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.

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
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
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
Jose Martinez & Brian Anderson
Rays 1B Jose Martinez & Fox Sports broadcaster Brian Anderson join Neil Solondz this week.
33 min
Jonny Gomes - The heart & soul of the '08 Rays
Rays outfielder Jonny Gomes joins Neil Solondz in this week's alumni podcast.
36 min
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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