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"This Week in Rays Baseball" features Neil Solondz bringing you in-depth interviews that help you get to know Rays players, coaches, and executives on a personal level, plus weekly news and notes. "MLB.com Extras" is where Rays beat reporters and national correspondents take an inside look ahead at the story lines and developing news that impact the team's outlook.

"This Week in Rays Baseball" features Neil Solondz bringing you in-depth interviews that help you get to know Rays players, coaches, and executives on a personal level, plus weekly news and notes. "MLB.com Extras" is where Rays beat reporters and national correspondents take an inside look ahead at the story lines and developing news that impact the team's outlook.

Location:

Tampa Bay, FL

Description:

"This Week in Rays Baseball" features Neil Solondz bringing you in-depth interviews that help you get to know Rays players, coaches, and executives on a personal level, plus weekly news and notes. "MLB.com Extras" is where Rays beat reporters and national correspondents take an inside look ahead at the story lines and developing news that impact the team's outlook.

Language:

English


Episodes

Matt Garza - 2008 ALCS MVP

7/10/2020
Matt Garza, 2008 ALCS MVP & author of the only no-hitter in Rays history, joins Neil Solondz

Duration:00:26:57

Kyle Snyder, Marc Topkin & director of Minor League operations Jeff McLerran

7/8/2020
With workouts underway, Neil Solondz chats w/ pitching coach Kyle Snyder, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times & director of Minor League operations Jeff McLerran.

Duration:00:45:40

Gabe Gross 7/3/20

7/2/2020
Gabe Gross, outfielder on the 2008 & 2009 Rays, joins Neil Solondz to discuss the '08 club & his string of walk-offs.

Duration:00:32:25

Colin Poche, Doug Waechter, Shane Baz, & Rays scouting director Rob Metzler

7/1/2020
Rays chats with reliever Colin Poche, Fox Sports broadcaster Doug Waechter, top prospect Shane Baz & Rays scouting director Rob Metzler.

Duration:00:48:35

Trever Miller on the 2008 Rays

6/26/2020
Rays reliever Trever Miller joins Neil Solondz for a chat about when he knew the '08 Rays were different, the fight vs. the Red Sox and getting the final out to send the Rays to the postseason for the first time.

Duration:00:33:33

Justin Su'a, Dave Wills, Andy Freed, & Jayden Murray

6/24/2020
This week Neil chats w/ mental performance coach Justin Su'a, Dave Wills & Andy Freed on their current routines, and 2019 draftee Jayden Murray on the Adopt a Minor Leaguer Program

Duration:00:55:01

Jim Morris

6/21/2020
Jim Morris, Devil Rays pitcher & subject of The Rookie, joins Neil Solondz to share the obstacles he's overcame since baseball.

Duration:00:29:45

Jose Martinez & Brian Anderson

6/17/2020
Rays 1B Jose Martinez & Fox Sports broadcaster Brian Anderson join Neil Solondz this week.

Duration:00:33:07

Jonny Gomes - The heart & soul of the '08 Rays

6/12/2020
Rays outfielder Jonny Gomes joins Neil Solondz in this week's alumni podcast.

Duration:00:36:39

Rays Top Draft Picks Nick Bitsko & Alika Williams

6/11/2020
Nick Bitsko & Alika Williams, top draft selections of 2020 for the Rays, join Neil for a special MLB Draft podcast

Duration:00:29:56

Brendan McKay, Rob Metzler, Jonathan Mayo, and Greg Jones

6/9/2020
Brendan McKay, Rays amateur scouting director Rob Metzler, MLB Network's Jonathan Mayo and 2019 top Draft pick Greg Jones join Neil Solondz on Draft week special of This Week in Rays Baseball.

Duration:00:45:35

Scott Kazmir on the '08 Rays & his current MLB comeback

6/6/2020
Scott Kazmir joins Neil Solondz to chat about the '08 Rays, his surfing habit and current MLB comeback.

Duration:00:31:39

Kevin Cash with Dave Wills

6/5/2020
Rays manager Kevin Cash joins Dave Wills for a chat about managing during a shutdown, intensity of games during a shortened season, and how the roster will handle the challenges.

Duration:00:18:00

Soot Zimmer & Tom Zimmer, in memory of Don

6/4/2020
Each year on the anniversary of Don Zimmer's passing, Neil Solondz has welcomed Don's wife, Soot, to This Week in Rays Baseball. This year, we catch up w/ Soot and Don's son, Tom, who just retired after 50 years in baseball.

Duration:00:31:10

Brandon Lowe, Marc Topkin & Tyler Zombro - This Week in Rays Baseball 6/3

6/3/2020
Rays second baseman Brandon Lowe, Marc Topkin with the Tampa Bay Times, & Minor League reliever of the year Tyler Zombro join Neil Solondz this week.

Duration:00:38:40

Evan Longoria: 5/29/2020

5/29/2020
Evan Longoria, the greatest to ever wear a Rays uniform, joins Neil for a trip down memory lane. They discuss his early comfort after his callup, the '08 postseason, Game 162 and his continued ties to Tampa Bay.

Duration:00:34:36

Nick Anderson, Orestes Destrade & Ronaldo Hernandez: This Week in Rays Baseball 5/27

5/26/2020
Rays reliever Nick Anderson, Fox Sports broadcaster Orestes Destrade & minor league catcher Ronaldo Hernandez join Neil this week.

Duration:00:43:15

Grant Balfour on the 2008 Rays bullpen

5/22/2020
Rays reliever Grant Balfour joins Neil to discuss what made the 2008 Rays so special, his famous matchup with Orlando Cabrera in the 2008 ALDS, & where his fire on the mound comes from.

Duration:00:30:46

Hunter Renfroe & Doug Waechter: This Week in Rays Baseball 5/20

5/20/2020
Rays outfielder Hunter Renfroe and Fox Sports broadcaster Doug Waechter join Neil on This Week in Rays Baseball

Duration:00:48:43

Dan Wheeler - Rays Reliever '99-'01 & '07-'10

5/15/2020
Dan Wheeler, the leader of the Rays bullpen & a key force in turning the tide in 2008, joins Neil this week.

Duration:00:25:26