Archive for August 16th, 2010

  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: Win Rivals Garza’s No-Hitter

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: Win Rivals Garza’s No-Hitter

    August 16, 2010 at 10:16 pm 9 comments

    After giving the Rays a standing ovation for the sheer focus and will to win tonight against Cliff Lee, Joe had to offer up a personal curtain call to Jason Bartlett. Bartlett’s extreme hustle from first base to beat the throw to second off a Carl Crawford routine grounder to […]

     
  • The Repeatability Of Hellickson’s Greatness

    The Repeatability Of Hellickson’s Greatness

    August 16, 2010 at 11:30 am 12 comments

    As Jeremy Hellickson marched through the minors, one piece of praise we heard most often was the repeatability of his delivery. That is, his delivery and arm motion were very consistent from pitch-to-pitch. The more consistent the delivery, the less likely a pitcher will struggle with his mechanics and less […]

     
  • Maybe Evan Longoria Is Trying To Redefine ‘Cool’

    Maybe Evan Longoria Is Trying To Redefine ‘Cool’

    August 16, 2010 at 11:00 am 12 comments

    First there was his mohawk-mullet hairdo. Then there was the hat during this interview. And now this screengrab from a promotional video for the Pepsi Refresh Project in which Evan Longoria is sitting with his legs crossed while wearing his uniform. Now, there is absolutely nothing wrong with Dirtbag sitting […]

     
  • Could Manny Ramirez Impact AL East Race?

    Could Manny Ramirez Impact AL East Race?

    August 16, 2010 at 10:00 am 13 comments

    Peter Gammons weighs in on the possibility of the Dodgers placing Manny Ramirez on waivers and how the Red Sox might react to the possibility of the Rays putting in a claim… …if [Ramirez] gets back on the active roster and they put him on waivers, do the Red Sox […]

     
  • A Hypothetical Look Ahead To The Rays Postseason Rotation

    A Hypothetical Look Ahead To The Rays Postseason Rotation

    August 16, 2010 at 9:00 am 6 comments

    If the Rays do successfully play their way into the postseason, they will have some interesting decisions to make in terms of the starting rotation. First, let’s take a look at how each of the starting pitchers has performed since the All-Star break… Let’s assume the season ended today, the […]

     
  • Tonight Is Deadline For Signing 2010 Draft Picks

    August 16, 2010 at 8:30 am 7 comments

    With tonight’s deadline looming, the Rays have yet to sign their top pick, Josh Sale or their supplemental pick Drew Vettleson. If the Rays fail to sign Sale, they will receive a comparable pick in the 2011 draft. We will keep you updated if we hear any signing news today […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Typical Hellboy, Playoff Chances And Naimoli’s Next Move

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Typical Hellboy, Playoff Chances And Naimoli’s Next Move

    August 16, 2010 at 7:54 am 4 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: Ho Hum Hellboy. Another brilliant start for Jeremy Hellickson. His fastball did not have the same pinpoint control as only 28 of 47 were […]