Archive for February, 2012

  • VIDEO: Stuart Sternberg Discusses The Payroll, The Stadium, And His Expectations

    February 29, 2012 at 2:34 pm 14 comments

    Stuart Sternberg held court with the media in Port Charlotte yesterday. His comments are transcribed below and we have highlighted a few of the more telling passages. Here’s the video… On the upcoming season: “We’re optimistic, we’re happy, we’re excited. It’s been an eventful, yet uneventful, off-season. We did some […]

     
  • We’re Digging Jose Molina’s Tools Of Ignorance

    We’re Digging Jose Molina’s Tools Of Ignorance

    February 29, 2012 at 1:10 pm 7 comments

    It’s a slow news day. And as a former catcher, I tend to obsess over what the Rays do behind the plate. Needless to say, we are pretty excited that Jose Molina will be back there for 90-100 games this season. And in doing so, we hope this is catching […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Moore’s Progress, Bush’s Fans, And Luke’s Spears

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Moore’s Progress, Bush’s Fans, And Luke’s Spears

    February 29, 2012 at 12:19 pm 4 comments

    Matt Moore missed another batting practice session yesterday (via Marc Topkin of TampaBay.com). Joe Maddon continues to poo-poo any thoughts that this is a cause for concern… “It’s an over-conservative thing we’re doing right now,” Maddon said. “I really believe the next day or two, he should be fine.” Maddon […]

     
  • VIDEO: Joe Maddon Talks About Matt Moore

    February 28, 2012 at 3:30 pm 0 comments

    Jayson Stark of ESPN.com sat down to talk with Joe Maddon about Matt Moore and his debut in 2011. Here is what Maddon had to say.. Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • [HAPPY HOUR] The One Where We Discuss Selling Tickets, Moore’s Abs, And Evan’s Other Half

    [HAPPY HOUR] The One Where We Discuss Selling Tickets, Moore’s Abs, And Evan’s Other Half

    February 28, 2012 at 2:48 pm 7 comments

    File this under things we would like to see the Rays do to help improve attendance…The University of Michigan’s ticket office has their own twitter page in which they send out ticket deals for sporting events. For example… Ticket Alert: Score $1 tickets (reg. $7) to @umichwbball vs. Northwestern tonight @ […]

     
  • Luke Scott Is Getting In Touch With His Inner-Wolverine

    Luke Scott Is Getting In Touch With His Inner-Wolverine

    February 28, 2012 at 2:27 pm 1 comment

    Luke Scott is one strange cat. The Rays newest DH showed up to camp with a beard reminiscent of Wolverine from the X-Men series. No word yet on whether a metal baseball bat emerges from his hands… Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • For Matt Bush, Pitching Was Always The Back-Up Plan

    For Matt Bush, Pitching Was Always The Back-Up Plan

    February 28, 2012 at 1:30 pm 0 comments

    When the San Diego Padres took Matt Bush as the first pick of the 2004 draft, most thought they chose a questionable option because of his cheaper price. And when Bush struggled to hit in single-A, most assumed he would never make it to the big leagues and he was […]

     
  • Sternberg Talks About Stadium Issue, Almost Says Something Positive

    February 28, 2012 at 12:16 pm 0 comments

    Stuart Sternberg is in Port Charlotte today and spoke briefly with the media. And when he was asked about the stadium situation, he kinda, sorta reassured us that he is committed to making things work in the Bay Area (via Marc Topkin of TampaBay.com), saying he is “pretty certain” the team […]

     
  • Durham Bulls Have A New Cap That Would Make Crash Davis Crush An Egg

    Durham Bulls Have A New Cap That Would Make Crash Davis Crush An Egg

    February 28, 2012 at 10:00 am 0 comments

    The Durham Bulls are the latest team to go black-for-black’s-sake on their uniform, by adding an alternate cap for the 2012 season (seen below). Crash Davis does not approve. Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • Rays To Use 6-Man Rotation During Spring Training

    February 27, 2012 at 3:49 pm 2 comments

    The Rays announced today that Joe Maddon will use a 6-man rotation during spring training and David Price will start the spring opener on Saturday (via Marc Topkin of TampaBay.com). Of course, the 6-man rotation isn’t a surprise. Even if somebody is moved to the bullpen, Maddon will want all […]