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10/30/2014 | Rays quartet honored with GIBBY nominations

Kevin Kiermaier, Desmond Jennings, Jose Molina and Sean Rodriguez of the Rays are among those nominated for MLB.com's Greatness in Baseball Yearly (GIBBY) awards.


10/28/2014 | Inbox: How do Rays look after offseason shakeup?

How much will Andrew Friedman and Joe Maddon be missed in Tampa? Should the Rays hold on to Grant Balfour and Jose Molina? Beat reporter Bill Chastain answers these questions from fans and more.


10/27/2014 | Tampa Bay Rays release statement

"We are committed to making baseball work in the Tampa Bay region. We will do everything we can to make that happen and right now things are moving in a productive and positive direction. We have not spoken to Montreal -- or any other city, including Tampa -- about relocation at any point."


10/27/2014 | Fall Stars Game filled to brim with talent

Several of the best prospects in baseball will collide on Saturday in the ninth annual Fall Stars Game, the yearly All-Star Game for the Arizona Fall League. This year's contest will feature 14 players on MLBPipeline.com's Top 100 Prospects list, headlined by No. 1 overall prospect Byron Buxton.


10/24/2014 | Rays players sad to see Maddon go, but confident about future

The reaction among Rays players seemed to be one of sorry to see Joe Maddon go while trusting that the Rays management team will make the right calls to find a suitable replacement to perpetuate the organization's excellence.


10/24/2014 | With Maddon out, Rays prepare for managerial search

Now, as the initial surprise of Joe Maddon's exit wears off, president of baseball operations Matt Silverman and the Rays' front office must move forward. What will they look for in a new manager? Who's on the short list to succeed Maddon? At what point do they need to have a replacement in place?


10/24/2014 | Maddon breaks down decision to leave Rays

Joe Maddon hopes Rays fans will understand his decision to exercise an opt-out clause to manage the Rays in 2015, essentially making him a free agent to field unknown offers.


10/24/2014 | Maddon opts out of contract, leaves Rays

Manager Joe Maddon has left the Rays, exercising an opt-out clause in his contract. He was signed to a three-year deal that was to run through next season.


10/23/2014 | Rays prospect Leonard showing impressive power potential

After converting from pitcher to infielder, Rays prospect Patrick Leonard could prove to be a major part of the James Shield trade from 2012 if he continues to develop his power.


10/23/2014 | Rookie Kiermaier recognized as AL Gold Glove finalist

Rays rookie Kevin Kiermaier is a finalist for a Rawlings American League Gold Glove Award for right fielders. The announcement came via a tweet from Rawlings Sports, presenters of the award.


10/22/2014 | Fuld to host Wiffle Ball tournament to fight diabetes

Sam Fuld no longer plays for the Rays, but the former Tampa Bay outfielder still gives back to the community. Head of Sam Fuld's USF Diabetes Sports Camps for several years, Fuld will now bring another element of fun to the equation by hosting a Wiffle Ball tournament.


10/20/2014 | O'Conner headlines talented group of Rays prospects in AFL

The Rays may look back at the 2014 season as the one when Justin O'Conner started to really "get it." The young catcher, taken at the end of the first round of the 2010 Draft, had a banner season in the Minors, reaching Double-A for the first time. Now, the AFL will give him the opportunity to work with different pitchers and catch a higher level of competition.


10/16/2014 | Rays sign right-hander Kohn to a one-year contract

The Rays made their first move of the offseason on Friday when they signed right-hander Michael Kohn to a one-year Major League contract. Kohn's signing brings the Rays 40-man roster to its full capacity.


10/15/2014 | Team president Auld 'thrilled' with new position

The "new" guy isn't exactly a new guy within the Rays organization, but team president Brian Auld felt like a new guy around the media on Wednesday.


10/14/2014 | Goals, philosophy won't change with Friedman's departure

Rays principal owner Stuart Sternberg and president of baseball operations Matt Silverman made two things clear Tuesday afternoon in discussing former executive vice president Andrew Friedman's departure to the Dodgers: Their goals haven't changed, nor has their philosophy.


10/14/2014 | Rays' players laud Friedman's successful tenure

With Andrew Friedman as their executive vice president of baseball operations, the Rays moved from laughing stock to pennant contender. And he did so while remaining well respected and popular in the clubhouse.


10/14/2014 | Maddon stresses he wants to remain Rays manager

Joe Maddon got the news of Andrew Friedman's move to the Dodgers Tuesday and stressed that he wanted to remain as manager of the Rays.


10/14/2014 | Silverman, Auld assume new roles with Rays as Friedman exits

The Rays today announced a set of executive leadership changes. Andrew Friedman has left the Rays organization, current Rays President Matt Silverman will now serve as president of baseball operations, and Rays Senior Vice President of Business Operations Brian Auld has been named team president. These moves ensure a smooth transition for the organization moving forward.


10/14/2014 | Oct. 14 Mike Matheny pregame interview

Manager Mike Matheny discusses Yadier Molina's injury and the Cardinals' lineup before Game 3 of the NLCS in San Francisco.


10/7/2014 | Stars of tomorrow ready to shine as '14 AFL season begins

Over its 23-year history, the Arizona Fall League has developed a reputation as a finishing school for baseball's top prospects. This year, once again, many of the game's best young players will gather in the desert, hoping to prove themselves in the same league that helped catapult Derek Jeter, Dustin Pedroia and Mike Trout to stardom.


10/3/2014 | Rays happy with returns from instructional league

The Rays have been much more active on the international signing front in recent years, and they were aggressive once again this past summer, surpassing their pool by 75 percent. Time will tell if it was money well spent, but the Rays liked what they saw in many of their international players who were in Florida for instructional league play, which wrapped on Friday.