Archive for January, 2009

  • [THE HANGOVER] Kazmir And Howell To Pitch In World Baseball Classic

    [THE HANGOVER] Kazmir And Howell To Pitch In World Baseball Classic

    January 16, 2009 at 11:26 am 5 comments

    A couple of quick programming notes…We will be back later today for our weekly look at the 2009 roster lineup and payroll projections. After that we will be working on some changes around here. As a result, at some point this weekend, we will be offline for a few hours. […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Upton’s Shoulder, His Dog, A Gross Contract And Beef K

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Upton’s Shoulder, His Dog, A Gross Contract And Beef K

    January 15, 2009 at 10:41 am 10 comments

    BJ Upton hopes to be in the opening day lineup in Boston, but cautions that he may not join the team until they return home from their roadtrip a week later. Upton has been warned that the potentially cold weather in Boston and Baltimore opening week may cause his surgically […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays To Unveil Alternate Jersey Today

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays To Unveil Alternate Jersey Today

    January 14, 2009 at 11:08 am 12 comments

    Click on image for a larger view The Tampa Bay Rays will be unveiling their new alternate jersey later today. Above is James Shields sporting the new threads (click here for The Duke wearing the new jersey). Besides the new color, the sunburst is 40% larger than on the home […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays May Have Helped Red Sox Save Money

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays May Have Helped Red Sox Save Money

    January 13, 2009 at 11:30 am 1 comment

    It was 41 years ago today that Johnny Cash performed live at Folsom Prison. So the iPod will be all Johnny Cash, all day. But if listening to too much Johnny Cash seems depressing, worry not. Today is also Rubber Duckie’s Birthday! Too much information? DEVIL DOGS WEBTOPIA… Rob Neyer […]

     
  • [GABE KAPLER] Rays Sign Gabe Kapler To Be Gabe Gross’ Other Half

    [GABE KAPLER] Rays Sign Gabe Kapler To Be Gabe Gross’ Other Half

    January 12, 2009 at 4:01 pm 14 comments

    Marc Topkin is reporting that the Rays have signed Gabe Kapler to a one-year, $1 million deal. The same Gabe Kapler who is the only player in major league history to tear his Achilles Heal while running the bases after a teammate’s home run. Right field is now going to […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Hudson Valley’s New Manager Is Just A Young Pup

    [THE HANGOVER] Hudson Valley’s New Manager Is Just A Young Pup

    January 12, 2009 at 11:44 am 4 comments

    Just the links today as we loathe the observance of National Clean Off Your Desk Day. DEVIL DOGS WEBTOPIA… Renegades Rumblings takes a closer look at the 2009 Hudson Valley coaching staff, including new manager Brady Williams who is only 29 years old. [Renegades Rumblings] Fernando Perez recently participated in […]

     
  • [PAT THE BAT] With Pat Burrell, Life With The Rays Just Got A Little Less Boring

    [PAT THE BAT] With Pat Burrell, Life With The Rays Just Got A Little Less Boring

    January 11, 2009 at 4:30 pm 24 comments

    We don’t watch “MTV Cribs” enough to know if the video below is from that show or a knock-off. Either way, we are blessed with a 5 minute look inside Pat Burrell’s Clearwater Beach condo and more importantly, we learn a little more about who Pat the Bat really is. […]

     
  • [JASON BARTLETT] More On Jason Bartlett’s Defensive Decline In ’08

    [JASON BARTLETT] More On Jason Bartlett’s Defensive Decline In ’08

    January 11, 2009 at 3:00 pm 0 comments

    Back in December, we addressed questions raised over Jason Bartlett’s sudden decline in defensive performance in 2008. At the time we speculated that in addition to the two injuries he played through during the season, playing with a gold glove-caliber third baseman may have directly impacted Bartlett’s numbers. Using Baseball […]

     
  • [PAT THE BAT] At Least One Person Predicted Pat Burrell Signing

    [PAT THE BAT] At Least One Person Predicted Pat Burrell Signing

    January 10, 2009 at 2:44 pm 0 comments

    Back in November, just days after the World Series, not many of us would have even considered the possibility of Pat Burrell signing with the Rays. After all, there were reports that he may have turned down an offer from the Phillies during the season for more than $10 million […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The Mad Australian Comments On His Nickname

    [THE HANGOVER] The Mad Australian Comments On His Nickname

    January 10, 2009 at 1:23 pm 1 comment

    The Rays claimed Dewon Day off of waivers from the Red Sox. Day, 28, is a right-handed pitcher that split time between double-A and triple-A in the White Sox organization in 2008. He posted an ERA of 4.56 at triple-A despite 25 strike outs and only 6 walks in 23.2 […]