Tampa Bay Rays Podcast

"This Week in Rays Baseball" features Neil Solondz bringing you in-depth interviews that help you get to know Rays players, coaches, and executives on a personal level, plus weekly news and notes. "MLB.com Extras" is where Rays beat reporters and national correspondents take an inside look ahead at the story lines and developing news that impact the team's outlook.

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1
Season Wrap w/ Erik Neander & Marc Topkin
Rays president of baseball operations Erik Neander & Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times join Neil to wrap up 2021 & preview what will be a busy offseason.
25 min
2
ALDS Preview with Kyle Snyder & Brian Anderson
Rays pitching coach Kyle Snyder & Bally Sports broadcaster Brian Anderson preview the ALDS with Neil Solondz.
27 min
3
Wander Franco & Erik Neander - This Week in Ray...
Wander Franco, Erik Neander, Doug Waechter of Bally Sports, & Marc Feinsand w/ MLB.com
53 min
4
This Week in Rays Baseball 9/25
Rays MVP Mike Zunino, Durham manager Brady Williams, President Matt Silverman, Dietrich Enns & more - This Week in Rays Baseball 9/25
49 min
5
Adam Conley, Ryan Yarbrough, Tommy Romero & mor...
Adam Conley, Ryan Yarbrough, Tommy Romero, Marc Topkin, Kevin Ibach & a Blue Jays preview with Ben Wagner - This Week in #Rays Baseball 9/18
50 min
6
David Robertson, Erik Neander, Tyler Zombro, Ma...
David Robertson, Erik Neander, Tyler Zombro, Marly Rivera, RJ Harrison, & Beau Brundage - This Week in Rays Baseball 9/12
51 min
7
Shane McClanahan, Kyle Snyder, Andy Freed, Dave...
Shane McClanahan, Kyle Snyder, Andy Freed, Dave Wills & more - This Week in Rays Baseball 9/5
49 min
8
Drew Rasmussen, Denard Span, Brian Anderson, Oz...
Drew Rasmussen, Denard Span, Brian Anderson, Ozzie Timmons, Kevin Burkhardt, & Rays prospect Ian Seymour. This Week in Rays Baseball 8/29
49 min
9
Kevin Kiermaier, Jon Morosi, Doug Waechter & Ma...
Kevin Kiermaier, Jon Morosi, Doug Waechter & Matt Quatraro - This Week in Rays Baseball 8/22
48 min
10
JT Chargois, Greg Jones & more - This Week in R...
JT Chargois, Greg Jones & more
50 min
11
Nelson Cruz, Taj Bradley, Chad Mottola & more -...
Nelson Cruz, Taj Bradley, Chad Mottola, Andy Freed, Dave Wills + more - This Week in Rays Baseball 8/8
49 min
12
Pete Fairbanks, GM Erik Neander, Marc Topkin, B...
Pete Fairbanks, GM Erik Neander, Marc Topkin, Billy Bean & more - This Week in Rays Baseball 8/1
48 min
13
Erik Neander on the Nelson Cruz Acquisition, Ta...
Erik Neander on the Nelson Cruz Acquisition, Taylor Walls, Brian Anderson & more - This Week in Rays Baseball 7/25
48 min
14
Nick Anderson, Xavier Edwards, Tampa Bay's top ...
Nick Anderson, Xavier Edwards + Tampa Bay's top draft picks Carson Williams & Cooper Kinney - This Week in Rays Baseball 7/18
50 min
15
All-Stars Mike Zunino, Joey Wendle & coaching s...
All-Stars Mike Zunino, Joey Wendle & coaching staff. Plus, an MLB Draft preview - This Week in Rays Baseball 7/11
50 min
16
Collin McHugh, Vidal Bruján, Jalen Beeks, & mor...
Collin McHugh, Vidal Bruján, Jalen Beeks, & more - This Week in Rays Baseball 7/4
49 min
17
Ryan Yarbrough and the arrival of Wander Franco...
