Mike Zunino credits ‘dad strength’ for homer after birth of first child

Mike Zunino and wife Alyssa recently welcomed their first child, and the Tampa Bay Rays catcher is crediting “dad strength” for slugging his first homer of the season upon his return to the team. Rhett Michael Zunino was born late

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Watch: BOS 6, TB 4 – Betts, Moreland hit back-to-back HRs in win

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Buccaneers Draft Profile: DT, Christian Wilkins

For months now there has been speculation about whether or not Gerald McCoy fits into the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and their plans for the future. If he doesn’t, the team needs to find a replacement. One could be available outside

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Rays 4 Orioles 2: Even a Glas(now) half full can be pretty refreshing

The Rays gave us something to cheer about on a tough night for Tampa Bay sports fans, whose Lightning ended a great season with a shockingly poor playoff series. But there is still much baseball to be played this year,

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Buccaneers Draft Profile: WR Jalen Hurd

Here’s the thing about offensive minded coaches – they want weapons on that side of the ball. With the loss of DeSean Jackson and Adam Humphries, the Buccaneers find themselves in need of finding some help at receiver. Yes, they

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The Rays offense has been amazing so far; it could be even better

The Tampa Bay Rays are off to an 11-3 start. They’re the only team in the vaunted American League East above .500, and they have a five and a half game lead on the second-place Yankees. They have overtaken the

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Winners and losers from first week of MLB season

The MLB season is one week old. For some teams, it’s been a smooth start to a long journey. Others have hit a great deal of turbulence. Coming into the year, most power rankings would have had the Houston Astros,

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Five MLB hitters absolutely crushing the ball so far

The 2019 MLB regular season is barely a week old. So, it’s hard to draw any real conclusions from what’s happened on the field at this point without it feeling like an overreaction. But still, how are we supposed to

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Crunch Corner: One Week To Go

The Jekyll and Hyde season of the Syracuse Crunch continued last week as they split a home-and-home series against the Rochester Americans and dealt a huge blow to Belleville’s playoff hopes. All of the good feelings that came from the

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Nick Bosa will meet with the Bucs on Sunday night

A fifth team emerged on Nick Bosa‘s pre-draft schedule. The Buccaneers will host the impact edge rusher prospect, according to Albert Breer of SI.com. Bosa will have dinner with Bucs representatives on Sunday night and stay in Tampa for a

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2018 Bucs Roster Reset: Defensive Backs

2018 Bucs Roster Reset: Defensive Backs The Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected two cornerbacks and a safety in the first four rounds of the 2018 NFL Draft, taking advantage of a series of trades by General Manager Jason Licht that greatly

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Buccaneers Waive (Injured) DB Maurice Fleming

Buccaneers Waive (Injured) DB Maurice Fleming The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced that the team has waived (injured) defensive back Maurice Fleming. Fleming (5-11, 202) originally entered the league as a college free agent with the Buccaneers last season. He spent

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2018 Bucs Roster Reset: Linebackers

2018 Bucs Roster Reset: Linebackers The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made wholesale changes to their defensive line during the 2018 offseason and then funneled a lot of draft resources into reloading in the secondary. The Buccaneers hope they  will be much

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Ronald Jones and the Rookie Rushing Race

Ronald Jones and the Rookie Rushing Race The S.S. Mailbag takes on a variety of topics this week, from the rookie rushing race to a player who could be his university’s first-ever NFL product to throwback uniforms, and more. One

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Bucs' Mini-Camp Wrap-Up

Bucs' Mini-Camp Wrap-Up 1. Coach Koetter sees the potential with new additions. Head Coach Dirk Koetter started off his last offseason press conference with his initial conclusions in what he saw from his players. The 90-man roster obviously offers a

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Bucs Mini-Camp Musings: Day Three

Bucs Mini-Camp Musings: Day Three 1. CB Vernon Hargreaves has had a productive offseason, playing both inside and outside. The 2016 first-round pick came up big on Thursday, immediately smacking the ball out of tight end Cameron Brate’s hands on

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Bucs Call First Indoor Audible, Take Practice Inside

Bucs Call First Indoor Audible, Take Practice Inside The lightning alarm mounted on the back of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ headquarters went off on Wednesday, just as the first few players were strolling onto the field for practice. Everyone immediately

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Lavonte David Looking Forward to Opportunities D-Line Creates

Lavonte David Looking Forward to Opportunities D-Line Creates As they say with defense, ‘it starts up front.’ That’s exactly what linebacker Lavonte David is hoping will be the case with Tampa Bay’s drastically different defensive line this upcoming season. All

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NFL.com Predicts MVP Season for Lavonte David

NFL.com Predicts MVP Season for Lavonte David In an article published on NFL.com, Dan Hanzus predicted each team’s MVP for the upcoming 2018 season. His pick for the Buccaneers? ‘Anonymous’ star linebacker Lavonte David. “David might be the most anonymous

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2018 Bucs Roster Reset: Defensive Line

2018 Bucs Roster Reset: Defensive Line At One Buccaneer Place, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ headquarters, there are first-floor meeting rooms for each individual position, and they are loosely grouped together into offensive and defensive halves. If one thinks of it

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Buccaneers Promote Three, Hire Three in Scouting Department

Buccaneers Promote Three, Hire Three in Scouting Department The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today the promotions of Byron Kiefer from National Scout to Senior National Scout, Antwon Murray from NFS/Combine Scout to area scout and Brian McLaughlin from Scouting Assistant

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Bucs' Rookies Get Some Money-Managing Tips

Bucs' Rookies Get Some Money-Managing Tips It’s Professionalism Week for Bucs’ rookies. Just a few short months ago, the guys were college students with not much financial freedom. Now, they’re professional athletes having to make major financial decisions for likely

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