Archive for November, 2010

  • Joe Maddon Could Be The Next Manager Of The Dodgers

    Joe Maddon Could Be The Next Manager Of The Dodgers

    November 4, 2010 at 8:00 am 12 comments

    While looking for something else, we came across an ESPN.com story we had somehow missed back in August (we feel like we have let you down). In this piece by Arash Markazi, Maddon is asked what he misses most about Southern California… “Outside of seeing my wife?” he said, raising […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Options, Crawford To The Giants And Maddon’s Role In Brewers’ New Manager

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Options, Crawford To The Giants And Maddon’s Role In Brewers’ New Manager

    November 3, 2010 at 8:34 pm 2 comments

    Here is a lasting image from the 2010 baseball season (via Big League Stew)… THE JUNKYARD DOGS WEBTOPIA… Yesterday we reported that the Rays had declined the options on Dan Wheeler and Willy Aybar and what that meant for each player and the Rays. Mark Topkin has the reaction from […]

     
  • Rays Decline 2011 Options On Wheeler, Aybar, Add Johnson

    Rays Decline 2011 Options On Wheeler, Aybar, Add Johnson

    November 3, 2010 at 5:50 pm 3 comments

    In a couple of moves that we have been speculating about, the Rays today announced that they have declined the 2011 options on Dan Wheeler and Willy Aybar. And they have added Elliot Johnson to the 40-man roster. Wheeler’s option would have paid him $4 million in 2011. Instead the […]

     
  • One Year Ago On Rays Index

    November 3, 2010 at 3:00 pm 1 comment

    One year ago on Rays Index we learned that Aki Iwamura had been traded to the Pirates. Rays Trade Iwamura To Pirates [Rays Index] Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • Despite Payroll Cuts, Rays Among Favorites To Win 2011 World Series

    November 3, 2010 at 9:00 am 8 comments

    Betting site Bodog.com has released their odds on the 2011 World Series. The Rays come in tied for 5th at 14/1. They are tied with the Cardinals and trail only the Yankees (4/1), Phillies (6/1), Red Sox (10/1) and Giants (10/1). The Twins and Rangers are next at 16/1. The […]

     
  • Elijah Dukes Arrested…Again

    Elijah Dukes Arrested…Again

    November 3, 2010 at 7:00 am 1 comment

    The last we heard about our Mischievous Little Badger, Elijah Dukes was playing with Newark in the Independent Atlantic League.Now he is back in a role we are all more familiar with, wearing handcuffs. Dukes was arrested on a contempt charge for failing to pay child support to two women […]

     
  • Crawford Not Anxious To Join Red Sox Or Yankees

    Crawford Not Anxious To Join Red Sox Or Yankees

    November 2, 2010 at 9:00 am 21 comments

    Buster Olney had an interesting little nugget in his blog yesterday. According to “a friend” of Carl Crawford, he is not all that excited about the idea of signing with the enemies this winter… Carl Crawford is going to get extraordinary offers as a free agent this offseason, but if […]

     
  • Longoria Wins First Fielding Bible Award; Crawford Fails To Win 4th

    Longoria Wins First Fielding Bible Award; Crawford Fails To Win 4th

    November 2, 2010 at 8:00 am 3 comments

    The Fielding Bible Awards, which are voted on by 10 panelists including Peter Gammons and Bill James, and generally does a better job of recognizing the best defenders at each position than the Gold Glove Awards, were announced yesterday. Evan Longoria was named the top defensive third baseman in all […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Shields To The Rockies, Giving Away Tickets And Burrell’s Pact With The Devil

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Shields To The Rockies, Giving Away Tickets And Burrell’s Pact With The Devil

    November 2, 2010 at 6:11 am 9 comments

    So our nightmare has come true. Pat Burrell won his second World Series ring, this time with the San Francisco Giants. And he did it on the Rays’ dime. It was kinda nice to see Burrell go 0-13 with 11 strikeouts in the Fall Classic. The final four at bats […]

     
  • Nationals Could Pursue Carlos Pena

    Nationals Could Pursue Carlos Pena

    November 1, 2010 at 7:00 am 14 comments

    This is just speculation on the part of Adam Kilgore, but he wonders if Carlos Pena would be a good fit for the Nationals… Rays first baseman Carlos Pena, whom the Nationals could be interested in as a potential replacement for [Adam] Dunn, is a Type B free agent. The […]