Archive for April 18th, 2011

  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: Flashing Leather And Free Pizza

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: Flashing Leather And Free Pizza

    April 18, 2011 at 10:28 pm 1 comment

    Wow, what a game. Joe suspects the Rays 5-0 win over the White Sox was exactly what Rays fans had hoped for before the season, much less Merlot Joe Maddon. The Rays would need solid starting pitching. And they got just that. David Price, easily his best start of the […]

     
  • Rays Dedication To Young Starting Pitchers Is Unmatched

    April 18, 2011 at 11:00 am 9 comments

    Here is a cool stat for you via Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal. The Rays have not used a starting pitcher over the age of 30 since June 25, 2006, a stretch of 749 games. That is the longest such streak since at least 1919. It also easily […]

     
  • Silverman Says Stories Of MLB Pushing Stadium Issue Are “Just Rumors”

    Silverman Says Stories Of MLB Pushing Stadium Issue Are “Just Rumors”

    April 18, 2011 at 10:00 am 0 comments

    Michael Sasso writes about a recent meeting with the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, in which Rays team president Matt Silverman urged Tampa business leaders to be the public voice pushing for a new stadium east of the bay. Of course, this is necessary because the Rays are not allowed […]

     
  • Potential Astros Owner Wants Andrew Friedman As His GM

    April 18, 2011 at 9:00 am 1 comment

    Houston Astros owner Drayton McLane is reportedly close to selling the team to Houston businessman Jim Crane. And according to Phil Rgoers, if Crane does complete the purchase, one of his first moves will be to try to lure Andrew Friedman away from the Rays (via Chicago Tribune)… Assuming he succeeds in […]

     
  • Manny’s Off-Season Workouts Raised Eyebrows, Just Not Those Of The Rays

    Manny’s Off-Season Workouts Raised Eyebrows, Just Not Those Of The Rays

    April 18, 2011 at 8:00 am 17 comments

    The legacy of Manny Ramirez may be one of a goofball that was also one of the greatest hitters of all-time. But as Jon Heyman explains, Manny was a calculating individual that was also extremely selfish… He is the only player to have failed three drugs tests. He consistently quit […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Hak-Ju’s Debut, McGee’s Return, And Defense Gone Bad

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Hak-Ju’s Debut, McGee’s Return, And Defense Gone Bad

    April 18, 2011 at 6:30 am 5 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: Jake McGee. It was just 3 batters (2 flyouts, 1 single), but the good part was seeing the zip […]