Alex Cobb returns to rearm the Rays for the stretch run.
The Indians release the slugger, while the Rays add Wesley Wright and the Royals acquire Jamey Carroll.
The Rangers acquire Alex Rios via trade waivers, the Rays send Kyle Farnsworth packing, and the Phillies part ways with Delmon Young.
Brad Hawpe loses another employer, Nelson Cruz’s replacement comes up, former prospect Thomas Neal gets claimed, and other moves.
The Rays strengthen their bullpen, while the White Sox wait and see what the return will be.
The Rays have ridden strong pitching to within a game and a half of first place in the AL East.
Comparing the rotations of the Rays and Brewers reveals two organizations with drastically different philosophies about pitching mechanics.
The 2013 Rays must overcome the loss of their top home-run hitter and innings-pitched leader from the 2012 season.
Ben and Sam discuss whether the latest PED revelations really revealed anything worrisome before previewing the Rays’ season with Adam Sobsey. Then Pete talks to Tampa Bay Tribune Rays reporter Roger Mooney (at 25:30).
Baseball’s team-friendliest deal may have just gotten friendlier.
Is Jose Molina a stealth MVP candidate? Ben looks for photographic evidence.
Oakland’s success this year is all the more surprising considering they have departed from the small-market blueprint perfected by Tampa Bay.