Archive for March, 2011

  • Position Players Work Overtime Versus Yankees

    Position Players Work Overtime Versus Yankees

    March 22, 2011 at 12:44 pm 7 comments

    Joe Maddon doesn’t like using his starting pitchers against divisional foes in spring training. But if last night’s game against the Yankees is any indication, Maddon takes the opposite approach with his hitters. It is only logical that Maddon hides his starting pitchers (they will often pitch in a minor league game on […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Shoppy’s Pop, Minor Injuries And Gov. Scott’s True Colors

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Shoppy’s Pop, Minor Injuries And Gov. Scott’s True Colors

    March 22, 2011 at 6:25 am 12 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. click above image for boxscore THE GOOD: Jeremy Hellickson. Hellboy didn’t show any ill effects from his sore hamstring or the blister that caused him to […]

     
  • The Garza Complex Is Up To His Old Tricks

    The Garza Complex Is Up To His Old Tricks

    March 21, 2011 at 12:00 pm 4 comments

    For all the talent, the no-hitter and helping the Rays to two division titles in three years, one thing is certain about Matt Garza: he is a head-case. And if his first spring training with the Cubs is any indication, not much has changed. Garza has given up 15 runs […]

     
  • Schilling Calls Manny A Cheater, Reaffirms His Own Idiocy

    Schilling Calls Manny A Cheater, Reaffirms His Own Idiocy

    March 21, 2011 at 10:00 am 16 comments

    Curt Schilling took to his Twitter account and not surprisingly said something stupid (via HardballTalk)… Best modern day hitter, Manny RH Barry LH when they cheated, Gonzo LH Pujols RH of non cheaters It is actually quite amazing how many dumb things Schilling can say in 140 characters or less. […]

     
  • Scott Kazmir Now Just Another Soft-Tossing Lefty

    Scott Kazmir Now Just Another Soft-Tossing Lefty

    March 21, 2011 at 9:00 am 9 comments

    In 2004, when Scott Kazmir debuted with the Devil Rays following his trade from the Mets, he was a fireballing lefty with a fastball in the mid-90s. Seven years later, Kid K’s fastball is a misnomer. So far this spring, Kazmir has pitched 12.1 innings, giving up 8 runs (7 […]

     
  • Sternberg: Twins Are The Blueprint On and Off The Field

    Sternberg: Twins Are The Blueprint On and Off The Field

    March 21, 2011 at 8:00 am 6 comments

    Stuart Sternberg was in attendance on Friday night against the Red Sox (wearing mandals).  Todd Kalas tracked Sternberg down and got his comments on a few issues. Here are the highlights… On Carl Crawford: “It was pretty fait accompli that he wasn’t going to be back with us. But to […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Briggy Baseball, Russell’s Struggles And Maddon Tossing A Fan

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Briggy Baseball, Russell’s Struggles And Maddon Tossing A Fan

    March 21, 2011 at 6:20 am 23 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: Reid Brignac. On the same day his family served up a cajun feast for the players and staff, Briggy Baseball went 2-3. He is […]

     
  • Devil Rays Still Infinitely More Awesome Than Sun Rays

    March 20, 2011 at 12:37 pm 0 comments

    The images below of actual Devil Rays comes to us via the Daily Mail. Not exactly the “bottom-feeding fish” Matt Silverman referred to them as when the Tampa Bay Rays dropped the “Devil” before the 2008 season… [imagebrowser id=9]   Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • Red Sox Blocked Cabral’s Move To The Blue Jays

    Red Sox Blocked Cabral’s Move To The Blue Jays

    March 20, 2011 at 10:14 am 4 comments

    In a strange series of moves last week, reliever Cesar Cabral was claimed from the Rays by the Blue Jays, and then two days later, re-claimed by the Rays. And now we learn that an under-the-table deal between the Red Sox and Jays may have forced the Jays to return Cabral. […]

     
  • Gallery: Rays At Al Lang Field

    March 19, 2011 at 11:00 am 0 comments

    The Rays recently played the Netherlands at Al Lang Field in St. Pete. Our photojournalist correspondent Kyra Hallett was on hand and did what she does best. Below is her work, which includes several of Tim Beckham and one of Rocco Baldelli coaching first base… [imagebrowser id=8] Likes(0)Dislikes(0)