Archive for December, 2007

  • [THE HANGOVER] Michael Barrett Is No Longer A Free Agent

    [THE HANGOVER] Michael Barrett Is No Longer A Free Agent

    December 10, 2007 at 11:41 am 1 comment

    Tampa Bay Rays (66-96)The Rays are in the market for a veteran catcher to backup or split time with Dioner Navarro. One possible target that was mentioned in numerous circles is Michael Barrett of the Padres, a free agent. At the end of last week, Barrett decided to accept arbitration […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Lose Evan Meek In Rule 5 Draft

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Lose Evan Meek In Rule 5 Draft

    December 7, 2007 at 10:23 am 0 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (66-96) DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA… The Rule 5 draft was held yesterday and the Rays selected Tim Lahey from the Minnesota Twins and then traded him to the Cubs. The Rays lost one player, as Evan Meek was taken with the second pick by the Pirates. [Baseball America] […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Tampa Bay Rays Have Already Improved By 12 Games Over 2007

    [THE HANGOVER] Tampa Bay Rays Have Already Improved By 12 Games Over 2007

    December 6, 2007 at 10:36 am 0 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (66-96) DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA… Here is an interesting mathematical projection of the Rays 2008 season. Just based on the upgrade in the rotation with the addition of Matt Garza and the upgrade in defense with the addition of Jason Bartlett, the Rays will give up 121 fewer […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The Price For Scott Kazmir Keeps Going Up

    [THE HANGOVER] The Price For Scott Kazmir Keeps Going Up

    December 5, 2007 at 9:54 am 4 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (66-96)If the Rays want to sign Scott Kazmir to a long-term contract, they may want to do it sooner rather than later, because the price keeps going up. Jake Peavy signed a contract extension with the San Diego Padres that will guarantee him $65.5 million over the […]

     
  • [2008 ROSTER] The Professor’s Take On "Jake Takes On The Winter Meetings"

    [2008 ROSTER] The Professor’s Take On "Jake Takes On The Winter Meetings"

    December 4, 2007 at 1:37 pm 18 comments

    For the record: I have decided to break down this post written by Jacob Larsen of DRays Bay even before reading it, having no idea if I will agree or disagree with the points that have been made… Jake Larsen of DRays Bay takes on the role of Tampa Bay […]

     
  • [2008 ROSTER] The Professor’s Take On "Jake Takes On The Winter Meetings"

    [2008 ROSTER] The Professor’s Take On "Jake Takes On The Winter Meetings"

    December 4, 2007 at 1:37 pm 10 comments

    For the record: I have decided to break down this post written by Jacob Larsen of DRays Bay even before reading it, having no idea if I will agree or disagree with the points that have been made… Jake Larsen of DRays Bay takes on the role of Tampa Bay […]

     
  • [ELIJAH DUKES HANGOVER] What They Are Saying In The Blogosphere About The Elijah Dukes Trade

    [ELIJAH DUKES HANGOVER] What They Are Saying In The Blogosphere About The Elijah Dukes Trade

    December 4, 2007 at 1:31 pm 0 comments

    We have to commend Andrew Friedman for sticking to his guns and demanding one of the Nationals’ top pitching prospects for Elijah Dukes. Most of the Nationals’ bloggers seem to think that Glenn Gibson was too much to give up for Dukes, however, we have to admit, it is hard […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Elijah Dukes Is The Nationals’ Headache Now

    [THE HANGOVER] Elijah Dukes Is The Nationals’ Headache Now

    December 4, 2007 at 12:18 pm 2 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (66-96)As we mentioned yesterday, Elijah Dukes was traded to the Nationals and Josh Wilson was placed on waivers and claimed by the Pittsburgh Pirates. Glenn Gibson, who was acquired for Dukes is not a member of the 40-man roster. The moves leave the Rays with only 38 […]

     
  • [ELIJAH DUKES] Elijah Dukes Has Been Traded To The Nationals

    [ELIJAH DUKES] Elijah Dukes Has Been Traded To The Nationals

    December 3, 2007 at 4:53 pm 0 comments

    [Update 6:22pm] The Rays traded Elijah Dukes for one of the pitchers that they coveted from the Nationals. The player acquired by the Rays is Glenn Gibson. According to earlier reports, Gibson was one of the pitchers that the Nationals were refusing to part with. Gibson, a tall lanky (6’4″ […]

     
  • [ELIJAH DUKES] Elijah Dukes Really Doesn’t Want To Play For The Tampa Bay Rays

    [ELIJAH DUKES] Elijah Dukes Really Doesn’t Want To Play For The Tampa Bay Rays

    December 3, 2007 at 1:57 pm 5 comments

    Last Wednesday, The Rays traded Delmon Young to the Minnesota Twins leaving the Rays without an obvious choice to play right field in 2008. Elijah Dukes could have potentially been the Rays opening-day right fielder…If only he could have kept out of trouble. After his latest incident, we have a […]