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Joe Maddon

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What Is Wrong With The Rays?

It is the beginning of June and the Rays are solidly locked in last place in the AL East. You would think by looking at the standings that Joe Maddon had a line up that […]

98.7 The Fan–06/02/2014

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For Joe Maddon, There’s No Reason To Feel Down Despite Team Struggles

I had the opportunity to speak with Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon earlier this week to get his take on the state of the team approaching the 50 game mark of the 2014 MLB […]

98.7 The Fan–05/23/2014

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(AUDIO) If The Rays Have To Make Moves, Who Could They Trade Away

This season for the Tampa Bay Rays has not gone as planned. The team has faced injuries to stars such as Alex Cobb and Matt Moore, and the offense has had a season long drought […]

98.7 The Fan–05/21/2014

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(POLL) Who Does The Rays Problem Rest On Most

As it stands right now, the Tampa Bay Rays are 19-26 and show no signs of coming out of their funk. The strengths of this team in the past, starting pitching, timely hitting, and free […]

98.7 The Fan–05/19/2014

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How to Look at Baseball Numbers

On Tuesday’s edition of the Booger and Rich show, Booger asked which Rays hitters have not been earning their keep on the offensive side of the ledger. He brought up Ben Zobrist so I said […]

98.7 The Fan–05/13/2014

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An Ugly Loss For The Rays Will Lead To Trade Rumors

Joe Maddon said last night the Rays got ambushed. The best part of the evening was it wasn’t on local TV last night and bleary eyed Rays didn’t have to ask themselves why why why […]

98.7 The Fan–05/13/2014

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - MAY 7:  Bud Norris #25 of the Baltimore Orioles pitches during the first inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays on May 7, 2014 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.  (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

@RBIRich Baseball Blog … One Pitch Makes a Difference

Last night the Rays pitchers Cesar Ramos threw 72 pitches, Bud Norris grew 101 and Brendan Gomes tossed 18. Five different pitchers combines to throw 143 pitches for the O’s while four Rays pitchers threw […]

98.7 The Fan–05/08/2014

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Should Joe Maddon Take Any Blame?

Tampa Bay has been blessed to have a coach with Joe Maddon’s caliber. In fact, we’d be willing to bet that any Major League Baseball team would drool to have Maddon as their skipper. However, […]

98.7 The Fan–04/25/2014

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - APRIL 5:  James Loney #21 of the Tampa Bay Rays follows through on a two-run double sending in the go ahead run during the eighth inning of a game against the Texas Rangers on April 5, 2014 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.  (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Loney Keys Rays’ 5-4 Win Over Rangers

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — James Loney hit a go-ahead, two-run double in the eighth inning and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Texas Rangers 5-4 on Saturday night. Loney lined an opposite-field drive off […]

98.7 The Fan–04/05/2014

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Chris Archer, Rays Agree To 8-Year Contract

ST. PETERSBURG, FL– The Rays have locked up Chris Archer for their long-term future. On Wednesday the Rays announced they agreed to a eight-year contract with the 25 year-old right hander, six years guaranteed. The […]

98.7 The Fan–04/02/2014

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