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.

Mar 31, 2013

MLB Network's Mitch Williams picks the Rays

by Aaron Giddens
Last November in a segment where the MLB Network analysts made early prediction, Mitch Williams made a prediction that the Blue Jays were the "best team on paper" and that the Rays would finish last "as of November 20th" he continually said and he was blasted on Twitter by Rays fans for it. Well now today, a mere 20 hours before the AL East season begins, Mitch Williams made his official prediction for who's gonna win the AL East. And he picked the Rays.

But does that clear him? That's for you to decide.

Mar 18, 2013

Time to shut Rodney down in the WBC

by Aaron Giddens
I know that seems a little harsh, especially with him representing his country. But it's necessary. The Rays are counting on Rodney this season to lock down that closer role in a similar manner to 2012. As Cork Gaines points out, he's already at 8.1 IP this spring. He pitched 7.1 IP all of last spring. He's already above that.

What makes this more concerning is that he's in the care of Yankees bench coach Tony Pena. I'm not one usually for conspiracies. But this one is just too obvious to ignore. The Yankees would benefit so much from an overworked Rodney.

No more. It's just time for the Rays, the people who actually pay him a paycheck, to step in, put their foot down and say "enough is enough" and shut him down. I don't know if it's possible, but maybe even end his time in San Francisco early and get him back to Port Charlotte. Essentially, enough is enough, shut him down.

Mar 14, 2013

Some updates on the site

by Aaron Giddens
Hey there, Rays fans. I just wanted to go through and tell you what's happening with the site. It's been inactive, for nearly a month. I hate to see that but as an opinion blog, I can only write something when I have an opinion. And While I've been watching the WBC and Spring Training closely, I've not seen anything I really have an opinion on that I can't fit under 140 characters. So I've been posting them on our Twitter and Facebook (which, if you aren't following us on their already, you really should. Check the links in the side bar to find them.)

With baseball regular season a mere 18 days away, the pace on the site should pick up as more important things start happening. Game reviews and much more are coming your way. I would like to post something now, but there's nothing real interesting happening that hasn't already been said by me on Twitter and Facebook or by Cork Gaines on Rays Index. You can only yell about the stadium situation so much.

Anyway, that's the update. We're getting ready for the 2013 regular season and the site's posting traffic should pick up. And as always, don't be afraid to write your own opinion and send it to us in an email. Details for that are in the side bar as well. Until then, talk to y'all soon! GO RAYS!