AL East

How The Rays Can Go Deep Into The Playoffs

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By: Noah Wright   As of 6-18, the Rays are in the first Wild Card spot, and aren’t there by luck. They have built up a solid team. Brandon Lowe is leading the team with both the glove and bat. He has a .285/.341/.544 batting line with 15 home runs and a 136 wRC+ in 261 PA’s. On the defensive spectrum, he has a way above average 4 DRS .6 UZR, and .5 dWAR. Another large part of this team has been off season acquisition Yandy Diaz. Diaz has batted a healthy .286/.363/.502 line, 11 home runs, and a 130...

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Should The Yankees Extend Luke Voit?

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By: Noah Wright   Yankees’ Luke Voit is probably the find of the decade for the NY Yankees. While the Yankees have found plenty of diamonds in the rough (Didi Gregorious, Aaron Hicks, Chad Green, Gio Ursela just to name a few), Voit has been the most productive of any of the batters the Yankees have found. Last season at the deadline, The Yankees acquired the slugger from the Cardinals for Giovanny Gallegos, and Chasen Shreeve. This trade was basically glanced over. Voit was never a huge slugger in the minors, or any sort of top prospect. The Missouri State...

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David Ortiz Shot In The Dominican Republic; Expected To Make Full Recovery

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By: Daniel Wilkins   On Sunday night, Red Sox legend and future Hall of Famer David Ortiz was shot and wounded in his home country of the Dominican Republic. Reportedly, the shooting occurred in his hometown of Santo Domingo, one of the most populous cities in the DR. According to Justin Dougherty on Twitter, he denied initial reports stating that it occurred during a robbery. The first to report on the matter was Hector Gomez, a renowned Latin American reporter, and the news wasn’t confirmed until videos surfaced of Ortiz in an ambulance, and his father ended up confirming the...

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How They Were Constructed

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By: Noah Wright   The Rays always have something fascinating going on. Whether it be their opener experiment, which seems to have been adopted by other teams with a lack of starting pitching, or their other trades for players who don’t seem like much at first, but eventually turn into something pretty important to the team. The Rays’ starting 9 are definitely fun to look through, and that’s what I’m here today to do. Catcher: Mike Zunino Zunino was the Seattle Mariners former first round pick. Throughout his time in Seattle, Zunino was very inconsistent. Sometimes, he looked like a...

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The Next Breakout Pitcher: Tyler Glasnow

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By: Marcos Sandoval   Tyler Glasnow, the 25 year old Tampa Bay Ray pitcher. He was part of the deal, alongside Austin Meadows, that sent Chris Archer to the Pirates. For the Rays, this trade worked out better than expected. Austin Meadows is raking and Tyler Glasnow is dominating. For the Pirates, there’s room for an upside. Chris Archer hasn’t looked like the former, Tampa Bay Chris Archer, but slowly he is. We are starting to that ‘Archer Swag’ and his ability is starting to show again. Back to Glasnow. 2018’s half with the Rays looked about the same or...

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