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9 hrs ago | St. Petersburg Times

Rays' future as depressing as Rays' present

And so the saddest summer of them all has come to this: In their own park, the Rays have been turned into extras. They sit on the fringes of the moment, out of the spotlight, applauding another team's star.

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Related Topix: Sports, Chris Archer, Alex Cobb, Baseball Players, Derek Jeter, Evan Longoria

11 hrs ago | St. Petersburg Times

Rays' Longoria hoping to pick Derek Jeter's brain

Given that retiring Yankees star SS Derek Jeter is going to have some free time soon and will be in the Tampa Bay area, Rays 3B Evan Longoria would like to sit down with him and talk about leadership. The only problem? He wasn't sure how to approach Jeter about getting together, so he decided to go public with it Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Derek Jeter, Evan Longoria, American League, Major League Baseball

Sat Sep 13, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Rays probably won't be tearing down roster

Rays owner Stuart Sternberg, left, and Manager Joe Maddon, right, laugh as Cecil Fielder takes the lineup to the umpires before the Rays spring training game against the Twins at Charlotte Sports Park Monday in Port Charlotte, FL. Principal owner Stuart Sternberg saying last week, in response to a question, that the payroll is headed down for 2015 is hardly a surprise after the Rays jumped from $62 million to a franchise-record $80 million, which he termed "an enormous aberration."

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Related Topix: Sports, Jeremy Hellickson, Alex Cobb, Baseball Players, Grant Balfour, Ben Zobrist, Matt Joyce

Fri Sep 12, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Rays' Longoria achieves home run milestone

What for much of the year has seemed like a bad season for 3B Evan Longoria may end up looking pretty good. Longoria has reached the 20-home run mark for the sixth time in his seven seasons - the first American League third baseman to ever do so - and has a shot to reach 100 RBIs.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Evan Longoria, Nathan Karns, Jose Lobaton

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Young's 3-run HR in 9th rallies Yankees over Rays

Chris Young broke up Alex Cobb's no-hit bid in the eighth inning and then launched a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth that rallied the New York Yankees to a 5-4 victory Thursday night over the stunned Tampa Bay Rays. Pinch-hitter Martin Prado connected for a two-run shot immediately after Cobb was pulled in the eighth, and the Yankees climbed out of a four-run hole for the second consecutive night to take two of three in the series.

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Related Topix: Sports, Alex Cobb, Baseball Players, New York Yankees, Major League Baseball, Tampa Bay Rays, Jake McGee, Mariano Rivera

CBS Local

A Look Ahead: The 2015 Tampa Bay Rays

Cobber is now and will be the ace of this staff on Opening Day 2015. He has evolved into not just a work horse capable of well over 200 IP - but for my money, he's one of the top-10 pitchers in the American League.

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Related Topix: Sports, Chris Archer, Baseball Players, American League, Major League Baseball, Drew Smyly, David Price, Jake Odorizzi

Examiner.com

Rays look to finish strong

The Tampa Bay Rays are going to have to win every series in September to finish this season with a winning record. Tampa needs to go 12-4 the rest of the way to get to an 82-80 record.

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Related Topix: Sports, Chris Archer, Alex Cobb, Baseball Players, Tampa Bay Rays, Major League Baseball, Evan Longoria, Jake McGee

Wed Sep 10, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Owner Stuart Sternberg expects Rays payroll to drop

Sternberg said the 2015 payroll is "clearly going to be lower" than this year's franchise-record $80 million, and he pointed out - albeit a small sample size - that they have had the most success when they have spent least. "We've run payroll into the and gotten into the World Series and well into the playoffs, and our two highest payrolls a the years we stepped it up were 2009 and 2014, and those are the only two years we haven't played significant September baseball," Sternberg said.

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Related Topix: Sports, Chris Archer, Jeremy Hellickson, Alex Cobb, Baseball Players, Evan Longoria, Matt Joyce

Rayhawk Review

Drew Smyly and Desmond Jennings: Shutdown Rays on Divergent Paths

Aug 19, 2014; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Rays center fielder Desmond Jennings at bat against the Detroit Tigers at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Today is September 10th, but for two different Tampa Bay Rays, their seasons recently concluded.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Drew Smyly, Tampa Bay Rays, Major League Baseball, Matt Moore, David Price

Tue Sep 09, 2014

Yanks Go Yard

YGY Series Preview Show Rewind: Rays-Yankees

Sep 5, 2014; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria singled during the eighth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Tropicana Field. Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Baltimore Orioles 3-0.

