's Pop Quiz question, which came to us from Mike McDonald of Phoenix: In the 1976 song "Jitterbug Boy," Tom Waits sings that he taught a Hall of Fame player "everything that he knows."