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2015 Meet the Rays

  1. Meet the 2015 Tampa Bay Rays: Chris Archer

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    What did Chris Archer take away from his offseason trip to Africa? What books has the Rays pitcher been reading lately? What is his favorite kind of food? What's up with his hairstyle? Watch his Meet the Rays video to find out.

    Chris Archer [WILL VRAGOVIC | Times]
  2. Meet the 2015 Tampa Bay Rays: Rocco Baldelli

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    How is Rocco Baldelli qualified to be the Rays' first base coach? How will the 33-year-old address older players? What is the best road trip he's taken? Watch his Meet the Rays video to find out the answers to these questions and more.

    Rocco Baldelli [WILL VRAGOVIC | Times]
  3. Meet the 2015 Tampa Bay Rays: Grant Balfour

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    What is Australia really like? Can native Grant Balfour throw a boomerang? Who is in better shape, Balfour or his wife, Angie? Get to know the Rays pitcher by watching his Meet the Rays video.

    Grant Balfour [WILL VRAGOVIC | Times]
  4. Meet the 2015 Tampa Bay Rays: Kevin Cash

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    What is it like for Tampa native Kevin Cash to be back home as manager of the Rays? What was it like to play in the Little League World Series? What do his kids think of his singing? Get to know Cash by watching our Meet the Rays video.

    Kevin Cash [WILL VRAGOVIC | Times]
  5. Meet the 2015 Tampa Bay Rays: Alex Cobb

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    Will Alex Cobb ever live down his wedding proposal at Discovery Cove? How is his guitar playing coming along? Now that he's an established star, why does he still wear No. 53? What was it like for the Rays pitcher to skate with the Lightning? Watch his Meet the Rays video to find out.

    Alex Cobb [WILL VRAGOVIC | Times]
  6. Meet the 2015 Tampa Bay Rays: John Jaso

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    What was it like for John Jaso to hike and camp around South America? What's the least the Rays designated hitter could get by with on a hiking trip? How did he propose to his wife, Shannon? Get to know the two-time Ray by watching our Meet the Rays video.

    John Jaso [WILL VRAGOVIC | Times]
  7. Meet the 2015 Tampa Bay Rays: Kevin Kiermaier

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    How did Kevin Kiermaier get the nickname, "The Outlaw''? Why does he continue to drive a 1999 Dodge Caravan in the offseason? Why is the physical his most dreaded day of spring training? Watch our Meet the Rays video, and you'll see that there is more to the Rays outfielder than the best eyes in baseball.

    Kevin Kiermaier [WILL VRAGOVIC | Times]
  8. Meet the 2015 Tampa Bay Rays: Evan Longoria

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    How has having a second child increased Evan Longoria's workload at home? How involved is he in the planning of his wedding? What's the latest dish he's made at home? If you think you know everything about the Rays third baseman, you'll realize how wrong you are after watching our latest Meet the Rays video.

    Evan Longoria [WILL VRAGOVIC | Times]
  9. Meet the 2015 Tampa Bay Rays: Matt Moore

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    How has Matt Moore passed the time since undergoing Tommy John surgery? What was it like to watch his teammates on television? Is there anywhere he doesn't go with his dog, Griffin? Get to know the Rays pitcher by watching our Meet the Rays video.

    Matt Moore [WILL VRAGOVIC | Times]
  10. Meet the 2015 Tampa Bay Rays: Rene Rivera

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    What was it like for Rene Rivera to make his first opening-day roster, last season with the Padres? What is the second-best sport he plays (you might be surprised)? How did he become a catcher? What's it like to be the father of twins? Learn all about the new Rays catcher by watching his Meet the Rays video.

    Rene Rivera [WILL VRAGOVIC | Times]
  11. Meet the 2015 Tampa Bay Rays: Drew Smyly

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    What was it like for Drew Smyly to be involved in the David Price trade? As the son of a basketball coach, does the Rays pitcher have much game? What happened the time he couldn't find his lucky shorts? Find the answers to these questions and more by watching our Meet the Rays video.

    Drew Smyly [WILLV VRAGOVIC | Times]
  12. Meet the 2015 Tampa Bay Rays: Steven Souza Jr.

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    How did Steven Souza find out about his trade from the Nationals? What was it like to make a no-hitter-saving catch? Does he have a hidden skill or talent? Get to know the new Rays outfielder by watching his Meet the Rays video.

    Steven Souza Jr. [WILL VRAGOVIC | Times]