Steve Kinsella

  • joined Jan 13, 2009
  • last login Jul 23, 2014
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Owner of 5 beautiful dogs. My Avatar is in memory of my best friend Louie who I lost in 2012 at the all too young age of 6. Our last game together was the fantastic comeback against the Angels of all teams.

Love the Tampa Bay Rays and the Cleveland Indians. Love to talk baseball and am respectful to all opinions. Baseball has carried me through many bad times, it has crushed my spirit many times, but it has always been there with me.

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Rays still have a faint pulse


All the Rays can do to reach the post season is sweep the Orioles but they still may not be enough. They will need the Texas Rangers to sweep teh Athletics in Oakland.

David Price wins 20th as Rays defeat White Sox

David Price becomes the organizations first 20 game winner improving his chances on becoming the organizations first Cy Young Award winner as the Rays defeat White Sox a 6-2.

Rays Heading Toward Another Game 162?


The past week was full of ups and downs for Rays fans, but mostly good news.

Sweep Sweet Sweep As Rays Defeat Jays, 3-0

Just when the Rays need it more, they get a dominant pitching performance and just enough offense to win it. Doesn't that feel so good?

Looking Ahead To 2013: The Rays Rotation

Most teams spend the winter looking to acquire starting pitchers to fill out their rotation. The Rays will spend the winter looking at which of their 8 candidates will comprise their 2013 rotation.

Monday Morning Wrap Up: Rays Short On Time


The schedule set up nicely for the Rays this past week with an opportunity to tighten up the AL East race and maybe even leave New York on Sunday leading the division. Unfortunately, the Rays were...

Matt Moore Disappoints As Yankees Defeat Rays 6-4

The Rays needed a victory Sunday to not only win the series versus the Yankees but to keep the division title in their sights. Unfortunately the Yankees took advantage of an ineffective Matt Moore...

Who's Coming Back To Rays In 2013?


Much like after the 2010 season the Rays and several players are most likely to part ways following this season. And much like following the 2010 season it appears that at least one of the starting...

Monday Morning Wrap Up: Rays End Week In Good Position


The Rays finished off the week by taking 2 out of 3 from the Texas Rangers which followed taking 2 out of 3 from the New York Yankees to finish their homestand with a record of 4-2. Overall they...

Shields Dominates Rangers, Upton Supplies Power, Rays Win 6-0

James Shields delivered a complete game shutout holding the potent Rangers lineup to only two hits while striking out 8 and walking none in a series winning 6-0 shutout victory for the Rays. It's...

Following Up On Rays MVP Ben Zobrist


After a weak finish to the 2011 season and a slow start to the 2012 season many wondered if we had seen the last of Zorilla. Zobrist has answered that question as he has been durable, versatile,...

Rays Woes Continue, Fall To Jays 2-1

Losses are always tough but losing a game by a single run especially when your team had a runner in scoring position in 6 of the 9 innings. Losing a game where the opposition cut two of your team's...

How Important Is Rays Cost Efficiency?


After Albert Pujols signed his monster contract this past offseason Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times penned an article title No "bang for the buck" trophies in baseball. His article started off as...

Monday Morning Rays Wrap Up: Chasing the Yankees Edition


The Rays enjoyed a rare Sunday off day and after going 14-5 over that stretch it was well deserved. The Rays record stands at 70-57 and they trail the New York Yankees by 4.0 games in the AL East...

Wild Card Race Tightens As A's Defeat Rays 4-2 To Take Series


During the course of a 162 game season there are days when the team just seems to lack energy. Today seemed to be one of those days for the Rays. Part of that may be that today is the conclusion of...

David Price Brings Super Quality To Each Start


The term quality start was developed by Philadelphia Inquirer writer John Lowe (now with the Detroit Free Press) back in 1985 and was defined as a starting pitcher going at least 6 innings and...

Rays Should Use Winning As Leverage And Extend Jeff Keppinger

Jeff Keppinger has been moved from one bad organization to the next in his career. He finally has a home with a manager who knows how to use him best in an organization that is as competitive as...

Monday Morning Rays Wrap Up: Don't Stop Believing


This week the Rays hit the road against two of the three teams in front of them in the wild card chase. First to fall were the Orioles then the Angles to give the Rays a 4-2 record for the week....

Hellickson Out Duels Greinke As Rays Defeat Angels 2-0


The Rays defeated the LA Angles 2-0 to spoil the Angels debut of newly acquired Zack Greinke. The Rays pitching staff once again showed why they will be a formidable foe to any team down the...

Rays Trade Target: Peter Bourjos


The Rays can afford to patiently sit back and allow the next four games pass while monitoring the trade deadline deals that are made by the Texas Rangers, LA Angels, LA Dodgers, St. Louis Cardinals,...

Monday Morning Rays Wrap Up: Time To Make A Deal?


The Rays took on the Cleveland Indians and the Seattle Mariners in 7 games this week and lost 4 out of 7 to end the week with an overall mark of 49-47 and in 3rd place a full 8.5 games behind the N...

Have Arm - Shut Down Rays. Mariners Defeat Rays 2-1


The Seattle Mariners and Blake Beavan took the final game of their 3 game series with the Rays by a final score of 2-1. The loss drops the Rays to 49-47 on the year and certainly reinforced the...

Rays Should Target Playoffs Now - Not Future As Ultimate Goal


I have recently read the opinion of some that the addition of the second wild card has in some way, and I'm paraphrasing here, diminished the value of winning the wild card. In my opinion, if this...

Monday Morning Rays Wrap Up: Rays Stay Stuck In Neutral As They Wait For Help To Arrive


It was a short week for the Rays as they dropped 2 out of 3 to the Boston Red Sox. They finish the week in 3rd place in the AL East with a record of 46-43 and are a fuil 8.5 games behind the New...

Are Rays Buyers or Sellers? To Be Determined Between Now And July 31st


And So It Begins..... In a few brief hours our Tampa Bay Rays will begin their quest for their 4th playoff appearnace in the past 5 seasons by taking on everyones favorite boogeyman team the Boston...

Monday Morning Rays Wrap Up: Rugged First Half Ends On High Note


Rays regroup after rugged first half.

Rays Come Back To Defeat The Indians 7-6, Earn Series Split


Rays comeback to defeat the Indians 7-6 and earn a series split.

Rays Trade Target: Chris Denorfia


The Rays need to acquire help for their anemic offense now rather than continuing to wait for Longoria, Joyce, and Fuld to return.

Monday Morning Rays Wrap Up: Bubble About To Burst


Rays fading fast in the AL East.

Rays Defeated By Tigers 5-3


Rays lose 5-3 to the Detroit Tigers.

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