Archive for June, 2007

  • 11 Questions For Chad Orvella

    11 Questions For Chad Orvella

    June 20, 2007 at 10:40 am 5 comments

    Chad Orvella was recently sent to AAA Durham after 10 appearances with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. In only his 4th full season as a pro, Orvella has spent parts of each of the last three seasons with the Devil Rays, but has yet to achieve the same level of […]

     
  • The Hangover: Devil Rays Blow Yet Another Big Lead

    The Hangover: Devil Rays Blow Yet Another Big Lead

    June 19, 2007 at 7:28 pm 6 comments

    Diamondbacks 10, Devil Rays 8. Remember the second moment that we were bracing for? Al Reyes blowing a save was that moment. We were starting to get a little too comfortable with Reyes at the back end of the bullpen. No closer is perfect and Reyes proved that last night […]

     
  • The Hangover: Edwin Jackson Is The Big Tease

    The Hangover: Edwin Jackson Is The Big Tease

    June 19, 2007 at 10:08 am 5 comments

    Devil Rays 10, D-Backs 2. Last night was as frustrating as a 10-2 win can ever be. Edwin Jackson pitched 4.2 innings before being removed from the game for precautionary reasons. Jackson was experiencing cramping in the index finger of his pitching hand. Last night was frustrating because on the […]

     
  • Down On The Farm: No Help On Horizon In Durham Bullpen

    Down On The Farm: No Help On Horizon In Durham Bullpen

    June 19, 2007 at 8:32 am 0 comments

    Scranton 7, Durham 5. Tony Peguero made his 3rd start of the season and gave up just 2 runs in 5 innings. Peguero did struggle with his control, walking 4. Taking a cue from their major league counterparts, the bullpen blew a 5-2 lead in the 7th. Steve Andrade was […]

     
  • Was Elijah Dukes In Japan Last Year?

    Was Elijah Dukes In Japan Last Year?

    June 18, 2007 at 1:46 pm 0 comments

    Despite the losses on Friday and Saturday nights, there was plenty to be happy about this weekend if you a Devil Rays fan. First, is the re-emergence of Jonny Gomes, who has three home runs since being recalled from Durham last week. And despite losing four of their last six […]

     
  • The Hangover: Carlos Pena Is A Stabilizing Force

    The Hangover: Carlos Pena Is A Stabilizing Force

    June 18, 2007 at 8:44 am 0 comments

    Devil Rays 7, Rockies 4.Remember back in the off-season when the only position we were worried about was who would fill the enormous shoes of Travis Lee? Elijah Dukes took his first base mitt to the Arizona Fall League. Jonny Gomes borrowed a glove for about 3 hours early in […]

     
  • Down On The Farm: Wade Davis Promoted; Rocco Baldelli Homers In Return

    Down On The Farm: Wade Davis Promoted; Rocco Baldelli Homers In Return

    June 18, 2007 at 8:15 am 0 comments

    Durham 7, Indy 3. Rocco Baldelli didn’t waste anytime getting his bat warmed up. In just the second at bat of his first live action in over a month, Baldelli hit a solo home run. He finished the game 1-3 with a walk as the Bulls’ DH. Justin Ruggiano went […]

     
  • The Hangover: Shawn Camp Makes Us Want To Hurt Stuffed Animals

    The Hangover: Shawn Camp Makes Us Want To Hurt Stuffed Animals

    June 16, 2007 at 2:19 pm 1 comment

    Rockies 12, Devil Rays 2.Prior to last night’s game, there were two instances that had yet to happen, but for which we had been bracing ourselves to occur eventually. James Shields is maturing into a great pitcher, and before last night he had been nearly perfect on the season. He […]

     
  • Down On The Farm: Rocco Baldelli To Spend Some Time In Durham

    Down On The Farm: Rocco Baldelli To Spend Some Time In Durham

    June 16, 2007 at 1:47 pm 0 comments

    Durham 2, Indianapolis 1. Jae Kuk Ryu made his third start for the Bulls and had his second straight strong outing. While limited to 63 pitches, he worked 5 innings and struck out 7 while only allowing 3 hits, no walks and 1 run. The only runners that reached in […]

     
  • 2007 Devil Rays Trade Value Index

    2007 Devil Rays Trade Value Index

    June 15, 2007 at 2:52 pm 0 comments

    Nate Silver of Baseball Prospectus and SI.com recently released his list of the 50 Most Valuable Players in baseball. We took Mr. Silver to task for not including Carl Crawford. Let’s just say we aren’t buying Nate a beer anytime soon. In light of this glaring omission, we thought it […]