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Rays keeping conversations going

Rays keeping conversations going

LAS VEGAS – The Rays' ongoing efforts to add impact players during the winter meetings were paused for the most somber of reasons, the shocking passing of Jim Hoff, the longtime minor-league coordinator who had a heart attack Monday night in Ta...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Winter meetings journal: Its just another season for Joe Maddon

Winter meetings journal: Its just another season for Joe Maddon

LAS VEGAS — When first asked last month at a St. Petersburg Thanksmas charity event about lame duck status going into the final season of his contract managing the Cubs, Joe Maddon said he preferred to consider it his free-agent year.Speaking t...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Tampa Bay wants to keep the Rays? Time to get desperate
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Tampa Bay wants to keep the Rays? Time to get desperate

Don't worry, the demise of the Ybor City stadium proposal doesn't mean the Rays are going anywhere. At least not yet. But the level of desperation in Tampa Bay probably does need to go up a notch.
Updated: 7 hours ago
Rays say current Ybor stadium project is dead, remain committed to Tampa Bay area  for now

Rays say current Ybor stadium project is dead, remain committed to Tampa Bay area for now

LAS VEGAS — Rays principal owner Stuart Sternberg said today the plan to build a stadium in Ybor City is no longer viable but the team remains committed, for now, to looking again for a new home in the Tampa Bay area.Sternberg said the lack of ...
Updated: 10 hours ago
MLB commissioner Rob Manfred blasts plans for Rays stadium

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred blasts plans for Rays stadium

LAS VEGAS — Hillsborough County officials hoping Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred would help consummate the deal for a new Rays stadium appear to have struck out.Manfred, in a strongly worded letter sent today, said the frame...
Updated: 11 hours ago
Longtime Rays field coordinator Jim Hoff dies at age 73

Longtime Rays field coordinator Jim Hoff dies at age 73

LAS VEGAS – Longtime Rays minor-league field coordinator Jim Hoff passed away Monday unexpectedly, the team announced. He was 73.Hoff spent 51 years in professional baseball and had been with the Rays since 2002."With heavy hearts, we mourn the...
Published: 12/11/18
Rays journal: Nelson Cruz drawing interest

Rays journal: Nelson Cruz drawing interest

LAS VEGAS — In their search to add a proven power bat to their lineup, the Rays have discussed contract parameters with free agent DH Nelson Cruz, and his agent says the matchup would be "a perfect fit.''But before you start penciling Cruz and ...
Published: 12/10/18
Updated: 12/11/18
So much is different for Rays manager Kevin Cash since so little has changed

So much is different for Rays manager Kevin Cash since so little has changed

LAS VEGAS – When Kevin Cash walked into the winter meetings in San Diego four years ago just a few days after being hired somewhat unexpectedly as the Rays manager, he didn't know where he was going or, in some cases, what he was doing.Monday, ...
Published: 12/10/18
Winter meetings: Rays manager Kevin Cash on openers, acquisitions and more

Winter meetings: Rays manager Kevin Cash on openers, acquisitions and more

Rays manager Kevin Cash batted leadoff on Monday as the winter meetings formally got underway in Las Vegas as the first manager in the media interview room. He got plenty of questions about the opener pitching strategy the Rays used much of the seaso...
Published: 12/10/18
Lou Piniella falls one vote short of Hall of Fame

Lou Piniella falls one vote short of Hall of Fame

LAS VEGAS – Lou Piniella came up one vote short of election to baseball's Hall of Fame on Sunday.The Tampa native and former Rays manager received 11 of the requisite 12 votes from the 16-member Today's Game Era committee. Outfielder Harold Bai...
Published: 12/09/18