Archive for January 25th, 2012

  • Rays Sign Keppinger

    Rays Sign Keppinger

    January 25, 2012 at 10:24 pm 10 comments

    The Rays added the extra bat they were looking for tonight when they signed Jeff Keppinger to a one-year deal (via Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com). The agreement is a major league contract, so it would seem that Elliot Johnson’s chances of making the team just took a big hit. Keppinger […]

     
  • Barring A Trade, Rays Payroll Will Be More Than $60 Million In 2012

    Barring A Trade, Rays Payroll Will Be More Than $60 Million In 2012

    January 25, 2012 at 4:37 pm 4 comments

    We will update the 25-man roster projection tomorrow, but first, let’s take a look at the payroll projection… With the addition of Carlos Pena,  the 2012 payroll projects to be approximately $63.6 million, an increase of 54.7 percent over last season. This is based on raises already built into existing […]

     
  • The ‘Raymond’ Fired By The Rays In 2008, Was Just Fired By The Lightning After Altercation With A Fan

    The ‘Raymond’ Fired By The Rays In 2008, Was Just Fired By The Lightning After Altercation With A Fan

    January 25, 2012 at 11:00 am 5 comments

    Back in 2008, the Rays fired Kelly Frank, the woman inside the Raymond costume at The Trop for the previous five seasons. And now, four years later, it looks like she has been fired again, this time as the Tampa Bay Lightning mascot “Thunderbug.” Late last week we showed you […]

     
  • VIDEO: Evan Longoria’s Latest Commercial Is His Fred McGriff Moment

    VIDEO: Evan Longoria’s Latest Commercial Is His Fred McGriff Moment

    January 25, 2012 at 10:10 am 5 comments

    Evan Longoria’s latest commercial (video is below) is reminiscent of Fred McGriff’s “Tom Emansky” commercial. Longoria is endorsing a product called the “Hitting Jack-It,” which appears to be a hitting doughnut that can be used during batting practice. Interestingly, this comes after recent research shows that batting doughnuts might actually […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Pena’s Presser, Moving Ruggy, And Dickie V’s Bay Area Emotions

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Pena’s Presser, Moving Ruggy, And Dickie V’s Bay Area Emotions

    January 25, 2012 at 8:56 am 0 comments

    Off-Season (click image for random Wikipedia page) The Rays officially announced the signing of Carlos Pena . And the Rays posted billboards throughout the area welcoming El Gato back to the team. But more importantly, as we have been speculating for weeks, Justin Ruggiano has been designated for assignment. THE […]