Sun, 28 Feb 2016 14:32:14 -0800
Tampa Bay Rays SP Blake Snell has impressed manager Kevin Cash in camp the first couple weeks. "He just looks like a 12-year-old throwing 98 miles per hour out there," Cash said. "Locating all of his pitches. He's a lot to be excited about."
Fantasy Tip: Snell went 15-4 overall with 163 strikeouts in 25 games. Fantasy owners will salivate at numbers like this. He may not join the club until midseason, but pick him up if you have a chance.
Thu, 14 May 2015 14:27:43 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays RP Jake McGee (elbow) is expected to return to the team this weekend, according to manager Kevin Cash.
Fantasy Tip: Brad Boxberger has been lights out in the closer role, as he has 10 saves with a 1.29 ERA, a 0.93 WHIP and a 12.9 K/9. Plus, he has gone his last nine appearances without allowing a run. McGee figures to enter the closer mix, but he may not be handed the job upon his arrival with the Rays. Both Boxberger and McGee are worth owning in the majority of mixed leagues.
Mon, 09 Mar 2015 13:36:44 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays SP Drew Smyly (shoulder), who is dealing with shoulder tendonitis, "ramped up his exercises" Monday, March 9, according to manager Kevin Cash. However, he has yet to throw.
Fantasy Tip: The 25-year-old lefty will likely be undervalued at the tail end of standard 12-team mixed leagues in 2015. He went a combined 9-10 with a 3.24 ERA and had 133 strikeouts in 153 innings in 2014 in 25 starts. His injury this spring needs to be monitored, but if he starts the season on time, he could be a nice value pick.
Sun, 08 Feb 2015 06:49:49 -0800
Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash wants to have more stability in his lineups than in past years. The Rays have averaged 137.4 lineups the past five seasons. Cash believes more lineup stability will be better for the players. "We've talked a lot about it with the front office, and they think the same way, too," Cash said. "Maybe it's a little different than what's gone on in the past, but that's our thought, that we're going to roll with this and we'll see if we can provide some stability and get some guys comfortable when they come to the ballpark, they know they're hitting in this slot, and see how that shakes out for a while."
Tue, 06 Jan 2015 12:43:50 -0800
The Cleveland Indians have named former major league pitcher Jason Bere as the new bullpen coach. Bere replaces Kevin Cash, who stepped down to take the manager job with the Tampa Bay Rays.
Fri, 05 Dec 2014 10:07:25 -0800
Former New York Yankees hitting coach Kevin Cash has been named the new manager of the Tampa Bay Rays, according to sources.
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:23:20 -0800
The Tampa Bay Rays have finalized their managerial candidates to Cleveland Indians bullpen coach Kevin Cash, free-agent OF Raul Ibanez and Kansas City Royals bench coach Don Wakamatsu. Current bench coach Dave Martinez is no longer a candidate.
Sun, 09 Nov 2014 13:18:11 -0800
Cleveland Indians bullpen coach Kevin Cash, Triple-A Durham manager Charlie Montoyo and San Francisco Giants bench coach Ron Wotus are expected to talk with the Tampa Bay Rays about their managerial position during the general manager meetings.
Thu, 06 Nov 2014 12:55:25 -0800
Tampa Bay Rays bench coach Dave Martinez, Triple-A Durham manager Charlie Montoyo, former Cleveland Indians manager Manny Acta, San Francisco Giants bench coach Ron Wotus, Kansas City Royals bench coach Don Wakamatsu, free-agent OF Raul Ibanez (Royals), Milwaukee Brewers special assistant to the general manager Craig Counsell and Indians bullpen coach Kevin Cash are candidates for the Tampa Bay Rays managerial position.
Tue, 14 Oct 2014 13:32:35 -0700
Tim Bogar, Jeff Banister and Kevin Cash are the finalists to become the next manager of the Texas Rangers.