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Related Topix: Sports, Chris Archer, Alex Cobb, Baseball Players, Evan Longoria, Tampa Bay Rays, Major League Baseball, New York Yankees

Mon Sep 08, 2014

Rayhawk Review

Could The Rays Trade For Evan Gattis This Offseason?

Aug 17, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves catcher Evan Gattis hits an RBI single scoring Atlanta Braves left fielder Justin Upton off of Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Jon Lester in the second inning of their game at Turner Field. The Braves won 4-3.

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DRays Bay

Rays Tank: No Boxberger or McGee, Problem

A scheduling snafu meant no recap last night, so here's the brief version. Jeremy Hellickson pitched well for five and a third innings.

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Related Topix: Sports, Jeremy Hellickson, Baseball Players, Jake McGee, Brad Boxberger, Joel Peralta, Cesar Ramos

Sun Sep 07, 2014

CBS Local

Cruz Powers Orioles Past Rays 7-5 In 11 Innings

Nelson Cruz hit his second homer of the game in the 11th inning and drove in seven runs, and the AL East-leading Baltimore Orioles avoided a three-game sweep by beating the Tampa Bay Rays 7-5 on Sunday. After Nick Hundley drew a one-walk in the 11th, Cruz drove the next pitch from Cesar Ramos over the wall in center for his 39th homer.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, American League East, Chris Archer, Jeremy Hellickson, Baseball Players, Zach Britton, Baltimore Orioles

Rayhawk Review

Rays' Desmond Jennings Likely To Miss Rest Of Season

Aug 10, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Tampa Bay Rays center fielder Desmond Jennings hits a RBI double against the Chicago Cubs during the seventh inning at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports The Tampa Bay Rays have been waiting for Desmond Jennings to return to their lineup ever since August 28th, when he suffered an injury after fouling a ball off his knee.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Brandon Guyer, Tampa Bay Rays, Major League Baseball, Chicago Cubs

St. Petersburg Times

Jennings not likely to play again this season

CF Desmond Jennings is unlikely to play again this season as the result of his lingering left knee soreness, manager Joe Maddon said this morning. Jennings has missed 10 games since pulling himself out of the lineup before the Aug. 29 game against Boston due to soreness in the knee, which was first agitated when struck by a foul ball before the mid-July All-Star break.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Alex Cobb

Sat Sep 06, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Rays' offensive woes come in many forms

Autopsies of this failed Rays season - both analytical and anecdotal - will find that a dearth of offense was the primary cause. More than the injuries to the starters, more than the dropoff in defense, more than the bullpen blowups, it was the inability to score runs that hurt the most.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Evan Longoria

Fri Sep 05, 2014

ABC News

Rays Toss 19th Shutout, Beat Orioles 3-0

Alex Cobb and two relievers combined on a six-hitter for Tampa Bay's AL-best 19th shutout this season, and the Rays beat the Baltimore Orioles 3-0 Friday night. Yunel Escobar's run-scoring single snapped a scoreless tie in the eighth inning.

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Related Topix: Sports, Alex Cobb, Baseball Players, Baltimore Orioles, Major League Baseball, Yunel Escobar, Jake McGee, Brad Boxberger

Thu Sep 04, 2014

InsideHalton.com

Rasmus homers in 10th, Blue Jays beat Rays 1-0

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Colby Rasmus has become a part-time player with Toronto. He made the most of his only at-bat Thursday night.

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Related Topix: Sports, Alex Cobb, Baseball Players, Brett Cecil, Colby Rasmus, Casey Janssen, Evan Longoria

The Globe and Mail

Blue Jays sweep Rays after Rasmus' pinch-hit homer in 10th inning

Toronto Blue Jays center fielder Colby Rasmus is congratulated by catcher Dioner Navarro after he hit the game winning solo home run during the tenth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field, Sep. 4, 2014. Toronto Blue Jays center fielder Colby Rasmus is congratulated by catcher Dioner Navarro after he hit the game winning solo home run during the tenth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field, Sep. 4, 2014.

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Related Topix: Sports, Alex Cobb, Baseball Players, Brett Cecil, Colby Rasmus, Toronto Blue Jays, Major League Baseball, Tampa Bay Rays

CBS Local

Rays Shutout, Again, As Jays Sweep

Pinch-hitter Colby Rasmus homered in the 10th inning and the Toronto Blue Jays earned their first three-game sweep at Tampa Bay by beating the Rays 1-0 on Thursday night. Tampa Bay had runners at first and third with none out, and the bases loaded with one out, in the ninth.

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Related Topix: Sports, Alex Cobb, Baseball Players, Colby Rasmus, Brett Cecil, Toronto Blue Jays, Major League Baseball, Casey Janssen

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