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2014 Tampa Bay Rays season

The Tampa Bay Rays 2014 season was the Rays' 17th season of Major League Baseball and the seventh as the "Rays" (all at Tropicana Field). The team finished at 77-85, their first losing season as the Rays.

2014 Tampa Bay Rays
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 77–85 (.475)
Divisional place 4th
Other information
Owner(s) Stuart Sternberg
General manager(s) Andrew Friedman (de facto)
Manager(s) Joe Maddon
Local television Sun Sports
(Dewayne Staats, Brian Anderson, Todd Kalas)
Local radio Tampa Bay Rays Radio Network (English)
(Andy Freed, Dave Wills, Todd Kalas)
WGES (Spanish)
(Ricardo Taveras, Enrique Oliu)
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Contents

Season standingsEdit

American League EastEdit

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Baltimore Orioles 96 66 0.593 50–31 46–35
New York Yankees 84 78 0.519 12 43–38 41–40
Toronto Blue Jays 83 79 0.512 13 46–35 37–44
Tampa Bay Rays 77 85 0.475 19 36–45 41–40
Boston Red Sox 71 91 0.438 25 34–47 37–44



Record vs. opponentsEdit

 
Evan Longoria in April 2014.
2014 AL Records

Source: AL Standings Head-to-Head
Team BAL BOS CWS CLE DET HOU KC LAA MIN NYY OAK SEA TB TEX TOR NL
Baltimore 11–8 5–1 3–4 1–5 4–3 3–4 4–2 4–3 13–6 2–4 5–2 12–7 6–1 11–8 12–8
Boston 8–11 4–3 2–5 1–5 4–3 6–1 2–5 4–2 7–12 3–4 1–5 9–10 4–2 7–12 9–11
Chicago 1–5 3–4 9–10 9–10 3–3 6–13 1–5 9–10 2–5 4–3 3–4 5–2 2–4 5–2 11–9
Cleveland 4–3 5–2 10–9 8–11 5–2 10–9 2–5 11–8 4–3 2–4 2–4 4–2 6–1 2–4 10–10
Detroit 5–1 5–1 10–9 11–8 4–3 13–6 3–4 9–10 3–4 5–2 2–4 3–4 4–3 1–5 12–8
Houston 3–4 3–4 3–3 2–5 3–4 3–3 7–12 3–3 4–2 8–11 9–10 2–5 11–8 4–3 5–15
Kansas City 4–3 1–6 13–6 9–10 6–13 3–3 3–3 11–8 4–3 5–2 2–5 4–2 5–1 4–3 15–5
Los Angeles 2–4 5–2 5–1 5–2 4–3 12–7 3–3 7–0 2–4 10–9 7–12 5–2 14–5 5–2 12–8
Minnesota 3–4 2–4 10–9 8–11 10–9 3–3 8–11 0–7 3–4 1–6 5–2 2–4 2–5 4–2 9–11
New York 6–13 12–7 5–2 3–4 4–3 2–4 3–4 4–2 4–3 2–4 3–3 8–11 4–3 11–8 13–7
Oakland 4–2 4–3 3–4 4–2 2–5 11–8 2–5 9–10 6–1 4–2 9–10 4–2 9–10 4–3 13–7
Seattle 2–5 5–1 4–3 4–2 4–2 10–9 5–2 12–7 2–5 3–3 10–9 4–3 9–10 4–3 9–11
Tampa Bay 7–12 10–9 2–5 2–4 4–3 5–2 2–4 2–5 4–2 11–8 2–4 3–4 5–2 8–11 10–10
Texas 1–6 2–4 4–2 1–6 3–4 8–11 1–5 5–14 5–2 3–4 10–9 10–9 2–5 2–4 10–10
Toronto 8–11 12–7 2–5 4–2 5–1 3–4 3–4 2–5 2–4 8–11 3–4 3–4 11–8 4–2 13–7


Regular season summaryEdit

The Rays 2014 season started out harsh entering May. Tampa Bay went 11–16 since opening day and was struggling to move up in the American League East early on. In addition to their rough first month of baseball, May did not do any favors. In May the Rays posted a 12–17 record. To make things worse, 2014 was being played without Matt Moore in their rotation and numerous other injuries (along with Moore's) may have begun to take a toll on the Rays' recent tendencies to make playoff runs.

In June the Rays went 13–16 and followed that with an amazing July where they won 17 games and lost only 6. During the All Star Break, David Price was recognized as the only Tampa Bay representative. Price, Zobrist, and a few other Rays were in the midst of trade rumors. Price was dealt to the Detroit Tigers at the trade deadline in a three-way deal with Seattle. The Rays acquired Nick Franklin from Seattle and Drew Smyly from Detroit. Some analysts felt the Rays deserved more for David Price. After all, they gave the Tigers the 2012 American League Cy Young Award Winner to their rotation. (Detroit now had the previous three Cy Young Award winners in the American League in their rotation)

Season logEdit

Regular seasonEdit

2014 Game Log (77–85)

RosterEdit

2014 Tampa Bay Rays
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

BattingEdit

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; AVG = Batting average; SB = Stolen bases

Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI AVG SB
Loney, JamesJames Loney 155 600 59 174 27 0 9 69 .290 4
Zobrist, BenBen Zobrist 146 570 83 155 34 3 10 52 .272 10
Guyer, BrandonBrandon Guyer 97 259 37 69 15 1 3 26 .266 6
Kiermaier, KevinKevin Kiermaier 108 331 35 87 16 8 10 35 .263 5
Escobar, YunelYunel Escobar 137 476 33 123 18 0 7 39 .258 1

PitchingEdit

Note: W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; SV = Saves; IP = Innings pitched; H = Hits allowed; R = Runs allowed; ER = Earned runs allowed; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts

Player W L ERA G GS SV IP H R ER BB K

Farm systemEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Leventhal, Josh, ed. (2014). Baseball America 2015 Almanac. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America. ISBN 978-1-932391-54-1. 

External linksEdit