Archive for July, 2010

  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss A Rare Shields Win, Choate’s Big Outs And An Ugly Money Grab

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss A Rare Shields Win, Choate’s Big Outs And An Ugly Money Grab

    July 5, 2010 at 6:46 am 16 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. THE GOOD: James Shields. James the Greater was just 1-7 in his last 8 starts and allowed at least 4 runs in 4 of those starts. […]

     
  • Crawford, Longoria Voted All-Star Starters; Price Also Selected

    July 4, 2010 at 1:42 pm 6 comments

    Major League Baseball today announced Evan Longoria and Carl Crawford were voted to start for the American League in the upcoming All-Star game in Anaheim. In addition, David Price, who was chosen by the players as one of the pitchers, has a shot to be the AL’s starting pitcher. Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • Left, Right, Left, Right, Left, Right, Left, Right, SIDDOWN

    Left, Right, Left, Right, Left, Right, Left, Right, SIDDOWN

    July 4, 2010 at 11:41 am 4 comments

    I was going through the awesome splits section for each player on Fangraphs the other day and thought that it’s a shame that you can’t see some of the better pitching metrics at the team level, instead having to look at each player individually.  So I compiled the lefty/righty splits […]

     
  • 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 […]

     
  • Rays To Wear 1970 Tampa Tarpons Unis On Aug 13

    Rays To Wear 1970 Tampa Tarpons Unis On Aug 13

    July 1, 2010 at 2:07 pm 10 comments

    The Rays announced today (via press release) that August 13 will be “Turn Back the Clock Night” at the Trop. The Rays will wear the 1970 Tampa Tarpon uniforms being modeled by Evan Longoria (right). The Orioles will wear all-orange uniforms that were worn only two times in 1970 (seen […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Zorilla In Center, Garza’s Strong Start And The Return Of Big Innings

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Zorilla In Center, Garza’s Strong Start And The Return Of Big Innings

    July 1, 2010 at 7:32 am 27 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. Rays 9, Red Sox 4 THE GOOD: Big Innings. One feature of the Rays early in the season when they were winning everyday was the consistency […]