Ryan Yarbrough, Rays GM Erik Neander, VP Carlos Rodriguez, and the arrival of Wander Franco - This Week in Rays Baseball 6/27
49 min
18
Ryan Thompson, Garrett Whitley, & more on a Fat...
Ryan Thompson, Garrett Whitley, & more on a Father's Day edition of This Week in Rays Baseball
49 min
19
J.P. Feyereisen, Brian Anderson, Chad Mottola -...
J.P. Feyereisen, Brian Anderson, Chad Mottola, Anthony Castrovince & more - This Week in Rays Baseball 6/13
49 min
20
Austin Meadows, Soot & Tom Zimmer, Orestes Dest...
Austin Meadows, Soot & Tom Zimmer, Orestes Destrade & more - This Week in Rays Baseball
49 min
21
Brett Phillips, Colin Poche, & Doug Waechter - ...
Brett Phillips, Colin Poche, Doug Waechter of Bally Sports Sun, prospects Joe Ryan & Trever Brigden - This Week in Rays Baseball 5/30
50 min
22
Erik Neander on the Willy Adames trade, Rich Hi...
Rays GM Erik Neander on the Willy Adames trade, Brady Williams on Taylor Walls, Rich Hill & more - This Week in Rays Baseball 5/23
53 min
23
Jeffrey Springs, Kyle Snyder, & Orioles broadca...
Jeffrey Springs, Kyle Snyder, Dave Wills, Andy Freed & Orioles broadcaster Geoff Arnold join This Week in Rays Baseball
50 min
24
Mike Zunino, Brian Anderson, and several Rays m...
Mike Zunino, Brian Anderson, Marissa Kiermaier & more on the Mother's Day edition of This Week in Rays Baseball.
49 min
25
Mike Brosseau, Josh Lowe, Doug Waechter, Mark F...
Mike Brosseau is Neil's featured guest. Plus he chats with outfield prospect Josh Lowe, Doug Waechter of Bally Sports Sun, MLB.com writer Mark Feinsand, & more.
60 min
26
Andrew Kittredge, Ryan Boldt, Todd Kalas - This...
Andrew Kittredge, Ryan Boldt checks in from the Alternate Training Site, Todd Kalas previews the Astros, bullpen coach Stan Boroski, Orestes Destrade & more - This Week in Rays Baseball 4/25
50 min
27
Joey Wendle, Brent Honeywell, Marc Topkin, & mo...
Joey Wendle, Brent Honeywell, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, Ben Wagner previews the Blue Jays & more.
49 min
28
Chris Archer, Shane McClanahan, Stu Sternberg -...
Chris Archer, Shane McClanahan, Stu Sternberg - This Week in Rays Baseball 4/11
49 min
29
Brandon Lowe, Brian Anderson, Rays GM Erik Neander
Brandon Lowe, Brian Anderson, Rays GM Erik Neander & more join the 2021 debut of This Week in Rays Baseball
42 min
30
Michael Wacha & Kyle Snyder - Countdown to Open...
Michael Wacha joins Neil Solondz to chat about his first Spring Training with the Rays, and pitching coach Kyle Snyder chats about this talented Tampa Bay pitching staff.
23 min
31
Joey Wendle & Matt Quatraro - Countdown to Open...
Joey Wendle & Matt Quatraro swing by for a visit with Neil Solondz as Rays camp continues to make preparations for Opening Day
23 min
32
Austin Meadows & Chad Mottola - Countdown to Op...
Rays outfielder Austin Meadows & hitting coach Chad Mottola hop aboard & join Neil Solondz as Opening Day approaches.
23 min
33
Willy Adames & Rodney Linares - Countdown to Op...
Shortstop Willy Adames & 3B coach/infield coach Rodney Linares swing by for a chat as Opening Day approaches
22 min
34
Nick Anderson & Stan Boroski - Countdown to Ope...
