Five NFL rookies facing the most pressure in 2019

There is not a single draft pick who doesn’t face enormous pressure as a rookie, but there’s no denying that some are more scrutinized than others. Much of the time, those under the most strenuous pressure are first- and second-round

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Rays place OF Avisail Garcia on 10-day IL, recall Jose De Leon

The Rays announced today that they have placed outfielder Avisail Garcia on the 10-day injured list with an oblique strain. To take his place on the active roster, the club has promoted righty Jose De Leon. There had been hope

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Top storylines for Week 2 of the NFL preseason

The initial slate of NFL preseason action this past week didn’t really solve a lot around the league. Teams put a number of players on the field who likely won’t make regular-season rosters. That changes in Week 2 starting Thursday

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Checking in on last winter’s eight biggest free agent pitcher contracts

Last winter’s free agent market was debated for years in advance. Its slow pace led to a long period of tension that has extended into early CBA negotiations. There was and is much at stake that goes beyond the bounds

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Winners, losers from Friday’s preseason Week 1 NFL action

After a packed slate of preseason action on Thursday, the NFL delivered for fans once again on Friday with two exciting games that featured plenty of surprises. The first week of the preseason is always about making strong impressions. Whether

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Watch: Mike Zunino drills monster 2-run home run

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10 key players to watch in NFL preseason Week 1

The Hall of Fame Game has come and gone, and now the rest of the league is gearing up for preseason Week 1.  There are some exciting players set to make their NFL debuts this week, along with others who

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Watch: Cash on team’s victory

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New Rays pitcher Nick Anderson found out he was traded on Twitter

One of the smaller impact trades during Wednesday’s deadline included the Miami Marlins sending pitchers Nick Anderson and Trevor Richards to the Tampa Bay Rays for pitcher Ryne Stanek and outfielder Jesus Sanchez. One day after the deal, Anderson spoke

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One-on-One: Which NFL uniforms make best fashion statements?

Yardbarker NFL writers Michael Tunison and Chris Mueller address some of the hottest issues in the league. This week’s topic: NFL unis. Mueller: The NFL’s strict adherence to its uniform code is not surprising, given its reputation as the No Fun

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Blake Snell surgery went ‘as planned’ return in September expected

The Cy Young winner had struggled to match his incredible 2018 production this season, prior to going on the IL and undergoing surgery, putting up a 4.28/1.25 split. If he is able to return to the Rays fully healthy and

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Watch: Buccaneers 2019 Training Camp is Here!

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Missing two aces, Rays may try to secure rotation help at deadline

Already without burgeoning ace Tyler Glasnow since May, the Rays’ rotation was dealt another serious blow Thursday with the news that reigning AL Cy Young winner Blake Snell will undergo elbow surgery. The arthroscopic procedure will keep the left-hander out for at

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Texans sign punter Bryan Anger, cut linebacker Drew Lewis

The Texans have signed veteran punter Bryan Anger, according to a team announcement, and Tom Pelissero of NFL.com tweets that it is a one-year, $1 million pact. In a related move, Houston waived undrafted free agent linebacker Drew Lewis. The

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MLB needs to address Rays’ latest absurd pitching move

MLB needs to take a serious look at what happened in Monday night’s Tampa Bay Rays-Boston Red Sox game and recognize that it has a problem to address. The Rays entered Monday’s game against their division rivals short on pitching.

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Drafting Buccaneers: Peyton Barber and Ronald Jones

Running backs are going to be drafted early and often when your fantasy football season kicks off, but where Tampa Bay Buccaneers Peyton Barber and Ronald Jones fit is a question of depth and potential. Nobody is talking about Peyton

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Rays have some difficult roster decisions on the horizon

 The Rays’ decision to waive C.J. Cron on the heels of a 30-homer campaign in the offseason raised plenty of eyebrows — particularly when it became apparent that the plan to replace him was to entrust the bulk of first

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Rays have asked about Zack Wheeler ahead of trade deadline

Mets right-hander and prime trade candidate Zack Wheeler went on the injured list Monday with shoulder fatigue – an issue that may damage or destroy his value. However, if Wheeler makes it back in the next couple weeks, the Rays could

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A breakout reliever emerges for Rays

Although Pagan just debuted in the majors in 2017, he’s already something of a journeyman. Pagan spent his rookie season as a useful piece of the Mariners’ bullpen before going to the Athletics in a trade prior to the 2018

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Bucs CB Ryan Smith suspended four games for PED use

By: Colin J. Liotta | 54 minutes ago The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had one of the league’s worst defenses last season, so, as they try and rebuild the unit under new defensive coordinator Todd Bowles, losing one of their cornerbacks

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Rays GM will let AL East standings dictate trade deadline deals

After dropping a pair of games against the Yankees to open their four-game series this past weekend, the Rays rallied to win two one-run games and avoid falling further back in the AL East.  Those victories could prove to be

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Watch: Mark Dominik on How the Buccaneers Can Progress in 2019

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