A daily look at the Tampa Bay Rays, with news and events that affect both the team and Major League Baseball. The show drops at 11:00 every day, and is hosted by 95.3 WDAE Rays Insider Steve Carney.
After the Rays fell in six games in the World Series, Steve Carney discussed what went wrong in the final games of 2020, and why despite not winning a title, you have to consider the year a major accomplishment. Plus, a big announcement.
Steve Carney gives one final look back at the job the pitching staff did to get through Game 5 of the ALDS with a win, and Blake Snell gives you his thoughts as he gets ready to start Game 1 of the American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros tonight.
The Rays tied up the American League Division Series with the Yankees by taking Game 2, but the national media is focusing on the Yankees. Steve Carney tells you why that's a good thing. Plus, hear from reliever Nick Anderson on how he looks at the series now that it's down to a best-of-three.
Steve Carney knows that Rays fans were rightfully concerned about seeing Gerrit Cole start for the Yankees in Game 1 of the American League Division Series, and are disappointed to be down 1-0 in the best-of-five series. But he explains how Tampa Bay nearly got Cole out of the game early, and now Tampa Bay knows the gloves are off against New York.
The Rays and the New York Yankees start the American League Division Series this evening in San Diego. Steve Carney talks about the drama that's about to unfold between two teams that do not like each other, and we hear from Game 1 starter Blake Snell about being in the same hotel as the Yankees.
Steve Carney talks wild card homefield advantage, or lack thereof, with Game 1 starter Blake Snell, outfielder Kevin Kiermaier and second baseman Brandon Lowe. Plus, the BBWAA awards ballots are due today, and while Steve doesn't have a vote, it doesn't mean he hasn't put together a ballot for you to scrutinize.
We've reached Game 60 of the 2020 season, and Steve Carney breaks down what's left to play for. Also, the schedules for the American League Wild Card will be announced today, and we discuss the pros and cons of playing the Yankees and Blue Jays when it comes to TV time.
Steve Carney spends today's episode discussing the spectacular eighth inning had by Joey Wendle in Friday night's win over the Phillies. We hear from Wendle, outfielder Brett Phillips and manager Kevin Cash, and discuss Kevin Kiermaier's praise on social media of the Tampa Bay second baseman.
The Rays wrap up the 2020 season with a weekend series against the Philadelphia Phillies. Steve Carney breaks down why this weekend should be exciting even with the Rays having wrapped up the American League East and with one more win, the top seed in the entire American League.
Tampa Bay clinches its first division title in ten years. Steve Carney gives you his favorite clubhouse celebration story, and asks outfielder Kevin Kiermaier about how the 2020 club overcame all the obstacles to win 20 of its final 26 games away from the Trop.
Steve Carney asks you if you believed the Rays would be able to beat the two-time defending National League Cy Young Award winner, plus we hear from Nate Lowe on nearly running through a late stop sign from third base coach Rodney Linares.
The Rays continue their regular season dominance over the New York Yankees by handing Gerrit Cole his second consecutive loss. Steve Carney also discusses the Rays only move at the deadline and who was the "winner" in acquisitions
Steve Carney starts today's show by discussing not Wednesday's win over the Baltimore Orioles, but just how close the Rays and Orioles may have come to not playing Wednesday after the shooting of Jacob Blake and the decision by the NBA and MLS to postpone most if not all of their games.
The Rays start a new series on their homestand with a win, defeating the Baltimore Orioles for their 20th victory on the year, but Jalen Beeks joins the ranks of the walking wounded in the process. Steve Carney brings up a familiar name to Rays fans who could be looking to make a comeback.
Steve Carney breaks down Josh Fleming's major league debut leading to another win over the Blue Jays, plus with today being officially the midway point of the 2020 regular season, we get your superlatives on the year as well as those of Fox Sports Sun's Doug Waechter
The Rays use an extra-inning victory over the Blue Jays to get back into first place in the American League East. Steve Carney breaks down Saturday's win, plus we hear from pitcher Josh Fleming, who will make his Major League debut starting Sunday's contest, and another reliever hits the injured list with an elbow issue, but it may not be as bad as you think.