Rays reliever Nick Anderson & bullpen coach Stan Boroski stop by for a visit with Neil Solondz as we continue our Countdown to Opening Day on Rays Radio
23 min
35
Tyler Glasnow & Erik Neander - Countdown to Ope...
Tyler Glasnow & Rays GM Erik Neander join Countdown to Opening Day on Rays Radio. Andy Freed & Dave Wills host as pitchers & catchers report to Port Charlotte
41 min
36
Kevin Cash & Kevin Kiermaier - Countdown to Ope...
Turning the page to 2021, Rays manager Kevin Cash & centerfielder Kevin Kiermaier join Andy Freed & Dave Wills on the debut of Countdown to Opening Day
54 min
37
Chris Archer, Erik Neander, Kyle Snyder - This ...
Chris Archer returns to the Rays & Neil chats w/ him, GM Erik Neander and pitching coach Kyle Snyder about how Tampa Bay will deploy their pitching staff in 2021.
25 min
38
Denard Span, Dave Wills & Tyler Zombro - This W...
Former #Rays OF & recent front office hire Denard Span, play-by-play voice Dave Wills, and pitching prospect Tyler Zombro stop by this week for a chat w/ Neil Solondz
43 min
39
Matt Quatraro, Marc Topkin, & Kenny Rosenberg -...
Rays bench coach Matt Quatraro, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, and pitching prospect Kenny Rosenberg join Neil Solondz on This Week in Rays Baseball.
44 min
40
Taylor Walls, Andy Freed & Chris Ellis - This W...
Three guys looking forward to Rays Spring Training: shortstop Taylor Walls, pitcher Chris Ellis and broadcaster Andy Freed on This Week in Rays Baseball 1/22/21
35 min
41
Rays Sign Two Top International Prospects - Thi...
Tampa Bay inked two top international prospects to contracts: SS Carlos Colmenarez & OF Jhonny Piron. We get to know those two and the entire class w/ Rays VP Carlos Rodriguez & Ben Badler of Baseball America
33 min
42
David Hess & Rays VP Peter Bendix - This Week i...
Rays pitcher David Hess shares why he signed with Tampa Bay this offseason + we catch up with VP Peter Bendix as the offseason rolls along.
27 min
43
Rays Trade Blake Snell to Padres - Erik Neander...
Rays GM Erik Neander, pitching coach Kyle Snyder & Marc Topkin join Neil Solondz to discuss the move
36 min
44
Stu Sternberg - This Week in Rays Baseball 12/21
Rays owner Stu Sternberg joins Neil Solondz to chat about the top moments of 2020, offseason transactions to this point and Rays Baseball in 2021 and beyond
33 min
45
Michael Wacha Signs with Rays - 12/18
Michael Wacha, right handed starting pitcher, signed with the Rays today. He spent a few minutes with our own Neil Solondz after inking his new deal to pitch in Tampa Bay
12 min
46
Mike Zunino Re-signs with Rays
As the ink was drying on his new contract with the Rays, catcher Mike Zunino joined Neil Solondz to discuss re-signing & his passion for helping young pitchers grow.
10 min
47
Carlos Rodriguez, Xavier Edwards & Dietrich Enn...
Rays VP Carlos Rodriguez on how development could change with fewer affiliates, prospect Xavier Edwards & the unique story of Dietrich Enns - This Week in Rays Baseball 12/15
45 min
48
Erik Neander, Jayson Stark, Mike Ferrin
Rays GM Erik Neander, Jayson Stark, & Mike Ferrin join Neil Solondz, Dave Wills, & Andy Freed on This Week in Rays Baseball to discuss the MLB offseason
50 min
49
Rays Tender Contracts to all Arbitration Eligib...
