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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The Heater

Marc Topkin

Arbitration projections for Rays have some surprises

Arbitration projections for Rays have some surprises

Estimating the salaries for arbitration eligible players is a key part of the budgeting process for the Rays and other teams, and a tricky one since many aren't settled until January and ones that go to a hearing not until February. And with 13 playe...
Published: 10/10/17
Updated: 10/13/17
'What Happened'? Clinton memoir sold 300,000 copies in first week

'What Happened'? Clinton memoir sold 300,000 copies in first week

Despite being met with decidedly mixed reviews, What Happened, Hillary Clinton's new memoir about the 2016 presidential campaign, sold a whopping 300,000 copies in its first week. According to publisher Simon & Schuster, the former presidential c...
Updated one month ago
For starters: Rays at Orioles, meeting up with ex-mate Tim Beckham

For starters: Rays at Orioles, meeting up with ex-mate Tim Beckham

The Rays open their final roadtrip of the season tonight in Baltimore, and - continuing the theme of the week - willl cross paths with another familiar face, INF Tim Beckham. The Rays traded Beckham to the Orioles on July 31, and he made a smashing d...
Updated one month ago
Rays morning after: Zim's legacy felt on bunt play

Rays morning after: Zim's legacy felt on bunt play

How fitting that the Rays used the first-and-third bunt play Wednesday. It was a play the late Don Zimmer taught former manager Joe Maddon. Zim’s grandson, Beau, threw out the first pitch before the game against the Cubs. Maddon, of course, was...
Updated one month ago
For starters: Rays vs. Cubs, trying to get even with Joe Maddon

For starters: Rays vs. Cubs, trying to get even with Joe Maddon

After a tough 2-1 loss on Tuesday, the Rays take on the Cubs again tonight, looking to split the two-game series with former manager Joe Maddon. The Rays are starting young LHP Blake Snell, and the Cubs are starting veteran LHP Jon Lester. Here is th...
Updated one month ago

Rays morning after: At least Archer looked good

The only positive for the home side during the Rays 2-1 loss Tuesday to the Cubs was the pitching of RHP Chis Archer. Archer allowed both runs but went six innings, turning in his longest outing since he pitched seven Aug. 27 against the Cardinals in...
Updated one month ago
Joe Maddon on being back at Trop, need for new stadium, and praise for Cash (w/video)

Joe Maddon on being back at Trop, need for new stadium, and praise for Cash (w/video)

More to come later, but a couple of quick early highlights from former Rays manager Joe Maddon's return to the Trop with the Cubs: * He enjoyed the drive over from his Tampa home, chatted with parking lot guard Vinny Paolozzi and other stadium person...
Updated one month ago

Rays video tribute to ex-manager Joe Maddon upon return with Cubs

Here is the Rays video tribute to former manager Joe Maddon, who returned to the Trop for the first time on Tuesday with his Cubs team:  ...
Updated one month ago
For starters: Rays vs. Cubs in Joe Maddon's return to Trop

For starters: Rays vs. Cubs in Joe Maddon's return to Trop

Joe Maddon's return to the Trop will be the main story tonight, but there is still a baseball game to be played, between a Cubs team surging toward another division title with six straight wins and a Rays team struggling to keep alive a longshot bid ...
Updated one month ago
For ex-Rays/now Cubs manager Joe Maddon, the legacy is in the jeans

For ex-Rays/now Cubs manager Joe Maddon, the legacy is in the jeans

Joe Maddon has plenty of memories of his time at the Trop during nine years of managing the Rays. "Too many to count,'' he said. As he heads back under the tilted roof tonight for the first time since leaving the Rays at the end of the 2014 season a...
Updated one month ago