Tampa Bay Rays successfully transition Alex Colome to the closer role

Colome (L) leads the American League in SavesWay back on July 28, 2000 the then Tampa Bay Devil Rays completed a trade with the Oakland Athletics. The D-Rays sent away a pair of arms in Jim Mecir and Todd Belitz, and in return received a Double A right-hander named Jesus Colome.Colome had a big arm, with pitches clocked at … Continue reading Tampa Bay Rays successfully transition Alex Colome to the closer role

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