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Tampa Bay Rays

Stadium: Tropicana Field | Manager: Joe Maddon
Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Rays.2476121173.56
AL East3rd5th5th2nd
American League 7th14th11th5th

Schedule

Tue Sep 16
W 6 - 1NYY
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Wed Sep 17
L 3 - 2NYY
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Fri Sep 19
L 4 - 3CHW
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Sat Sep 20
W 3 - 1CHW
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Sun Sep 21
L 10 - 5CHW
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Tue Sep 23
W 6 - 2at BOS
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Wed Sep 24
L 11 - 3at BOS
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Thu Sep 25
L 11 - 1at BOS
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Fri Sep 26
L 1 - 0at CLE
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Sat Sep 27
W 2 - 0at CLE
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Sun Sep 28
L 7 - 2at CLE
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Standings

AL
East
LEAGUE
W-L
Overall
W-L
Baltimore84-5896-66
New York71-7184-78
Toronto70-7283-79
Tampa Bay67-7577-85
Boston62-8071-91
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Rays pick up Michael Kohn
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

The Rays have signed pitcher Michael Kohn to a one-year deal, according to the Tampa Tribune.

Kohn elected free agency in September after being removed from the Angels 40-man roster. He's posted a 3.67 ERA over 110 1/3 career innings. 

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Fantasy Analysis | 1412883639
Alex Cobb could go from good to great
by Al Melchior | Data Analyst

Aside from missing nearly six weeks with a strained oblique, there wasn't much about Alex Cobb's 2014 season for the Rays that Fantasy owners could complain about. He still made a career-high 27 starts and posted his second straight season with a sub-3.00 ERA, while trimming his WHIP to 1.14. Yet there is still plenty of room for Cobb to improve in 2015.

In a recent blog post, I identified five starting pitchers whose sagging strikeout rates could spell trouble next season, but even though Cobb's K/9 ratio fell from 8.4 to 8.1, he was not included. Though Cobb's strikeout rate was merely average for a standard mixed league starter, the surge in his swinging strike rate from 9.9 to 11.9 percent suggests he could be far from ordinary. Cobb's strikeout rate was dampened by decreases in called strikes and foul balls, but higher rates in both 2012 and 2013 show he is capable of getting more strikes, and in the process, more Ks.

From his return from the disabled list on May 22 forward, Cobb was the 28th-ranked starting pitcher in standard Rotisserie leagues and 31st in Head-to-Head leagues, but owners can expect far more from Cobb next season. Not only is he poised for a boost in strikeouts, but he should rebound from the majors' ninth-lowest level of run support among qualifying starters. Cobb deserved much better than a 10-9 record, and when you couple an increase in wins with an enhanced ERA, WHIP and strikeout total, you have the makings of a potential ace.

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2014 Team Leaders
AVGJames Loney , 1B.290
HREvan Longoria , 3B22
RBIEvan Longoria , 3B91
OBPBen Zobrist , 2B.354
SLGEvan Longoria , 3B.404
RBen Zobrist , 2B83
SBDesmond Jennings , CF15
WJake Odorizzi , SP11
ERAAlex Cobb , SP2.87
WHIPAlex Cobb , SP1.14
KJake Odorizzi , SP174
SVJake McGee , RP19
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