Tim Beckham making most of latest opportunity

Former top MLB draft pick Tim Beckham finally producing in TampaThe Tampa Bay Rays won the American League pennant in 2008, reaching the World Series for the only time in their history.The excitement of that 2008 Fall Classic came just one year after the Rays had finished with the worst overall record in Major League Baseball.As a … Continue reading Tim Beckham making most of latest opportunity

Rays of hope during hot spring in Tampa Bay

To say that the 2016 season was rough for the Tampa Bay Rays and their fans would be an understatement. The club’s 68-94 last place finish in the AL East was their worst in nearly a decade.From 2008, the year that a talented, young Rays club won the franchise lone American League pennant, through 2013, … Continue reading Rays of hope during hot spring in Tampa Bay

2016 Winter Meetings: Tampa Bay Rays

When newly named Tampa Bay Rays GM and senior VP of baseball operations Erik Neander arrives at the Winter Meetings, he is likely to be a popular fellow.The Rays have what is generally considered to be a top ten farm system. They finished the 2016 season at 68-94 in fifth place in the always tough AL East … Continue reading 2016 Winter Meetings: Tampa Bay Rays

One way or another, Longo key to Rays recovery

The Tampa Bay Rays are an MLB small market team competing in a tough division, but they have talent and the financial positioning to compete quickly.It wasn’t that long ago that the Tampa Bay Rays were one of the best success stories in all of Major League Baseball.A small market ‘David’ with a horrible home ballpark, the Rays … Continue reading One way or another, Longo key to Rays recovery

MLB 2014: American League East

My countdown to the 2014 Major League Baseball season begins here, with predictions for the upcoming season in the always rough-n-tumble American League East Division.This is the home of the defending World Series champion Boston Red Sox, winners of three rings over the past decade.It is also the home of baseball's crown jewel franchise, the … Continue reading MLB 2014: American League East