Archive for July 2nd, 2010

  • Verducci: Upton Is Such A Mess Mechanically

    Verducci: Upton Is Such A Mess Mechanically

    July 2, 2010 at 12:42 pm 26 comments

    In his latest piece, Tom Verducci echoed much of what we have been saying about BJ Upton recently. That is, Upton’s has much bigger problems than “an occasional lack of hustle.” Upton is not a very good hitter right now. His swing is so long and late that he is […]

     
  • Andrew Friedman Through The Eyes Of His Peers

    Andrew Friedman Through The Eyes Of His Peers

    July 2, 2010 at 11:16 am 5 comments

    In the upcoming issue of ESPN the Magazine, Buster Olney polled 12 GMs and asked them to vote for other GMs in several categories. Interestingly, Andrew Friedman doesn’t receive a lot of love from his peers. Easiest GMs to make a deal with: Friedman received no votes (Jim Hendry of […]

     
  • Rays Have Now Played In 34 ‘Enemy Ports’

    Rays Have Now Played In 34 ‘Enemy Ports’

    July 2, 2010 at 9:00 am 1 comment

    In yesterday’s game notes, the Rays noted that Target Field marks the 37th different park the Rays have played in and “the 34th enemy port.” This brings up a couple of interesting questions: 1. Three home parks? The obvious ones are Tropicana Field and the Ballpark at Disney’s Wide World […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss A Fun Win, Former Rays And BJ On The Bench Again

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss A Fun Win, Former Rays And BJ On The Bench Again

    July 2, 2010 at 7:27 am 22 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is niceand lean and the The Telling is ripe. Rays 5, Twins 4 THE GOOD: Late Rallies. There is nothing more fun than a late rally in baseball. And thanks to a game-tying double by Evan […]