Archive for January, 2009

  • Rays Add Side-Arming Lefty To Bullpen Mix

    January 31, 2009 at 10:00 am 0 comments

    Buster Olney is reporting (via MLB Trade Rumors) that the Rays and Brian Shouse have agreed to a two-year deal pending a physical. Shouse, 40, pitched in 69 games for the Brewers last season, mostly as a specialist against left-handed hitters. Lefties hit just .180 against him with a .192 […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Working To Add Lefty Specialist

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Working To Add Lefty Specialist

    January 31, 2009 at 8:00 am 0 comments

    We had been wondering if the Rays would be willing to enter the 2009 season without a lefty-specialist. Now Ken Rosenthal is reporting that the Rays are making a strong push for Brian Shouse. The Rays are making a strong run at free-agent left-hander Brian Shouse, whose performance against left-handed […]

     
  • One Year Ago On Rays Index

    January 30, 2009 at 6:00 pm 0 comments

    One year ago on Rays Index we witnessed the first-ever (semi) celebrity wearing Tampa Bay Rays gear…in public! Peter King Jumps On The Tampa Bay Rays Bandwagon [Rays Index]

     
  • World Series Not A Birthright For Red Sox Fans

    January 30, 2009 at 1:00 pm 0 comments

    Here is a blogger that knows about as much about baseball as a hamster. Throughout the season and into October, many baseball fans and media types waited for the [Rays] inevitable collapse, which never really came. I was one of them, never believing the Rays were for real. Honestly, I […]

     
  • Bloggers Must Earn Their Stripes Like Everybody Else

    January 30, 2009 at 11:00 am 0 comments

    Rays Renegade wrote a piece wondering why bloggers do not receive any respect from the teams and leagues they write about. Rays Renegade is attempting to get credentialed by a “major league team”. I wondered why there were not more credentialed bloggers with established sites or even talented new bloods […]

     
  • James Shields And Coco Crisp Hugged It Out

    James Shields And Coco Crisp Hugged It Out

    January 30, 2009 at 10:00 am 0 comments

    David Chalk of Bugs and Cranks recently attended a “sports-comedy variety talk show” in which Fernando Perez was a guest. Perez was apparently “funny as hell” according to Chalk, and Nando added an interesting twist to the Rays-Red Sox brawl when Coco Crisp charged the mound after being hit by […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Pena Out Of WBC; Longoria Preparing To Be In

    [THE HANGOVER] Pena Out Of WBC; Longoria Preparing To Be In

    January 30, 2009 at 8:00 am 0 comments

    Happy 27th birthday to former Devil Ray Jorge Cantu, our favorite Jedi baseball player. His 69 extra-base hits in 2005 is the 44th most ever by a second baseman. Of course, calling Cantu a second baseman is an insult to most second basemen (-2.4 UZR* in ‘05 as a 2B). […]

     
  • Irony Defined: Al Roker In A Rays Cap

    Irony Defined: Al Roker In A Rays Cap

    January 29, 2009 at 1:00 pm 1 comment

    First it was Peter King. Now Al Roker? Ahh. The irony of Al Roker donning a cap for a team that plays in a dome. No offense to Dick Vitale or Brian Knobbs, but when are we finally going to see a real celebrity sporting Rays gear in public? Well. […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Upton’s Flawed Swing And Topkin’s New ‘Do

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Upton’s Flawed Swing And Topkin’s New ‘Do

    January 29, 2009 at 8:00 am 0 comments

    Bugs and Cranks has a video of BJ Upton answering questions during a radio interview. Upton discusses a number of topics including his golf tournament, Philly fans, Hoootie and the Blowfish, Martin St. Louis and how his shoulder rehab is progressing. Which brings up a point we have discussed elsewhere…Upton […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Navi, Golf, TV And A New Home For Hinske

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Navi, Golf, TV And A New Home For Hinske

    January 28, 2009 at 8:00 am 0 comments

    Just the links today as we get back to the kitchen and celebrate National Blueberry Pancake Day. Yummy. DEVIL DOGS WEBTOPIA… Dioner Navarro will have his arbitration hearing held on Feb 9. [The Heater] Jacob Wheatley-Schaller compares the rise of David Price to that of Joba Chamberlain the previous season…We […]