Joe Maddon to Manage Cubs in 2015

The latest info that sends Joe Maddon to the north side of Chicago for 2015.

Andrew Friedman leaves for the Dodgers

It's the end of an era in Tampa Bay. What does the future hold?

2015 Rays Schedule released

We disect the 2015 Rays schedule.

Sep 27, 2013

Despite loss, plenty to be optimistic about

by Aaron Giddens
The Rays loss one tonight and it hurts, but not as much as you would think. Let's take a look.

First off, the magic number is still at 2 with now 2 to go. Meaning if the Rays win out, they will still get home field advantage in Wednesday's Wild card game.

If the Rays win tomorrow the worst that can happen is the Rangers and Rays have a play-in game on Monday.

If a three-way tie happens, the Rays will have 2 shots to make it to the postseason per the scenarios announced by MLB today.

Also if the Rangers lose tonight the Magic number to clinch a playoff spot falls to 1.

The Rays are still in the drivers seat with 2 to play. There is no need to panic, but the Rays can really afford another loss. Should be a great weekend.

Sep 23, 2013

VIDEO: Rays complete crucial sweep of O's thanks to Loney's walk-off HR

by Aaron Giddens
Rays completed a crucial 4-game sweep of the O's thanks to James Loney's walk-off pinch-hit HR in the 9th inning. Here's the video:

I just love how Loney hands his helmet off to Tom Foley before reaching home. Rays are now off to the Bronx to face the Yankees for 3 then finish up in Toronto for 3. The Rays magic number is 5. Any combination of Rays wins or Rangers losses that adds up to five will give the Rays a postseason berth.

Sep 10, 2013

A look at the 2014 Tampa Bay Rays schedule

by Aaron Giddens

Today, the preliminary 2014 schedule was released. It's preliminary schedule, so things could change, but let's take a look at what we have for now.

Here are some of the things I noticed: