Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash will stick with using an "opener" next season.
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David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer
Rays manager Kevin Cash confirms the team will stick with the "opener" strategy in 2019 and says the internal discussions right now are whether they'll do it two times through the rotation or three times.
While this winter's crop searches for new homes, we look ahead to the big decisions that loom for some of the game's top stars -- Nolan Arenado, Chris Sale, Paul Goldschmidt and Gerrit Cole among them.
C.J. Cron, who hit a career-best 30 home runs in 2018, was claimed by the Twins off waivers from the Rays on Monday.
Your favorite team probably isn't going to get Bryce Harper or Manny Machado. But another move -- maybe for a top pitcher -- could make all the difference this winter.
After hitting a career-high 30 home runs in 2018, first baseman and designated hitter C.J. Cron was designated for assignment by the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday.
Tigers pitcher Michael Fulmer was struck by a ball traveling 115.6 mph on Sept. 3. Here's what that play and others tell us about human perception.
The Cleveland Indians have acquired right-hander Chih-Wei Hu (chee-way-hoo) in a trade with the Tampa Bay Rays for infielder Gionti Turner.
The Mets ace took home his trophy with just 10 wins, the Rays hurler with just over 180 IP, so voters looked deeper at their performance.
Blake Snell's breakout season has culminated in the American League Cy Young Award. The Rays left-hander won out over Astros ace Justin Verlander and Indians stalwart Corey Kluber.
Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer
Rays ace Blake Snell is your AL Cy Young winner for 2018, getting 17 of 30 first-place votes on the strength of his MLB-best 21 wins while leading the AL with a 1.89 ERA.
Want to make a hot-stove splash? Start with these bold trades and free-agent additions.
Oakland Athletics skipper Bob Melvin was named American League Manager of the Year on Tuesday after guiding the team with the lowest Opening Day payroll in baseball to a 97-65 record and its first playoff berth in four years.
Mookie or Trout? Verlander or Snell? DeGrom with just 10 wins?? We break down all the angles in advance of baseball's major award announcements.
The Mariners and Rays are finalizing a trade involving catcher Mike Zunino, the Seattle Times reported Wednesday.
What will Boston's bullpen look like in 2019? Is pitching help the No. 1 priority for the Yankees? We look at the one big question for every AL East team for the months ahead.
Dan Mullen ESPN.com
2018 Cy Young finalists — AL: Tampa Bay's Blake Snell along with a pair of former winners in Houston's Justin Verlander and Cleveland's Corey Kluber. And in the NL, the all-NL East trio of New York's Jacob deGrom, Washington's Max Scherzer and Philadelphia's Aaron Nola.
Dan Mullen ESPN.com
2018 MLB Manager of the Year finalists: AL — Oakland's Bob Melvin, Boston's Alex Cora and Tampa Bay's Kevin Cash. NL — Colorado's Bud Black, Milwaukee's Craig Counsell and Atlanta's Brian Snitker. Winners will be announced Nov. 13
Before the season, we said winning the World Series isn't everything. Some teams proved that. Others, well, not so much.