Archive for March, 2011

  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Jaso’s Jewels, Final Bullpen Spots And Manny’s Fixed Swing

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Jaso’s Jewels, Final Bullpen Spots And Manny’s Fixed Swing

    March 24, 2011 at 6:24 am 19 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 RANDOM THOUGHTS: Look for Jose Lobaton to be the backup catcher if John Jaso must start the season on the DL […]

     
  • A Review of The Extra 2%

    A Review of The Extra 2%

    March 23, 2011 at 11:51 am 7 comments

    For a review of the new book on the Rays, The Extra 2%, we turn to our correspondent Jordi Scrubbings… There is no doubt some of the best sports books ever have been about baseball. Every baseball fan has their favorites. Personally, I am fan of The Curious Case of […]

     
  • The Extra 2%: A Pre-Preview

    The Extra 2%: A Pre-Preview

    March 23, 2011 at 9:52 am 4 comments

    The Extra 2%: How Wall Street Strategies Took a Major League Baseball Team from Worst to First by Jonah Keri is currently the no. 1 book on Amazon’s list of baseball books and has been well-received in many circles. It is also this month’s RI Baseball Book Club book of […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss A Hot Pumpkin, Joyce 2nd And Traitor Scott

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss A Hot Pumpkin, Joyce 2nd And Traitor Scott

    March 23, 2011 at 6:20 am 14 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: Dan Johnson. We are about to find out what The Great Pumpkin is capable of when given regular playing […]

     
  • 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 […]