Archive for November, 2010

  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss The Cy Young, A New Stadium And Flying Fennellyisms

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss The Cy Young, A New Stadium And Flying Fennellyisms

    November 19, 2010 at 7:41 am 8 comments

    Yesterday, the BBWAA announced that Felix Hernandez had won the 2010 American League Cy Young Award. David Price finished second, ahead of CC Sabathia. Hernandez received 21 of the 28 first-place votes. Price got four of the other top votes followed by Sabathia, with three. Joe Smith of the St. […]

     
  • Did The Tigers Overpay For Joaquin Benoit?

    Did The Tigers Overpay For Joaquin Benoit?

    November 18, 2010 at 1:00 pm 1 comment

    Keith Law thinks so. Or more accurately, Law thinks the Tigers were wrong to give Benoit a three-year deal… I truly thought major league GMs had moved beyond offering middle relievers three- or four-year deals. The history of those deals is so overwhelmingly negative, and the difficulty of predicting reliever […]

     
  • Is Joe Maddon Mentoring Raheem Morris?

    November 18, 2010 at 12:00 pm 0 comments

    Joe Maddon has already talked Raheem Morris into one publicity campaign. Now the two were recently seen dining together. So has JoeMa taken Raheem under his wing? And if so, is that a good thing? [Joe Bucs Fan] Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • Fair Or Foul? Desmond Jennings Off-Season Wardrobe

    Fair Or Foul? Desmond Jennings Off-Season Wardrobe

    November 18, 2010 at 10:00 am 12 comments

    Here is a picture from Desmond Jennings’ Twitter account where he is wearing an off-color Rays lid. Fair or Foul? Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • Rocco Baldelli Admits He May Have Played His Last Game

    Rocco Baldelli Admits He May Have Played His Last Game

    November 18, 2010 at 9:06 am 4 comments

    Earlier today, Rocco Baldelli appeared on “First Pitch” with Rob Dibble and Jim Memolo. During the interview, Rocco was asked if he would play again next year… At this point, in the off-season, after every season i take a step back…try to be objective. I’m not going to make any […]

     
  • Rays May Wait To Trade BJ Upton And Matt Garza

    Rays May Wait To Trade BJ Upton And Matt Garza

    November 18, 2010 at 9:00 am 10 comments

    Here is a stat for you to savor: Only two players had 60 extra-base hits and 40 stolen bases last year. Can you name them? Try Carl Crawford and BJ Upton. That tidbit comes to us from Ken Rosenthal, who also notes that the Rays are not in a hurry […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Mananger Of The Year, The Loss Of Benoit And The Signing Of Cory Wade

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Mananger Of The Year, The Loss Of Benoit And The Signing Of Cory Wade

    November 18, 2010 at 7:09 am 3 comments

    Joe Maddon finished third in the American League Manager of the Year voting. He received one first place vote, which is fitting, because Ron Gardenhire (this year’s winner) received the one first place vote that kept Maddon from being a unanimous selection in 2008. THE JUNKYARD DOGS WEBTOPIA… Noah Pransky […]

     
  • [UPDATE] Benoit Signs 3-Year Deal With Tigers

    November 17, 2010 at 11:55 am 24 comments

    [Update] Enrique rojas of ESPN.com is now reporting that Benoit has signed with the Tigers. The deal is 3-years, $16.5  million. And at $5.5 million per season, this means Rafael Soriano can expect a huge contract in free agency. [11:25am] Jon Paul Morosi of Fox Sports is reporting that the […]

     
  • What The Rays Get When Crawford Signs With Another Team

    What The Rays Get When Crawford Signs With Another Team

    November 17, 2010 at 9:30 am 3 comments

    Carl Crawford is a Type A free agent. This means that if when Crawford signs with another team, the Rays will receive a compensation draft pick in the 2011 draft (between the first and second round) as well as a draft pick from the team that signs Crawford. Where exactly […]

     
  • Sullivan: Rays Willing To Trade Shields Or Garza

    Sullivan: Rays Willing To Trade Shields Or Garza

    November 17, 2010 at 8:30 am 5 comments

    TR Sullivan of MLB.com says that the Rays are willing to trade either James Shields or Matt Garza, and that the Rangers could be a good match… Texas’ offseason search usually begins with starting pitching, and that will be the case again. Both the Rays and the White Sox have […]