Tampa Bay Rays Tickets
Below is the 2015 Tampa Bay Rays schedule for Tropicana Field. To buy tickets select the date of the Baseball game you would like to attend and you will be taken to available seating. Please call 1-800-550-7556 if you prefer to order your Rays tickets by phone.
Tampa Bay Rays Team Info
The Rays answer the question, "How much talent can a team have and still finish last in their division?" The Rays won only 67 games last year despite fielding a team of potential superstars. But when you’ve got that much talent on the roster it doesn’t take a whole lot of tweaking to turn things around. We can look forward to better times in 2011 as the Devil Rays try to take better advantage of their talent and simply play better baseball. With Joe Maddon taking the reins as the manager things should get better. Maddon is known as a tickler for details and he’ll have the young squad focusing on the fundamentals, the things that turn losses into wins. Just improving on the basics should give the Rays a few more victories after they finished last in the American league in fielding percentage.
Defensively the Rays will be depending on left-hander Scott Kazmir to pick things up. There’s been some talk about leaving Kazmir further down in the rotation to ease the pressure on his psyche but Maddon won’t play that game long. Kazmir can hum the ball at 97 mph and his fastball is hard to get hold off with it’s late movement. His control of his pitches, which include a slider and a changeup, is improving so it’s time for Kazmir to take command in the Rays rotation. Mark Hendrickson, another lefty, doesn’t have overpowering speed but his command is good enough to work the edges of the plate and get called strikes. The third arm in the Rays left handed attack is Casey Fossum. Fossum won only 8 games last year and needs to step it up to stay in the rotation. If he can’t, right-hander Seth McClung is coming back from surgery and will take over the spot.
Rays games will have more to offer in 2011 than they have in the past. There’s nowhere to go but up and the talent is there to make things exciting. With home stands against the best opponents viewers get to enjoy a young team on the rise as the Rays take on the more established veterans in the MLB.