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The 2000 Tampa Bay Devil Rays season was their third since the franchise was created. This season, they finished last in the AL East division, and managed to finish the season with a record of 69-92. Their manager were Larry Rothschild, who entered his 3rd year with the club. This season is sometimes referred to as the "Hit Show" because the club signed several big-name sluggers in hopes of the team putting up better offensive numbers.

2000 Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record69–92 (.429)
Divisional place5th
Other information
Owner(s)Vince Naimoli
General manager(s)Chuck LaMar
Manager(s)Larry Rothschild
Local televisionFSN Florida
WMOR
(Joe Magrane, Dewayne Staats)
Local radioWFLA
(Paul Olden, Charlie Slowes)
WBDN
(Ricardo Tavares, Enrique Oliu)
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Contents

OffseasonEdit

  • December 13, 1999: Scott McClain was released by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.[1]
  • March 31, 2000: Billy Taylor was signed as a Free Agent with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.[2]

Regular seasonEdit

On September 28, 2000, the Yankees played the Devil Rays at Tampa Bay. In the top of the 2nd inning, Jose Canseco was walked. Tino Martinez then hit a double to center field. The ball was fielded by Gerald Williams and relayed to Mike DiFelice. He tagged Jose Canseco at the plate and proceeded to tag out Tino Martinez who was running right behind Canseco. Mike DiFelice tagged both runners out at the plate.[3]

Season standingsEdit

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Yankees 87 74 0.540 44–36 43–38
Boston Red Sox 85 77 0.525 42–39 43–38
Toronto Blue Jays 83 79 0.512 45–36 38–43
Baltimore Orioles 74 88 0.457 13½ 44–37 30–51
Tampa Bay Devil Rays 69 92 0.429 18 36–44 33–48

Record vs. opponentsEdit

2000 American League Records

Source: AL Standings Head-to-Head
Team ANA BAL BOS CWS CLE DET KC  MIN NYY OAK SEA TB  TEX TOR NL 
Anaheim 7–5 5–4 4–6 3–6 5–5 6–6 7–3 5–5 5–8 5–8 6–6 7–5 5–7 12–6
Baltimore 5–7 5–7 4–6 5–4 6–4 3–7 6–3 5–7 4–8 3–7 8–5 6–6 7–6 7–11
Boston 4–5 7–5 7–5 6–6 7–5 4–6 8–2 6–7 5–5 5–5 6–6 7–3 4–8 9–9
Chicago 6–4 6–4 5–7 8–5 9–3 5–7 7–5 8–4 6–3 7–5 6–4 5–5 5–5 12–6
Cleveland 6–3 4–5 6–6 5–8 6–7 5–7 5–8 5–5 6–6 7–2 8–2 6–4 8–4 13–5
Detroit 5–5 4–6 5–7 3–9 7–6 5–7 7–6 8–4 6–4 7–2 4–5 5–5 3–9 10–8
Kansas City 6–6 7–3 6–4 7–5 7–5 7–5 7–5 2–8 4–8 4–8 5–5 3–7 4–6 8–10
Minnesota 3–7 3–6 2–8 5–7 8–5 6–7 5–7 5–5 5–7 3–9 4–6 8–4 5–4 7–11
New York 5–5 7–5 7–6 4–8 5–5 4–8 8–2 5–5 6–3 4–6 6–6 10–2 5–7 11–6
Oakland 8–5 8–4 5–5 3–6 6–6 4–6 8–4 7–5 3–6 9–4 7–2 5–7 7–3 11–7
Seattle 8–5 7–3 5–5 5–7 2–7 2–7 8–4 9–3 6–4 4–9 9–3 7–5 8–2 11–7
Tampa Bay 6–6 5–8 6–6 4–6 2–8 5–4 5–5 6–4 6–6 2–7 3–9 5–7 5–7 9–9
Texas 5–7 6–6 3–7 5–5 4–6 5–5 7–3 4–8 2–10 7–5 5–7 7–5 4–6 7–11
Toronto 7–5 6–7 8–4 5–5 4–8 9–3 6–4 4–5 7–5 3–7 2–8 7–5 6–4 9–9

Notable transactionsEdit

  • April 13, 2000: Dwight Gooden was purchased by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays from the Houston Astros.
  • May 25, 2000: Dwight Gooden was released by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
  • June 5, 2000: Rocco Baldelli was drafted by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the 1st round (6th pick) of the 2000 amateur draft. Player signed June 19, 2000.[4]

Opening Day startersEdit

  • Miguel Cairo
  • Jose Canseco
  • John Flaherty
  • Juan Guzmán
  • Dave Martinez
  • Fred McGriff
  • Herbert Perry
  • Kevin Stocker
  • Greg Vaughn
  • Gerald Williams[5]

Citrus SeriesEdit

2000 Series split 3-3

  • June 9- @ Devil Rays 6- Marlins 4
  • June 10- Marlins 5- @ Devil Rays 1
  • June 11- @ Devil Rays 7- Marlins 6
  • July 7- Devil Rays 8- @ Marlins 3
  • July 8- @ Marlins 6- Devil Rays 5
  • July 9- @ Marlins 10- Devil Rays 9

RosterEdit

2000 Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player statsEdit

= Indicates team leader

BattingEdit

Starters by positionEdit

Note: Pos = position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; R = Runs; H = Hits; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In; Avg. = Batting Average; SB = Stolen Bases

0 ||41|| .253 || 3
Pos Player G AB R H HR RBI Avg. SB
C John Flaherty 109 394 36 103 10 39 .261 0
1B Fred McGriff 158 566 82 157 27 106 .277 2
2B Miguel Cairo 119 375 49 98 1 34 .261 28
3B Vinny Castilla 85 331 22 73 6 42 .221 1
SS Felix Martinez 106 299 42 64 2 17 .214 9
LF Greg Vaughn 127 461 83 117 28 74 .254 8
CF Gerald Williams 146 632 87 173 21 89 .274 12
DH Bubba Trammell 66 189 19 52 7 33 .275 3

[6]

Other battersEdit

Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; R = Runs; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In; SB = Stolen Bases

Player G AB R H HR RBI Avg. SB
Steve Cox 116 318 44 90 11 35 .283 1
Jose Canseco 61 218 31 56 9 30 .257 2
Mike DiFelice 60 204 23 49 6 19 .240 0
Russ Johnson 74 185 28 47 2 17 .254 4
Bob Smith 49 175 21 41 6 26 .234 2
Randy Winn 51 159 28 40 1 16 .252 6
Aubrey Huff 39 122 12 35 4 14 .287 0
Kevin Stocker 40 114 20 30 2 8 .263 1
Ozzie Guillén 63 107 22 26 2 12 .243 1
Dave Martinez 29 104 12 27 1 12 .260 1
Jason Tyner 37 83 6 20 0 8 .241 6
Ozzie Timmons 12 41 9 14 4 13 .341 0
Quinton McCracken 15 31 5 4 0 2 .129 0

PitchingEdit

Starting pitchersEdit

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchersEdit

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Ryan BrownleeEdit

Player G IP W L SV ERA SO

Farm systemEdit

ReferencesEdit