Tampa Bay Rays Podcast

“This Week in Rays Baseball” features Chris Adams-Wall 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. “Here To Stay” will bring you an inside look into all the latest information and insight from the people closest to the Historic Gas Plant District Development Project.

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3/28/16: MLB.com Extras | Tampa Bay Rays
Are the Rays ready to name a starting catcher? MLB.com's Tim McMaster and Rays reporter Bill Chastain try to sort through the three viable options behind the plate, whether or not James Loney will start the season in TB, and make a few bold predictions for 2016.
11 min
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3/25/16: This Week in Rays Baseball
Evan Longoria, Rene Rivera, Desmond Jennings and Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times share their experiences from the Rays trip to Cuba
17 min
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3/23/16: MLB.com Extras | Tampa Bay Rays
The Rays took an historic trip to Cuba on to play the first MLB exhibition game since 1999. MLB.com's Alyson Footer caught up with Rays reporter Bill Chastain to find out what the game meant to the baseball community, who's primed to take over the closer role while Brad Boxberger returns from injury and where the Rays fit into the AL East.
8 min
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3/17/16: Countdown to Opening Day
Dave and Andy chat with bench coach Tom Foley and Neil sits down with Steve Pearce on a St. Paddy's Day themed Countdown to Opening Day.
53 min
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3/15/16: MLB.com Extras | Tampa Bay Rays
How will the Rays starting rotation and bullpen shake out? MLB.com's Tim McMaster and Rays reporter Bill Chastain find out who's filling up the spots, whether or not James Loney will remain in Tampa and learn how the players feel about playing Cuba.
10 min
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3/15/16: This Week in Rays Baseball
Logan Forsythe, Dana Eveland, Jonny Venters and Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times.
19 min
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3/10/16: MLB.com Extras | Tampa Bay Rays
The Rays are laser focused on their defense in 2016. MLB.com's Tim McMaster caught up with Rays reporter Bill Chastain to hear more about Steven Souza Jr.'s injury, Dan Johnson's knuckleball and why Steve Pearce could be a backup for Evan Longoria at third base.
9 min
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3/10/16: Countdown to Opening Day
Logan Morrison and hitting coach Derek Shelton join the show to discuss Spring Training.
51 min
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3/8/16: This Week in Rays Baseball
The Rays welcome back Dan Johnson, Marc Topkin with news and notes, while Neil chats with Curt Casali.
17 min
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3/3/16: Countdown to Opening Day
Shortstop Brad Miller, coaches Stan Boroski and Jamie Nelson join the program.
50 min
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3/1/16: This Week in Rays Baseball
Matt Andriese and Taylor Motter join Neil this week. Plus, an update from Rays camp from the best in the business, Marc Topkin.
16 min
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2/29/16: MLB.com Extras | Tampa Bay Rays
Brad Boxberger's ready to bring the heat. Rays reporter Bill Chastain caught up with the recently named closer who talked about how he'll approach this season differently than last and why the bullpen's experience will be a key factor in the Rays' success.
3 min
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2/25/16: Countdown to Opening Day
2015 Rays MVP Logan Forsythe and pitching coach Jim Hickey joined Dave and Andy on Thursday's show.
53 min
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2/24/16: MLB.com Extras | Tampa Bay Rays
Catcher Curt Casali knows nothing in life will be handed to him when it comes to baseball. Rays reporter Bill Chastain catches up with Casali to learn how far he's come behind the dish and how much confidence he has coming into camp this year, coming back from injury.
6 min
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2/23/16: This Week in Rays Baseball
Pitchers and catchers have reported, and Neil brings you notes from Port Charlotte, Fla., as Marc Topkin, Jaime Schultz and more hop aboard.
21 min
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2/18/16: Countdown to Opening Day
This week's show features two "Matt chats": president of baseball operations Matt Silverman and pitcher Matt Moore discuss the optimism heading into 2016.
53 min
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2/17/16: MLB.com Extras | Tampa Bay Rays
The Rays have an overflow of talent heading into Spring Training. MLB.com's Tim McMaster and Rays reporter Bill Chastain break down position battles in the outfield and at first base and whether or not James Loney will be in a Rays uniform on Opening Day.
9 min
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2/16/16: This Week in Rays Baseball
Mat Moore, Corey Dickerson and Steve Pearce look forward to Spring Training, Rays Minor Leaguers win a title in Australia and a peek at the 2016 promo schedule.
20 min
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2/11/16: Countdown to Opening Day
Chris Archer and Kevin Cash join Dave Wills and Andy Freed for our first Countdown to Opening Day show on 620 WDAE and the Rays Radio Network.
53 min
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2/10/16: MLB.com Extras | Tampa Bay Rays
MLB.com's Tim McMaster and Rays reporter Bill Chastain talk about Steve Pearce and Corey Dickerson's early arrival in Florida and how the addition of Brad Miller, Logan Morrison and Danny Farquhar will help Tampa Bay succeed in 2016.
12 min
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2/8/16: This Week in Rays Baseball
Interviews from the Ted Williams Museum's HOF induction night, including Chris Archer, Dante Bichette and Alan Trammell
19 min
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2/5/16: This Week in Rays Baseball
Marc Topkin joins Neil to recap last week's trade and signing. Plus, learn about Play Ball Day and a free T-Ball clinic for parents and coaches.
14 min
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2/3/16: MLB.com Extras | Tampa Bay Rays
After the Corey Dickerson trade, do the Rays have too many outfielders? MLB.com's Tim McMaster and Rays reporter Bill Chastain examine Dickerson's place in Tampa Bay and also take a closer look at the 2016 Rays.
10 min
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1/29/16: This Week in Rays Baseball
Rays vice president of baseball operations Chaim Bloom discusses the trade for Corey Dickerson and the signing of Steve Pearce. Plus, we catch up with Dave Wills and Rays third baseman Charlie Montoyo.
25 min
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1/27/16: MLB.com Extras | Tampa Bay Rays
Can Steve Pearce ignite the Rays offense this season? Rays reporter Bill Chastain explains to MLB.com's Tim McMaster how Pearce could spark the bats and spotlight a few top prospects who could contribute this season.
10 min