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Rays pitcher Chris Archer rips David Ortiz for 30-second home run trot (videos)

Like many pitchers before him, Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Chris Archer found himself victimized by a demonstration of clutch hitting power from Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz. With the Rays and Red Sox tied at zero in the top of the 3rd inning, Big Papi uncorked on a Archer offering for a three-run homer. […] The post Rays pitcher Chris Archer rips David Ortiz for 30-second...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
31 minutes ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: David Ortiz has another bat flip that angers the Rays

David Ortiz does not like the Tampa Bay Rays, and the Tampa Bay Rays, specifically the Rays pitchers do not like David Ortiz. Back in late May, Ortiz hit a home run off David Price and proceeded to do a bat flip which would in turn provoke Price to hit Ortiz in the next at […]
Via Full Scale Sports
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz: Chris Archer Is ‘Not The Right Guy’ To Be Talking

Chris Archer didn’t have kind things to say about David Ortiz after he flipped his bat and took his time when he hit a massive three-run homer in the Boston Red Sox 3-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday. “He feels like he’s bigger than the game,” Archer said. Big Papi had a big response for the Rays pitcher, and it will definitely add fuel to the fire that is the Red...
Via NESN.com
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rays’ Chris Archer: David Ortiz ‘Feels Like He’s Bigger Than The Game’

Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz lost another fan within the Tampa Bay Rays’ starting rotation. Ortiz launched a three-run homer Sunday in the Red Sox’s 3-2 win over the Rays at Tropicana Field. The nine-time All-Star capped his blast with an emphatic bat flip and a slow trot around the bases, which drew the ire of Rays starter Chris Archer, who said he now understands why...
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17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jake Odorizzi looks to heko Tampa as one of Week 17 Two Start Pitchers

Week 17 means there are only a handful of Fantasy Baseball weeks left in the season. Fantasy Football is on all of our minds, but it’s these few weeks that will decide whether or not you end up a Fantasy Baseball champion. Two Start Pitchers are a big part of taking that extra step to securing your matchup. You either stream on the weekend or you don’t have to because you scouted...
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21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rays celebrate 'Christmas in July' at Tropicana Field

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Christmas came about five months early Sunday at Tropicana Field. No, there wasn't snow. No, it wasn't a time warp. But a festive cheer was present Sunday for the series finale between the Tampa Bay Rays and Boston Red Sox. The Rays called it "Christmas in July," complete with the appropriate music, visuals throughout the dome and, yes, an...
Via Fox Sports Florida
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

No overstatement necessary: Rays a legit postseason threat with recent renaissance

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Joe Maddon lounged in his chair behind the desk in his clubhouse office as a man nearly at a loss for words. It was the sensation felt after another job well done Saturday by his Tampa Bay Rays, baseball's hottest team with no signs of cooling soon. He had preached patience so many times from this space in previous weeks, during those dark nights in late...
Via Fox Sports Florida
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rays notes: Joe Maddon calls DFA-ing Juan Carlos Oviedo 'not easy'

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The choice wasn't simple, but in the end, Juan Carlos Oviedo was viewed as the odd arm out. With right-hander Jeremy Hellickson's return to the rotation Saturday, the Tampa Bay Rays designated Oviedo, a right-handed reliever, for assignment before the second game of a three-game series against the Boston Red Sox at Tropicana Field. Oviedo made 32 appearances...
Via Fox Sports Florida
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rays recall righty Jeremy Hellickson, sends reliever Juan Carlos Oviedo for assignment

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Rays recalled right-hander Jeremy Hellickson on Saturday and designated reliever Juan Carlos Oviedo for assignment. Oviedo, 32, only appeared in 31 2/3 innings with the Rays, all this year, after he was signed before the 2013 season in hopes that he would be an effective late-relief option. However, he never realized that potential, and he finishes...
Via Fox Sports Florida
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The David Price Trade Isn’t Happening. Yet.

David Price is very, very good, as he showed last night while striking out 10 Red Sox over 8 inning of 3-run ball. Your browser does not support iframes. There are a few certainties that are evoked when discussing Price. Price is set to hit free agency after 2015 and he’s going to get PAID. Price is going to eat innings like it’s his last meal. He’s averaged 207 innings pitched...
Via Next Impulse Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays Injury Update: Wil Myers, Joel Peralta, Jerry Sands

Tampa Bay Rays right fielder Wil Myers has begun swinging for the first time since fracturing his right wrist on May 30. He has hit off a tee using a fungo bat, a normal bat, and a Shelty stick. Live batting practice should occur within the coming week. In addition, Joel Paralta (illness) is also recovering well, but Jerry Sands (wrist) is out for the season. Here are the latest...
Via Sports Injury Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays have sights set on solid second half

In their first meeting of 2014, the Tampa Bay Rays entered their game versus the St Louis Cardinals mired in a near-epic run of failure with just one victory in their last 14 contests, and after losing 1-0 to the NL Central powers, the folks at Tropicana Field watched their collapsing club fall to 18-games under .500. But on Wednesday, the red-hot Rays returned the favor with a 3...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays Rumors: Could Tampa Bay be buyers?

With all the talk about the Tampa Bay Rays and whether or not they are going to trade David Price or not, there is now word that the Rays may be willing to add people heading into the trade deadline. The Rays are 7.0 games out of first place in the American League East but are currently on a seven game winning streak. So maybe the very recent success has put some spark in a struggling...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Rays would not stay dead

American League East fans outside of Florida had to feel good about life on June 10, 2014 when the Tampa Bay Rays were fifteen games out of first place and were eighteen games under .500. After all, the Rays have been the perennial thorn in everyone's side winning over 90 games five of the previous six seasons on a shoestring budget and with a manager who had too much fun, showed...
Via The Flagrant Fan
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rays' Joel Peralta may have mosquito-borne virus

Tampa Bays relief pitcher Joel Peralta says he's been feeling sick since he went home to the Dominican Republic during the All-Star break and thinks he has been stricken with chikungunya — the mosquito-borne virus spreading over Florida and the Caribbean.Peralta began feeling sick on Friday after visiting the Dominican Republic where chikungunya is extremely prevalent, reported CBS...
Via The Other Paper
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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