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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Pete Fairbanks, Kevin Kiermaier & more - This W...
Pete Fairbanks, Kevin Kiermaier, Geoff Arnold, JJ Goss & more - This Week in Rays Baseball 8/14
51 min
2
Jalen Beeks, Erik Neander & more - This Week in...
Jalen Beeks, Erik Neander, Kevin Ibach, Marc Topkin, Shane Sasaki & more - This Week in Rays Baseball 8/7
49 min
3
Brooks Raley & 1st round pick Xavier Isaac - Th...
Brooks Raley & 1st round pick Xavier Isaac - This Week in Rays Baseball 7/31/22
55 min
4
Corey Kluber & Draft Recap - This Week in Rays ...
Corey Kluber & Draft Recap - This Week in Rays Baseball 7/24
56 min
5
Shane McClanahan, Kyle Snyder, GM Peter Bendix,...
Shane McClanahan, Kyle Snyder, GM Peter Bendix, Brian Anderson & more - This Week in Rays Baseball 7/17
49 min
6
Isaac Paredes - This Week in Rays Baseball 7/11
Isaac Paredes, Marc Topkin, Taj Bradley, Curtis Mead, and Mark Simon - This Week in Rays Baseball 7/11
50 min
7
Shane Baz, Willy Adames & More - This Week in R...
Shane Baz, Willy Adames, Doug Waechter, Alika Williams & More - This Week in Rays Baseball 7/3
48 min
8
Matt Wisler & David Hess - This Week in Rays Ba...
Matt Wisler, David Hess, Dave Wills & Andy Freed, Jeff Smith of Bowling Green Mia Salvemini of Charleston
49 min
9
Harold Ramirez, Brian Anderson & more. This Wee...
Harold Ramirez, Brian Anderson, Brady Williams, Shawn Armstrong & more. This Week in Rays Baseball 6/19
47 min
10
Colin Poche, Xavier Scruggs & more - This Week ...
Colin Poche, Xavier Scruggs, Austin Vernon, Justin Sua & Hez Randolph
49 min
11
Brett Phillips, Soot & Tom Zimmer - This Week i...
Brett Phillips, Doug Waechter, prospect Mason Montgomery, Nadine Smith of Equality Florida, Soot & Tom Zimmer & more - This Week in Rays Baseball 6/5
52 min
12
Jason Adam, Brian Anderson & more - This Week i...
Jason Adam, Brian Anderson, Carson Williams, Kyle Snyder & more - This Week in Rays Baseball 5/29
50 min
13
JP Feyereisen, Marc Topkin & More - This Week i...
This Week in Rays Baseball 5/22
49 min
14
Ryan Thompson & One Month Review - This Week in...
Ryan Thompson, Dave Wills & Andy Freed, prospect Grant Witherspoon, Blue Jays Broadcaster Ben Wagner & more - This Week in Rays Baseball 5/15
49 min
15
Drew Rasmussen & Mother's Day Celebration - Thi...
Drew Rasmussen, Xavier Scruggs, Alyssa Zunino & more - This Week in Rays Baseball 5/8
49 min
16
Brandon Lowe, Tyler Zombro, & the Rays honor la...
Brandon Lowe, Tyler Zombro, Doug Waechter of Bally Sports Sun & in remembrance of the Rays late bullpen catcher Jean Ramirez, Neil chats with his parents Toni & Carlos, and Rays translator Manny Navarro
49 min
17
Jeffrey Springs, Brian Anderson, & more - This ...
Jeffrey Springs, Brian Anderson, Blake Hunt, Kevin Ibach & Ian Browne - This Week in Rays Baseball 4/24
49 min
18
Shane McClanahan - This Week in Rays Baseball 4/17
Shane McClanahan, Matt Silverman, Stan Boroski, Marc Topkin & more - This Week in Rays Baseball 4/17
49 min
19
Kevin Kiermaier, Stu Sternberg, Erik Neander, D...
Kevin Kiermaier, Stu Sternberg, Erik Neander, Dave Wills, Andy Freed, & Jeff McLerran - This Week in Rays Baseball 4/10
50 min
20
What's New at the Trop in 2022
Neil Solondz details how the Rays are bringing back the fun with Chief Business Officer Bill Walsh, Director of Strategy and Analytics Josh Momberg, Director of Promotions Stephon Thomas, and Vice President of Media and Communications De Anna Ward
23 min
21
Andrew Kittredge & bench coach Matt Quatraro: C...