Rays Tender Contracts to all Arbitration Eligible Players + Rays on the Road Tour. Pro Scouting Director Kevin Ibach & Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times joins Neil Solondz to discuss the tender deadline + look ahead to the virtual Winter Meetings
33 min
50
Charlie Morton Signs with Atlanta + chats w/ 2 ...
Neil dives into what Charlie Morton's departure means for the Rays pitching staff, and chats with Nathan Wiles & Joe Lasorsa - 2 Rays prospects heading to Australia.
26 min
51
Rays President Matt Silverman - This Week in Ra...
Rays President Matt Silverman sits down with our Neil Solondz to chat about the challenges & successes of 2020
25 min
52
Kevin Cash is the 2020 AL Manager of the Year
The 2020 AL Manager of the Year Kevin Cash joins us + we hear from Kyle Snyder, Rodney Linares, Matt Quatraro & Andy Freed
53 min
53
2020 Wrap Up - This Week in Rays Baseball 10/30
We wrap up a tremendous 2020 season & take a peek ahead to what the Rays offseason will look like with Rays GM Erik Neander & Marc Topkin. Plus, Neil chats w/ prospect Ford Proctor.
40 min
54
James Shields, Jayson Stark, Andrew Kittredge -...
James Shields, Jayson Stark, Andrew Kittredge - 10/22
27 min
55
2020 World Series Preview
2020 World Series Preview w/ Rays GM Erik Neander, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, Dan Wheeler
28 min
56
Erik Neander, Mike Brosseau, Marc Topkin, Todd ...
ALCS Preview w/ Erik Neander, Mike Brosseau, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, & Astros broadcaster Todd Kalas
37 min
57
ALDS Preview - Kyle Snyder, Marc Topkin, Kevin ...
We preview the ALDS vs the Yankees with Rays pitching coach Kyle Snyder, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, Rays scouting director Kevin Ibach, & Eric Boland of Newsday
45 min
58
Kevin Kiermaier, Brandon Lowe, Pete Fairbanks &...
Kevin Kiermaier, Brandon Lowe, Pete Fairbanks, Vidal Brujan, Orestes Destrade & farm director Jeff McLerran & more - This Week in Rays Baseball 9/26
49 min
59
Charlie Morton, Jon Morosi, Doug Waechter, & Ke...
As the race for the AL East continues, Neil sits down with Charlie Morton, Jon Morosi, Doug Waechter, & Kevin Padlo on This Week in Rays Baseball
49 min
60
Nick Anderson, Dave Wills, Andy Freed, Ronaldo ...
This Week in Rays Baseball w/ Nick Anderson, Dave Wills, Andy Freed, Ronaldo Hernandez, & more
49 min
61
Tyler Glasnow, Erik Neander, Brent Honeywell, M...
Tyler Glasnow, Erik Neander, Brent Honeywell, Marc Topkin & more - This Week in Rays Baseball 9/6
49 min
62
Jalen Beeks, Brian Anderson, Joe Ryan & more - ...
Jalen Beeks, Brian Anderson, Joe Ryan & more - This Week in Rays Baseball 8/30
49 min
63
Austin Meadows, Orestes Destrade, Richard Justi...
Austin Meadows, Orestes Destrade, Richard Justice, Nate Lowe, pitching coordinator Dewey Robinson join Neil Solondz
49 min
64
Joey Wendle, Doug Waechter, Taylor Walls & more
This week's show features Joey Wendle, Doug Waechter from Fox Sports Sun, 2-time defensive player of the year Taylor Walls & more.
49 min
65
Brandon Lowe, John Curtiss, Andy Freed, Dave Wi...
Neil Solondz is joined by Brandon Lowe, John Curtiss, Andy Freed, Dave Wills & more on This Week in Rays Baseball
48 min
66
Ryan Yarbrough, Marc Topkin, field coordinator ...
This Week in Rays Baseball features Ryan Yarbrough, Marc Topkin, field coordinator Michael Johns, Josh Fleming & Madison Lowe.
