Tampa Bay Rays Podcast

"Tampa Bay Rays Podcast" features Neil Solondz bringing you in-depth interviews that help you get to know the Rays players, coaches and executives on a personal level, plus weekly news and notes. "25th Anniversary Podcast” is where we will celebrate 25 years of Rays Baseball, honor the greatest teams, players and moments in franchise with special guests all season.

Aaron Slegers & Seth Johnson + Camp Notes
Aaron Slegers & Seth Johnson + Camp Notes
28 min
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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