Our final edition of Countdown to Opening Day.
23 min
22
Jeffrey Springs, Marc Topkin, Jonathan Aranda &...
Rays reliever Jeffrey Springs, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, infield prospect Jonathan Aranda, and more.
31 min
23
Mike Zunino & Chad Mottola - Countdown to Openi...
Mike Zunino & Chad Mottola - Countdown to Opening Day 3/27
23 min
24
Brandon Lowe & Kyle Snyder: Countdown to Openin...
Brandon Lowe & Kyle Snyder join Neil Solondz on the debut of 2022 Countdown to Opening Day. Listen each weekend on 95.3 WDAE & AM 620 in Tampa Bay or on the iHeart Radio app
23 min
25
Aaron Slegers & Seth Johnson + Camp Notes
Aaron Slegers & Seth Johnson + Camp Notes
28 min
26
Ben Brecht & Charleston River Dogs pitching coa...
Rays pitching prospect Ben Brecht got the win in Game 1 & Game 5 of the Championship series for the Charleston River Dogs. Ben and his Low-A pitching coach R.C. Lichtenstein join This Week in Rays Baseball
29 min
27
Tyler Zombro Returns to the Mound
Rays Minor League pitcher Tyler Zombro has returned to the mound after being hit in the head by a line drive in June. With Minor League camp opening in Port Charlotte, Neil Solondz sat down with Tyler
17 min
28
2021 Draftee Mason Auer and Rafy Valenzuela
Entering his 1st season in professional baseball, 2021 draftee/OF prospect Mason Auer joins the program. Plus, Mason's manager in the Florida Complex League Rafy Valenzuela
21 min
29
JJ Goss & pitching coordinator Rolando Garza
After the COVID cancellation & battling injury last season, 2019 1st round pick JJ Goss is set to take off. Neil chats with JJ & pitching coordinator Rolando Garza
22 min
30
Greg Jones, Michael Johns, Chris Osmond
Greg Jones: 2021 Rays baserunner of the year. Plus, field coordinator Michael Johns and strength & conditioning coordinator Chris Osmond
38 min
31
Carlos Colmenarez, field coordinator Alejandro ...
Our prospect series continues with 2021 international signee Carlos Colmenarez. Plus, field coordinator Alejandro Freire & hitting coordinator Kyle Wilson
39 min
32
David Hess - This Week in Rays Baseball 2/9
After battling cancer and undergoing chemotherapy this offseason, Rays Minor League pitcher David Hess is now cleared to resume baseball training. He joined Neil to discuss his journey.
30 min
33
Sandy Gaston, pitching coordinator Jorge Moncad...
Sandy Gaston left Cuba at age 15, signed with Tampa Bay a year later. The talented 20-year-old right handed pitcher sat down w/ Neil Solondz and translator Jeremy Sanders.
36 min
34
National Girls & Women in Sports Day - Roundtable
Neil Solondz moderates a roundtable with four female members of the Rays & Rowdies front offices on National Girls & Women in Sports Day. Joining the show: De Anna Ward, Jeane Drury, Samantha Ishee, and Alexis Sutton.
35 min
35
Heriberto Hernandez & Wuarnner Rincones
Heriberto Hernandez made the switch to the outfield in 2021 after the Rays acquired him in December 2020. We chat about that move & Heriberto's impressive work at the plate with him and Montgomery Biscuits hitting coach Wuarnner Rincones
25 min
36
Team Presidents Brian Auld and Matt Silverman w...
Team Presidents Brian Auld and Matt Silverman answer questions from Neil Solondz about the latest news regarding the Rays' sister city plan
18 min
37
Alika Williams, 2020 1st round pick & Charlesto...
Alika Williams, the Rays top draft pick in 2020, & Charleston manager Blake Butera. Plus, Rays Senior Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Stephen Thomas chats with Neil about the Racial Equity Grant program
29 min
38
International signings recap w/ VP Carlos Rodri...
Rays international signings recap w/ VP Carlos Rodriguez and an introduction to the 2 newest vice presidents in baseball operations, Chanda Lawdermilk & Will Cousins
43 min
39
Curtis Mead & hitting coach Wuarnner Rincones
Curtis Mead opened some eyes during his first season with the Rays. The Arizona Fall League All-Star and hitting coach Wuarnner Rincones join Neil Solondz on This Week in Rays Baseball
28 min
40
Colby White, MiLB Reliever of the Year & Jim Pa...
