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Maddon never one to change
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Maddon never one to change

TAMPA — Joe Maddon, former Rays manager (you might recall), was in the parking lot at Ava, the Italian restaurant he co-owns on South Howard Avenue, not far from his home on Bayshore Boulevard. Maddon left the Rays, but never completely left T...
Published: 01/31/16
Out of Rockies thin air, questions follow Dickerson to Rays

Out of Rockies thin air, questions follow Dickerson to Rays

Home vs. road. The thin air of Coors Field vs. the other 29 ballparks in the major leagues. Those are questions that followed Corey Dickerson from Denver to St. Petersburg after his trade Thursday from the Rockies to the Rays.
Published: 01/30/16
Rays deal McGee to Rockies in exchange for Dickerson

Rays deal McGee to Rockies in exchange for Dickerson

The Rays added to their glut of outfielders by acquiring left fielder Corey Dickerson and minor league third baseman Kevin Padlo from the Rockies for reliever Jake McGee and pitching prospect German Marquez.
Published: 01/28/16
Hillsborough leaders seize opportunity to lobby Rays; meeting set for Feb. 5

Hillsborough leaders seize opportunity to lobby Rays; meeting set for Feb. 5

Team officials finally get to look into a move across the bay, and will meet in downtown Tampa with Hillsborough Commissioner Ken Hagan, Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn and other elected and business leaders.
Published: 01/27/16
Updated: 01/28/16
Promotion a matter of time for Rays’ Timmons

Promotion a matter of time for Rays’ Timmons

TAMPA — Ozzie Timmons had right hip replacement surgery in mid-November and is happy to report everything is going well with his rehab. He should soon be able to walk without the use of a cane but might not be cleared to throw batting practice...
Updated one month ago
St. Pete mayor Kriseman: City has much to offer Rays

St. Pete mayor Kriseman: City has much to offer Rays

While Mayor Rick Kriseman has worked to secure a deal allowing the Tampa Bay Rays to look for stadium sites outside the city, he is formulating a plan to woo team management and convince them to stay at the Tropicana Field site.
Updated one month ago
St. Pete eager to craft plan for keeping Rays

St. Pete eager to craft plan for keeping Rays

While the Tampa Bay Rays explore Hillsborough County in search of a stadium site, Mayor Rick Kriseman and the city council are getting ready to prepare a proposal to keep the team in their city.
Updated one month ago
Lakeland native Pearce will provide power, versatility to Rays

Lakeland native Pearce will provide power, versatility to Rays

The Rays are close to finalizing a one-year contract with former Orioles utility player Steve Pearce, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.
Updated one month ago

Rays sign pair of lefty pitchers

The Rays signed left-handed pitchers Justin Marks and Adam Wilk to minor league contracts with invites to big league spring training.
Updated one month ago
MLB benefits from a new Rays stadium, so it should help pay for it
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MLB benefits from a new Rays stadium, so it should help pay for it

A stadium location isn't the problem, columnist Joe Henderson says -- paying for it is. And he says the MLB needs to pony up.
Updated one month ago