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2016 Schedule
38-60, 5th in AL East

Rays remain 27th in ESPN rankings

It resembles the bad 'ol days at Tampa Bay. The Rays head to Dodger Stadium for two games with more attention on who might leave the team during the coming week than what happens between the lines. Week 16 Power Rankings

Rays done in by one-run losses

After winning the first game of a four-game series vs. Oakland, Tampa Bay dropped the next three games, all by one run. It marks the first time the Rays lost three consecutive games, all by one run and all to the same opponent, since July of 2002 against the Angels, per the Elias Sports Bureau.

AP Photo/Mike Carlson

Will Rangers pick from Rays starters?

Jim Bowden lists Texas as the most likely landing spot for left-hander Matt Moore or right-hander Jake Odorizzi. Bowden doubts that Tampa Bay will trade both. Top trade targets/best fits (Insider)

Stats & Info

Sunday's longest home runs

Trevor Story's post-break homer binge continued on Sunday, as the rookie launched a career-long 456-foot blast to pace the competition. Story has six homers in his last seven games.

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Butler puts Athletics up for good with solo home run (0:31)

Lineup: Rays (38-59) at Athletics (44-54)

  • 1. Logan Forsythe, 2B (R)
  • 2. Brad Miller, SS (L)
  • 3. Evan Longoria, 3B (R)
  • 4. Corey Dickerson, LF (L)
  • 5. Steve Pearce, 1B (R)
  • 6. Oswaldo Arcia, DH (L)
  • 7. Steven Souza Jr., RF (R)
  • 8. Kevin Kiermaier, CF (L)
  • 9. Luke Maile, C (R)
  • SP: Blake Snell, LHP
  • Daily notes

Lineup: Rays (38-58) at Athletics (43-54)

  • 1. Logan Forsythe, 2B (R)
  • 2. Brad Miller, SS (L)
  • 3. Evan Longoria, 3B (R)
  • 4. Corey Dickerson, DH (L)
  • 5. Steve Pearce, 1B (R)
  • 6. Oswaldo Arcia, RF (L)
  • 7. Brandon Guyer, LF (R)
  • 8. Kevin Kiermaier, CF (L)
  • 9. Curt Casali, C (R)
  • SP: Drew Smyly, LHP
  • Daily notes

Rays' deadline status: sellers

Expect Tampa Bay to be active over the next week, Jim Bowden writes. The Rays' goal will be to convert controllable starters into future assets, but they could always stand pat seeing as none of their guys will be free agents soon. Trade deadline objectives (Insider)

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

The goal for the Tampa Bay Rays over the next 10 days is converting their controllable starters into future assets. The blessing and the curse of all of the Rays' starters is that they won't be free agents for a while, so they can always decide to stand pat and continue to run out a rotation that we all expected to be among the game's best for the next few years. Pushing their chips in on risky prospects is what the Rays have to do to survive, so look for them to move the certainty of their quality starters for some boom or bust youngsters. In addition, in smaller moves expect both Steve Pearce and Logan Morrison to be moved at the deadline, both are free agents at season's end. The Dodgers, Marlins and Rangers are among the teams deep in talks with Rays regarding their starting pitcher. For team objectives on all 30 teams watch for my article that will be posted later this morning on ESPN.com

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Crasnick on Dodgers' 'big-game hunting'

Do the Dodgers have a shot at making the wild card? Plus, ESPN MLB Insider Jerry Crasnick discusses trade scenarios and the likelihood of the Dodgers landing Chris Archer.

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

My cohort Jim Bowden reported that Texas got shut down when it asked on Chris Archer. But the Rangers just had 3 scouts watching him, Matt Moore & Jake Odorizzi. Which seems like more than normal due diligence.

AP Photo/Chris O'Meara

Rays have plenty of pitching to offer

Jake Odorizzi and Matt Moore figure to be Tampa Bay's biggest trade chips, Jim Bowden writes, but Drew Smyly and Alex Colome could also fetch an intriguing return. Trade option rankings (Insider)

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Heard from another executive today that "untouchable" wouldn't describe Rays' stance on Chris Archer. Listening. But want a "huge" return.

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Exec from team that's been talking with the Rays says he sees such a good fit with Dodgers, places odds at "70 pct" Chris Archer lands in LA

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Archer strikes out 11, Rays beat Rockies 11-3

Chris Archer struck out 11 over six innings for his first win since June 6, Tim Beckham had a career-high five hits and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Colorado Rockies 11-3 on Wednesday.

Ten potential stadium sites for Rays

On Tuesday, Pinellas County unveiled a list with 10 possible sites for the Rays in terms of where to build a new stadium. "We welcome the dialogue," senior vice president/general counsel John Higgins said. "It will take some time to digest this." Tampa Bay Times

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs39025th
Batting Average.24028th
On Base Percentage.30625th
Slugging Percentage.41814th
Earned Run Average4.4020th
Quality Starts4319th
WHIP1.3316th
BAA.26019th

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