49 min
67
Willy Adames, Brian Anderson, Shane McClanahan,...
Willy Adames, Brian Anderson, Shane McClanahan, president Matt Silverman
51 min
68
BJ Upton - Rays Alumni Finale
In our final Rays alumni podcast, BJ Upton chats with Neil Solondz about the '08 Rays & his time in Tampa Bay.
30 min
69
Edwin Jackson on the 2008 Rays & his no-hitter ...
Former Rays pitcher Edwin Jackson recalls the magic of '08, plus chats about his unique no-hitter vs. his former club from 2010.
34 min
70
Chad Mottola, Josh Lowe, and Brandon Guyer
Rays hitting coach Chad Mottola, outfield prospect Josh Lowe and former Rays outfielder and recent retiree Brandon Guyer.
43 min
71
Matt Garza - 2008 ALCS MVP
Matt Garza, 2008 ALCS MVP & author of the only no-hitter in Rays history, joins Neil Solondz
26 min
72
Kyle Snyder, Marc Topkin & director of Minor Le...
With workouts underway, Neil Solondz chats w/ pitching coach Kyle Snyder, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times & director of Minor League operations Jeff McLerran.
45 min
73
Gabe Gross 7/3/20
Gabe Gross, outfielder on the 2008 & 2009 Rays, joins Neil Solondz to discuss the '08 club & his string of walk-offs.
32 min
74
Colin Poche, Doug Waechter, Shane Baz, & Rays s...
Rays chats with reliever Colin Poche, Fox Sports broadcaster Doug Waechter, top prospect Shane Baz & Rays scouting director Rob Metzler.
48 min
75
Trever Miller on the 2008 Rays
Rays reliever Trever Miller joins Neil Solondz for a chat about when he knew the '08 Rays were different, the fight vs. the Red Sox and getting the final out to send the Rays to the postseason for the first time.
33 min
76
Justin Su'a, Dave Wills, Andy Freed, & Jayden M...
This week Neil chats w/ mental performance coach Justin Su'a, Dave Wills & Andy Freed on their current routines, and 2019 draftee Jayden Murray on the Adopt a Minor Leaguer Program
55 min
77
Jim Morris
Jim Morris, Devil Rays pitcher & subject of The Rookie, joins Neil Solondz to share the obstacles he's overcame since baseball.
29 min
78
Jose Martinez & Brian Anderson
Rays 1B Jose Martinez & Fox Sports broadcaster Brian Anderson join Neil Solondz this week.
33 min
79
Jonny Gomes - The heart & soul of the '08 Rays
Rays outfielder Jonny Gomes joins Neil Solondz in this week's alumni podcast.
36 min
80
Rays Top Draft Picks Nick Bitsko & Alika Williams
Nick Bitsko & Alika Williams, top draft selections of 2020 for the Rays, join Neil for a special MLB Draft podcast
29 min
81
Brendan McKay, Rob Metzler, Jonathan Mayo, and ...
Brendan McKay, Rays amateur scouting director Rob Metzler, MLB Network's Jonathan Mayo and 2019 top Draft pick Greg Jones join Neil Solondz on Draft week special of This Week in Rays Baseball.
45 min
82
Scott Kazmir on the '08 Rays & his current MLB ...
Scott Kazmir joins Neil Solondz to chat about the '08 Rays, his surfing habit and current MLB comeback.
31 min
83
Kevin Cash with Dave Wills
Rays manager Kevin Cash joins Dave Wills for a chat about managing during a shutdown, intensity of games during a shortened season, and how the roster will handle the challenges.
18 min
84
Soot Zimmer & Tom Zimmer, in memory of Don
Each year on the anniversary of Don Zimmer's passing, Neil Solondz has welcomed Don's wife, Soot, to This Week in Rays Baseball. This year, we catch up w/ Soot and Don's son, Tom, who just retired after 50 years in baseball.
