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Trop Talk is an independent blog dedicated to the Tampa Bay Rays. Our main goal is to provide analytical viewpoints from more of a baseball side and discuss issues that concern the team. We plan to share with our readers a different perspective while also giving news updates, links, and any other information relevant to the Rays.

Trop Talk is brought to you by Brett Ballard and Adrian Martinez. Both are long time Tampa residents and current students at the University of Tampa. Ballard and Martinez are also season ticket holders and have been around the game of baseball since their earliest memory.

The site will occasionally have some contributing writers from people who know the team well and can add diversity in the viewpoints and analysis presented.

We are open to all discussions Rays related, site related, and all tips are welcomed.

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  • Mike Kent posted 4017 days ago

    Mike  Kent

    What is with the water in Chesapeake Virginia?

    They have lots of Great athletes.

  • Shady Botros posted 4022 days ago

    Shady Botros

    with the first half almost over, there have been some very pleseant surprises.

  • Thomas H. posted 4028 days ago

    Thomas H.

    Hey Trop Talk,

    The AL East is insane right now, its anyones division. Or is it? And how do you take it?

    Hope you can check it out! Thanks!

  • Bryan Holt posted 4029 days ago

    Bryan Holt

    Trop Talk,

    Please check out my new piece if you get a chance. Thanks.

  • Jonathan Slotter posted 4042 days ago

    Jonathan Slotter

    Mets Rays Preview

  • Jonathan Slotter posted 4044 days ago

    Jonathan Slotter

    Rays Rocks Preview

  • Paul Swaney posted 4063 days ago

    Paul Swaney

    My take on how the all-star voting should go at SS and 3B

  • Blaine Spence posted 4067 days ago

    Blaine Spence

    A's community:
    It is not too late to make a difference!
    You can help. Please give a read and "pay this forward" Some things are bigger than sports.

  • Nick Kappel posted 4067 days ago

    Nick Kappel

    Hey Brett/Adrian,

    If you guys own Joe Mauer in any of your fantasy leagues, or if you're just curious if he can continue his recent power surge, check out this week's fantasy focus. I'd love to get some feedback from you, as well as your thoughts on Joe Mauer. Thanks!

  • Griffin Cooper posted 4068 days ago

    Griffin Cooper

    Hey Brett and Adrian,

    There was a touching moment in the Mariners game last night, made possible by the best pitcher I've ever gotten to watch - Randy Johnson. Watching history unfold inspired to me take a look at his incredible career and count down his five best moments, in my eyes. If you get a chance, take a look at it, I'd appreciate it. Thanks a lot.