In ESPN The Magazine's annual ranking of 122 pro sports teams, the Tampa Bay Rays remain in the top half of all teams thanks to some of the cheapest tickets in MLB.
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Mike Golic and Ian Fitzsimmons in for Mike Greenberg welcome Evan Longoria to make his Week 5 NFL picks and talk Joe Maddon. Plus, Tim Kurkjian, Herm Edwards, Joey Galloway and Cris Carter join the show.
Mike Golic and Ian Fitzsimmons in for Mike Greenberg are joined by ESPN NFL analyst Cris Carter, Rays 3B Evan Longoria and ESPN NFL analyst Herm Edwards.
Rays 3B Evan Longoria discusses the genius of Joe Maddon and the pressure of playing in a postseason environment. Plus, he makes Week 5 NFL picks with Mike Golic and Ian Fitzsimmons.
Nothing gets past Kevin Kiermaier
Breakout defense doesn't even come close to what Kiermaier did for the Rays this year. In his first full season in the majors and his first playing center field for the Rays, he saved the team 42 runs. Breakout defenders (Insider)
Rays drop in Power Rankings
Despite winning five of its last six games and avoiding the cellar of the AL East, Tampa Bay fell a spot in our rankings. Where is the team slotted to end the year? Find out here
Hank Aaron Award finalists: AL East
The Hank Aaron Award is given annually to a player recognized as the most outstanding offensive performer in his league. Here are the nominees for each AL East team:
- Baltimore Orioles: Chris Davis
- Boston Red Sox: David Ortiz
- New York Yankees: Brian McCann
- Tampa Bay Rays: Logan Forsythe
- Toronto Blue Jays: Josh Donaldson
Grantland: The 30 Finale: Throw Your Hands Up Like Max Scherzer and Say Goodbye to the Regular Season
Before the Yankees and Astros square off tomorrow, let's sort through 2015 and take one last look at the good, the bad, and the Scherzer. It's the finale of the 30!
Miami's Dee Gordon edged Washington's Bryce Harper for the NL batting title, one of many season-ending statistical awards solidified Sunday across the majors.
Warmup stretch gone awry
There's no shortage of bizarre injuries on this list, but Kevin Kiermaier injured his eye while stretching his legs. If you're scratching your head like we are, read how it happened. Injuries of the year
Mark Buehrle failed to become the fifth major leaguer to pitch 200 innings or more in 15 consecutive seasons, and the AL East champion Toronto Blue Jays missed out on home-field advantage through
Have we been unfair to Steven Souza?
Souza is a textbook example of a young player who fell victim to the hype train. But even a disappointing Souza is mostly average, so why are fans in Tampa still so bitter? Rookie surprises, disappointments (Insider)
Tim Beckham had a two-run single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Tampa Bay Rays rallied to beat the AL East champion Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 on Saturday night.
Jim Bowden lays out the offseason objectives for the Tampa Bay Rays, one of which is more of an organizational-mindset change than a suggested move.
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Troy Tulowitzki doubled and singled in his return to the Toronto lineup after missing three weeks with injuries, and the AL East champion Blue Jays rallied past the Tampa Bay Rays 8-4 Friday nigh
Jake Odorizzi allowed one run over seven innings as the Tampa Bay Rays beat Jose Fernandez and the Miami Marlins 4-1 on Thursday night to complete a three-game sweep.
Drew Smyly won his fifth straight decision, Grady Sizemore had a three-run double and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Miami Marlins 6-4 on Wednesday night.
Asdrubal Cabrera hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the eighth inning and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Miami Marlins 4-2 on Tuesday night.
Where are the rays ranked this week?
Tampa Bay will start its final homestand of the season against Miami on Tuesday. See where the Rays landed in our final-week rankings: Power Rankings
Josh Donaldson hit a solo home run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, connecting for No. 41 this year and sending the playoff-bound Toronto Blue Jays over the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4 Sun
Jose Bautista hit two home runs, David Price won for the ninth time in 11 starts with Toronto and the playoff-bound Blue Jays beat the Tampa Bay Rays 10-8 on Saturday.