31 min
85
Brandon Lowe, Marc Topkin & Tyler Zombro - This...
Rays second baseman Brandon Lowe, Marc Topkin with the Tampa Bay Times, & minor league reliever of the year Tyler Zombro join Neil Solondz this week.
38 min
86
Evan Longoria: 5/29/2020
Evan Longoria, the greatest to ever wear a Rays uniform, joins Neil for a trip down memory lane. They discuss his early comfort after his callup, the '08 postseason, Game 162 and his continued ties to Tampa Bay.
34 min
87
Nick Anderson, Orestes Destrade & Ronaldo Herna...
Rays reliever Nick Anderson, Fox Sports broadcaster Orestes Destrade & minor league catcher Ronaldo Hernandez join Neil this week.
43 min
88
Grant Balfour on the 2008 Rays bullpen
Rays reliever Grant Balfour joins Neil to discuss what made the 2008 Rays so special, his famous matchup with Orlando Cabrera in the 2008 ALDS, & where his fire on the mound comes from.
30 min
89
Hunter Renfroe & Doug Waechter: This Week in Ra...
Rays outfielder Hunter Renfroe & Fox Sports broadcaster Doug Waechter join Neil on This Week in Rays Baseball
48 min
90
Dan Wheeler - Rays Reliever '99-'01 & '07-'10
Dan Wheeler, the leader of the Rays bullpen & a key force in turning the tide in 2008, joins Neil this week.
25 min
91
Kevin Kiermaier, Dewayne Staats, & Rays prospec...
Kevin Kiermaier, Dewayne Staats, & Rays prospect Grant Witherspoon join This Week in Rays Baseball w/ Neil Solondz.
46 min
92
Carlos Pena: This Week in Rays Baseball 5/8/20
Carlos Pena recalls the magical summer of Rays baseball in 2008 from Spring Training through the World Series. Plus, looks ahead to 2020 for Tampa Bay.
32 min
93
Rays SS Willy Adames & Fox Sports broadcaster R...
Rays SS Willy Adames, Fox Sports broadcaster Rich Hollenberg and Rays Minor League pitcher Simon Rosenblum-Larson.
56 min
94
J.P. Howell on battles w/ Ortiz & the Red Sox -...
J.P. Howell on battles w/ Ortiz & the Red Sox - Rays Alumni Podcast 5/1/20
27 min
95
Ryan Yarbrough, Xavier Edwards, & Enrique Oliu ...
Ryan Yarbrough, Xavier Edwards, & Rays broadcaster Enrique Oliu join Neil Solondz on This Week in Rays Baseball.
41 min
96
James Shields: This Week in Rays Baseball
James Shields joins Neil to chat about his time in Tampa Bay: from the dust-ups with the Red Sox in 2008 to becoming Complete Game James in 2011.
31 min
97
Mike Zunino, Rays broadcaster Ricardo Taveras &...
Mike Zunino on the new addition to their family, Rays broadcaster Ricardo Taveras joins Neil for a chat and Rays Baseball Foundation director Stephen Thomas with updates on how the Rays are staying active in the community.
34 min
98
Dan Johnson on Game 162 & September 2008
Rays legend Dan Johnson recalls his massive home runs from Game 162 in 2011 and September 9, 2008. Rays history would be very different without Dan and he took some tine to chat with Neil Solondz from his home in Minnesota.
28 min
99
Tyler Glasnow & Marc Topkin - This Week in Rays...
Tyler Glasnow chats about his video game skills (or lack of), air-fryer recipes and current workout schedule. Plus, updates from Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, and Gary Vein, president of Suncoast Credit Union, joins Neil to discuss their support of the Rays & Rowdies Feeding Tampa Bay campaign.
36 min
100
Joey Wendle, Rays broadcaster Brian Anderson - ...
Joey Wendle on his workout plan & extra family time, plus Rays broadcaster Brian Anderson brings the energy - This Week in Rays Baseball
43 min