Tampa Bay Rays finally got the slugger they wanted in a blockbuster trade with the St Louis Cardinals. Jose Martinez heads to Florida.
The Tampa Bay Rays and the Oakland Athletics will get the American League side of the 2019 MLB postseason underway in just two days as for a second consecutive year a team with 95+ wins will find itself out of contention just one game in. That’s the beauty of the Wildcard games.
Sadly, the time has come to face the ending moments of a very competitive 2019 season in Major League Baseball. But while much of the playoff picture has already been determined, a few crucial battles are yet to conclude.
The Oakland Athletics, Tampa Bay Rays and Cleveland Indians will battle it out for the last remaining playoff spots over the final week of the season. The american league wildcard race is now the final competitive contest of the regular season.
In what was a showcase between postseason contenders, the most important clash on the mound was without a doubt in the Tuesday game, when former Astros starter Charlie Morton took the mound at Minute Maid Park for the first time since leaving Houston as a free agent.
The Chris Archer trade drastically altered the futures of the Rays and Pirates.
We’re getting the most competitive AL wildcard race since 2017 but what most fans are interested in remains which teams will eventually end up playing in the play-in game on October 2nd. And what better time to evaluate the teams’ chances than when September is right round the corner?
The Rays remaining in the wildcard hunt might be one of the stories of the season so far. Just look at who they are between in the wildcard standings – teams like the Indians, the Athletics and the Rangers. Two of those teams are among the hottest in all of baseball.
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The Tampa Bay Rays have traded for slugging first baseman Jesus Aguilar from the Milwaukee Brewers, per Jeff Passan.
The All-Star break is upon us, so it seems a fitting time to look back at the first half of the season. The MVP, Rookie of the Year and Cy Young awards are set to be closely fought throughout the remainder of the campaign, but if the season ended today, who would win them?
Tampa Bay Rays will fancy their chances of a wildcard spot in 2019 with the Mariners rebuilding and Athletics unlikely to be as strong.
Carlos Santana, Edwin Encarnacion, Jake Bauers and Yandy Diaz all changed teams on Thursday as the Mariners, Rays and Indians made a big trade.
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