Archive for January 13th, 2012

  • Nevin Ashley Removed From 40-Man Roster

    January 13, 2012 at 3:47 pm 2 comments

    The Rays designated catcher Nevin Ashley for assignment today, removing him from the 40-man roster. The move was necessary to open a spot for Luke Scott. In all likelihood, we haven’t seen the end of Nevin, or his wife Ashley Ashley. Chances are he will clear waivers and accept an […]

     
  • Flair, Faith, and the Zen of Zobrist

    Flair, Faith, and the Zen of Zobrist

    January 13, 2012 at 1:44 pm 4 comments

    Our correspondent Jordi Scrubbings is back with his latest… There are very few Rays players more fascinating than Ben Zobrist. We in the Rays community know his story: marginally successful utility player tinkers with his swing and becomes one of the most under the radar versatile all-round all-stars in baseball […]

     
  • Dolman Law Group In Clearwater & Bradenton

    Dolman Law Group In Clearwater & Bradenton

    January 13, 2012 at 12:00 pm 0 comments

    Personal injury attorney Matt Dolman leads Dolman Law Group, with offiices in Clearwater, Bradenton and Melbourne. Click to visit DolmanLaw.com. Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • PHOTOS: Hey Look, Players Working Out At The Trop!

    January 13, 2012 at 10:49 am 1 comment

    The Rays recently held their Winter Development program at Tropicana Field. And it allowed us to get our first look at some of the Rays top draft picks from the 2011 draft, as well as some other top prospects. How good does it feel to see players in TB caps […]

     
  • No Franchise Played More Games In 2011 Than The Rays

    No Franchise Played More Games In 2011 Than The Rays

    January 13, 2012 at 9:30 am 0 comments

    No team relies more on player development than the Tampa Bay Rays. For example, in 2011, the Rays were the only team in which every game was started by a pitcher that they drafted. And yet, the following stat still came as a bit of a surprise: No organization played […]

     
  • Wade Boggs Got Drunk (Again), Sang Poorly (Probably Again)

    January 13, 2012 at 9:00 am 3 comments

    Wade Boggs likes to drink beer. He likes to drink a LOT of beer. [Seriously, if you have never read the story about Boggs and drinking 70 beers, go read it right now, we'll wait] Anyway, Boggs recently had a drink or 30 in a Key Largo bar and decided […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Maddon’s Next Deal, First Base, And Naughty Aybar

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Maddon’s Next Deal, First Base, And Naughty Aybar

    January 13, 2012 at 8:00 am 7 comments

    Off-Season (click image for random Wikipedia page) According to Marc Topkin, Joe Maddon’s contract talks are “progressing.” Maddon is in the final year of a contract that will pay him approximately $1.3 million in 2012. And like the Rays key players, Maddon is due for a significant raise. We have […]