Archive for July, 2010

  • Joe Maddon Is Crazy, And We Love It (Tentatively)

    Joe Maddon Is Crazy, And We Love It (Tentatively)

    July 30, 2010 at 8:30 am 8 comments

    Last night, Joe Maddon was faced with a very specific situation for the third time in the Tigers series: Runners on first and second, 2 outs in the 7th inning and Miguel Cabrera due up. And for the 3rd straight game, JoeMa intentionally walked Cabrera. And for the 3rd straight game the […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss ARod’s 600th, King David’s 14th And Aki’s Trip To The Hospital

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss ARod’s 600th, King David’s 14th And Aki’s Trip To The Hospital

    July 30, 2010 at 7:17 am 9 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: Gold Glove First Baseman. 3 of the Rays 4 runs scored on hits by Carlos Pena that went off the glove of Miguel Cabrera. […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: Rays 4, Detroit 2

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: Rays 4, Detroit 2

    July 29, 2010 at 3:32 pm 23 comments

    Absolutely loving how the Rays didn’t only sweep the Tigers but sucked the soul out of them in the process. You could heap superlatives left and right on the Rays about now. Randy Choate and Dan Wheeler looking like studs in starring roles. Sean “wet-vac” Rodriguez seemingly dried out now […]

     
  • One Year Ago On Rays Index

    July 29, 2010 at 3:30 pm 1 comment

    One year ago on Rays Index we learned that Carl Crawford was nearly traded. Cliff Lee Traded To Phillies; Crawford Officially “Dangled” [Rays Index] Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • One Year Ago On Rays Index

    July 29, 2010 at 3:00 pm 1 comment

    One year ago on Rays Index we learned that Gerry Hunsicker turned down an offer to be the Nationals’ GM. Hunsicker Turns Down Nationals’ GM Position [Rays Index] Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • Hellickson Pulled Early (UPDATE)

    July 29, 2010 at 11:25 am 36 comments

    [Update] Jayson Stark reports that the Rays are just “monitoring [his] workload”…That is fishy. Three innings is not “monitoring a workload.” That sounds more like somebody else might get traded and the Rays may need Hellickson to pitch this weekend. [12:25pm] Jeremy Hellickson was pulled today after just 3 innings […]

     
  • Rumors Du Jour: Dunn, Werth (UPDATE)

    July 29, 2010 at 10:55 am 6 comments

    [Update] Here is a quote (via Tommy Rancel) from Dunn about DHing… I don’t want to DH. I don’t want to DH. If I have to DH, I’ll probably go home. [10:17am] The non-waiver trade deadline is Saturday, so let’s get caught up on what the Ray may or may […]

     
  • Sean Rodriguez’ Flooded Condo May Have Cost Him His Job

    Sean Rodriguez’ Flooded Condo May Have Cost Him His Job

    July 29, 2010 at 9:48 am 12 comments

    On July 16, the Rays were set to open the second-half in Replica Yankee Stadium. Sean Rodriguez missed the game because a faulty splrinkler system flooded his condo the day before. He was then scheduled to take a flight on Friday and arrive in time for the game, but a […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Maddonology, Return Of The Bats And Zorilla’s Back

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Maddonology, Return Of The Bats And Zorilla’s Back

    July 29, 2010 at 7:15 am 8 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: Maddonology. For the second straight night, Joe Maddon walked Miguel Cabrera with runners on 1st and 2nd to put the tying run on third […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: Championship Swagger

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: Championship Swagger

    July 29, 2010 at 12:00 am 9 comments

    When your team’s literally on pace for 100 wins (after 100 games), plus young and relatively healthy, it can be challenging to find fault. That’s where the Rays are. Maddenology is breaking new ground. Joaquin Benoit and MFIKY have found a new level of shutdown nasty. And the Rays have shown […]