Colby White, MiLB Reliever of the Year & Jim Paduch - Colby White pitched w/ all 4 Rays minor league affiliates in 2021 & MiLB named him Reliever of the Year. He joins Neil + Bowling Green Hot Rods pitching coach Jim Paduch
25 min
41
Taj Bradley, Rays Minor League Starting Pitcher...
Neil continues our Rays prospect series with Taj Bradley, the Minor League Starting Pitcher of the Year, & pitching coach RC Lichtenstein
29 min
42
Rays promote Peter Bendix to Senior VP/General ...
The Rays announced several promotions within the baseball operations staff, including Peter Bendix to Senior VP/General Manager. Peter & Erik Neander joined Neil Solondz to discuss the moves
14 min
43
Xavier Edwards & Montgomery manager Morgan Ensberg
Xavier Edwards, Rays infield prospect, joins the show to chat about his season with Montgomery, plus his upcoming annual baseball camp in South Florida. Neil also sits down with Morgan Ensberg, Xavier’s manger in 2021.
26 min
44
Rays Trade Joey Wendle to Miami, Sign Cory Klub...
New Rays arms Cory Kluber and Brooks Raley chat with Neil Solondz about joining the Tampa Bay staff. Plus, president of baseball operations Erik Neander discusses the trade of Joey Wendle to Miami.
29 min
45
Wander Franco Signs Extension with Rays
Wander Franco & president of baseball operations Erik Neander on the long-term extension between the club & shortstop.
16 min
46
Rays Add 4 to Roster, Trade Honeywell - This We...
Rays Add 4 to Roster, Trade Honeywell to Oakland. Neil chats w/ senior director of pro scouting Kevin Ibach & Marc Topkin about the moves & more.
29 min
47
Awards Season - Manager of the Year & Rookie of...
Manager of the Year Kevin Cash joins the show + hear from Rookie of the Year Randy Arozarena.
28 min
48
Zunino to Return to Rays in 2022
Zunino Decision the Easiest for the Rays This Off-Season. Neil Solondz & the 2021 team MVP in our latest This Week in Rays Baseball
20 min
49
This Week in Rays Baseball: Offseason Preview w...
Neil Solondz and Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times congratulate the Atlanta Braves on their World Series title, preview MLB Award Season, and dive into potential Rays roster moves in our latest This Week in Rays Baseball
29 min
50
World Series Preview with Andy, Dave, and Neil
Andy, Dave and Neil preview the Fall Classic, plus Neil checks in with field coordinator Michael Johns about the Rays instructional league.
46 min
51
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
52
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
53
Wander Franco & Erik Neander - This Week in Ray...
Wander Franco, Erik Neander, Doug Waechter of Bally Sports, & Marc Feinsand w/ MLB.com
53 min
54
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
55
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
56
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
57
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
58
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
59
Kevin Kiermaier, Jon Morosi, Doug Waechter & Ma...
Kevin Kiermaier, Jon Morosi, Doug Waechter & Matt Quatraro - This Week in Rays Baseball 8/22
48 min
60
JT Chargois, Greg Jones & more - This Week in R...
JT Chargois, Greg Jones & more
50 min
61
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
62
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
63
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
64
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
65
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
66
Collin McHugh, Vidal Bruján, Jalen Beeks, & mor...
Collin McHugh, Vidal Bruján, Jalen Beeks, & more - This Week in Rays Baseball 7/4
49 min
67
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
68
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
69
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
70
Austin Meadows, Soot & Tom Zimmer, Orestes Dest...
Austin Meadows, Soot & Tom Zimmer, Orestes Destrade & more - This Week in Rays Baseball
49 min
71
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
72
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
73
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
74
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
75
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
76
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
77
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
78
Chris Archer, Shane McClanahan, Stu Sternberg -...
Chris Archer, Shane McClanahan, Stu Sternberg - This Week in Rays Baseball 4/11
49 min
79
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
80
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
81
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
82
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
83
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
84
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
85
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
86
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
87
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
88
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
89
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
90
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
91
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
92
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
93
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
94
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
95
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
96
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
97
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
98
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
99
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
100
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