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68-94, 5th in AL East
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Honeywell dominates in AFL action

After back-to-back rough performances in his first two starts for the Peoria Javelinas of the Arizona Fall League, Rays prospect Brent Honeywell impressed on Monday, allowing just one hit and striking out two over four scoreless innings. Box score

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Archer to serve as BBTN guest analyst

Rays pitcher Chris Archer will once again join the Baseball Tonight crew during their coverage of the World Series. Archer is scheduled to appear on BBTN for Games 1 and 2, and if necessary, Games 5, 6 and 7 and will also contribute to ESPN Radio's national broadcast coverage. Full story

Nick Ciuffo has big day at plate in AFL

The Rays prospect went 2-for-4 with a double, 3 RBIs and a run scored for the Peoria Javelinas in Friday's Arizona Fall League action. The 21-year-old batted sixth and was the designated hitter. Box score

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Justin Williams has solid day in AFL

The Rays prospect went 2-for-4 with a triple, RBI and two runs scored for the Peoria Javelinas in Arizona Fall League action on Thursday. Williams batted fifth and played right field. Box score

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Honeywell struggles again in AFL

Rays prospect Brent Honeywell had his second rough outing in a row for the Peoria Javelinas of the Arizona Fall League on Tuesday. The 21-year-old allowed three runs on one hit -- a home run -- and walked two in 2 1/3 innings. Box score

Salary arbitration projections: Rays

All estimates via Matt Swartz and MLB Trade Rumors' projection model:

  • Alex Cobb - $4 million
  • Bobby Wilson - $1.1 million
  • Drew Smyly - $6.9 million
  • Erasmo Ramirez - $3.5 million
  • Brad Boxberger - $1.5 million
  • Corey Dickerson - $3.4 million
  • Brad Miller - $3.8 million
  • Xavier Cedeno - $1.2 million
  • Jake Odorizzi - $4.6 million
  • Danny Farquhar - $1.1 million
  • Kevin Kiermaier - $2.1 million
  • MLBTradeRumors.com

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Fastball command an issue for Honeywell

Rays prospect Brent Honeywell struggled to keep his fastball down in the zone during a rough outing on Wednesday, Keith Law writes. He showed five pitches in total, including a handful of screwballs. Law: Scouting the AFL (Insider)

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Logan Morrison among top FA power bats

Things didn't go great for Morrison in Tampa Bay, but he can still drive the ball out of the park and is just 29 years old. Buster Olney previews how he stacks up to other big bats. The well-stocked slugger market (Insider)

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Williams solid in AFL action

Rays prospect Justin Williams went 2-for-3 with a triple, RBI, walk and a run scored for the Peoria Javelinas in Arizona Fall League action on Thursday. Williams batted third and played right field. Box score

Honeywell struggles in AFL debut

Brent Honeywell, one of the Rays' top pitching prospects, served up two homers and allowed five runs on four hits in two innings in his first start for the Peoria Javelinas of the Arizona Fall League on Wednesday. Box score

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Hank Aaron Award finalists: AL East

The Hank Aaron Award is given annually to a player recognized as the most outstanding offensive performer in his league. Fans can vote for their selections on MLB.com or on Twitter. Here are the nominees for each AL East team:

  • Baltimore Orioles: Mark Trumbo
  • Boston Red Sox: David Ortiz
  • New York Yankees: Didi Gregorius
  • Tampa Bay Rays: Evan Longoria
  • Toronto Blue Jays: Josh Donaldson

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Worst home attendance in 2016

  • Tampa Bay Rays - 1.29 million
  • Oakland Athletics - 1.52 million
  • Cleveland Indians - 1.59 million
  • MLB attendance figures

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Rays' longest homers of 2016

All distances calculated by ESPN's Home Run Tracker:

  • Steven Souza Jr. - 461 feet (9/8)
  • Brad Miller - 461 feet (6/20)
  • Corey Dickerson - 453 feet (4/5)
  • Logan Morrison - 452 feet (9/2)
  • Steven Souza Jr. - 452 feet (4/6)

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Rays finish near cellar of rankings

The 2016 Rays can be remembered for hitting home runs and having some solid starting pitching. However, a poor bullpen will likely stick out the most as the team finishes at 68-94. Week 26 Power Rankings

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What's next for the Rays?

With Tampa Bay missing the postseason yet again, Jim Bowden lays out three objectives for the team this offseason. Among the priorities is addressing the catcher position, which could be done via trade. To-do lists for eliminated teams (Insider)

Lineup: Rays (67-94) at Rangers (95-66)

  • 1. Logan Forsythe, 2B (R)
  • 2. Mikie Mahtook, CF (R)
  • 3. Evan Longoria, 3B (R)
  • 4. Corey Dickerson, LF (L)
  • 5. Richie Shaffer, 1B (R)
  • 6. Alexei Ramirez, SS (R)
  • 7. Curt Casali, DH (R)
  • 8. Luke Maile, C (R)
  • 9. Jaff Decker, RF (L)
  • SP: Chase Whitley, RHP
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Shields, Archer in not-so-great company

The Twins handed James Shields his 19th loss of the season on Saturday. Shields (6-19) and Chris Archer (9-19) become the first pair of pitchers to each lose 19 or more games in the same season since 2003 when a pair of Tigers did it: Mike Maroth (9-21) and Jeremy Bonderman (6-19), per the Elias Sports Bureau.

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What's the story of the 2016 Rays?

Rays ace Chris Archer didn't have as bad of a year as his record appears to indicate. Jayson Stark looks back on the numbers that defined Tampa Bays ace in the 2016 regular season. Beyond the Ivy

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.24328th
On Base Percentage.30727th
Slugging Percentage.42613th
Earned Run Average4.2016th
Quality Starts74Tied-14th

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