Archive for March, 2011

  • Tim Beckham

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss The Home Run Pitch, McGee’s Fading Hopes And Jeter Buying The Rays

    March 4, 2011 at 8:11 am 2 comments

    Tim Beckham 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: James Shields. “Big Blast” Shields pitched 3 innings. That is good because apparently he wasn’t in the game long enough to […]

     
  • Chris Archer On Happy Hour With JP Peterson (Audio)

    March 3, 2011 at 10:00 am 9 comments

    Of the players picked up in the Matt Garza trade, Robinson Chirinos is the toast of Spring Training as he may be the closest to the big leagues and fills what may be a bigger need, catcher. So it is easy to forget that the gem of the trade was […]

     
  • Rays Minority Owner Seeks A Piece Of The Mets

    March 3, 2011 at 9:25 am 3 comments

    Well, we can breath a sigh of relief for now. It is not Stuart Sternberg. But one of the Rays minority owners, Randy Frankel, has been confirmed by the New York Times as being part of an investment group that wants to purchase a minority stake in the New York […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Big Dub’s Debut, No Walks And Some Minor Injuries

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Big Dub’s Debut, No Walks And Some Minor Injuries

    March 3, 2011 at 7:43 am 2 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: Dan Johnson. Johnson had a double and a triple. Both hits were off the wall in right field…Wade Davis. Big Dub made his spring […]

     
  • Win The “Rejected Garfoose” Card!

    Win The “Rejected Garfoose” Card!

    March 2, 2011 at 9:09 pm 8 comments

    Yesterday was a road game for the Rays. But Dirk Hayhurst, not scheduled to pitch was back at the Rays complex when he had a bizarre run-in with an autograph hunter. Here, we’ll let Hayhurst tell the story (via Twitter). Oh, and as quick background for those not familiar. Hayhurst […]

     
  • New York Post: Sternberg Interested In Buying Mets

    March 2, 2011 at 12:00 pm 23 comments

    The New York Mets have submitted a list of “more than a dozen names” to Major League Baseball of people who are interested in buying a minority stake in the team. Not among those names is Stuart Sternberg, the majority owner of the Tampa Bay Rays. However, sources have told […]

     
  • A Look At Who Is Playing Where And When

    A Look At Who Is Playing Where And When

    March 2, 2011 at 9:00 am 10 comments

    Maybe the most important stat during Spring Training is playing time. The positions that a player plays, the amount of playing time the players receive and when that playing time is logged, gives us some insight into what Joe Maddon is thinking as we head towards the regular season. Below […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Lots Of Home Runs, The First Base Job And Scrap-Heap Targets

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Lots Of Home Runs, The First Base Job And Scrap-Heap Targets

    March 2, 2011 at 7:35 am 11 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: Long Balls. The baseballs were flying out of the Orioles renovated Spring Training home. Still, it was nice to see Manny Ramirez get his first […]

     
  • Comparing PECOTA Projections To Vegas Over/Unders

    March 1, 2011 at 11:10 am 2 comments

    We rarely gamble, but when we do, we have always been big fans of team win total over/unders. For those not familiar, that is where Vegas sets a win total for a team, and you have to guess whether that team will win more or less games than that figure. […]

     
  • Don Zimmer: Then And Now

    Don Zimmer: Then And Now

    March 1, 2011 at 10:28 am 3 comments

    While looking for something else, we came across this pic of Don Zimmer, labeled as “circa 1950s.” However, the picture must be from 1958 or 1959, as those are the only two seasons Zim played for the Dodgers in Los Angeles.