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Chris Archer Known To Showboat Despite Criticizing David Ortiz (Video)

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer is quite the hypocrite. Archer has criticized David Ortiz in recent days for showboating, as the Boston Red Sox slugger capped a three-run home run Sunday with an emphatic bat flip and a slow trot around the bases. But, as history shows, Archer isn’t exactly above showboating. In fact, he’s quite the ham. In the words of Randy “Macho Man”...
Via NESN.com
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rays' Chris Archer stands by criticism of David Ortiz

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Chris Archer, the man at the center of the latest tiff between his team and the Boston Red Sox, had a simple response when asked if he regretted his critical comments of David Ortiz on Sunday. "Do I regret saying the truth?" Archer said Monday at Tropicana Field. "No." Oh, this American League East rivalry remains...
Via Fox Sports Florida
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Brewers at Tampa Bay Rays series primer

Another series win? Check. More ground made up in the race for the second American League wild-card spot? Check. Living life on the edge? Check. Catch your breath. The Tampa Bay Rays' winning streak is over at nine games, after a 3-2 defeat to the Boston Red Sox on Sunday at Tropicana Field. Loss No. 54 was inevitable, of course, but there was plenty to draw from in the Rays...
Via Fox Sports Florida
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

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
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz hits game-winning home run, irritates Rays again

David Ortiz has been a thorn in the Tampa Bay Rays’ collective side and his “get off me” bat flip on Sunday won’t help matters. You can watch his ultimately-game-winning home run at MLB.com, but the bat flip is in GIF form below (via Deadspin): Yeah, I can see why that might piss off some people. Rays pitcher Chris Archer said after the game, ‘‘I don’t know what makes...
Via Bloguin Best
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Beat Rays, and Brewers raise their chances to get David Price

The Brewers, by defeating the Rays the next three days, could improve their chances in two different races. Their realistic bid for the NL Central title. And their unlikely bid to land Rays left-hander David Price. The Brewers are among the teams to express interest in Price, according to major league sources. Their inquiry was akin to putting their "foot in the water,"...
Via Pro Sports Daily
22 hours 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays Look To Continue Nine-Game Winning Streak Sunday (Video)

The Tampa Bay Rays are starting to get hot, and it couldn’t come at a better time. The Rays are in the midst of a nine-game winning streak, and have gotten back into the race in the AL East, trailing the first-place Baltimore Orioles by only 6.5 games. Joe Maddon’s club has only given up 12 runs in the last seven games, in large part because of the efforts from starter David...
Via NESN.com
1 day 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...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
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
2 days 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
2 days 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

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

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
5 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
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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