Archive for February, 2011

  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss JoeMa’s Special Day, More On Stu To The Mets And Dirtbag With Charlie Hustle

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss JoeMa’s Special Day, More On Stu To The Mets And Dirtbag With Charlie Hustle

    February 8, 2011 at 7:24 am 1 comment

    On this date 57 years ago, Joseph John Maddon was born in Hazleton, Pennsylvania. If you have never seen these photos of JoeMa from Lafayette College, check out this old post. [Joe Maddon: Then And Now] THE JUNKYARD DOGS WEBTOPIA… Here I make a more detailed case on why Major League […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Kazmir As Pettitte’s Replacement?

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Kazmir As Pettitte’s Replacement?

    February 7, 2011 at 7:05 am 14 comments

    Brian Cashman and the Yankees have had a tough off-season. First they lost out on Cliff Lee, and they never got a shot at Carl Crawford. There was the Derek Jeter ugliness and the Rafael Soriano contract Cashman never wanted. To make matters worse, Andy Pettitte pulled a Brett Favre and […]

     
  • Evan Longoria And MLB 2K11 (Video)

    February 7, 2011 at 3:00 am 3 comments

    Evan Longoria was 2KSports’ coverboy for their “MLB2K10″ video game last year. And this year he is back promoting the latest version of their game and their contest to give away $1 million…

     
  • Three Years Ago On Rays Index

    February 5, 2011 at 3:00 pm 0 comments

    Three years ago on Rays Index we first learned that the Rays were fining bloggers for using the wrong name. One Blogger Is Fined For Using Moniker “Devil Rays” [Rays Index]

     
  • How The Rays Will Handle Their Young Pitchers In 2011

    How The Rays Will Handle Their Young Pitchers In 2011

    February 4, 2011 at 10:00 am 17 comments

    Mel Antonen has a piece at SI.com on young pitchers. Within the piece, he spends a good deal of time writing about how the Rays will handle Jeremy Hellickson and the rest of their young starting pitchers. A few of the highlights… Andrew Friedman on limits for young pitchers: “There’s […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss A Friedman Special, Eating With JoeMa And Another Blow To Yankees

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss A Friedman Special, Eating With JoeMa And Another Blow To Yankees

    February 4, 2011 at 7:20 am 20 comments

    Relief pitcher with some previous success? Check Coming off an injury? Check Willing to sign a minor league contract? Check Welcome Juan Cruz to the Tampa Bay Rays bullpen! Cruz appeared in just 5 games in 2010 for the Royals before being released. He then underwent shoulder surgery. Cruz has […]

     
  • Matt Moore Shows You His Awesomeness

    February 3, 2011 at 1:00 pm 8 comments

    Matt Moore led the minors in strikeouts the last two years. And in 2010, he became the first minor leaguer since 2005 to have 200 strikeouts in a single season. He is also the 16th best prospect according to ESPN.com. And here he is showing you his pitching repertoire…

     
  • A Look At Manny’s Off-Season Workout Program

    February 3, 2011 at 10:59 am 7 comments

    “[Manny has been] been working out with a small group of major leaguers, including Pat Burrell and Cody Ross of the Giants, Boston’s Jacoby Ellsbury and the Rays’ Evan Longoria…[Manny] dropped about 12 pounds during the offseason…This year he seemed to be very, very focused,” said Craig Friedman, who leads […]

     
  • Please Welcome Cowbell Clankers To The Rays Blogosphere

    February 3, 2011 at 10:00 am 5 comments

    There is a new blog in the Rays blogospehere. Cowbell Clankers, led by Sarah Tyson, is part of the brand spanking new G9 Sports Network which is a network of blogs written by women. What separates Sarah is that she is actually trained to do this, which means that unlike most of […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Rosenthal’s Reaction, Lopez’ Contract And The 2011 Draft

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Rosenthal’s Reaction, Lopez’ Contract And The 2011 Draft

    February 3, 2011 at 8:17 am 7 comments

    Yesterday we wrote about Ken Rosenthal’s “thought” that wondered if the Rays should sign Vladimir Guerrero, have him DH, let Manny Ramirez play left field everyday and make Johnny Damon the starting first baseman. Of course, this idea was shot down by a lot of people who know more about […]