Archive for January, 2012

  • Rays Cut Ties With Two Players From 2011 Team

    Rays Cut Ties With Two Players From 2011 Team

    January 31, 2012 at 10:42 am 1 comment

    Both Justin Ruggiano and Russ Canzler, players that were removed from the 40-man roster to make room for recent acquisitions, now find themselves out of the organization all together. Ruggiano, who was designated for assignment after the signing of Carlos Pena, chose to become a free agent rather than accept […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Maddon’s Deal, Joyce At First, And Rocco Being Happy

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Maddon’s Deal, Joyce At First, And Rocco Being Happy

    January 30, 2012 at 11:22 am 7 comments

    Off-Season (click image for random Wikipedia page) In the latest, “Joe Maddon will sign an extension soon, we swear” story, Marc Topkin reports that the two sides are closing in on a three-year extension. THE JUNKYARD DOGS WEBTOPIA… Carlos Pena turned down an $8 million offer from the Indians (he […]

     
  • Four Years Ago On Rays Index

    January 30, 2012 at 10:00 am 0 comments

    Peter King Jumps On The Tampa Bay Rays Bandwagon

     
  • WAYBACK VIDEO: Matt Garza’s No-Hitter

    January 27, 2012 at 1:17 pm 2 comments

    This one comes by request from @11RileyJ on Twitter. It is all 27 outs from Matt Garza’s no-hitter, the only no-no in Rays history. And since most of us are starting to get some baseball cabin fever, maybe, just maybe this will ease the shakes for a few minutes. Enjoy! […]

     
  • Learn More About Concussions, Traumatic Brain Injuries From Dolman Law Group

    Learn More About Concussions, Traumatic Brain Injuries From Dolman Law Group

    January 27, 2012 at 12:00 pm 0 comments

    Visit the Dolman Law Group blog to learn more about traumatic brain injuries, from mild to severe. It’s an excellent resource, one that is sure to make the typical football fan look at concussions differently. Dolman Law Group has developed a statewide reputation for litigating traumatic brain injury claims and […]

     
  • Rays 2012 Opening Day Roster Nearly Set

    Rays 2012 Opening Day Roster Nearly Set

    January 27, 2012 at 11:50 am 11 comments

    With the addition of Carlos Pena, the Rays 25-man roster is now nearly set, barring any trades. And really, we don’t see a lot of jobs up for grabs in spring training. Let’s take a look… A few notes on this projection… Barring a trade, the 13 positions spots seem […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Spring TV, Edwin In The East, And Bautista’s Tests

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Spring TV, Edwin In The East, And Bautista’s Tests

    January 27, 2012 at 9:08 am 7 comments

    Off-Season (click image for random Wikipedia page) According to Marc Topkin, there will be four spring training games aired by Sun Sports. Mar. 15 (vs Phillies) Mar. 18 (vs Red Sox) Mar. 25 (vs Marlins) Mar. 31 (vs Red Sox) We have argued this before, but why are so few […]

     
  • If You Want To Guarantee An Evan Longoria Autograph At FanFest, It Will Cost You

    If You Want To Guarantee An Evan Longoria Autograph At FanFest, It Will Cost You

    January 26, 2012 at 2:15 pm 14 comments

    For a pretty steep price, you can now guarantee yourself the autograph of your favorite player at FanFest. The Rays are calling it an “Exclusive Signing Opportunity.” And for $400, yes $400, fans can meet the player of their choice, without waiting in line, and have an object (that the […]

     
  • Ben Zobrist On The Cover Of Eastbay

    Ben Zobrist On The Cover Of Eastbay

    January 26, 2012 at 9:07 am 2 comments

    We are not sure if this particular issue is out yet, but it appears that Ben Zobrist is on the cover of the latest Eastbay magazine. Here is the cover. And below, you can see a video of Zorilla talking about being on the cover…

     
  • Matt Moore Is MLB.com’s Top Prospect; Six Rays In Top 100

    Matt Moore Is MLB.com’s Top Prospect; Six Rays In Top 100

    January 26, 2012 at 8:30 am 6 comments

    Matt Moore is the top prospect in baseball according to MLB.com. And overall, the Rays are well-represented on the first top prospects list of the year, with six players total. Joining Moore on the list are Hak-Ju Lee (46), Chris Archer (74), Tim Beckham (92), Mike Mahtook (96) Taylor Guerrieri […]